Difficult Conversations – Living in the Zone

Submitted by Grenville Phillips

I am at the age when some of my contemporaries are experiencing the transition of their parents. I have not had that experience, but I am told that can be most traumatic. So, I thought that I would prepare myself now, rather than be dropped in the reported trauma later.

When I was younger, I had an opinion of what life meant. That opinion has evolved as I got older. After spending more than half of a century on this planet, my opinion is simply that – my opinion, which I have decided to share.

IN THE ZONE.

I believe that we are on Earth to learn to live in the zone. Everyone lives part of their life in the zone every day. But I think that life is about learning to live all parts of our life in the zone.

If you are reading this sitting on a chair, then you are currently in the zone. You are 100% certain that the chair will support you. You have learnt to trust that chair to the extent that your mind entertains no doubts about its ability to support you.

OUT OF THE ZONE.

When you receive a bill, and there are sufficient funds in your bank account to pay the bill, then you are in the zone. However, if a land-tax bill arrives that exceeds your bank account balance, then you may fall out of the zone. Once we are out of the zone, we tend to worry about tomorrow.

Every day is an opportunity to learn to consistently remain in the zone. It is easy to remain in the zone when everything is going as expected. That is why we need unexpected events to train us to remain in the zone during challenging situations.

THE KINGDOM.

How can we consistently remain in the zone in situations where we do not have access to resources to meet foreseen needs? There is only one way – we trust the One who has unlimited resources. That would be the Creator of all that is seen and unseen, the Almighty God.

Trusting God means that a person can stay in the zone in any situation, including those unforeseen. Jesus noted that we must learn to remain in the zone with the consistency of trusting infants.

MOVE MOUNTAINS.

The purpose of remaining in the zone is to move mountains. Hear Jesus: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Jesus is our example, and he moved what people thought were insurmountable obstacles out of their way. We are responsible for identifying obstacles that persons perceive as insurmountable, and moving them. We may move them using our resources. Where we lack the resources, then we may use our influence and speak on their behalf. If we simply do not know what to do, then we should address the obstacle directly.

DYING AND GRADUATING.

So, what is dying all about? It is a graduation. When our friends in the years ahead of us graduate from school, we may be sad that we will not see them at school anymore, but we are happy that they have graduated.

Everyone must graduate, whether they are prepared to or not. Therefore, everyone should conscientiously prepare to graduate. We prepare by consistently living in the zone, moving mountains out of others’ way, and releasing others from their debts.

GOOD EXAMPLES.

I am fortunate to have forgiving parents who live a life of living in the zone, and moving obstacles from others’ way. Since they are older than I, they are expected to graduate to celestial responsibilities before I do.

Those who: rebelled against their training, placed or left obstacles in others’ way, or refused to forgive their fellow human beings, are not prepared to graduate. To graduate in such an unprepared state is tragic. Let those whom you leave behind celebrate your graduation, rather than be inconsolable because you were unprepared.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

129 comments

  • The Twilight Zone
    Sometimes it’s good to write about what’s in your head
    even if it makes no sense at all to anyone but yourself

    OK Fred / Errol Dunkley
    OK Fred, now you’re a yaga yaga
    OK Fred, bully for you
    OK Fred, now you’re a yaga yaga
    I wanna be one too

    OK Fred, now I’m a yaga yaga
    OK Fred, what do I do?
    OK Fred, now I’m a yaga yaga
    I am just like you

    She said, like the way that you do it
    When you do it on the quit
    She say, like the way that you move
    I like the way that you groove, she said

    OK Fred, now you’re a yaga yaga
    OK Fred, bully for you

    OK Fred, now you’re a yaga yaga
    I wanna be one too

    She said, OK Fred, now I’m a yaga yaga
    OK Fred, what do I do?
    OK Fred, now I’m a yaga yaga
    I am just like you, she said…

    OK Fred, now you’re a yaga yaga
    OK Fred, bully for you
    She said, like the way that you do it
    When you do it on the quit
    I like the way that you groove, she said
    She say, like that you move…

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  • Amish don’t sound too anxious and fearful!!

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  • Difficult Conversations
    | Sonia Sanchez || Sonia Sanchez || Sonia Sanchez |
    (She used to stutter so she wrote)

    What does it mean to be human?

    Liberation / Poem

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  • @555 Dub Street
    🙌🙌🙌Go to the front of the class🤣🤣🤣

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  • Phrase of the day
    “The Twilight Zone”

    I am zoning out.

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  • THEO
    THE TWILIGHT IS NOT NECESSARILY A BAD PLACE TO BE—— IT MIGHT VERILY BE A GOOD TRANSITION TO A MOST GLORIOUS REVELATION
    HERE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE

    NICODEMUS CAME TO JESUS AT NIGHT I.E IN THE DARK c.f John 3
    HE SOUGHT TO DEFEND JESUS BEFORE THE SANHEDRIN IN JOHN 7 AS HE CAME INTO THE TWILIGHT
    AFTER THE CRUCIFIXION IN JOHN 19 HE CAME FULLY INTO THE LIGHT OF THE REALIZATION THAT THE LAMB OF GOD HAD DIED FOR HIS SINS AS PREDICTED IN JOHN 1:29 AND EXODUS 12

    THAT IS A GOOD SERNON OUTLINE THAT CAN BE DEVELOPED BY PREACHERS YOUNG OR OLD–NO CHARGE

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  • This poem sums it up pretty well for me;

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  • In the story about the Amaih I noticed that that spokesman, who seems young enough to be my son was as fat as the average American, perhaps fatter. I also notices that the spokesman did not mention the number or percentages of people who got sick or who died. So he says they have herd immunity but he did not say at what price in illnesses and death.

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  • THEO
    THIS ARTICLE IS SPECIALLY FOR ONE WITH A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR AS THE ONE YOY HAVE
    Panic At White House As All The Stores Are Out Of Depends Politics
    October 19th, 2021 – BabylonBee.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Anonymous sources are reporting heightened stress in the hallways of the White House. One source close to the Biden family revealed that the supply chain crisis currently gripping our nation has now reached the home of the Commander-In-Chief. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a White House staff member charged with stocking the East Wing with everyday necessities like tissues, toilet paper, young girls, ice cream, and underwear featuring maximum absorbency and a bold, masculine design for a smooth, sleek fit, has been having trouble finding that last item on the list.

    “When I told the First Lady store shelves were empty, she yelled at me, then instructed the Secret Service to meet her in the White House craft room with a package of Huggies, some scissors, and rolls of duct tape,” said the exhausted staffer.

    Some crazed conspiracy theorists claim the recent rise in FBI raids on senior living centers can be directly tied to the shortage of products promising incontinence protection for men in a variety of styles, absorbencies, and colors.At press time, Dr. Jill Biden was overheard threatening to shorten Transportation Secretary Buttigieg’s six-month paternity leave if he did not solve the supply chain crisis quickly.

    The press asked Jen Psaki if the Biden administration has the fortitude to get the economy flowing again while preventing further crises from leaking into his weak approval rating. “Well, the answer to that is unclear at this time,” said Psaki. “It Depends®.”

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  • @Grenville Phillips “I am at the age when some of my contemporaries are experiencing the transition of their parents. I have not had that experience, but I am told that can be most traumatic.”

    The deaths of ones elderly parents need not be traumatic, in fact I would venture to say that it ought not be traumatic. Death in old age is as natural as the rising or setting sun, as natural as a gentle breeze. When our parents died 4 years apart people in the cemetery were asking how come we were not crying. We were not crying not because we were stoic, not because we did not love our parents. We were not crying precisely because we did love them. We loved them in live, we cared for them in their declining years, so when they died quietly there was were no regrets, nothing to cry for. What I would suggest is that if you are not already a dutiful loving son, that you should begin now.

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  • @GP October 20, 2021 9:44 AM

    This is not funny and it is highly likely to be an ageist lie.

    I too when I was only 52 was insulted by a ZR driver who claimed that I had pissed myself on the van which he drove. I got up turned around and asked him and the police whom he had summoned if there was any sign of moisture on my clothing or the seat. None of the 3 of them noticed any moisture. Nearly 70 now and still no sign on incontinence. The police really should have charged him with wasting their time. I took a taxi home and never did business with him again. Nobody can insult me and spend my money.

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  • RE This is not funny and it is highly likely to be an ageist lie.

    IT IS VERY FUNNY TO ME AND VERY LIKELY TO BE VERY TRUE
    MY KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICINE AND MY EXPERIENCE AS A PHYSICIAN TELLS ME THAT IT IS VERY LIKELY TO BE TRUE FROM WHAT I AM OBSERVING

    YOUR ANECDOTE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUE
    52 YEAR OLD WOMEN HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BE INCONTINENT- CHECK THE LITTERATURE

    I DONT CARE WHAT YOU THINK AS IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT YOU DONT DO THAT VERY WELL
    YOU ARE A VERY GOOD SOURCE OF MIRTH TO ME— A VERY GOOD SOURCE OF MIRTH

    IT IS DAMN FUNNY THAT THE JACKASS WHO SEEKS TO CONTROL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE IN HIS NATION CAN NOT CONTROL THE FUNCTIONS OF HIS URINARY BLADDER

    IT IS EVEN MORE FUNNY WHEN A CERTIFIED MEDICAL ILLITERATE WANT TO TEACH ME MEDICINE OR ABOUT DEMENTIA AND THE DYSFUNCTION OF THE URINARY BLADDER OF SUCH MALES AND SOME MALES WITH PROSTATE DISEASE
    FOR BIDEN “It Depends®.” INDEED “It MOST SURELY Depends®.”

    YOU MAY NOW RUN UP AND BOWL AGAIN

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  • @GP “IT IS DAMN FUNNY THAT THE JACKASS WHO SEEKS TO CONTROL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE IN HIS NATION CAN NOT CONTROL THE FUNCTIONS OF HIS URINARY BLADDER.”

    Dear Cut and Paste Artist:
    How do you know anybody’s medical details when you have never gone within 1,000 miles of the person, and furthermore when their personal physician has not shared their medical notes with you?

    Very likely you are lying and cutting and pasting trash from nasty right wing websites.

    BE OFF DO.

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  • re How do you know anybody’s medical details when you have never gone within 1,000 miles of the person, and furthermore when their personal physician has not shared their medical notes with you?

    CAUSE I GOOD SO.
    CAUSE I KNOW WHAT I CAN SEE ON TV…AND I SEE SERIOUS DEMENTIA.
    CAUSE MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE WILL HAVE PROSTATE DISEASE
    CAUSE MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE WITH PROSTATE DISEASE AND THE OBVIOUS DEMENTIA SEEN WILL VERY LIKELY BE IN DEPENDS

    RE Very likely you are lying and cutting and pasting trash from nasty right wing websites.
    Very likely you READ trash from nasty LEFT wing websites AND THE LEFT WING MSM WHICH IS VERY GOOD AT SUPRESSING THE TRUTH. BUT I DONT CARE WHAT YOU READ OR WATCH.

    I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, AND WHAT I KNOW AND CAN SEE I CONCENTRATE ON THAT

    RE BE OFF DO. WHY? WHEN I CAN RUN YOU RAGGED AS I ROCK AND MOCK YOU WHY?

    BE OFF AND DO WHAT?
    READ READ trash from nasty LEFT wing websites AND THE LEFT WING MSM WHICH IS VERY GOOD AT SUPRESSING THE TRUTH.?

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  • We should finally abolish the ridiculous mask requirement and everything else. Either people are vaccinated, recover or die.

    The collateral damage of a return to normality is manageable.

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  • “Very likely you READ trash from nasty LEFT wing websites AND THE LEFT WING MSM WHICH IS VERY GOOD AT SUPRESSING THE TRUTH. BUT I DONT CARE WHAT YOU READ OR WATCH”

    For the record, there is no such thing as left wing websites or left wing MSM, they are news reporting sites without spin

    Right wing sites are not correct and are as prejudiced as 400 years of white supremacy racism making a comeback, even though it never went away

    If people spoke the same racist crap in public to people’s faces they would be bitch slapped

    No doubt you are
    O anti political correctness
    O anti enlightenment, anti awakening, anti being woke
    O anti doves
    O anti social living
    O anti environmental issues
    as all extreme right wing unhygienic vaginas are the same
    and you are a monkey see monkey do talking parrot idiot

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  • Cuhdear BajanOctober 20, 2021 9:36 AM

    In the story about the Amaih I noticed that that spokesman, who seems young enough to be my son was as fat as the average American, perhaps fatter. I also notices that the spokesman did not mention the number or percentages of people who got sick or who died. So he says they have herd immunity but he did not say at what price in illnesses and death.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I assume you mean the Amish.

    These people work hard from Can’t see to Can’t see.

    For every hour you spend outside or at work they spend 2 or 3.

    Result is when everybody shut down they kept working and as the guy says, raked in the dough!!

    The man says that for an Amish person it is worse to stop working than to die!!!!!

    Don’t mind what the man looks like, he is fit as a fiddle because of his lifestyle.

    Everybody partook in Communion from the same Cup and everybody got sick.

    Result was 90% of the Amish had COVID and the community developed herd immunity from the individuals’ natural immunity.

    Vaccines, who needs them he says, thanks to the English folks for getting theirs but we don’t need none.

    Incidentally, their birth rate is high and they have an exponential population growth!!!

    As the resident BU expert on longevity, birth rates and population growth, how long do you estimate before all America is Amish?

    View at Medium.com

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  • All the Brits got to do is fix their water.

    Otherwise they will be subject to the vagaries of the weather … like most people on earth, us included.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/health-secretary-sajid-javid-holds-virus-briefing/ar-AAPKPUZ?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=W069

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  • Someone told me a few hours ago that Reverend Joe blistering the GOB for corruption in some video but I like I can’t hear nothing.

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  • The US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive for Covid on Tuesday morning, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said.

    “Secretary Mayorkas tested positive this morning for COVID-19 after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols,” the DHS said on Twitter.

    “He is experiencing only mild congestion; he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at home per CDC protocols and medical advice. Contact tracing is underway”, the tweet added.

    The secretary was scheduled to travel to Colombia along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but he is now working from home, Reuters reported.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Is he making a safe environment unsafe?

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  • @Tron October 20, 2021 11:44 AM “We should finally abolish the ridiculous mask requirement and everything else. Either people are vaccinated, recover or die.”

    So what have my innocent grandchildren done you that you are wishing sickness and perhaps death on them?

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  • Nobody is wishing anything. Just saying we should let the chips fall where they may. Most likely very few children will get very sick and die.

    But right now many of them are facing hunger every day.

    This thing is going nowhere. It is outrunning all efforts to catch and contain. For many, this is not living but slow death.

    I say that quick death is easier.

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  • 7 doctors and 1 statistician have a panel discussion on Covid and the best options available to stop the pandemic. Although the doctors insist they are not anti-vaxxers and have all taken vaccines or vaccinated their children, they seem to reach a consensus that the current round of Covid-19 vaccines are not as effective as originally promissed and create their own set of health issues.

    Dr. Robert Malone, one of the panelist who formerly worked at the Salk Institute developing the mRNA technology used in the new mRNA Covid vaccines says it is a mistake in the midst of an ongoing pandemic to try to vaccinate everybody. He claims to do so will accelerate the creation and spread of variants resistant to the vaccine. He advocates using the vaccines sparingly and only on the most at riks of serious illness or death.In fact. He likens the widespread use of the vaccines in a pandemic to the overuse of antibiotic drugs against bacteria. The antibiotic becomes less and less effective over time if it is regularly overprescribed.as antibiotic resistant variants of the targeted bacteria evolve. The doctors also describe the problems created by having an mRNA vaccine that prompts our own cells to creates a toxic spike protein which can end up invarious organs of our body as the vaccine does not remain the location where it was injected. A pathologist on the panel says he is seeing in biopsies sent to him for analysis that the vaccine create spike protein is causing clotting problems etc in some vaccinees.

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  • Once you labeled me as having a hard heart and that was for my opinion on CXC.

    Somewhat surprise at your stance.

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  • Totally different set of circumstances. That situation could easily have been resolved as others did it elsewhere without losing crediblity.

    This situation cannot be resolved.

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  • @GP
    I thought it was funny.

    I am approaching the age where these things maybe become a part of life it at this time very funny.

    Hoping you find a “masculine design for a smooth, sleek fit ….”

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  • THEO
    IT OBVIOUSLY DEPENDS LOL
    NOTHING LIKE A GREAT PUN

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  • England’s Barmy Army coming to our shores this winter 🥶 season????

    Sajid Javid Health Secretary has confirmed a new strain of the Covid-19 Delta variant is spreading.
    The disease is once again on the march across Britain as warnings about a grim winter start to become a reality.
    Cases are rising in most parts of the country with almost 50,000 new infections confirmed today, the highest daily total since July.
    Another 179 deaths have been confirmed and experts warn that figure is likely to increase in the coming weeks as rising infections start to take their toll.

    The race is on to get booster doses into the arms of older and more vulnerable people before the situation gets any worse.

    Speaking at a press conference, the health secretary confirmed the government is monitoring a new strain of the disease.
    The ‘Delta plus’ variant – known formally as AY.4.2 – made up around 6% of cases last week, fuelling fears it could be more transmissible.
    Mr Javid said: ‘We’re identifying new variants all the time. This includes a new version of the Delta variant which is currently known as AY.4.2 and that new variant is now spreading.

    ‘While there’s no reason to believe at this point that AY4.2 poses a greater threat, the next variant or the one after that might do.
    ‘So we need to be ready for what lies around the corner.’

    BDS government health services doing it’s job 👏🏿. However, individuals are responsible for their own negligence/ignorance.

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  • BDS Government must secure a substantial order of Mercks “Molnupiravir” antiviral pill. Bombard these mutations with everything available that is effective, as per clinical trials.

    Get to stepping bim 🇧🇧

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  • FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters
    MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Wed, October 20, 2021, 11:42 AM.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

    The Food and Drug Administration’s decisions mark a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign, which began with extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month. But before more people roll up their sleeves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consult an expert panel later this week before finalizing official recommendations for who should get boosters and when.

    The latest moves would expand by tens of millions the number of Americans eligible for boosters and formally allow “mixing and matching” of shots — making it simpler to get another dose, especially for people who had a side effect from one brand but still want the proven protection of vaccination.

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  • Watch the first 50 second intro to Luke Rudowsk’s recent “We Are Change” show, No chance of conflict of interest here, I am sure. LOL

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  • Secret Vaccine Contracts Reveal How Pfizer Strong-Armed Governments to Maximize Profits
    In a report published Tuesday, Public Citizen exposed how Pfizer, through secret contracts, used its monopoly on COVID vaccines to extract concessions from “desperate” governments.

    Pfizer has used its position as a producer of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccines to “silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk, and maximize profits” through secret contracts with countries around the world, according to a Public Citizen report published Tuesday.

    “Behind closed doors, Pfizer wields its power to extract a series of concerning concessions from governments,” report author Zain Rizvi, law and policy researcher at Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, said in a statement. “The global community cannot allow pharmaceutical corporations to keep calling the shots.”

    The new report begins by noting February reporting about accusations of Pfizer — an American pharmaceutical giant that developed its mRNA vaccine with the German firm BioNTech — “bullying” Latin American governments during contract negotiations for doses.

    Public Citizen obtained unredacted term sheets, drafts or final agreements between Pfizer and Albania, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, the European Commission and Peru. The consumer rights advocacy group also examined redacted contracts with Chile, the U.S., and the U.K.

    More:
    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/covid-vaccine-contracts-pfizer-maximize-profits/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=dfa43c1f-ee17-4e96-a688-b8eb45160658

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  • The organization cited immediately above “Children’s Health Defense” is an American activist group mainly known for anti-vaccine activities and has been identified as one of the main sources of misinformation on vaccines.[1] It was founded and is chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.[Established under the name World Mercury Project in 2016, it has been campaigning against various public health programs, such as vaccination and fluoridation of drinking water.The group has been contributing to vaccine hesitancy in the United States, encouraging citizens and legislators to support anti-vaccine regulations and legislation

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  • @Donna October 20, 2021 2:15 PM ” Just saying we should let the chips fall where they may. Most likely very few children will get very sick and die…I say that quick death is easier.

    Would you say this if you were the person younger than 12 and perhaps with asthma, type 1 diabetes, lupus, or sickle cell?

    Asking for a friend.

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  • I am sure that Tron has neither lupus nor sickle cell.

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  • Pow wow in Parliament today…

    Wednesday October 20, 2021

    Barbados legislators elected 72-year-old Governor General Dame Sandra Prunella Mason to be the first-ever President as the island moves to end its political relationship with Britain and adopt a republican status on November 30, its independence day.
    All but one of the legislators who were present during the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament voted in support of Dame Sandra, who had been nominated by both Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley to replace Queen Elizabeth II as Barbados’ Head of State.
    Opposition Senator Caswell Frankly earlier today walked out of the joint sitting of Parliament held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, after objecting to her nomination. His walkout came after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Arthur Holder, read a letter from Prime Minister Mottley advising of the joint nomination.

    “I have an objection, Mister Speaker,” he said, with the Speaker replying that “in accordance with the Constitution, I am therefore suspending this sitting”.
    Both Houses of Parliament subsequently split to meet in separate rooms to cast secret ballots on the matter.
    However, when voting began in the Senate, Franklyn raised yet another objection – this time about the ballots.
    “This document has no validity. It comes from nowhere,” he said, with the Senate President, Reginald Farley, responding “I have deemed it to be valid”.
    “You cannot deem something to be valid that has no constitutional or legislative basis, Sir,” Franklyn said, adding “you will not treat me this way today. I will not stand for it. You will have to put me out.”

    The opposition legislator insisted that he be heard and when the Senate President said his concern had been noted, Franklyn said his concern had not been addressed, repeating his position that “this document has no validity. It comes from nowhere.”
    “Somebody make up this last night after I told people get things in place cause I going to object. So you rush and do this. I didn’t want to surprise anybody. I told everybody that this going to happen to show you that the nonsense that we did in the House and the Senate last time when we passed the Constitution Amendment Act, there are no rules,” he added.

    But the Senate President reminded legislators that the Parliament makes its own rules for voting.
    Had there been no objection, Dame Sandra would have been declared the duly elected and first President of Barbados as dictated by Section 14 of the Constitution.

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  • @ Donna October 20, 2021 2:15 PM

    I’m glad you see it the same way.

    Of course, it’s not about feeling schadenfreude when people die.

    But it is a fact that young children hardly ever fall ill. If I remember correctly, only one child has died so far in BB. That is certainly a tragedy, but we should look at the big picture.

    Children over 12 and all adults have the opportunity to be vaccinated. In many northern countries, public life is returning to normal. You don’t have to get your hands disinfected 10 times a day when you enter a store there. You can enter many countries without a PCR test and without quarantines if you provide proof of vaccination. Are people dying en masse there? No.

    The countries that have major problems with Corona have low vaccination rates. It’s especially obvious in Europe, where the virus is only rampant in Eastern Europe because they refuse to vaccinate there.

    In relation to Barbados, I note that even before March 2021, we were in a difficult economic situation. Many families now can’t pay their mortgage and are starving. Many children from socially deprived families cannot attend online classes on a regular basis.

    We must finally free ourselves from the China-style lockdown. If people don’t want to get vaccinated in our country, they should bear the consequences and let the vaccinated live their normal life.

    How long will our government hold vaccinated locals and tourists hostage on behalf of radical vaccination opponents?

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  • Cuhdear Bajan,

    Yes. More of the young are struggling with extreme poverty and stressed out parents than are likely to die of or suffer greatly from covid. No food, in danger of losing their homes, the mental health issues must be staggering.

    I am choosing the interests of the many over the interests of the few.

    And by the way, I am vaccinated but I am also asthmatic. No guarantees.

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  • JohnOctober 20, 2021 12:14 PM

    Cuhdear BajanOctober 20, 2021 9:36 AM

    In the story about the Amaih I noticed that that spokesman, who seems young enough to be my son was as fat as the average American, perhaps fatter. I also notices that the spokesman did not mention the number or percentages of people who got sick or who died. So he says they have herd immunity but he did not say at what price in illnesses and death.

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    Maybe we should offer the Mennonites and Amish a spot of land in Barbados?

    It has worked well for Belize.

    PLT, here is a possibility for your Welcome Stamp!!

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  • JohnOctober 20, 2021 10:59 PM

    JohnOctober 20, 2021 12:14 PM

    Cuhdear BajanOctober 20, 2021 9:36 AM

    In the story about the Amaih I noticed that that spokesman, who seems young enough to be my son was as fat as the average American, perhaps fatter. I also notices that the spokesman did not mention the number or percentages of people who got sick or who died. So he says they have herd immunity but he did not say at what price in illnesses and death.

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    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Amish or Mennonite community or starting one up in St. Thomas this may help you.

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  • @ John October 20, 2021 12:14 PM
    (Quote):
    Maybe we should offer the Mennonites and Amish a spot of land in Barbados?

    It has worked well for Belize.

    PLT, here is a possibility for your Welcome Stamp!! (Unquote).
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    But Sir John, Barbados has long had its brand of “Mennonites and Amish” in the form of the Quakers and Closed Brethren.

    You must remember your mate Corbin- who, in true Mennonite style, exposed his community’s “Christian” attitude to those brainwashed Bajan blacks?

    The same fate which befell the Quakers (and now facing the Closed Brethren) will soon be visited upon those inbreeding racist cults known for their sexual abuses perpetrated by their predatory leaders against the stupid and mesmerized followers.

    Mother Nature requires exposure and interaction among Her many species to propagate variety and diversity; not inbreeding and isolation to bring about implosion and decay.

    The only attractive thing about such enclosed or cocooned communities is their small carbon footprints and positive ecological impact resulting from their simple and natural lifestyles.

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  • MillerOctober 21, 2021 7:52 AM

    @ John October 20, 2021 12:14 PM
    (Quote):
    Maybe we should offer the Mennonites and Amish a spot of land in Barbados?

    It has worked well for Belize.

    PLT, here is a possibility for your Welcome Stamp!! (Unquote).
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    But Sir John, Barbados has long had its brand of “Mennonites and Amish” in the form of the Quakers ….

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    Since you raised the Quakers, here’s a clip.

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  • Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has announced that effective Sunday, October 24, fully vaccinated travellers to Barbados with a valid negative pre-flight COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be required to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in the island.

    Travellers meeting these requirements will therefore be allowed to leave the port of entry with no restrictions.

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  • @Hants

    This should not come as a surprise, to mirror what the USA has implemented from November 2021.

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  • Off topic, i had the displeasure of hearing the disrespectgul behaviour of Senator Franklyn in the senate yesterday.This was supposed to be a historic occasion and to have it spoilt by this type of in my view attention seeking behaviour is unacceptable.To make matters worse his leader Rev Atherley who appointed him supported the nomination. Senator Franklyn would not have risked that behaviour with persons like Mr Barrow, Mr Adams or Mr Arthur because i believed he would have been fired.To make matters worse today i am hearing this in my view dem Dr Krystinna Hinds trying to defend this behaviour.Why am not surprised by her stance?

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  • @ Lorenzo October 21, 2021 12:50 PM

    So which one, dear LORENZO, is more disrespectful in the eyes of the public?
    Senator Franklyn’s objection to a blatant display of procedural indecency or the incompetent called Sinckliar standing on the floor and telling your dear despotic Leader to strip in the lower house of the talk shop and run down the nearby Main street naked in ‘Broad’ daylight?

    The Senator was simply exercising his democratic rights and parliamentary privileges with clearly NO disrespect to the institutions of the State or office holders.

    So what should we now do to silence the filibustering bugger of a senator?
    Offer him a seat on the Commission to usher in the new red republic of dictatorship?

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  • @ Lorenzo October 21, 2021 12:50 PM

    I have been warning about the outspoken senator for a long time. He is already undermining our Corona policy. However, what he did during the presential election was a great national disgrace. Perhaps the greatest blunder since the days of slavery.

    What is clear, in any case, is that the outspoken senator is now the people’s enemy number one and must finally be recalled by the people. He was not democratically elected and thus stands for the principle of dictatorship.

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  • @John October 20, 2021 11:34 PM “If you are interested in becoming a member of the Amish or Mennonite community or starting one up in St. Thomas this may help you.”

    Very strict religions do not suit me.

    My family unlike yours does not own thousands of acres, so I have none to offer.

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  • MORE PROBLEMS

    Volcanic smoke from La Palma, Canary Islands, located just off the north-western coast of Africa is causing a reduction in visibility across Barbados and the marine area.

    The public is advised that the intensity of the volcanic smoke will vary over the next few days once eruptions continue.

    People with respiratory issues or allergies should ensure that they travel with or have close at hand all prescribed relevant medications.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/10/21/update-haze-notice-barbados/

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  • @Lorenzo October 21, 2021 12:50 PM “Senator Franklyn would not have risked that behaviour with persons like Mr Barrow, Mr Adams or Mr Arthur…”

    So what are YOU going to do about it since Mr Barrow, Mr Adams or Mr Arthur are all dead, dead, dead.

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  • JohnOctober 20, 2021 12:35 PM

    All the Brits got to do is fix their water.

    Otherwise they will be subject to the vagaries of the weather … like most people on earth, us included.

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    I see the Brits are beginning to twig!!!

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/21/boris-johnson-faces-embarrassing-commons-rebellion-raw-sewage/

    If Boris fixes this then Boris will fix COVID in the UK.

    Boris Johnson faces embarrassing Commons rebellion over raw sewage in rivers

    Vote on the eve of Cop26 summit could be tight, with rebel numbers likely to grow, and may even threaten the Government’s majority

    By
    Christopher Hope,
    CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT and
    Olivia Rudgard,
    ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
    21 October 2021 • 8:34pm

    Boris Johnson is facing an embarrassing rebellion, on the eve of next week’s Cop26 conference, from his own MPs who want to stop water companies dumping raw sewage into rivers.

    On Wednesday night, 22 Conservative MPs, including nine ex-ministers and six current select committee chairmen, rebelled against the Government by voting for an amendment to the Environment Bill which would have introduced a legal duty on water companies not to pump sewage into rivers.

    The measure – which was passed in the Commons by 268 votes to 204 votes – is now set to return to the Lords on Tuesday, where peers are expected to send it back to the Commons later next week, forcing another vote among MPs.

    The expected vote in the Commons – possibly on Thursday – could be tight, with rebel numbers likely to grow, and may even threaten the Government’s majority. Twenty Tory MPs abstained on Wednesday.

    Last year, Philip Dunne MP proposed a Private Members Bill aimed at cleaning up Britain’s waterways, including proposals such as the mandatory monitoring of sewage pollution, which were then taken forward by the Government.

    He told The Telegraph: “I was pleased that the Government has taken so much from my Private Members’ Bill and hope that we can find a way forward to go one step further on the back of the votes last night.”

    The amendment sought to “place a duty on water companies to ensure that untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers and other inland waters”.

    The amendment, introduced in the House of Lords by the Duke of Wellington, a crossbench peer, placed a duty on water companies and the Government to “take all reasonable steps” to avoid using the combined sewer overflows, which regularly release untreated waste into Britain’s rivers and seas.

    The Duke said he believed the amendment would stimulate investment in improving the systems, which date back decades and are in severe need of upgrades as they can no longer cope with the volume of sewage and water that they need to process.

    Construction workers walking through the main section of the Thames Tideway tunnel, which is still under construction
    Construction workers walking through the main section of the Thames Tideway tunnel, which is still under construction
    In 2020, raw sewage was discharged into waters more than 400,000 times. Sewage pollution is a key component of what MPs have heard is a chemical cocktail of pollutants going into rivers.

    Heavy rain on Wednesday led to untreated sewage being released around the south coast, data posted publicly by Southern Water shows, with 60 different locations seeing sewage releases within a day of the amendment being voted down in the House of Commons.

    An Environment department source said: “We are already taking huge steps through the Environment Bill to address the harm caused by storm overflows.

    “We have worked closely with Philip and others to take forward parts of his own Private Members’ Bill. New duties on water companies and the Government, alongside our wider water target, will continue to drive progress.”

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  • The problem with this issue is that you don’t see results instantaneously.

    The wrong set of experts were engaged in solving the COVID problem.

    Bare money, resources and time have been wasted running down the wrong solution.

    Vaccines are swamped and won’t work except perhaps in countries that have no water problems, like Bhutan and which really don’t need them.

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  • @Hants
    Very similar to St Martin. However on landing there was a temperature check.

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  • Cuhdear BajanOctober 21, 2021 7:18 PM

    @John October 20, 2021 11:34 PM “If you are interested in becoming a member of the Amish or Mennonite community or starting one up in St. Thomas this may help you.”

    Very strict religions do not suit me.

    My family unlike yours does not own thousands of acres, so I have none to offer.

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    What’s your problem with Christianity?

    Why doesn’t it suit you?

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  • Ok. Looks like Rabbit may have found something while digging near the sewer. At least it cannot be ruled out.

    I figured that since the virus was discovered in the sewage and that this was being used to predict outbreaks in communities before they were otherwise revealed, an investigation into the possibility of transmission through water would long have been completed and ruled out.

    For chrissake, how many diseases are known to be water-borne??? This should not have been a big leap!!!! The first step would have been to determine how long the virus can survive in sewage. How hard can that be?

    Looks like I overestimated the intelligence of the whole damn world.

    But…. if they are now catching on, as Rabbit says, then that means his conspiracy cover up theory is blown up! It was STUPIDITY, not DUPLICITY.

    So Rabbit may win one and lose one.

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  • Both stupidity, relying on experts who trained to think in a box and duplicity because Governments through out the world know about their country’s water issues.

    Governments want to look the other way and get their citizens to also look the other way.

    Responsibility and culpability are the issues, not stupidity and duplicity.

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  • By the way, GP, John just cuss again!

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  • Just another thought – yuh trying tuh tell me dat Miller, Ha Ha an’ Talking Loud and Saying Nothing worrying bout Donna livin’ in lil bit uh shit when dem ass livin’ in big shit up in de Kingdom of de Great Escape????

    Murdaaaaaah!

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  • The Brits are now going in for mapping.

    Lowest COVID incidence is Scotland, highest is Wales by a factor of 2.

    Seems like you can see the performance of your postal code districts now.

    So slow but a good sign, they will figure it out … HOPEFULLY.

    All we have here is from the Minister of Health to the effect that most of the cases are in the Southern Corridor.

    That’s enough if you understand how water is distributed in Barbados.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/covid-cases-mapped-as-infections-soar-how-does-your-area-compare/ar-AAPPmxZ?ocid=msedgntp

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  • DonnaOctober 22, 2021 6:05 AM

    By the way, GP, John just cuss again!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Who I cussed?

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  • Hal boy,

    You could have been a star boy in the UK if you had taken my advice long ago and raise hell about the water up that side.

    Ah well, I going to get in touch with the British High Commission here and see if I can persuade someone there to do something in the UK.

    Not holding my breath though.

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  • France had some serious flooding in early October.

    AS wonderful as water is, there is no stopping it when there is a flood.

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  • @John October 21, 2021 8:47 PM “What’s your problem with Christianity?”

    None really.

    But I do have problems with the padres, parsons, pastors, pontiffs, popes, prelates and presbyters, some of them deeply flawed human beings who try to insert themselves between me and my God.

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  • Cuhdear BajanOctober 22, 2021 11:05 PM

    @John October 21, 2021 8:47 PM “What’s your problem with Christianity?”

    None really.

    But I do have problems with the padres, parsons, pastors, pontiffs, popes, prelates and presbyters, some of them deeply flawed human beings who try to insert themselves between me and my God.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Spoken like a true honest to God Quaker!!

    I would never have imagined that you were one.

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  • I said you cussed. I did not say you cussed anybody. You used cuss words.

    “ffing” stands for what again?

    Wunnuh does mek me laff!

    Wunnuh like to have it both ways.

    Hilarious!

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  • RE But I do have problems with the padres, parsons, pastors, pontiffs, popes, prelates and presbyters, some of them deeply flawed human beings who try to insert themselves between me and my God.

    NOBODY DONT HAVE TO insert themselves between YOU and YOUR God.
    YOU DO THAT ALL BY YOUR SELF
    ARE YOU NOT LIVING IN SIN WID A MAN THAT AINT YOUR OWN HUSBAND?
    AND BY THE WAY, THERE ARE NO padres, parsons, pastors, pontiffs, popes, prelates and presbyters, ON BU
    AND A pope IS A pontiff AND A prelate TOO.
    THOUGHT YOU GOT A DEFREE IN ENGLISH, AND KNOW EVATING BOUT EVATING

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  • DonnaOctober 23, 2021 5:44 AM

    I said you cussed. I did not say you cussed anybody. You used cuss words.

    “ffing” stands for what again?

    Wunnuh does mek me laff!

    Wunnuh like to have it both ways.

    Hilarious!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sure took you a loooooooooong time to figure that one out!!!

    So sloooooooooooooooooooow!

    Apart from calling the blog master an idiot, I don’t really cuss anyone.

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  • JohnOctober 23, 2021 5:29 AM

    Cuhdear BajanOctober 22, 2021 11:05 PM

    @John October 21, 2021 8:47 PM “What’s your problem with Christianity?”

    None really.

    But I do have problems with the padres, parsons, pastors, pontiffs, popes, prelates and presbyters, some of them deeply flawed human beings who try to insert themselves between me and my God.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Spoken like a true honest to God Quaker!!

    I would never have imagined that you were one.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Quakeress is the correct term.

    When the Quakers came on the scene, that was a major bone of contention the state had with them.

    The King as head of church and state got to appoint the priests and of course if someone chose not to recognise the King’s appointee and worser did not pay the dues required of them, they were in real trouble.

    Quakers were thus always being fined for not paying church dues until the Act of Toleration in 1689.

    I can understand how you could consider yourself not to be a Quaker/Quakeress and still think in some ways exactly like them.

    Your ancestors, white and black, would have passed down the thinking to you.

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  • … and you would be none the wiser!!

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  • Nothing wrong with being none the wiser.

    A lot of people on here are.

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  • 🐇/🐰
    Oh, oh!
    Looks as if your waste, sewage and drinking water supply is exhausted.

    Now we are going back to Quaker tales, twistory and statwistics.

    Welcome back.

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  • See what I mean!!

    Here’s one!!!

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  • JohnOctober 23, 2021 12:05 PM

    re Earth sure seems to be going through some floods, shakings ….
    Pestilences too.

    WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED? JESUS HIMSELF PREDICTED THIS IN THE OLIVET DISCOURSE IN MATHEW 24:4-8 IN THE BIRTHPANG SIGNS THAT WILL OCCUR TO HIS SECON COMING

    THE REAL SHAKING TO COME TO BE FULFILLED AS REPORTED IN REVELATION WAS PREDICTED BY Haggai 2:6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

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  • Not slow at all. Had your number long time. Said it out loud too.

    Just thought it was worth repeating.

    Oh dear, one would think GP would understand that Cuhdear Bajan was having a little fun with “p” words. Hard to resist that literary device once one gets started.

    And whaddayaknow! He’s stuck on the sex thing again. The ONLY “sin” that gets him going!

    What exactly is a marriage? Must there be a ceremony performed by a church official? Can two people not commit themselves to each other, ask and receive God’s blessing without the same intermediary Cuhdear Bajan was speaking about?

    Must there be a piece of paper from a government entity?

    Steupse.

    But wait! Is he not divorced and remarried? And all I heard him say is that the wife was miserable. Did she also commit adultery? If not, who gave him leave to remarry?

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  • There is no record of any Quaker marriages in Barbados!!!

    The minutes of the meetings at which it was witnessed no longer exist.

    Nothing to do with Government.

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  • DonnaOctober 23, 2021 1:26 PM

    Not slow at all. Had your number long time. Said it out loud too.

    Just thought it was worth repeating.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Lookalook

    Anedda one who is none the wiser.

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  • David

    Could it be possible, probable, that the antivaxxers could have been right, partly right, both right and wrong?

    We cite an Intercept investigative report, as primary, as evidence, nearly proving, the notion that the NIH, Dr. Fauci’s organization, had and has been funding an outside agency or agencies which “weaponized the Corona virus.

    As you know this writer was never convinced that this virus was just naturally evolved in nature. However, it was preferred to be wrong than allow the far right wing wingnuts, like your own Georgie Porgie to be handed such a monumental victory if this reporting holds true.

    Have you been following these developments?

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  • If all goes well, by Christmas the virus will have finished off the radical opponents of vaccination, first and foremost our extremist Muslim Brotherhooder as well as other local terrorist groups.

    It is a national disgrace that the US is donating vaccine to us in large numbers but the outspoken senator and other diabolical opposition figures are working to stop people from vaccinating.

    Our DPP must finally act and investigate here for manslaughter!

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  • @ PachamamaOctober 23, 2021 5:41 PM

    Vaccination means power. Only the United States and Germany are able to handle the new mRNA vaccines.

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  • Let’s take a look now at Spain.

    Remember, it had floods at the time its school children were to return to school and the incidence of COVID was small in that population.

    I reckoned there would be a surge in Covid Cases.

    In Benidorm, a vacation spot for Brits and which had floods there was a spike in COVID but it is being blamed on the British Tourists who are all supposedly vaccinated.

    https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1510214/spain-benidorm-covid-cases-increase

    Facts are facts, it had serious floods a month or so ago.

    If the authorities chase down the Tourist angle they will never find the problem if it is floods.

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  • JOHN

    re Facts are facts, it had serious floods a month or so ago.

    If the authorities chase down the Tourist angle they will never find the problem if it is floods.

    TO THAT WOULD BE APPLYING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD……..BUT NO ONE IS REALLY INTERESTED IN THE SCIENCE, SIR

    ITS ALL ABOUT GETTING MONEY FROM TOURISM AND BEING VACCINATED

    ITS THE SAME THING IN BARBADOS

    THERE MAY BE SOME MERIT IN YOUR WATER VIEW
    IN FLORIDA WHERE THE INCIDENCE HAS SUBSIDED, THERE HAS BEEN VERY LITTLE RAIN THIS SUMMER WITH VERY VERY FEW OF THE USUAL AFTERNOON RAIN STORMS DUE TO CONVECTIONAL RAIN…….AND SO ALL THE RETENTION PONDS ARE DRYISH

    HOPING TO SEE BETTER CRICKET MATCHES TODAY

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  • Congrats to your family John, a link to your matter was posted here.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2021/10/21/pandora-papers-greed-a-deadly-sin/

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  • Dems: Limit movement
    The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) wants the Mia Mottley administration to immediately introduce a restriction of movement policy across the country as Barbados continues to battle a deadly third wave of the COVID-19 virus.
    In a statement released yesterday, president of the party, Verla De Peiza, said the time had come for a paradigm shift in how Government was dealing with the wave of cases fuelled by the prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta variant.
    Her call came 24 hours after Barbados reported a record-breaking 427 new cases for Thursday. There were also two more deaths on Friday and another two yesterday, which took the total death toll to 128 since last March.
    De Peiza said the current approach was all wrong.
    “The Barbados Labour Party’s business lobby and financiers are seemingly prioritised over lives. The collateral damage continues to be loss of life, low business productivity due to the extraordinary number of people in quarantine and isolation and a health care system on the verge of collapse.
    “Despite vaccination rates at 50 per cent, the Government is now talking national safe zones which is a medium- to long-term strategy to fix an immediate nightmare,” De Peiza noted.
    The DLP leader has recommended that since there is a maximum 14-day period for infections to show, night-time interactions should be limited for the next three weeks, with tougher targeted COVID-19 management protocols.
    De Peiza also advised Government to implement capacity limits on offices, retailers, civil society, recreational gatherings, Government institutions, barbers and hairstylists.
    She also wants more Barbadians to work from home to help contain the spread of the virus, especially since community transmission is currently causing the biggest headache for public health officials.
    Work-from-home quotas “Mandate work-from-home quotas for industries that can function effectively with enhanced remote working and incentivise the adoption of the ICT technology that enables effective remote work. Temporarily prohibit indoor dining at all restaurants without open-air seating, while permitting outdoor dining,” the attorney suggested.
    De Peiza also said there should be a temporary stoppage of gatherings of any kind at bars and rum shops, with patrons allowed only kerbside pickups.
    However, the party suggested that all financial institutions, supermarkets, pharmacies, health care providers and manufacturers be allowed to open as long as they desire without restrictions on days or hours of operation, but with capacity limits.
    “These targeted containment measures will break the chain of transmission, resulting in fewer deaths and create a sustained path for economic recovery. Our proposal is a reopening plan and not a lockdown,” De Peiza said.
    She added that the recent decision by Government to implement safe zones for health care institutions and front-line workers was a flawed way to bring about containment of the virus at this stage.
    “The country also needs social support, led by community leaders who know where the actual need lies. And repeated testing. Get rapid test kits into the community and educate these communities on [non-communicable diseases]. We are confident that these measures will help reduce unnecessary movement, gatherings and, most importantly, reduce opportunities for COVID-19 to spread,” De Peiza said.
    The DLP president also said the country’s protocols should only be adjusted in line with medical and scientific evidence.
    “Once the country fully reopens, the borders should be guarded zealously to avoid importing new COVID-19 strains as best we can. Milestones for full reopening should be communicated to the public, and after clearance by the medical and scientific teams, the country should phase in a completed and full reopening,” she said. (BA/PR)

    Source: Nation

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  • Discriminatory rules
    Israel was the first country to introduce a green pass that allowed only fully vaccinated individuals and those who had recovered from a COVID-19 infection to patronise indoor locations.
    However, all green passes were scheduled to expire on October 2 and on October 3 the Israeli government made the controversial decision that all new green passes would be valid for six months from the date of a person’s second shot or from their recovery. This caused nearly two million Israelis to lose their green passes because their second doses or recoveries occurred over six months prior.
    The deputy director general of Israel’s Ministry of Health, Dr Asher Salmon, was quoted as saying that everyone should be getting a third shot and “we are basically telling people that if they have not already done so, they are not fully vaccinated”.
    Several countries began rolling out booster shots for certain categories of individuals from as early as August this year. This was based on what are now widely publicised and accepted studies which show that vaccine efficacy against transmission significantly wanes after six months. Last week the Barbados Ministry of Health advised that booster shots of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine will now be given to health care and front-line workers, people over 70 and those who are immunocompromised who had received their second dose more than six months ago. Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand said the decision was in part influenced by “the well-publicised declining effectiveness of vaccines for COVID-19 . . . which might be a possible link to the breakthrough cases” among fully vaccinated individuals. In fact, up to October 22 the figures published by the Ministry of Health showed 101 fully vaccinated persons in isolation facilities – and this does not account for those who may be in home isolation.
    Breakthrough infection
    The worldwide and local data is overwhelmingly clear that fully vaccinated people can catch the virus and this likelihood further increases six months after they have received their second dose. Two Sundays ago I quoted from a recent British study which showed that people vaccinated with AZ and Pfizer vaccines who get a breakthrough infection have up to a 64 per cent and 58 per cent chance respectively of transmitting the virus, which percentage increases over time.
    So what is the scientific, medical or factual justification for companies to impose mandatory testing policies only on their unvaccinated workers?
    Any workplace policy which does not include a testing requirement for vaccinated individuals, even if at lesser intervals than for unvaccinated employees, is highly discriminatory
    and cannot be justified on the ground of being done to provide a safe place of work. Even the Prime Minister [Mia Amor Mottley] advised that within the safe zones there will be a requirement for fully vaccinated persons to be tested at intervals. Some employers have argued that the prohibition against requiring an employee to undergo testing for a medical condition that is contained in Section 6 of the Employment Prevention Of Discrimination Act (“Discrimination Act”) does not apply to testing mandates for COVID-19 since these tests are required to fulfil their duty to provide a safe place of work. However, the duty under the Safety And Health At Work Act is for the employer to take all steps that are reasonably practicable to provide a safe place of work.
    An employer who does not also require vaccinated employees to be tested at intervals, especially those who received their second dose more than six months prior, is not taking all steps that are reasonably practical to limit the realistic possibility of transmission of the virus by vaccinated employees.
    Such employers are not in fact fulfilling their duty to provide a safe place of work and therefore cannot fall under any alleged exception to Section 6.
    Policies which segregate employees based on their vaccination status or only allow certain privileges to vaccinated employees are also discriminatory and not based on the science. Employees who are subject to and/or suffer detriment from these discriminatory policies may in certain circumstances seek compensation against the employer under Sections 25 and 26 of the Discrimination Act.
    Michelle M. Russell is an attorney at law with a passion for employment law and labour matters and is a budding social activist.
    Email: mrussell.ja@gmail.com

    Source: NAtion

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  • DavidOctober 24, 2021 6:35 AM

    Congrats to your family John, a link to your matter was posted here.

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2021/10/21/pandora-papers-greed-a-deadly-sin/

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    Early days but things hottening up!!

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  • JOHN THIS IS THE SAME MAN THAT SOUGHT TO MOCK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND MOTHER A FEW DAYS AGO, UH LIE?

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  • What a little fucking sissy is this GP. Real men are never this childish. Seeking friends in such ways. This is what christians are made.

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  • NO GP JUST STATED THE TRUTH
    I AM NOT SEEKING FRIENDS
    I KNOW JOHN KNOW FROM WHEN HE ENTERED HC IN THE 60’S
    AND WE ATTENDED THE NATIONAL TRUST NATURES WALKS ON SUNDAYS IN THE 90’S

    REALL MEN SEEK TO KNOW THE FACTS WHEN THEY LASH OUT AT HIGH ACHIEVERS WITH THEIR HATE FILLED ATTACKS YOU ARE JUST A SOURCE OF MIRTH . LOL

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  • The case of the exceptional Barbadian Electrical Engineer John Knox, and his family, was heard in Barbados. For 20 years, they could not get a verdict.

    A quick two-day trial in the US, and John Knox and his family get a judgement of the equivalent of over half a Billion Barbados dollars (US$269,706,228.74).

    The case is a clear warning to political operatives in Barbados, who try to damage the personal and professional reputations of people on behalf of their political masters. Your reckless Internet posts will be used against you.

    https://kingslandscoop.com/?fbclid=IwAR0J1IS4ur9s6az1YbNhH_DvwKcQ0yo1e0vpTAkudE7rAkobVUl23jQIY8o

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