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



about Joseph Moshe read more here>>>

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