štvrtok, 31. decembra 2009

Happy and Peaceful New Year!-Šťastný a pokojný Nový rok!


When the last day of the Year
draws near and reaches the hand,
to what the most you reminiscent?
On the last,the foregone days
which went away so quickly,
what  gained in ,
what  neglected, what lost?
With the thanks and respect in heart
curtsied head in front of the Old one,
who with dignity approaches
to the end of his way,
to hand to the truncheon
into the hand of New Year.
Dubiously, hesitantly
you take to yourself question:
What will be this New year?
Will bring tranquility,
Love and Peace on the World?

Only on you belong
what is now, in the future will be.
What you will give ,
the Life will you return.
Love, Peace and Pleasure
if you  will plant all around,
your field with love to care,
you may be sure the Life hundred times
give you all back...

The Love and Pleace,
the Health, Happiness and Joy of an abundance...

Happy and Peaceful New Year!




Šťastný a pokojný Nový rok!



Keď posledný deň v roku
na dosah sa priblíží
na čo si najviac spomenieš?
na minulé, ušlé dní
čo ubehli  rýchlejšie
než pripustil by si chcel ...
Čo docielil si v nich,
 čo stratil,zanedbal ?
S vďakou a bázňou v srdci
ukloníš hlavu starcovi,
ktorý dôstojne sa blíži
ku koncu svojej cesty,
by žezlo svoje odovzdal
do rúk roku Nového .
Váhavo , neisto
otázku si kladieš:
Aký bude tento Nový rok?
Donesie nám pokoj,
lásku a mier na zemi?

Len na tebe to záleží
aký je, v budúcností bude.
To čo doňho vložíš,
to stokrát vráti sa ti späť...
Lásku, pokoj, radosť,
vôkol seba ak budeš osievať,
a políčko svoje s láskou obrábať,
život nadelí ti lásky, radostí,
zdravia, šťastia a pohody
plným priehrštím.

Šťastný a pokojný Nový rok!


(c)shipka

sobota, 26. decembra 2009

The Spis Casl




One summer day this year did my grandson Maroško, his second cousin Kika and his parents a small trip on the Spis casl...and you for sure will agree that it was great trip.....


It is one of the largest medieval castle in the Central Europe. It had been mentioned by the 12th century as a regional castle. The main body of the castle was surrounded by a stone fortification in the first half of the 13th century. This enabled the castle to resist the raids of the Tatars in 1241. In the same century the fortifications was mainly strengthened by the Italian stonecutters who worked to the construction of the Spisska Kapitula. Of the 13th century it is a Romanesque palace, the gothic dwelling tower and a now non-existent Romanesque chapel.
These monuments are situateted in the higher courtyard. During the reign of Ludovit (the son of Charles Robert of Anjou) the castle was extended by the addition of the central coutryard with an entry gate and barbican in the 14th century. In the half of the 15th century the lower courtyard was built Its construction is cenected with the army of Ján Jiskra of Brandýs, that it was called after the dead of the king Zigmund (in 1437) in order to protect the new Hungarian king still underage Ladislav Pohrobok (1445-1457).
The Spis castle is belonged to many owners. In 1464 it was property of the Zapolsky family, in the first rt of the 16th century of the Thurzo family and the last proprietor after 1636 was the Csaky family until 1945. During a fire in 1780 the castle suffered extensive damage and was not reconstructed afterwards. From 1970 in the castle imposing jobs of restoration are carried out. In the restored part of the castle is situated the exposure of the history of the Spis castle and in the underground prison the torture instruments.

In 1993 the Spis castle together with the surroundings (Spisske Podhradie, Spisska Kapitula, the church in Žehra) was enlisted into UNESCO World Heritage List.














utorok, 15. decembra 2009

Obama's Rejection Speech | Let's Try Democracy

http://www.davidswanson.org/node/2346
That was not a peace prize acceptance speech. That was an infomercial for war. President Obama took the peace prize home with him, but left behind in Oslo his praise for war, his claims for war, and his view of an alternative and more peaceful approach to the world consisting of murderous economic sanctions.

Some highlights:

"There are the men and women around the world who have been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice; those who toil in humanitarian organizations to relieve suffering; the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened of cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women — some known, some obscure to all but those they help — to be far more deserving of this honor than I."

Yet, you did argue. You argued by accepting the prize … and then making a false case for war:

"War, in one form or another, appeared with the first man. At the dawn of history, its morality was not questioned; it was simply a fact, like drought or disease — the manner in which tribes and then civilizations sought power and settled their differences."

This is simply not true of all tribes and civilizations, unless we include war making as a criterion for being considered civilized.

"The concept of a 'just war' emerged, suggesting that war is justified only when it meets certain preconditions: if it is waged as a last resort or in self-defense; if the forced used is proportional; and if, whenever possible, civilians are spared from violence."

How dare someone responsible for illegal occupations and air strikes and the use of unmanned drones say these words? (Responsible, that is, given the failure of Congress and of we the people to stop him.)

"America led the world in constructing an architecture to keep the peace: a Marshall Plan and a United Nations, mechanisms to govern the waging of war, treaties to protect human rights, prevent genocide and restrict the most dangerous weapons."

How dare a president refusing to support a treaty on land mines speak in these terms? Are we supposed to not see the actions and just hear the words?

"I make this statement mindful of what Martin Luther King said in this same ceremony years ago: 'Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: It merely creates new and more complicated ones.'"

Very wise. Very true. And completely violated by Barack Obama's actions and the better part of the words in this speech. Are we supposed to hear these words in a different part of our brains from the rest of the speech and its advocacy of war?

"A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies. Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaidas leaders to lay down their arms."

Now a group of fewer than 100 angry people in Afghanistan, and their allies elsewhere, are the rough equivalent of "Hitler's armies" and justify the brutal occupation of a nation by tens and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and mercenaries, tanks and planes, and unmanned drones? And negotiations, with the Taliban or anyone else, are not possible because … because … well, because of that rhetoric about Hitler's armies.

>>>>>read more here

translation of article to Czach language: http://orgo-net.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamuv-protimirovy-projev.html

nedeľa, 13. decembra 2009

WE ARE THE WORLD

Lyrics:


There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We cant go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change

We are all part of gods great big family
And the truth, you know, love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me
Send them your heart
So theyll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me
When youre down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe theres no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

Chorus:
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving


Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Chorus
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives


Its true well make a better day
Just you and me
Alright let me hear ya

Chorus
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving


Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a brighter day
Just you and me
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me


We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving


Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Chorus
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me


We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving


Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Unavoidable Laws of Life...














When one wishes to unlock a door but has only has one hand free, the keys are in the opposite pocket. (Von fumbles law)

A door will snap shut only when you have left the keys inside. (Yale law of destiny)

When ones hands are covered with oil, grease, or glue, your nose will start to itch. (Law of ichiban)

Your insurance will cover everything but what has happened. (Insurance so sorry law)

When things seem easy to do, it's because you haven't followed all the instructions. (Destiny awaits law)

If you keep your cool when everyone else is losing his, it's probably because you have not realized the seriousness of the problem (law of gravitas)

Most problems are not created nor solved, they only change appearances. (Einstein's law of persistence)

You will run to answer the telephone just as the party hangs up on you. (Principle of dingaling)

Whenever one wants to connect with the Internet, the call you've been waiting for all day will arrive. (Principle of Bellsouth)

If there are only two programs on TV that are worth your time, they will always be at the same time. (Law of wasteland)

The cost is always higher than one budgets for, and it is exactly 3.14 times higher, hence the importance of pi. (Law of pi eyed)

The probability that one will spill food on one's clothes is directly proportional to the need to be clean. (Law of Campbell scoop)

Each and every body sitting on a commode will cause the doorbell to ring. (Law of ogolly gee!)"

Wind velocity will increase proportionally to the cost of one's hairdo.(The donking principle)

After discarding something not used for years, you will need it one week later. (Law of fatal irreversibility)

Arriving early for an appointment will cause the receptionist to be absent, and if one arrives late, everyone else has arrived before you. (Law of de lay)

Do not take life too seriously, because in the end, you won't come out alive anyway." (Theory of absolute certainty)

štvrtok, 10. decembra 2009

Slava Kunst - Im schonen Prag

Slava Kunst - Im schonen Prag


Great songs about Gold Prag collected by my friend Dick and the pictures from my small walk across city with hundred of  towers... I believe you will enjoy it all....


utorok, 8. decembra 2009

Karel Gott & Lucie Bila - Duety



Song´s collection  of Karel GOTT our GOLD NIGHTINGALE
collected for me my friend Dick.
Thank you much dear friend:)



Karel Gott & Lucie Bila - Duety
Karel Gott- Pagannini
Karel Gott - Leben

Life in the love - Robert Browning



Escape me?

Never---
Beloved!
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,---
So the chace takes up one's life ' that's all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me---
Ever
Removed!

written by Robert Browning
(1812-1889  London- England)

Život v láske

Unikáš mi?
Nikdy- - -
Milovaná!
Pokiaľ ja som ja  a ty si ty,
tak dlho ako na svete sme obaja,
ja milujúci a ty váhavá.
Zatiaľ čo jeden uniká, ten druhý sledovať musí.
Môj život  koniec koncov omylom je  a ja  bojím sa:
Skutočne, príliš osudové sa to zdá!
Hoc´robím , čo v mojich je silách, obávam sa, či uspejem.
Lež, čo ak môj zámer tu zlyhá?
by držal som  nervy napäté,
osušiť čiesi oči , pri páde zasmiať sa,
bezradný vstať a znova začať, - - -
Tak štvanica uchopí čísi "život"... to všetko je.
Zatiaľ čo z najkrajnejšej diaľky raz na mňa hľadíš
  hlboko tak,  v prachu a v tme,
nepôjde skôr stará nádej k zemi
než nová k tej istej značke sa postaví,
ja otočím sa- - -
potom
odídem!


preklad: shipka

nedeľa, 6. decembra 2009

The words



What connects us
with surroundings
are  words,
what chills and warms
are words,
what makes delight
or makes  sorrow

are words.
The words in the depth
throws down,
settles up on a throne.
The words a shine brings
into the gloomy day .
The words hardly
can smite ,
The words can
gently care...With tears of pain
fulfills eyes,
the tears of joy
in eyes brings..
Therefore, let´s value
the words more,
that day by day
so easy into the air
blithely drop ...The less is
mostly more,
simpleness more is
as the flood
of embellished words...

(c)shipka

piatok, 4. decembra 2009

Miss you, I really miss - Hasmukh Amathalal

 
First  poem I opened and read  on site of Hasmukh Amathalal read all  on one breath!  Oh!... as I would be glad if the only one
 of  "I miss you..." sigh I ever got,  had even a tiny-tiny short part
of  sigh of this poem.... :) I had no chance on poetic soul..... :(




Miss, you can’t be so rude,
For a word you nave made prelude,
All warmth and affection you include,
Hate and distance you always exclude,

I never expect you to cast,
All doubts but trust not last,
you were the first to realize it fast
Reality known but never wore mast,

Your innocence and name infused,
Kind words but you never confused,
Time for decision but you never refused
Always at right point and crisis defused,

Even amidst delicate moments,
Not a word or offered comments,
Hurt you most but you used simple word,
Is it blessings or gift
from Lord?

Loved you most as your dearest friend,
Still you didn't’t put any word to end,
Kept me at dark but did not ask for excuse
Used it as pretext but not denied or refuse

'Miss' I miss you but you don’t miss,
Not expected kind hug or simple kiss
Not even kind gesture or more to show,
Still I miss as you never beat brow,

Will this uncertainty remain or go?
Life full of remorse but still forgo,
Is there any restriction from your side or embargo?
You bear always “no entry” logo,

You called on me for good luck and best wishes
I remained dead as no water for fish,
May be it is very hard for some reasons
Why then draught without any season?

I was quick to grasp situation,
Avoided unwarranted efforts for persuasion,
Shock was sudden and heavy but came very late,
I did accept it with grace as part of fate

written by : hasmukh amathalal
http://www.poemhunter.com/hasmukh-amathalal/poems/


Poems by christopher glyn john smith - Hello Poetry

http://hellopoetry.com/poet/christopher-glyn-john-smith/poems/
Poetry's written by my dear friend Chris Smith- welsh-poet...I hope you will like them so much as I do :)


I Only Have Words


I look out on this world, yonder

And my mind begins to ponder

Thinking about all of the hate

Of why do we face such cruel fate

Of the dangers and the obsession

Sinking deeper into our depression

Is there any love left there outside?

Must hope always have to hide?

We see only what we want to see

Blind eyes always look away from misery

We turn our backs on women and children battered

Always acting like it never really mattered

Make judgement on violence on the streets

Some turn to that crime, to make ends meet

I hold my hands to my head in despair

Wondering, at times, does God care?

And after all we have to go through

I only have words to give to you






copyright Chris Smith

streda, 2. decembra 2009

Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Complain About Our Pets























1. They live here. You don't.

2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)

3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy and walks on all fours. Although they doesn't speak clearly, they communicate extremely well, especially cats.

5. Dogs and cats are better than kids ...they eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called (this does not apply to cats), never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for college. Also, if they get pregnant, you can sell the children!!!

New Definitions...




















Read closely, and perhaps slowly, to understand...

1. ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonalds.

2. AVOIDABLE: What a bullfighter tried to do.

3. BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage.

4. BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with.

5. CONTROL: A short, ugly inmate.

6. COUNTERFEITERS: Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.

7. ECLIPSE: What an English barber does for a living.

8. EYEDROPPER: A clumsy ophthalmologist.

9. HEROES: What a guy in a boat does.

10. LEFTBANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money.

11. MISTY: How golfers create divots.

12. PARADOX: Two physicians.

13. PARASITES: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

14. PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm.

15. POLARIZE: What penguins see with.

16. PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV.

17. RELIEF: What trees do in the Spring.

18. RUBBERNECK: What you do to relax your wife.

19. SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does.

20. SUDAFED: Brought litigation against a government official.

Time



In our mind all the times
steady fixed picture
we hold:
"The Time passes ...
have changing the times..."
It's the sure impression
whether misleading it is?
It Alpha and Omega is,
it steering compass,
of our knowledge and dreaming is.


Does the time pass
really?
Whether only we still
are running towards him.
Into eternal time we run,
the TRUTH are we seeking in...
Into its well we are sinking,
to could the wisdom of it
to drink ...


Time do not change!
Remains the same.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,
even after thousand years...
Only its forms is changing.
The source of knowledge it is always,
there had lost nothing of it,
forever keeps all his wisdom.
The Time always the same,
eternal time is here!


(c)shipka

nedeľa, 29. novembra 2009

Bipartisan Attack on International Humanitarian Law

http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/6549

In a stunning blow against international law and human rights, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Tuesday attacking the report of the United Nations Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict. The report was authored by the well-respected South African jurist Richard Goldstone and three other noted authorities on international humanitarian law, who had been widely praised for taking leadership in previous investigations of war crimes in Rwanda, Darfur, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere. Since this report documented apparent war crimes by a key U.S. ally, however, Congress has taken the unprecedented action of passing a resolution condemning it. Perhaps most ominously, the resolution also endorses Israel's right to attack Syria and Iran on the grounds that they are "state sponsors of terrorism."

The principal co-sponsors of the resolution (HR 867), which passed on a 344-36 vote, included two powerful Democrats: House Foreign Relations Committee chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) and Middle East subcommittee chairman Gary Ackerman (D-NY). Democratic majority leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) successfully pushed Democrats to support the resolution by a more than 6:1 margin, despite the risk of alienating the party's liberal pro-human rights base less than a year before critical midterm elections.



štvrtok, 26. novembra 2009

YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLD WHEN??





















Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work.
The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals.
You feel like the night after, and you haven't been anywhere.
Your little black book contains only names ending in M.D.
You get winded playing chess.
Your children begin to look middle aged.
You're still chasing women but can't remember why.
A dripping faucet causes an uncontrollable bladder urge.
You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.
You look forward to a dull evening.
You walk with your head high trying to get used to your bifocals.
Your favorite part of the newspaper is "25 Years Ago Today..."
You turn out the light for economic reasons rather than romantic ones.
You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.
Your knees buckle and your belt won't.
You regret all those mistakes resisting temptation.
After painting the town red, you have to take a long rest before applying a second coat.
Dialing long distance wears you out.
You're startled the first time you are addressed as an old timer.
You just can't stand people who are intolerant.
You burn the midnight oil until 9 PM.
Your back goes out more often than you do.
Your pacemaker makes the garage door go up when you watch a pretty girl go by.
The little grey haired lady you help across the street is your wife.
You have too much room in the house and not enough room in the medicine cabinet.
You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.

streda, 25. novembra 2009

Happy Thanksgiving day dear American friends




  

Happy Thanksgiving day,
enjoy this day in LOVE & PEACE & HAPPINESS
with all you dear...
...and be thankful for all what the LIFE had given to you
and to your dears :)
Maria




Be Thankful


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.


Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.


Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.


It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.


By Author Unknown


Seeking the Truth


Have you ever felt
yourself somehow
drifted in and out,
of the doubts with
the world, its values,
which mostly in lies,
illusions based are.
Maybe you wish again
long forgotten taste
of "Truth" recognise,
maybe it meant nothing
you could put finger on,
but the "Truth" is here,
subtle and hidden
beyond false words,
you feel it is here
and seek the words
how to describe it...
If you plunge down,
down inside yourself,
something small, pure
you will find there,
what able is
by its inner sense,
the "Truth" recognize
(even you often stumble over it...).

(c)shipka

streda, 18. novembra 2009

Hana Hegerova - Boze muj ja chci zpet





1.Stařičký autobus zastaví podle přání,

vystoupím, tam kde ves první zdi začíná,

v chaloupkách voní vřes, kostelík vížku sklání,

do stráně těžký vůz koníček táhnout má.



®:Slunce po okraj a straně samy vřes

a teď se duše kaj, a v srdci tíhu nes,

tak tady je můj kraj, tak to je moje mladí,

tak to je domov můj, tak to je domov můj.



Já žila hodně snů a poznala jsem svět,

už je to hodně dnů, už je to hodně let,

co vítr všechno smět a zůstala jen touha,

bože můj, já chci zpět, bože můj, já chci zpět.



2.Přes hory kamení, že světu plných bouří,

zarostlou pěšinkou po špičkách přicházím,

s dušičkou malinkou, koukám, jestli se kouří,

z našeho stavení a nevím jestli smím.



®:Já nevím, jestli smím, jít jako kdysi dál,

já vím, já dobře vím, že život nečekal,

že dveře, které znáš, po letech starým klíčem

jen těžko otvíráš, jen těžko otvíráš,

já žila hodně snů a poznala jsem svět,

kde deset prázdných dnů je tisíc marných let,

když vítr všechno smět a zůstala jen touha,

bože můj, já chci zpět, bože můj, já chci zpět.

utorok, 17. novembra 2009

See-saw



Like a see-saw
the life is...
once up you are,
once again
fall down.
Once rises up
into the most
bright highness,
afterward
throws down
fully on a bottom.
Ah! why, why...?
what yesterday
was promised,
already today
cannot be
seriously taken?
All wonderful,
what yesterday
happened,
can be today
only bitterly
bemoaned.
It maybe belong
to our lives,
nothing´s necessary
much gravely to take...
instead of empty,
deceptive words,
own inner voice
listen to....

(c)shipka

pondelok, 16. novembra 2009

How to Be the Biggest Fan and Best Critic of the Person You Love



Learning how to simultaneously show love and offer constructive criticism is crucial to developing and maintaining a healthy and authentic relationship. Personal growth expert Mike Robbins offers tips on how to successfully achieve both.
He once  saw  perform a re-commitment ceremony for a married couple a few years back and as he had wrote: " it blew him away".
  The administrator of ceremony looked at the husband and said, "Your job is to be her biggest fan and her greatest critic for the purpose of her spiritual development." ..later he turned to the wife and said the same thing to her about him.


What it means to be a real fan

Being a real fan of someone means that we focus on what we appreciate about them. It means we look for the good in them and are willing to let them know these things in a loving and generous way. It's essential that we acknowledge them without agenda, or because we want something in return.

Acknowledgments with an agenda are manipulations, not acts of true appreciation. Being a real fan of someone else is about celebrating them, recognizing their value, believing in them and reminding them of their greatness.

What it means to be a conscious critic

Being a conscious critic of someone else means that we're willing to say things that might be scary or may even potentially hurt their feelings, but we kindly do so anyway because we're interested in having a relationship with true depth, trust and authenticity. Being a conscious critic is not about being critical or judgmental, which can be hurtful and harmful to others and to us, but about being able to share things that get in between ourselves and other people. It's also about giving them feedback that can help them be the best possible version of themselves. There is a slippery slope for many of us on either side of this equation. However, think of the most meaningful and important relationships you've ever had in your life. You'll notice that having the freedom to give and receive critical feedback in a productive, positive and kind way is almost always an essential part of that relationship.

Ideas for implementing the techniques into your life
Here are a few things you can think about and practice to become a real fan and a conscious critic of the important people in your life:

1) Use Your Relationship GPS: Many of us have GPS navigation in our cars or on our phones to keep us from getting lost. However, whenever we find ourselves lost in our relationships or lost in our ability to appreciate people around us, we can use "Acknowledgment GPS." In this case, GPS stands for "genuine, personal and specific." Whenever we acknowledge someone, we want it to be genuine, to come from our heart and mean what we say. We also want it to be personal, to appreciate something about them and leave them feeling appreciated. Lastly, we want it to be specific, to identify a specific quality they have, or something that they've done, and describe how it specifically impacts us or makes our life better.

2) Clear Your "Withholds": A withhold is a hurt or resentment you've been holding onto regarding another person, yet you haven't shared it with them. This can happen with anyone in your life—a spouse, friend, family member or co-worker. To clear your withhold, one person says to the other person, "There's something I've withheld from you." The other person responds by saying, "Okay, would you like to tell me?" Then the first person expresses their "withhold" with as much honesty, vulnerability and responsibility as possible (i.e. using "I" statements, owning their feelings, etc.). The other person's job is to listen with as much openness as possible, not to react and to say "thank you" when the first person is done. It's best to do this back and forth until both people have shared all of their withholds with each other. When you're done, one or both of you may want to talk about some of the things that were said, but that isn't always necessary. This is not about debate or someone being right or wrong. This is about being able to share how you're feeling and releasing it, as well as giving the other person some important feedback in the process.

3) Ask For What You Want: It's essential that we ask people in our lives for the specific kind of appreciation and feedback that we want from them, and how we like to receive it. The clearer we are about what we want from the people around us, and the more willing we are to find out what they want, the more likely we are to have authentic and mutually beneficial relationships. I've gotten myself into trouble when I assume to know how people want to be acknowledged or what works for them in terms of receiving feedback. Not everyone is like us, as hard as that is for some of us to realize, so we have to negotiate this personally and specifically in each relationship so that we can honor people's needs, desires and personalities.

Have fun with this and be kind to yourself and others as you engage in this process of being a real fan and a conscious critic. While this is an essential aspect of deepening and enhancing our relationships, it is also something that most of us truly want, even if it may make us a little uncomfortable. It can be tricky and scary for most of us, so just be aware of this dynamic and have compassion for yourself and those around you.
Where in your life and relationships could you deepen your ability to be a fan and/or a critic of someone important, for the purpose of their personal development? Share your thoughts, action ideas and insights.


author :
Mike Robbins
is a best-selling author, sought-after motivational keynote speaker and personal growth expert who works with people and groups of all kinds. Robbins is the author of the best-selling books Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Already Taken. He and his work have been featured on ABC News, in Forbes, Ladies Home Journal, Self and many others.


source: http://oprah.com

sobota, 14. novembra 2009

Hearing Problems?


















A man told his doctor, "I don't think my wife's hearing is as good as it used to be. What should I do?"

The doctor replied, "Try this test first. When your wife is at the sink doing dishes, stand fifteen feet behind her and ask her a question. If she doesn't respond, keep moving closer, asking the same question until she hears you."

He went home and saw his wife preparing dinner. Standing fifteen feet behind her, he said, "What's for dinner, honey?"

Hearing no reply, he moved up to ten feet behind her and repeated the question.

Still no reply, so he moved to five feet. Still no answer.

Finally he stood directly behind her and said, "Honey, what's for dinner tonight?"

"FOR THE FOURTH TIME, I SAID CHICKEN, You'd better get your hearing checked!"

piatok, 13. novembra 2009

Balance?





















God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things," God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled,

"There is another Washington...wait until you see the idiots I put there."

Lullaby



Good night wish,
just arrived here,
for you my friend,
brother, sister,
my soul-mate!

Sleep well,
rest well,
because everyone
has his well,
which quench
his thirst,
fulfil his soul,
relieve of worries,
treat a pain,
give him love,
and power
for next day...
I am sure,
you have,
what you need,
you want,
you search,
and looking for!

I hope my still,
kind lullaby,
will close
your eyes,
and will you guide
into dreamland...

(c)shipka

pondelok, 9. novembra 2009

Polish Health Ministry on swine flu jabs issues A/H1N1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhZesZe33cw

Thursday, 05 November 2009 - The Polish Health Minister Eva Kopacz today told Parliament during a heated debate on the swine flu vaccination that she, as a qualified family doctor with more than 20 year of experience, will not authorise the use of untested vaccines on millions of people in Poland when there is inadequate information about the safety of the jabs.

She said the secret contract that the Polish government was supposed to sign with pharmaceutical companies had more than 20 clauses which are against the law.

Kopacz noted that governments in Western Europe had signed secret agreements with pharmaceutical companies, but suggested that the prosperity of the people of Poland was more important to her than the profits of Big Pharma.

She noted that there are three vaccines proposed for Poland with different types of adjuvants and was concerned that these vaccines were all being treated as if they were the same.

In addition, she observed that only 13 % of the people in Germany want to take the swine flu jab even though 5 times more people in Germany take the regular flu shot than in Poland, and asked why the Germans are so unwilling to take the jab.

She said there was secrecy surrounding the contents of the vaccines. There is no information about the amount of adjuvants in the vaccinesm, she added.

Furthermore, the family doctor and Health Minister said there is absolutely no information about the side effects of the swine flu jab. The pharmaceutical companies did not want to take responsibilty for the jab.

Also, she said that trials for the swine flu jab were being conducted on a relatively small number of healthy people and that these were not adequate for her to recommend the jab.

Moreover, Kopacz said that the regular flu was much more common and dangerous than the swine flu - and yet no pandemic had been declared over the seasonal flu.

Why is there such a panic about the swine flu virus? She asked.

Kopacz said that the Polish people can tell the difference between objective facts and the truth and lies.
She noted that all 193 people who allegedly had the swine flu in Poland had survived.

Finally, she called on the people of Poland to show their support for her as she comes under growing pressure from the pushers of the "swine flu" jab to give the people the dangerous and untested jab.

source: http://theflucase.com

nedeľa, 8. novembra 2009

John Pilger - Breaking the great Australian silence

http://www.johnpilger.com/page.asp?partid=555


In a speech at the Sydney Opera House to mark his award of Australia's human rights prize, the Sydney Peace Prize, John Pilger describes the "unique features" of a political silence in Australia: how it affects the national life of his homeland and the way Australians see the world and are manipulated by great power "which speaks through an invisible government of propaganda that subdues and limits our political imagination and ensures we are always at war - against our own first people and those seeking refuge, or in someone else's country".

sobota, 7. novembra 2009

Has Baxter Released A BioWeapon In Ukraine?

http://www.rense.com/general88/bax.htm



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Exercise Techniques
















Physical exercise is good for you. We know that we should do it daily, but our bodies don't want us to do too much, so here's a program of strenuous activities that do not require physical exercise.

01) Beating around the bush

02) Jumping to conclusions

03) Climbing the walls

04) Swallowing your pride

05) Passing the buck

06) Throwing your weight around

07) Dragging your heels

08) Pushing your luck

09) Making mountains out of molehills

10) Hitting the nail on the head

11) Wading through paperwork

12) Bending over backwards

13) Jumping on the bandwagon

14) Balancing the books

15) Running around in circles

16) Eating crow

17) Tooting your own horn

18) Climbing the ladder of success

19) Pulling out all the stops

20) Adding fuel to the fire

21) Opening a can of worms

22) Putting your foot in your mouth

23) Starting the ball rolling

24) Going over the edge

25) Picking up the pieces

Whew! That's a workout! Now sit down and

26) Exercise caution.

streda, 4. novembra 2009

The nightly rain




The silent nightly rain tap, tap, tap
on my window pane gently slaps,
whispers me : "Hey, you nightly owl,
sleeping time is , listen to a still growl...

 
Far and near rules a quit darkness,
only your thoughts are straying aimless...
so I'm brushing my teeth, break of all lights
and widely I open the window´s wings .

 
The susurration of a still mid-night rain
soothes my restless soul, calms down a mind
and then slow-slow- slowly unexpected,
beneath my eyelids a dream has slithered...

 
The sweet dream enters the door of my mind,
I feel like I had the king of Angel´s wings.
Already I lose all the earth' heaviness,
I fly to the world of miracles and dreams,
into the world of an fabulous wonders.

 
Galloping on the back of horse of fairy tales,
at once I don't feel the burden of years
the stiffness of my body and its pains.
I become again so movable, so lissome,
weightless as feather, as thin sprig flexible,
sinking down deep- deeper into myself,
I discover my own real me...


(c) shipka

piatok, 30. októbra 2009

If I will die

 

If I will die
nothing will change,
only my soul
will leave
her residence.

When I will die
it will be the day
when my soul throws out
her  tight shell,
her prison-room.

When I will die
will be day when
my soul unbinds
out of the bonds
of her slavery.

If I will die
will be sunny day,
no reason for cry,
no reason for sadness,
no reason for grieve.

If I will die
won´t be the end of me.
My soul returns
to her really home,
into Universe.

(c)shipka

štvrtok, 29. októbra 2009

DEPOPULATION QUOTES



If anybody you talk to wonders if there are people who would possibly consider depopulation, here's a few quotes to throw at them.

“Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Malthus has been vindicated; reality is finally catching up with Malthus. The Third World is overpopulated, it’s an economic mess, and there’s no way they could get out of it with this fast-growing population. Our philosophy is: back to the village.”
Dr. Arne Schiotz, World Wildlife Fund Director of Conservation, stated such, ironically, in 1984:

“A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
Ted Turner, in an interview with Audubon magazine

“There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it….”
“Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females….” "The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death…."
Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill…. But in designating them as the enemy, we fall into the trap of mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.”
Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider – Founder and Secretary, respectively, The Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution, pgs 104-105, 1991

"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people…. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions."
Stanford Professor ” Paul Ehrlich in The Population Bomb

“In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.”
J. Cousteau, 1991 explorer and UNESCO courier

"I believe that human overpopulation is the fundamental problem on Earth Today” and,
“We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox.”
Dave Foreman, Sierra Club and co founder of Earth First!

“We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”
Mikhail Gorbachev

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
Dr. Henry Kissinger New York Times, Oct. 28, 1973

"Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries”.
Dr. Henry Kissinger

“Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac,” and
“The elderly are useless eaters”
Dr. Henry Kissinger

“World population needs to be decreased by 50%”
Dr. Henry Kissinger

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
David Rockefeller

“War and famine would not do. Instead, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved. AIDS is not an efficient killer because it is too slow. My favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world’s population is airborne Ebola (Ebola Reston), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years. We’ve got airborne diseases with 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that. You know, the bird flu’s good, too. For everyone who survives, he will have to bury nine”
Dr. Eric Pianka University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert, showed solutions for reducing the world’s population to an audience on population control which gave him a standing ovation

“No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation.”
David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

“The present vast overpopulation, now far beyond the world carrying capacity, cannot be answered by future reductions in the birth rate due to contraception, sterilization and abortion, but must be met in the present by the reduction of numbers presently existing. This must be done by whatever means necessary.”
Initiative for the United Nations ECO-92 EARTH CHARTER

“In South America, the government of Peru goes door to door pressuring women to be sterilized and they are funded by American tax dollars to do this.”
Mark Earley in The Wrong Kind of Party Christian Post 10/27 2008

"Women in the Netherlands who are deemed by the state to be unfit mothers should be sentenced to take contraception for a prescribed period of two years.”
Marjo Van Dijken (author of the bill in the Netherlands) in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/nov/04/humanrights-women


“Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”
Anonymously commissioned Georgia Guidestones

“If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund/WWF

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.”
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”
Obama’s Science czar John P. Holdren: From a book he helped write ‘Ecoscience’