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A very VERY unpopular opinion.

I am expecting to get a lot of hate and a lot of unfollowing with this one. But I feel, and especially in light of recent events, it needs to be said.

If you totally hate me after this post, know that I am sleeping and “suffering” from side affect of the vaccine, lol

It’s time to put Sept 11 2001 in the past. Let this be the last year we “honour”.

We just essentially ended a 20 year war, that did nothing in the end. Because that’s not how you “win”. Violence only begets violence.

When you think about Sept 11th, it happens every day in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq.

Yes, it was the first attack by ISIS on Western soil. It hasn’t been the last time, and personally, I just feel like every time it comes up, everyone says to them that we’ll fight with a “Christian God”.

Well that “Christian God” has just been used as a excuse to ban abortions in Texas (despite God doing these himself). That Christian God, is why ISIS hate Westerns.

What have we learnt by going in and invading? Not much really. Well, one that was the beginning of the end for a lot of politicians. As THE PEOPLE DID NOT WANT TO GO TO WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE.

When will us Westerners LEARN that you cannot just storm in on old cultures and make them “better” aka make more them Western. IT’S NEVER WORKED!

It’s starting to come out now that when the allies went over, they decided to give them US style helicopters and weapons, and then … didn’t train them, that was over seven years ago. So while yes, the US left weapons in Afghanistan. The Taliban don’t really know how to use them, and they haven’t been trained in how to use them and upkeep. The Afghan National Army have been more trained in how to use them, and have enveloped some of the Taliban in it too. But why would you leave ANY weapons?

Taliban Won’t Gain Much From U.S. Military Equipment Left In Afghanistan – Forbes: Vikram Mittal; Sep 8, 2021,

Humans need to start doing better.

The better part of the weekend at Grans

I have learnt to appreciate a LOT with my weekend at my Grans.

Anyway, apart from that and after the horrible first day. The next few days were alright. Mainly because, and I don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. We wrote notes to my Gran, letting her know where I was sleeping, the dates that I’m here too and the days and dates that my Aunt and my Mum were going to be here too.

I felt HORRIBLE that first day, and I think that I upset the routine, and I never truly recovered from that day, for the rest of the week. My stomach hurt the whole time, which is a tad annoying when your family lives near a beach town. I had all these plans, and they went “poof”.

However, I LEARNT a lot.

My Gran was probably the most influential person in my life, I learnt my Reiki and Tarot cards from her. She was a library manager, and surrounded all her grand children with books and plays and musicals. On my Mums side in particular, we have a pretty amazing family. We’re all different, but we get on really well. Like I would say my Mum’s family are probably my best friends.

So seeing my Gran just make up story after story. Which I don’t even know if you can say that, because to her, it’s the truth. She’s not “lying”, because in her mind, that all actually happened. Which is what makes going out in public, really awkward sometimes. Because she’s a local, living in a small town, and if you knew her, but not as well as her family does, you’d think nothing was wrong, she is still very articulate. She was introducing me as her grand daughter (correct), but saying to people that I had flown over. Which I have lived in this state my whole life, but also in Australia, most of the borders are closed to other states, because of COVID.

What I learnt over the past few days is just how important family is. Especially when one member is really ill. My Gran gave so much too her community, and between my Aunt, mother and I, we’re the only ones who really communicate with her. We all have a story of a “life long friend or family friend” ring her up, only to discover when we are there, they hang up. Not to be heard from again. Which has made me angry, because a LOT, if not all of her friends are now friends with each other BECAUSE OF HER.

I just hope they’re not treated the same way.

So, sorry about the story, haha. What I learnt is probably the best lesson my Gran has actually been trying to teach me my whole life “Don’t waste time. Live Your Life, and as long as it doesn’t harm you or others, life threateningly … Just Do It!”


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White Women Victimhood Package

Seriously, as a white woman, I would really love to know, lol. Is there some sort of white woman, victimhood package. Where a white woman is completely in the wrong, but then she gets to go on this “Victimhood” tour, where she gets to complain how much SHE was hurt. While the people that have been hurt, are ignored?

I’m talking about:

  • Suzanne Moore
  • Sharon Osbourne
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • All Trumps Media “advisors”.
  • Well, every Trump Government advisor or head of department.
  • Amanda Stoker
  • Bettina Arndt
  • JK Rowling

I know all about free speech, but sometimes I just want to say to these women and some white men too. SHUT UP AND ACTUALLY LISTEN FOR ONCE. Where I hear more about how you are not listening, rather than the people you’re not listening too, it’s actually really embarrassing to me, and I don’t understand how it’s not embarrassing to them? I don’t care that Sharon Osbourne doesn’t understand a WOC point of view, so she got defensive. LISTEN THEN! Shut up and listen. And if you continue not to understand, you most definitely don’t speak over the WOC trying to explain it to you. You will never learn if you’re constantly talking over the people you’re harming.

Just listen white ladies.


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All that I’ve learnt

  • If I put the shampoo and the conditioner in my hair at the same time, I cut my shower in half =D Instead of shampoo in for five minutes, rinse. Conditioner,5 minutes, rinse. Do it at the same time!
  • I adore my friendships with my ex’s. I feel like if you’ve ended up in an ex relationships, because it just wasn’t working. Treasure those friendships. They’re unusual friendships, because of the romantic past, you know things about each other and have been through some things together. You know where you’re both coming from.
  • I learnt about ‘Impostor Syndrome’ this year. Not for myself, but it really did come up a lot this year.
  • Halal Birds are actually killed kinder than Westerners. The birds are not allowed to see the knife/blade, they sharpen it every time and they say a pray. Whereas Westerners don’t say a pray, grab them by their legs, don’t care if they see the blade.
  • How someone can know you for your entire life, but not know you.
  • Sometimes blocking people is the most grown up thing to do.
  • How much I know more about America than some Americans,lol.
  • I think chamomile tablets actually seem to work for me.
  • Love on the Spectrum is the best television show, if you can, check it out!
  • Creole means – are ethnic groups which originated during the colonial era from racial mixing mainly between Africans as well as some other people born in the colonies, such as Europeans and sometimes South Asian and Native American peoples; … Go Beyonce!
  • Handwriting these days it’s extremely hard to do when you can’t even remember that last time you wrote a letter.
  • There’s this thing where people crack open a little bit of beer, and put the can in a chickens bottom! It’s a good marination, apparently.
  • Christmas Beetles…Fly! I had no idea!lol
  • I love how some songs you find can relate to all sorts of relationships, not just romantic

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Education

So I was having a conversation with some people, from both “sides”. About a Muslim woman who had her Habib removed, and how much this has traumatised her. Now when I say “conversation” I mean one person said that this Muslim women was over reacting and she was doing a disservice to people who have experience actual trauma. Then proceeded to call us wackos, because we said “How would she know what’s traumtising to another human being”. We were apparently the wackos because we don’t have super human abilities to detect if a complete stranger is traumatised or not.

Then she’s not a bigot, because she knows people from different cultures and has mixed race children. Then proceeded to like a comment from an actual wacko, who was saying that Subway wont serve pork anymore because Muslims “made them”. Then we had people who work at Subway say that’s wrong, but of course she didn’t like those then. Then when someone said she must be a Trump supporter, she said she can’t be because she’s Canadian. Like other people from other countries aren’t Trump supporters.

Then someone was claiming that Christianity was not trying too take over American Laws. They asked use to prove by saying that show a Law where the word God or Jesus was in it. So I mentioned the recent abortion Laws. Where if you have an Abortion, you can be charged with murder, as the Representative signed it into Law. She said and I quote “This is God’ Will”. They can’t actually have something like “Gods Abortion Law” But we all know what she means by Gods will…She didn’t say “Allahs Will” now, did she?

After the weekend…

The post that I made yesterday, I was going to post it today instead. I’m not exactly sure how I got them confused, but this felt like an appropriate Blog to write. It was an odd weekend, I actually woke up with a headache this morning. I very rarely get headaches.

So this weekend, I learnt:

That Folau is an idiot and no one should have ever listened to him to begin with. You know what irritates me about what Folau said…Other than everything? Australia legalised same sex marriage two years ago…Isn’t it more likely God is angry that we keep voting climate change deniers to lead? When they destroy the Earth that God created? Leaders who bully teenage kids who want just want to save the planet that God created? I mean common sense says, that’s more likely? If God is everywhere and sees everything…Why not two years ago? Is that because #lovewins but destroying the planet for money, isn’t love?

Saying that we should pay not pay anymore attention to Kanye West either. Just another “False Christian”.

That apparently there is a research topic going on as to why Trump supporters have no problem with Trumps lying. Let’s be honest, has there ever been a leader like Trump before? Whose such a pathological liar? : LAMag – Trump Lies Research

What did you learn over the weekend?

Share Your World…30/9/19

Share Your World 30/09/19

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

Earlier this week Rory asked a question that I found so interesting, I thought I’d share it.  Another question, similar to this one was asked in August, but this one is unique.

If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and walk or drive on by?  Worse (to me) would you record the crime for social media use without doing anything else? 

I just actually watched an episode of SVU. Where the whole story line is around a woman is raped, and everyone heard her screams in this unit block, but for one reason or another didn’t even call the police. Except for a woman who had been attacked earlier, but they had threatened this other woman.

I hate to say it, but other than calling the police. I think the most I’d do is shout out that I’ve called the police. It also depends on how many people are there. If it’s a group of people, I’d call the police and shout out. But if it was one on one, I’d call the police, see what they say I should do. If they think I should go out or not.

Okay now we got the heavy stuff out of the way, let’s get to some less stressful questions.

If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?

What a great question, and it has me stumped. I guess it’d have to be how to be a kind person. Making sure that you don’t forget to be kind to yourself in the mean time.

First think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?

I don’t even have to make one up. I’m not sure how far this particular commercial/product has gone out globally. The product is called “V.I.P” It stands for Very Important…Poop…I’m not even kidding, and the commercials for it are unbearable.

What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?

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I started…

I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this to pretty much everyone, except for my partner.

I started an online course to do health administration. Which are the receptionist/front desk people at General Practices, Dentist, etc. I am honestly, excited to be doing it. I am already learning the differences between viruses, bacteria, pathogens etc. I started at the beginning of this week (online, so I can keep working) I’ve already passed one test and I handed up my first assignment today.

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It has been really nice learning something again. I think that learning is just something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Learning and Studying. I’ve been trying to get into courses on how to start your own business, but they are just all so expensive! I’ve been finding with this online course, I can keep working, learn and hopefully get myself something more permanent.

 

Well…Learn something new?

Breastfeeding Mum baby dies after single snake bit 

Hopefully none of you are new parents, but hopefully this will be a learning tool for us all! Apparently not only did a mother die from a snake bite, but she then passed the poison onto her baby through her breast milk.

I’m just having a hard time with how long in-between times was the bite and the feeding of the child?