When I was in my early thirties I worked as a demonstrator for Electrolux for a few years. It suited me as they flew me over to the Luton training center a few times a year, picked me up with a Limo, and wined and dined me and a group of other demonstrators quite well. They also let me change my flight back so that I could train down to see my parents for a couple of days. Very pleased with this arrangement.
I was supposed to demonstrate vacuum cleaners, working in the JEC shop in town.
Well, This was a great part time job. I loved doing it, it suited me just fine. I liked the people I worked with, I liked the competition between us demonstrators, selling against vax and Hoover.
Anyway, after a while I was on a high. So I told them their vacuum cleaner design was rubbish, that it might suck up dust, but it also spewed it out all over the place. I said that the design of the vacuum cleaner ought to be modified to accommodate a superior bag. Designed the bag with some interfacing, which was a bit more complex than the flat one that came out with the vacuum cleaner, so the one their design team made was simpler, and more effective. I pointed out that for people with asthma, and allergies, vacuuming was impossible. Also what's the point of using a vacuum cleaner unless you can trap all the dust.
My design for the bag meant the bag had to fit so the hose was top mounted to the body of the cleaner. Well I suppose it took them about six months to get it on the production line. It worked fantastically. Now every cylinder cleaner is made to that design. They must have sold the patent out to everyone.
As an employee, Electrolux owned all rights to anything designed. That's OK with me, as I wouldn't want to be ridiculously rich. I went back to hairdressing after a while. I was just happy with what I got. A trip to see my parents, a Limo, and the fun of designing something that works.
I notice the EM drive is being tested now. I know that now you see it now you don't drive is somehow connected to this. It's about the containment of the elements in the chamber. The EM field is generated by background radiation and gravitational waves that pass through it. They get very excited and start to create a vortex. This creates a gravitational displacement. It only needs a little tweaking to get the control of pitch and yaw. The whole journey with this kind of propulsion is pre calculated. It should hover very nicely though.
Yes the the elements are charged up. The shape of the chamber I designed is right. Some of the maths may be slightly distorted by the colours on the web though. I must dig out the picture and look at it. It took me about three weeks to develop it.
Strangely my Grandmother was a Shawyer. The yacht my uncle and I built together was called the Dorothy Shawyer after my Grandmother. I wonder if Roger Shawyer and I are related. My Father was a genius. I suppose this is a family gene that makes us think outside the box.
Hmm...Pizzo Electric crystals activated by light pulses around the chamber might activate directional propulsion.
Well that makes sense. All interested parties coming together over a high speed rail network from Moscow to Tokyo and anywhere in between.
Only 26 miles or so of tunnel, and some beautiful bridges to get the train to Japan. Japanese supplying the train technology. Opening up the oil and gas reserves on the largest island to help pay for it. No wonder the Japanese have pledged one billion to future joint enterprises. Also not continued to press for ownership for the Kuril Islands. They will have great access to them soon.
The Kuril Islands are a strategic defence for all of that neighbourhood. China, Russia and Japan. I must check where the Russians plan to build a huge new Pacific Port. Aka deep water harbour?
The Yuan is pretty depressed at the moment, so not sure how the Chinese can bankroll this as well as the full cost of Hinkley Point. The French EDF would be mad to invest in Hinkley now.
I would consider making a trip on a fabulous new railway to Tokyo. There would be many places I would want to see on the way. Perhaps a dream come true one day. It seems it would only take five to seven years to complete, I assume work has already begun, and it's all surveyed even if nothing has been started yet. I think the plan is to build a road too.
I love technology. Also when people work together instead of making wars.
I wonder what will be done about the Mosul dam though. I know the Italians are trying to keep it stable. It was folly to build it. One of the overflow gates is broken, and the dam could breach with a few more sink holes opening up in the wrong places any time now. I do think people should be moved away from potential danger. Strange how IS turned up there and broke or stole all the repair equipment a while back. Nasty thing to do. Wonder if they mined it as well for a remote detonation.
The wars and strife that will be caused in the next few years will be over water. We have laws here in Jersey that forbid damming up a stream or polluting water. These are ancient laws. Everyone has a right to flowing water. Anyone who is greedy about water, or makes their reservoirs cause desert or change the natural waterways will cause themselves a huge problem.
The weight of the water in that giant resevoir in china has altered the spin of the planet, it is that big. The water is supposed to drain underground, the mass of water under the ground is very important to the planet. The weight of that water mass will cause all sorts of problems. Earth is busy trying to put on more ice in Antarctica to compensate. That's why the edges are melting off, and causing cold currents and fresh water under the Atlantic.
We have to get much better at renewable energies. I am sure sure that power grids when shared by different countries can become more efficient. We just have to work together. The Middle East is a potential powerhouse for renewables.
Today seems as though so many secrets, so many secret alliances and unfinished agreements seem to be in the news.
The real news is just bubbling under the radar of my perception. Perhaps the real issue for the west is the extent of alliances Russia is making with Asian and Far Eastern powers.
I am am sure President Putin's visit to Japan today is a major move in the chess game of strategic alliances. Japan needs the Kuril Islands in dispute to relocate all the people displaced from Fukushima perhaps?
Also there is the desire to establish the ratification of peace with Russia. Japan is a financial bank for so many countries, lending money at the moment. If the Yuan was internationally recognised, then they would lose this position. I think they want the political and security of allying with Russia, and becoming part of the trading block of Russia is co-ordinating. They will have to think this through a bit. They will want to see how events play out over the next two years perhaps.
Both Russia and Japan have suffered the devastation of nuclear accidents. Perhaps Russia can help Japan to stabilise their problem, having a special insight and experience with this nuclear containment. Lessons learned, It is costing Japan nearly a third of their GDP to cope with what is really an international disaster.
The west is cutting it's nose off to spite it's face over Syria. Like the Iraq war this should never have happened. The west should have never armed the different factions. Isis is even being isolated by other groups. They are considered 'deviant'. I take this to mean they are just mercenaries paid by the West.
The West was roped into that war through news propaganda. Slight of hand, and disinformation. To my shame Britain fell for it. I also think Britain ought to make transparent to her own people what their stance is, and what they are actually doing in Syria and why.
I watched a documentary on Al Jazeera about the Roman Catholic Church defrauding rightful land owners out of their properties to build a huge country park for wealthy residents. The amount of money they make from their cemeteries, and that this money is not then used for benefiting anyone but the Roman Catholic Church.
I began to wonder what this money was used for and came to the conclusion that if they were prepared to use criminal gangs to do their dirty work in Peru, they would use them anywhere. I began to wonder if the Roman Catholic Church was funding IS. This would certainly blow apart the credibility of the scarlet woman that sits on many waters.
This is is a war of a spiritual dimension, so spiritual players are on the field. Not to have the Roman Catholic Church involved seems inconceivable when I think about it.
Its a bit like how St Nicholas got hi-jacked by Father Christmas, which was a Coca Cola invention. They put out Santa in a red suit. Santa is an anagram of Satan. Just hide the truth in a different suit and put a beard on him to look like an avuncular grandfather and you can get away with sitting children on your knee and groping them.
I have to admit that I have supported shelterbox for some time, but recently they have taken off the preference for donation off their site. I came to the conclusion that they have been leant on politically so that they do not have to make special donations to the Syrian refugees, or send in tents directly to Syria.
I decided this morning that as the Red Crescent do allow a specific donation request, and that they were prepared to act as a humanitarian shield for the evacuation of rebels in Aleppo that they deserved my Christmas shelterbox donation. I wanted to specifically donate to helping people in Syria, checked that they were an independent agency, and decided my St Nicholas gift should go to them.
Al Jazera showed a picture of a young man dead or wounded in an ambulance, and said the rebels shot up the ambulance killing the driver, and the passenger. I don't trust this news either. It just comes across as anti Syrian Government as well. I am not thinking that the Syrian forces don't kill civilians during fighting, but those civilians are there because they have not been allowed to leave. Perhaps the threat was to drop a small Neuton device on the Last bit of Aleppo occupied by the opposition. They might not have had one but a demonstration and a threat might have been enough to get them to leave. I know they were used in Iran.
No one is right, or has clean hands. Everyone has blood red hands, and no-one can do a pilot and pretend they can either wash the blood from their hands, or turn a blind eye to the situation.
It is always the innocents who suffer, and humanity is being used yet again as pawns to sacrifice for the objectivesr of so many players on this world stage, the main field of conflict being Syria. Presently the worlds Chess board. I just think everyone should change their objectives, and instead of trying to fuel and protract this war, to genuinely question their involvement and their motives for being there.
The Shah's Party was in October 1971. By my reckoning a 'time' is twelve years. So times is 24 years, time is 12 years, and half a time is six years. That's 42 years, plus the three years of final conflict to overcome 'satan', and tonight with the victory in Aleppo, and re-taking of Palmyra, the timescale looks right for this to be a fulfilment of Prophecy.
Mammon has been ruling this world, in the name of giant corporations, banks, and complicit governments. Yet people have begun to vote against this Spiritual beast. I am reminded of my picture of St George and the dragon in the Icons section. The mountain fell when George pierced the dragon.
Perhaps this was the mountain of corruption and lies built by human hand before the presence of God. Watch out for the tail lashing though, that dragon might put up a fight before he is cast back into the place God has prepared for him and all his cohorts.
There is still time to repent, for God is gracious and just. To turn away from self interested violence. To beat those weapons into ploughshares as the Prophets foretold.
Embrace each other as real friends, not just allies. Make real peace, not truces. Let God own the planet, and let's be good tennents and caretakers of his wonderful creation. Let Love conquer evil in our hearts. Embrace a future that is not fraught with past mistakes.
Look after the poor, the sick, the young the elderly and infirm, seek what is good honourable and just. This is our real quest, to shed all that is unworthy by clothing ourselves with all that is good in Gods eyes. To serve one another is to serve God.
DId I ever say that Tyke has a boyfriend?
He is a beautiful Russian Samoyed. He has a gorgeous nature, although has suffered a lot of illness over the last few years. He has had to have both hips done, and had eye problems that could have lost his sight.
I prayed for him, and laid my hand on him for recovery, because Tyke loves him so much. His eyes recovered, even to getting completely the right colour in one eye, and just a slight clouding in the other. He is still on a lot of Meds though, and poor dog has to be on such a strict diet.
Still, when they see each other it is like a joy that is beautiful. Tyke runs around him flirting like a puppy in mad joy. He just runs to meet her as though nothing has been a problem for him
Its puppy love from two elderly delightful dogs that could not be more different. Tyke is vicious with other dogs and can't be trusted, yet with these fluffy samoyeds she has weak knees!
She has dared to try and take on an Akita. Stood her ground when she was younger and before the back and heart problems. It was all we could do as owners to keep them apart. Tyke would not have been able to defend herself against the wight of an Akita. However she would have fought to the death knowing her as I do.
She should have been quicker though, and perhaps would have scarpered. I just don't know.
Seeing her Samoyed boyfriend though makes her day, it's a joy to know that this little dog has made such an attachment to another dog. It just makes my day too to see her so happy.
Thank God. I can see that a whole raft of changes happened because of the prospect of Mr Trump as president. The old regime of America couldn't be counted on to resupply the rebels, so they have made a final strategic withdrawal from Aleppo.
I think it was right to keep keep the pressure on the rebels. My husband and I discussed this this morning. Would it be right to allow the warring to continue with untold civilian casualties.
I pointed out out that during the Second World War both the Germans and British bombed civilian towns. To huge loss of life. To untold acts of bravery from civilillians. Better that it is over quickly than protracted.
Now we must all find out how we can help to rebuild this war torn country. People like me are heartbroken over this conflict. This loss of life.
I have always felt that President Assad was and is the rightful head of state for Syria. However this does not mean I think he should remain unless a genuine vote is made for His premiership, and for his family to continue as the ruling patriarchs. This is Syria's business.
If Syria wishes to have a dictator type president then their constitution and preference should be respected.
I tried to explain to my husband that all this unrest started with that huge party thrown by the Shah of Iran. The excessive extravagance coupled with the diplomatic protocols of the party left all the heads of states and Royals angry with Iran. Most people attending even took the phones to stay in touch.
The Shah raised up a Spiritual entity of Cyrus though. From this Spiritual twin whirlwind has developed the unrest through the Arab world. Is this what our Middle Eastern world truly wants?
Jesus said a man cannot serve two masters. These are wise words from a prophet.
I believe tha Arabian world should be united in peace. To be a player on the world stage collectively as an economic power, a place to visit for the cultural heritage and way of life that is so exotic to us westerners. We must respect each other. Cherish our differences, and stay within the boundary lines that God has given us to enjoy.
I want to visit so many places that have given us the beginnings of astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and art. With so much devastated by war, I hope there may be some of the worlds greatest antiquities still intact.
To add in a further political flavour, Russia has shown herself to be a formidable player on the world stage. All the USA can do is fight a war of propaganda against the real and decisive part Russia has played in this current proxy war.
Russia are masters of Chess, the art of war. I pointed out to my Husband this morning that Russia doesn't need to go to war with Europe, they just have to stop supplying gas and oil to bring us all to our senses. That's why all these sanctions are ridiculous and just sabre rattling for the political machine to justify creating a European army.
Russia has demonstrated her capabilities in a minor skirmish in the scheme of world wars. Russia is fully capable of defending, or indeed launching outright offensive against world powers. Rather like that Japanese Akita dog President Putin was treating with the utmost respect. Yes it did tricks for treats, but one word and the dog would have been capable of defending by attack.
I said to my husband, you can be sure if Europe has an army they will try to go to war with Russia. Do we want this? I don't think so
Anyway I watched the video on RT of President Putin and his Akita dog, that the Japanese gifted to him. It was a handful dog that I saw. That dog has been trained by a dog whisperer. The Japanese gave President Putin a killer dog. I can see it in the dog. The Japanese were terrified of it!
Just goes to show what consistency, and excellent dog handling skills can do with a dog that is bred to be the ultimate killing weapon. This dog would never have been brought into the room unless President Putin had been trained to handle it. You never stare this dog in the eyes, you lead it out of the room with a handful of treats in your pocket. Even President Putin had to glance back to see the dog was following him.
When an ancient Spiritual force has been awakened, like Cyrus, it can only be overcome by spiritual strength. Not war.
Lets hope humanity learns a few lessons about its own potential for war and peace from this Syrian conflict.
Being a lover of Star Trek I have long thought my dog is an alien hybrid between a Targ (Klingon Dog) and a cross of most trerrier breeds like the Lakeland border parsons jack Russell...
She has this indefiable quality of astute intelligence. She looked exactly like that Targ out of Star Treck that was a glove puppet savaging anyone who came near the captains chair in one of the Star Treck movies. Wrath of Khan! She behaved exactly like it when she was a pup, She has always had that temperament.
For the years we have had her I have felt she is an alien gift. One that came with the most incredible sense of humour, and also a huge responsibility to keep her under control. She is now thirteen and has mostly quietened down to a manageable dog. Heaven help if she got out of the garden. She is somehow 'extra dog'.
I am a bit like this too. I am extra human. Somehow. I am different. I have gifts and abilities that are more than, other people's.
Don't ask me, I even don't know what my blood group is because even when I ask the doctor I don't get an answer. I think I am a prototype. An experimental hybrid.
I can say this with some conviction as by the time I was three I could read the Telegraph newspaper.
I also drew pictures of aliens at that age that looked like the grey pictures put about by the media these days. I also informed my parents that I didn't belong to earth and that my home was in the stars, and would point in the night sky to where I thought Icame from.
I think I have had many occasions where I have had amazing insights. I think we are all capable of them.
I feel as as though my lifetime here on this planet is a special gift to me. I have wasted, misused, enjoyed, and lived every minute of it! I have worked hard, and now admit to being VERY Lazy.
I am not young, but I am not old. I still flirt, and still turn heads and I will be sixty next year.
I feel my experience has been burned on to some kind of hard drive to be used for a new generation as hard wiring for their ability to face their own challenges. My experience of life is invaluable.
Perhaps more than anything our Alien Friends value this more than anything we can imagine.
Well here are a few more photos of the Targ. I decided to recover her chair with a loose cover so it could go in the washing machine instead of dry cleaning the chair itself. Also the cushion was worn out and flat. So I decided to use some new foam to lift the cushion.
Here are some photos of the Targ and her chair. My husband bought her this chair the day we got her, it was in an auction. He got it for 50 quid, as he wasn't going to lose it. She has loved it to bits!
This first photo is a comfy dog. Very much more comfy dog. Especially as these are a pair of daddy's old jeans and a bit of fabric from the charity shop. Mmm smells nice to be comfy with daddy jeans.
The photo below is very worried dog, what are you doing to my chair dog. I will never like anything you do to my chair dog. Well this dog can get used to changes, even at her age!
The American Propaganda machine has lost all plausibility. I suspect this latest raft of accusations that Russia is trying to affect elections and stir up right wing politics is the tail lashing of a regime under Obama, Clinton and cronies. The tail lashing of a very dangerous beast, when it has been cornered.
I like the way they have tried to wrap the whole thing together to try and suggest the Russians manipulated the American voters to vote for Mr Trump. Ridiculous, are these politicians so out of touch and self interested that they do not see the backlash of public opinion as to their inaction over corruption and inability to make good on their manifesto promises.
What at the old guard in America, and in The UK, and Europe are still trying to get to grips with, is that people may just have taken the trouble to be better informed because of the high impact decision to make a vote, and that it could make a big difference to theirs, and everyone else's future.
Donald Trump nailed it for me when he pointed out that 'These were the people who said Saddam Hussain had weapons of mass destruction'.
I am sure Donald Trump will be able to get on better terms with the Russians. He is a businessman not a tow the CIA line puppet by the sound of it. Anyway, I am sure it isn't the actual CIA, it's probably a far more powerful group of people!
I hope Donald Trump has a good bodyguard unit. I think he might need it.
Well we all know Boris has his knuckles in his mouth most of the time. However he does come out with the obvious, which even the Saudis agreed with, however they did point out it isn't the norm for the foreign secretary to call a spade a spade.
We all know everyone in the Middle East is fighting proxy wars with American British French and German and Chinese weapons.
At least for the most part the Russians fight with their own weapons, and they get involved by invitation.
I have a Russian friend, and we often talk about wars. She says Russia does not start wars, it's not in their nature. They will fight whe needed, but won't start a war. We also play chess! She is good, which tests me, and we have good fun battling over the chess board. We both win, not every game though.
Well anyway, I am glad Boris has a voice, and can speak about the real issues. Perhaps ordinary people will get wise to the real issues at stake in the Middle East.
What the Middle East needs is a great leader. Someone who can be a good mediator, who can unite all the Moslem factions to follow the true Koran. That isn't the militant jihadist sort of Islam the press loves to use for their own sales, but the genuine peaceful, tolerant, moderate religion that Mohammed preached. Women were very well treated by Mohammed. Women had a special status.
I had a wonderful Moslem friend when I was a teenager. She was wonderful, and tried to teach me to write Arabic. I was hopeless! I wish I had tried very much harder, and not lost contact with my friend.
I bought some Turkish rugs last year, and I just can't help thinking of my friend.
I am content and happy with my Christian faith, but I have no problem respecting and cherishing the faith other people have.
Do I doubt Jesus as the son of God? Sometimes. So did Thomas.
Would I be a Martyr for Jesus, No. He died for me so that I could know God.
However if someone asked me to renounce the God of Abraham Isaac and Joseph, I would say that my renouncing them, or their God wouldn't make any difference. He would still be God, and I would still be me.
Something tells me, that if I was faced with a man or woman with a gun or knife in hand looking for a reason to kill me for my religion, a yes or no from me wouldn't make a lot of difference. In which case I may as well go for the insurance policy offered by Jesus, that he goes before us to prepare a place for us, and that it is his life given for mine that has pardoned me from my own sin and shortcoming in the eyes of God. I would rather cease to breath with peace in my heart.
How sad it is that religion can be used for political conflict, and an excuse to kill other people.
Guess I ought to find out how this works...