First, catch your..? #cancer

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

“… knowing you are going to die makes clearing out the cupboards so much easier!”

The sound of choked laughter came through the phone. “You should write that,” said my friend, once his calm was once more regained. The sentiment had, I think, taken him off guard, but it was a simple observation. Even in such circumstances, there are up-sides.

Like, I seem to have pretty much ‘retired’. At least, temporarily. I certainly won’t be back at work until the chemotherapy is done… and who knows after that? And all my worries, although they are exactly same as ever, are now definitely finite. Except, that has always been true, I just know now that they are. And that conscious knowledge is the only thing that separates me from any other person in the street.

We are all dying by degrees, as part of the natural lifecycle… but being aware of…

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A Questionable Science?…

I agree…

Stuart France

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‘If the Test works – Why the False Positives?

If the Masks work – Why the Six Feet?

If the Six Feet works – Why the Masks?

If all Three work – Why the Fear Tactics?

If all Four work – Why the Vaccine?

If the Vaccine will be Safe – Why the No Liability Clause?

If COVID 19 exists – Why has it not been isolated?’

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Isn’t Life Weird

I was thinking today about relationships. I’m single – again – and getting older. I’m told I look younger so I am not mentioning my age……But, I was thinking… isn’t it a miracle to meet someone special?

Its happened a few times in my life so I have faith that it will again but that faith is tested at times.

Yesterday, I tried a dating site – Badoo – I have to say I thought momentarily I had accidentally logged into the local women’s prison website by mistake…. Is that how it feels for you ladies too?

I’m not looking for anything special or outrageous… Just a normal lady who looks good and has a sense of humor and a level of commitment. Thats pretty much all I can offer in return after all.

I have to say that I make great money, not short of a bob or two, drive a Mercedes, co-own my own business, write books, make music, podcasts, do magic, like nature… and am younger looking than my age – but apparently this is not enough. I’m not sure what the secret sauce is. to be honest. I would have thought any one or combination of the above? But this I have discovered is simply not true.

I think I should declare myself a bachelor and just forget about the whole thing ….. finding someone – that special person – it is a miracle… so rejoice if you have that special person in your life…

Singing My Own Praises? Not Really.

I hate to think about the number of times I have been right about things and yet, no one believed me because my opinion was politically incorrect. I said Trump would win in 2016, no one believed me. I said Boris would get a landslide. The list of these correct pronouncements is endless yet still, no one ever listens to me. For months I have been saying that the COVID-19 vaccine probably won’t help much and that we need to learn to live with the virus. This and my other pronouncements around the virus have been very unpopular. I said back in March that the mortality rate was much lower than people then thought because many people were sick but asymptomatic and not counted…. very unpopular pronouncement but entirely correct.

I’m not trying to blow my own horn here. I’m not looking for praise in the fact that I am often right. Who cares after all? It’s just Gary wittering on about something as usual with a bee in his bonnet. So what is my point? It is simply this – if you step back, analyze the evidence in a scientific way (logical and objective – not political or emotional), it is possible to arrive at solid conclusions and test them. Science and the scientific method is the way to go.

But there is a problem here. The left primarily has hijacked the word ‘science’ and made it synonymous with “belief”. You see it everywhere and in particular with US Democrats…. trust the science and similar silly phrases. What the left views as science isn’t. It is the pseudo science of mantra, ideology and belief and you had better not get crossways with it or you are ‘anti-science’ or even worse – a ‘denier’. (I’d love to place one of those emoji’s here that shows shock for effect). The right on the other hand seems to have dismissed scientific method at times altogether without trying to twist or change its meaning. Science has been politicized and we will all now be much worse off for that.

Today, there was the story on Reuters that the COVID-19 vaccines will likely not be very effective. They might reduce the symptoms a little and any benefits will be short-lived. Well, that was obvious from day one which is why I have been saying this to anyone who will listen – basically no one. Why? Wishful thinking. People want a solution and so they wish there was one. They don’t want to hear they may be wrong.

I will repeat also why Trump won in 2016 and may do so again in 2020 – though I am less certain this time. It is the same reason Boris won in the UK. The left has abandoned the working class for an ivy tower, nonsensical, minority-focused ideology. It is of no interest to working people at all….. it is that simple. It reminds me of the agricultural plan and strategy pursued by the post war Communists that left millions dead from starvation…. to turn our world upside down creating myths to aid minorities over the majority, by destroying our cheap energy infrastructure in favor of more complex and volatile renewables and killing what is left of industries in the name of ‘green’, you basically get the whole western world to commit suicide while the Chinese Communists watch on gleefully awaiting their moment to fulfill their stated destiny of world domination – they will simply walk in and take over.

Glad I won’t be around to see that one come true.

Destiny

Does she know?

Does it show?

Is there hope for me yet?

Will I not again regret?

A fantasy

Out of my league

But they forgot to tell me

and I still believe

Anything’s possible

Anything at all

Just wish on a star

Any one will do

One shooting on through

Follow it across the sky

I won’t lie

I’m fading away

Not sure if I can fight another day

The sand is almost done

From top to bottom

The grains reflect the Sun

Marking time awhile

So I better succeed

And as I agreed

With myself some time ago

I will succeed

It’s written in those stars

Beerlight bars

And far away memories

Of other world journeys

Destiny

Dream Women and Soul Mates

I have written a few poems recently dealing with the dilemma of finding the woman of my dreams. I’m gonna lay it out here tonight cos I must admit, I begin to wonder if such a thing actually exists at all.

You read about soul mates and true love. I used to believe it too. I did. But as I get older and as each relationship that started with so much hope fades to nothing, I wonder if I am chasing ghosts? You see, growing up I used to dream about this girl – powerful and vivid recurring dreams. I fell in love with this dream woman I think. She was dark haired, dusky and beautiful – exotic in a slavic sort of way. She was my best friend and I knew her soul. I was too young for it to be overtly sexual.

I was talking to a very good female friend the other day – Sue – and I heard myself say – maybe I have compared all women with my dream girl? And I as I get older, I begin to despair. Who was she? Where is she? Why has none of my relationships ever matched up?

I have a theory actually. It is this. The girl of my dreams is actually my own soul – my anima – my opposite. It makes sense. But while others find a representation of their anima or animus, I seemingly have not. I wonder why? Am I looking too hard?

It sounds like I’m whinging. I’m really not. But as I grow older, I do find myself musing more and more about the dream girl of my youth and why I never found her in life? Will I still?

I think I see glimpses of this dream girl in women that I fall for. I see them in the guise of my soul mate only to find out as time goes by that they are nothing of the sort. And as I ask in my last poem – maybe the woman I seek is my soul not my soul mate. And if so – what does that mean?

I’d love some feedback on this – anyone have a similar feeling? Are there women out there that can cast a light on this? Do other men have a similar issue? Is there a solution? Is it too late? Will I go on writing poems about the search? And how is some people seem to find that one special true love that lasts a lifetime and beyond?

Where?

I’m talking to you but maybe just to myself

I’m trying to find the woman I dream of

But feel I am picking through flotsam and jetsom

Scammers and ego maniacs, humanity I guess

But I don’t find her and the harder I look

The harder my search becomes

Then I question what I look for at all?

Maybe I’m designed to be single?

Maybe the love I hold is not meant to find its target

Maybe I’m the only one who feels like I do?

And maybe the one I seek is inside of me

My soul not my soul mate

Is that my fate?

To have a date

With my inner self?

The Perfect Monster

Those who know me know I collect scary stories for fun. But just recently, it has come to my attention that, if you believe everything written in magazines and papers, there is a monster beyond all others. A scary beastie that has super powers to get you – so beware!

It first came to my attention a couple of weeks back when I had (and still have) neck pain. I googled the symptoms looking for some remedy I had overlooked. Could be COVID google told me. Really? I thought. COVID? So I randomly googled foot ache and COVID – yep. Foot ache is a symptom too. Over the course of the next 30 minutes, I discovered that any symptom you may experience could be COVID. It’s apparently something of a super bug.

Then, I began to read articles that tell me it can live for 9 hours on your hands. It’s in the air! It’s become even more powerful at infecting us. It can cause all kinds of horrendous long-term issues – even if you never had it! That neck ache? Yes well there has been a 40% increase in neck aches since COVID started and the two are related somehow…. they are pretty sure.

Can’t sleep nights – COVID!

Foggy brain – COVID!

Seeing ghosts? – COVID?

Yes folks, this super bug can be caught walking alone in the middle of a forest and exhibit such symptoms as wakefulness, having to pee and dreaming about sex. Miraculously, it is morphing and changing and taking over the planet as we speak.

The more I googled and read, the more I became convinced that people are plain stupid.

The last article I read tells me that COVID is so clever, it infects almost 80% of us WITHOUT symptoms so that it can have us infect everyone around us with a much stronger, meaner version.

You can test positive with this virus also simply by having a flu vaccination, a common cold, switching your sample for one taken from a banana, or simply not testing at all but registering for a test and not showing up. Once you have had it though, the advice is not to test again as apparently you will test positive forever and need to quarantine for eternity.

One more thing to note about this super monster is that it doesn’t affect politicians. Nope, they are able to go to restaurants at midnight for meetings, arriving and leaving without a facemask and never catch it!

My solution to the epidemic? Let’s all become politicians.

Yes, this COVID seems to be the perfect monster lurking in the closet….

Addicted to Fear?

I think I inherited from my father what he called an inquiring mind. He was writing to the local paper about climate change when I was a teen convinced, as am I, that it is just a normal part of life on a living planet. It was his questioning and his approach to solving problems that really motivated me to go to college and get a PhD for Geology. The level of curiosity he engendered in me for the natural world was my motivator.

I’ve watched and commented on the climate change agenda for the last 30 plus years. Over that time, we have been told over and over again how we have just a few years etc. etc. and I frankly find it amusing. The constant beat of the fear drum with a stream of biased and mostly over stated news though is effective and has convinced the masses. Those who like myself, stand up to this barrage and call it for what it is – nonsense and propaganda – are name called, threatened and in some instances, fired from jobs. This I view very seriously for when there is no debate, then we are not conducting science but religious persecution. Then we have the silly ‘settled science’ mantra – science is never settled, doesn’t prove anything and is clearly in the business of hypotheses.

But, those who control the agenda have learned some invaluable lessons from the climate change hysteria. They learned how to marginalise and neutralise debate and dissent, how to drive the masses with fear and doom and much more. And they have applied them boldly around this COVID issue too.

People are afraid but of what I do not know. If they took a little time to think about things they might realise that COVID is not the end of humanity, not a killer of gigantic proportions, that what we have is a test that is not designed to test for a virus and produces meaningless results, a media that transitioned from sex sells to fear sells better and cowardly politicians who are eroding basic freedoms with their ineptitude.

It is the climate scam all over again but bigger and better.

A big part of the climate thing was models – the ones that are continually wrong – but who cares right? The same with COVID – models showing deaths and more deaths but….. already, they have been shown to be wrong. Yes, people are dying and I know this sounds cold but people – we all die. We were born to die. How we die is the key. COVID is highly unlikely to off you unless you happen to have an illness already or are already very old. It is just like the flu but a tad bit more effective.

Meanwhile, the lockdowns and silly rules made up by politicians and ‘epidemiologists’ (who are so specialised that they cannot know what ill effects their recommendations will have on the broader population), impact all of us. The answer really is quite simple and it isn’t a vaccine. It is common bloody sense. Protect those who are vulnerable and let the rest of us get on with it. Quarantine is keeping the sick from the healthy NOT the other way about.

Yesterday, I went for a massage before the business was closed for what could be forever. The young girl who manages the desk there told me how scared she was and what a good thing the lockdown was. She was amazed when I told her that according to survival rates from the CDC, at 20-years of age, her chance of dying was about 0.001% and that she would likely have few if any symptoms. In fact, she stood more risk of being knocked down by a tram on her way home. Now me at 60, well its a 0.5% chance of dying and probably a worse illness. She looked at me incredulously and said – so why are they making a big deal out of it? Good question – and try to answer that yourself, I said.

Humans love to be scared it seems to me. It’s why rollercoasters are popular and shows about ghosts and so on. Fear is a big motivation – bigger than sex. Don’t be frightened. Do the research – use your brain, be sensible and understand that fear is being used to control your behavior and that you actually like being afraid. But you may not enjoy the consequences of it in the end so please – THINK.

The Human Condition

It’s late

I’m alone

Whisky in one hand

Pen in the other

Filled with a sense of ‘other’

Yet unable to explain

Unable to fathom the pain

Of knowing

Nothing

The human condition

The richness of experience

Bottled in a vessel

An essence of life experience

Sampled and tasted

And yet misunderstood

Or worse

Of no interest at all

A strange feeling

Of knowing yet not

A dichotomy of expression

Met with repression

Love in abundance

Yet alone in my loneliness

Alone with my thoughts

I can’t be you

Nor you me

Imprisoned in flesh

Yet to undress