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22 October 2018


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  1. Corky

     /  October 22, 2018

    Elderly woman bashed over moon rock given to her late husband by Neil Armstrong. Her naivety is astounding, but is a warning to us all…always be careful when dealing with your government. They honestly care little for you.

    I read an interesting theory by one physicist regarding humans and artifacts that have
    gone beyond the confines of earths atmosphere. He claims the further we travel from our planet the more humans will become distorted by time displacement when they return. This could have negative impacts on earths time continuum..

    That may raise some interesting questions.

    1- Why was Nasa so interested in this elderly woman’s moon rock when apparently you can buy moon rock samples? My guess is the name ”Neil Armstrong” had everything to do with it.

    2- How genuine are these moon rocks on display and for sale?

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  October 22, 2018

    It’s illegal to sell moon rocks, the ones for sale are from lunar meteorites, not the moon as such but meteorites expelled by the moon.

    Real moon rocks are government property, so cannot be sold, and this woman wanted $1,700,000 for hers.

    She wasn’t bashed, she was detained and at one point her arm was held, which left bruises as she is an old woman.

  3. Corky

     /  October 22, 2018

    I recently saw a chap on ”The Project” who had thought himself lucky. He had won lotto twice and had found over 60 wallets ( his claim). One of the secrets to his success was an attitude gratitude for what he has.

    He said of all the wallets he’s found, only eight people showed him gratitude for returning their property.

    I have had similar experiences. The wallet I found belonged to a nurse. With much effort I tracked her down. I explained I would leave her wallet in my letterbox if I wasn’t at home when she called. She simply said she’d be a around as soon as possible.

    When I returned from town the wallet was gone. She had gone through it and left receipts and introduction cards she obviously didn’t need. No thankyou, nothing.

    The other involved a passport. I rung the lady up and said I’d found her passport. ”Oh, cool” she said, ”I’ll come around later.” That was 10 years ago.

    So what’s the secret this dude uses? Simple. Just believe you are lucky and remind yourself of that each day as much as possible. Never let negativity intrude. When I tested this out I told myself when I go for my mountain bike rides I will find things along my exercise route.

    Money, especially coins, became a regular occurrence. But the strangest thing was I found important documents that should never have seen the light of day. If I was a blackmailer I would’ve be in clover. The above two items were found during this period.

    Then I got bored..lost interest…and my lucky disappeared. I still have a rubbish bag full of documents and letters to remind me if you have the willpower your mind can do weird stuff.
    As Sir Bob Jones said ” wealth is a state of mind.” Too true.

    • Corky

       /  October 22, 2018

      Maybe the above gives us an insight into the much debated science of Epigenetics.

    • Gezza

       /  October 22, 2018

      Yes I’ve tested this theory of mind also known as the power of positive thinking and a few other belief states that are similar and they seem to work. I still employ them. It’s very rare for me to lose items by forgetting where I put them due to a technique similar. I can’t explain why or how some of these “attitude” or “accept the belief and it will happen” states seem to work (confirmation bias & various other metaphysics-type concepts can possibly explain some) – but they do, so I don’t over-analyse, I just use them.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 22, 2018

        Have you ever been thinking of someone and then seen them? Or of a song, and when you turn the radio on…..

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  October 22, 2018

          I was looking at some old tins in an opshop and wished that a Quality St one would turn up…and there it was. Just like the ones I used to have for Christmas.

          • Gezza

             /  October 22, 2018

            I use this technique when looking for a car park. If I go anywhere where one expects the car parks to be all taken I used to park some distance away and walk. Then using this positive thinking approach I started driving straight to my destination in the hope/positive expectation a car park would just fortuitously be available right where I want one. I have been amazed how often that turns out to be exactly the case – and frequently someone has just pulled out and left me one as I arrive.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 23, 2018

              There’s a special place in Purgatory for people who whiz in and nick the park that you are indicating that you’re going into.

  4. Gezza

     /  October 22, 2018

    Last November, before I shot up to Northland for a really excellent no-strings-attached holiday at Sir Alan’s beautiful luxury rustic camping retreat, I bought a Nokia 5 smartphone on special at The Warehouse. It was my first smartphone & I only bought it to get a better resolution cellcam.

    I still prefer my tidy little Samsung 3G clamshell phone for texting and calls – so rather than transfer numbers I just had the Nokia set up with the minimal details. I didn’t have the time or interest in spending the obligatory couple of day farting about with the usual start-off WTF?? frustrations getting to know how to use all the 20 or so freaking pre-loaded apps and different ways of messaging, turned off data, set up a couple of contacts to test, haven’t registered for a Gmail account (who trusts google anyway?) and haven’t registered it for email yet.

    So all I’ve done is sent a couple of texts, done a couple of google searches, installed the endless updates (one of which downgraded the usefulness of the camera by unannounced inferior automatically-chosen “manual” light and focus settings) – and mostly used the vidcam.

    I put $60 on it, figuring that I would probably use if a lot more than I have eventually. I’ve still got nearly $60 on it. So I’ve just had a friendly reminder message from *Spark that if I don’t put more money on it by the anniversary date – they’ll steal my $60 and leave me with nothing! How do these pricks get away with that?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 22, 2018

      It IS theft, I put as little as I can on my phone, as I use it so little.

      When 2o made my other little phone obsolete, the buggers made my credit obsolete as well.They stole my money. It wasn’t enough to be worth making a hoohah about, which they probably count onm I can’t work out how the whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-eared knaves get away with it, Imagine if your bank did that to a Term Deposit.

      I have never understood how telcos are able to steal your money like this. It’s outrageous.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 22, 2018

        The father of someone I know was caught this way; his credit was gone with the wind.

  5. Gezza

     /  October 22, 2018

    Just went outside to look at the Westpac Resuce chopper going by overhead. It’s been a beautiful day in North Welly and the skies are clear, with a waxing gibbous moon not too away from full overhead to the North a bit – and what I thought was Jupiter because it was so bright. But then I realised it was moving steadily from West to East. Extraordinarily bright for a satellite – I wonder what itt was. If it was the International Space Station, the last time I saw that go over a year or more ago, it was a very bright bar of light travelling South to North.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 22, 2018

      My old man showed me that once, I would never have worked it out for myself.

      Ir’s still hot and muggy here, I may have to turn the bedroom fan on.