survival is nothing more than recovery
on a cruise, know where your lifeboat station is
Only the very fortunate will not suffer some kind of disaster in their lives. The very unfortunate may stagger from one disaster to another, with barely enough time and energy to get over one catastrophe before they have to face another. Some may be forever scarred by one negative experience in their life, while others will survive and thrive no matter what kind of crap the Cosmos throws at them. One person may never get over a single unhappy love affair, while another will still come out smiling and optimistic after having their heart ripped out by a promiscuous cheating partner. Some may face ordinary adversity and die, while others will live through the most horrible experiences imaginable.
It’s all a question of attitude and preparedness, the difference between surrender and hope. You are not who others say you are, you are the sum of your own beliefs. A man owes very little to what he was born with, a real man makes himself.
Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but for only one second without hope. ~ Charles Darwin
Disasters come in many forms, but disaster recovery has only one shape. Be prepared. Because one thing is almost certain, one day, in some way, most of us will face a disaster; unemployment, being broke, betrayal, divorce, violence, flood, fire, earthquake, terrorism, wildfires, death of a loved one, critical illness….
You might say; ‘how can anyone prepare for all that….’ or, ‘how can you prepare for a disaster if you don’t know what kind of disaster you are going to have to face…..’ That’s defeatism. People who talk, think, and believe in those ways are less likely to recover well from a disaster than someone who knuckles down and optimistically gets ready to face whatever fate throws at them.
There are just three rules;
- Do not delude yourself. If you live in an earthquake zone prepare to survive an earthquake. If you marry a bastard / slut then prepare to end up broke and on the street. If you set sail on uncharted oceans prepare to get dis-masted and lost. If you leave a contractor alone in your home expect it to be wrecked when you return.
- Be as fit and healthy as you can possibly be in body, mind, spirit, finances, and ‘stuff’. Work at it.
- Learn things. Read books such as How To Stay Alive by Bear Grylls. Go to night school to learn car mechanics. Learn about camping. Learn how to grow your own food. Be curious, stop wasting your most valuable commodity; time.
There is a thing called Disaster Shock, and it will kill you ~ the more prepared you are the less likely you will suffer from this and die.
have your important stuff easily to hand, so you can drive away from a wildfire within minutes
today is Battle of Britain Day
On September 15th 1940 the Nazi Luftwaffe met the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force over the skies of southern England. By the end of the day the Luftwaffe had lost twice as many aircraft as had the RAF. The Luftwaffe was broken and Hitler called off Operation Sealion, the proposed invasion of England. Democracy had been saved for the world.
Churchill called the 2,927 pilots who had taken part ‘The Few’, and 510 perished during the battle. Only one of The Few is still alive today; 101 years old John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway DFC.
during the battle the Hawker Hurricane shot down more German aircraft than did the Supermarine Spitfire.
you can take social distancing a little bit too far
save the world, stay at home and watch TV
social distancing is just like being shipwrecked
practice social distancing and don’t hoard toilet paper
it’s sad when self-isolation is just like your normal life
without utter solitude, working from home is impossible
COVID-19 is a deadly virus, kill it stone dead with soap and water
you’re more likely to die of a heart attack, in the bath, than you are to die from COVID-19
between 60% and 90% of positive COVID-19 tests are false positives
when life is a shipwreck
sing campfire songs
lies, damned lies, and statistics
is this really what we want?
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark ~ and in every other country in the world. Something is not right, seriously amiss, and not only are the authorities doing nothing to prevent this dangerous state of affairs, the authorities are the cause of the terrible mess the world finds itself in right now.
A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is still lacing up its boots. ~ Mark Twain
Of course I refer to the hysteria surrounding what is commonly referred to as the coronavirus pandemic, which has many people terrified, has destroyed many lives, and has indirectly killed many people by preventing them from receiving urgent medical treatment for many other life-threatening illnesses.
To begin with, on March 23rd I believed what the government told me, and like a good citizen I obeyed the lockdown rules, self-isolated, stayed at home, watched my life go down the toilet…..
Since then I have become increasingly disturbed by the propaganda pumped out by the media, politicians, health officials, et al ~ which says that COVID-19 is the greatest threat faced by humanity since… anything really. And it’s all lies.
I didn’t have to look hard to find the evidence proving that the whole coronavirus pandemic is a pile of bullshit. I will give you just 2 pieces of evidence, and then let you make up your own mind.
- The statistics which say that millions / billions of people have tested positive for COVID-19 are wrong. To begin with, only 0.4% of all those supposed millions tested have actually given a positive result. Read a learned study published by Prof Carl Heneghan BM, BCH, DPLC, a practicing doctor and Professor of Evidence Based Medicine who also states that of every 18 positive results 10 will be false positives. (About 60% of positives are false positives.)
- The mortality for COVID-19 statistics are based on these positive results. To be said to have died from the coronavirus the deceased must have tested positive within the last 28 days ~ and then their death from whatever cause is attributed to COVID-19. So a guy who was given a false positive result within the last month, and is then run down by a truck, is counted as a COVID-19 death.
I make no apologies for saying that the entire coronavirus pandemic panic is a lie.
Do your own research. Stop believing the crap the media, politicians, health officials, et al are shovelling down your throat. Be an intelligent, curious, concerned human being and not one of the sheep.
the BBC no longer gives us the news
like all media the BBC now shovels propaganda
we shall meet in a secret place where social distancing isn’t known
in-car satellite navigation isn’t private
the Police are being taught how to say;
‘Papers Please…..’ in a menacing voice
who controls the past controls the future
as far as his recent lovers went, his lips were sealed
ever since he used a pritt stick instead of lip-balm
‘sorry babes-o, can’t meet for lunch, I’m having my microchip fitted’
these days, when you book a call girl there’s a hell of a lot of paperwork
we all leave tracks in the sand
we just never expected that the government would follow them
she had no objection to telling them who she’d slept with
but she couldn’t remember all their names
on August 6th 1945 the B29 Superfortress Enola Gay
became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb
The Boeing B29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated, complex, and expensive aircraft ever built up to that time. After Japan’s leaders ignored a demand to surrender, President Harry S. Truman authorised the atomic strike, in order to avoid the millions of casualties expected if ground troops invaded Japan’s Home Islands. Under the command of Colonel Paul Tibbets the Enola Gay flew from Tinian in the Mariana Islands and released the bomb at 08:15 over Hiroshima.
At that time the B29 Superfortress was the only aircraft capable of carrying the 10,000 or so pounds of the atomic weapons Little Boy and Fat Man the approximately 1,400 miles from Tinian to their targets in Japan, and getting home again.
The Atomic age had begun.
Japan unconditionally surrendered on September 2nd 1945 after a second strike by the B29 Bockscar on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. More people were killed and injured by the RAF’s conventional bombing of Hamburg than the casualties caused by the atomic bomb at Nagasaki.
Today, the Enola Gay is exhibited at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA. Bockscar may be seen at The National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, OH.
jack collier email@example.com