Thursday, 20 November 2014

Writing - Here is the news - Thursday

We are bombarded by a variety of media with 'news' minute by minute, day by day. The question is which bits can you believe?
This is a subject I've touched upon before - perhaps I should get out more - but as intelligent animals we should feel a responsibility for what is going on in our world and how would we know what that is if we don't take the news seriously.

I have had numerous conversations concerning unbiased reporting with a variety of people but in spite of trying emails to the BBC they always wriggle out saying that they present all sides of the arguments in question. This is blatantly untrue eg.

The news item on EU migrants being of fiscal benefit to the UK but neglecting the negative effects of non EU migrants.

I could dig out other examples. Of course it is all a matter of how we communicate - there it is writing again. It came up at a meeting I attended last night where a lady who assesses written work in an educational establishment was presented with a report written totally in text speak. As a lady in her middle years and not familiar with a wide range of such communication, she gave the work back to the girl who'd written it who thought it was a joke. The fact is that we need to communicate effectively whether writing tomes or short notes. Text speak is fine on the relative medium.

Another health issue has been reported on today and guess what - it was obesity. Apparently it is only second in the world to smoking for creating health problems. Advice is that we should be eating like the Mediterranean countries inhabitants with more olive oil, nuts and vegetables. Interesting! So the Italians don't eat meat!!!!

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

Then there is visual communication.

It has been reported today that there is a website in Russia streaming live views from webcams from all over the world. Apparently if you don't change the factory set password, which are available on the internet, these Russians can access your webcam. If the Russians can do that what is to say that our own security services have the same level of access?


Another form of communication. It actually pervades our communication world considerably more frequently than people would admit to, for instance, pop songs, advertisements, limericks, catchphrases and so on.

I have decided that my forthcoming poetry collection will have the title 'Words from the Raindrops' when it is finally available. 
To explain.
I wrote a prayer/poem entitled God is in the Rain a couple of weeks ago. I'm aware that the link is rather tenuous but I didn't want to use 'God' in my title, and as He is responsible for everything, including me and the rain, attributing the words in my poems to God is not too much of a stretch.
Watch this space.

Finally some thoughts to consider,

It requires a real deep thinker to grasp these most important facts of life.

Number 9 - Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

Number 8 - Life is sexually transmitted.
Number 7 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 6 - Men have two emotions: hungry and horny, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes make him a sandwich.

Number 5 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

Number 4 - Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

Number 3 - All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
Number 2 - In the 60's, people took drugs to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take antidepressants to make it normal.

Number 1 - Life is like a jar of chili chutney. What you enjoy today might burn your ass tomorrow.

...and as someone recently said to me: Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last that long...

God Bless