Absquatulate has plenty

Absquatulate has plenty of rhymes

But the word itself is a  real crime.

To combine two words gentle

May at last send me mental.

Maybe it is just not my time.

 

 

I know my old man flew  to heaven.

Whereas I’d have preferred a holiday in Devon.

But with my permission

He made a decision.

As a result all my bread is unleavened.

 

That is what happened to the Jews

As around the Sinai they  once cruised.

They ran out of yeast;

That was the least

Of the problems, like ironing their trews.

 

See,there was no electrical wiring.

With no walls on the tents, they’d be firing.

So  as the halogen hobs

All worshipped G-d,

The men  slept as the heat was real tiring.

 

How did they cook cheesecakes and  rice?

Did they have a  special device?

Leave it to Adam

And his lady madam..

They could  rue it and do it all twice

 

I am glad I was not  alive in those days

Unless I’m reincarnated,give praise!

Perhaps I was   a cat

Ariel ‘s habitat.

Oh,woman how discrete are thy days

 

 

 

 

 

When his pulse stopped

My husband was very sardonic.

He liked to play deadly ironic.

So when his pulse stopped

The penny then dropped

This time he was dead and platonic.

 

A platonic friend may  suit the bright

Who never learned to turn off the light.

In the dark it is easier

To suck on maltesers

While  making love as the cats waul and shrike

Six months today

 

 

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I feel surprised it is already  six months since His Majesty departed.In my latest dream he has ordered me to get a lodger… he must think I am in need of money!Why can’t God just arrange for me to meet a kind man with a  car as I can’t drive now; who is interested in
Wittgenstein,art,poetry  or just cooking and good conversation… or just telling me why Labour want to bomb Syria and suchlike issues.

If I get lodgers I shall only have women.Then they can tidy me up and do my hair or buy me a wig.

Memory

 

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When I was writing just now a memory of my teacher in the top class in junior school came to me.He was a very nice man and wise.He never said anything about me being ahead of the other pupils and never made me feel different for which I am grateful.I remember one day he asked us for a word to describe a rubber,I put ip my hand and said,pliant.

Very good,he said.I was thinking of flexible but pliant might be even better.He made me feel happy.

.I still remember because  in the grammar school the nuns were on the whole unkind to me.I don’t know if they thought I must be conceited but I never was… to the contrary.And if I did stand out,my gifts were given to me,though I did work hard… as in those days there was not much entertainment available… and I liked writing essays and solving problems.

The paragon in verse

A paragon may   be lonely and sad;

Their virtue  has no appeal  for the bad.

And on reading the News

Evil is profuse.

Original sin is still to be had.

 

Exemplary are the best paragons.

Conceit and pride,be  you gone.

With patience they continue

To work till they are into

The zone where the best work is done.

 

We  may  have no astoundingly great talent

Yet we too can work and be valiant.

Desire  linked with will

Can amaze  with new skills.

We can , despite age ,remain  pliant.

 

The paragon of virtue is dust

Which little cares where it’s tossed.

Yet it returns to the soil

Saintly worms onward toil.

This image  settles me when I’m fussed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paragon from Merriam Webster

paragon

audio pronunciation
November 30, 2015
noun
\PAIR-uh-gahn\
Definition
: a model of excellence or perfection
Examples
“What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, theparagon of animals!” — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600-1601

“Looking at a broad array of American economic indicators, it’s hard to see what investors are afraid of. The United States is a paragon of growth … especially the job market.” — Conrad de Aenlle, The New York Times, 9 Oct. 2015

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Paragon derives from the Old Italian word paragone, which literally means “touchstone.” A touchstone is a black stone that was formerly used to judge the purity of gold or silver. The metal was rubbed on the stone and the color of the streak it left indicated its quality. In modern English, bothtouchstone and paragon have come to signify a standard against which something should be judged. Ultimately, paragon comes from the Greekparakonan, meaning “to sharpen,” from the prefix para- (“alongside of”) and akonē, meaning “whetstone.”

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With utter willingness we live our lives

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Flower by Mike Flemming.Copyright 2015

I have edited this but have left the original poem  underneath as it is popular and I don’t want to remove it if some people prefer it that way.

The journey to the heart is  graced by love.
And those who need to seek obey their call.
Though virtue and her graces smile above,
We see steep paths ahead;cliffs’  sudden fall.

With willingness to cross  fields deep in mud,
To struggle through the tangled thorny wood.
Our soul within points to the latent good;
Recalls old trees astonished into bud.

As flowers spring up  to tantalize our toes
Encouragement is with much joy received;
And as we smell the fragrance of the rose,
At last we know our souls were not deceived.

For Virgil,fortune favours steadfast feet.
The journey may be long,the end is sweet.

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The pathways to the heart are blessed by love.
And those who truly seek will  never lose.
As virtue and her graces smile above
We see the hills ahead,the rocky views.

With willingness to cross the seas of mud,
To venture via tangled briar-filled woods.
Our soul within shows us the highest good,
When trees that looked quite dead are now in bud.

With flowers springing up  between our toes
Encouragement is ,with relief ,received
And as we smell the fragrance of the rose,
At last we know our hearts were not deceived.

For Virgil, fortune favours those with steadfast feet.
The journey may be long,the end is sweet.

Note:The saying “Fortune favours the brave” is attributed to several people..Virgil,Pascal,Montaigne…ete

Reverie is feared

So much depends on mood and time of day

We interpret or mis-shape what we perceive.

The sun may shine to show a better way

Or absent that,  a transient cloud deceive.

 

No lowing herds wind down our oil fumed  roads.

Tranquillity at dusk has disappeared.

With artificial light the daytime mode’s

 Prolonged and reverie’s  feared.

 

To truly live we must be incarnate.

God himself  has paid this price alone.

For time misspent we do not get rebate.

As ,like the leaves in wind, away we’re blown.

 

To live  aright perception must be clear

Including in its breadth all that we fear.

Simply pathological

I had a sudden episode of optimistic kleptomania

I collected jokes and cigar butts and sent them to Australia.

The Customs Office  phoned me to ask what I was playing at

I said I only sent them to create a brand new habitat.

These episodes annoy me as I’m usually tautological

I  believe  using my credit cards is  simply  pathological.

Instead I make them into unique little table mats

But now I’ve reached my limit with a thousand plastic cards and men

And so I’m going overseas  to study Buddhism along with Zen.

 

Episode is Greek of course

From the Oxford Dictionary
2012-01-22

episode

Line breaks: epi|sode

Pronunciation: /ˈɛpɪsəʊd/

Definition of episode in English:

noun

1An event or a group of events occurring as part of a sequence; an incident or period considered in isolation:the whole episode has been a major embarrassment

1.1A finite period in which someone is affected by a specified illness:acute psychotic episodes

2Each of the separate instalments into which a serialized story or radio or television programme is divided:the final episode of the series

2.1Music A passage containing distinct material or introducing a new subject:this change is followed by an episode in this new key

2.2A section between two choric songs in Greek tragedy.

Origin

Late 17th century (denoting a section between songs in Greek tragedy): from Greek epeisodion, neuter of epeisodios ‘coming in besides’, from epi ‘in addition’ + eisodos ‘entry’ (from eis ‘into’ +hodos ‘way’).

Definition of episode in:

Dirac’s cats

 

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I dreamed I rowed in a large pea green boat
Accompanied by seventeen cats.
And across the Great Lake,without a mistake
I saw mountains of gentleman’s hats.
I was making no waves in my effort to move,
The cats were discoursing on geometry.
I looked in the mirror fixed onto my boat,
The moon spoke  entrancing Theology.
“I wonder who’ll help me”I thought to myself,
When I saw an entire spectrum of men–
Dirac, Archimedes,Niels Bohr, with their theories.
I got my great inspiration just then.
I need seventeen physicists,that’s one for each cat,
All tied to my boat with a chain.
The force they exert will just compensate
For the magnetic attraction of rain.
Paul Dirac came up, and I looked into his eyes,
They were full of anxiety and pain.
“I am sorry I am unable do what you wish,
But my father never taught me to swim.”
“That is perfectly alright”,I politely replied,
“You can walk on the water instead”
So that’s how my boat and its cargo of cats
Were accompanied back to my bed.
When I awoke the next day,I was filled with dismay.
I saw that Paul Dirac was gone,
With the cats and the boat,of which I just wrote
And I was now completely alone.
I took a quick look,in my old physics book
And there was a photo of Dirac
I stared at his eyes,and I am not telling lies,
He threw me a very strange look.
I caught this strange look,it’s here in my book.
I am saving it for a special event.
When I gather more Data on Relative Quanta,
I’ll understand just what Dirac meant.

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I need some edge,some definition.

The sky looks like a Turner painting.
At the high point it’s brighter,even golden cream
Like the top of a bottle of Jersey milk;
then it dims down to a bluey gray
with a slight threat in it
like a blacker gray…It’s
Too warm today for snow.

I swept brown dried leaves from the step..
Had to move my bike.
Then I hid them under the hedge
So they can keep some insects warm in the winter.
But mainly I don’t want to bend down to collect them,,
I’m tired or lazy after the weekend.
I still have a dress here I was ironing just a week or two ago.
Now it will be put away till next summer.
Here’s a denim jacket with flowers all over…
I did wear it but it won’t look right now.

I washed my hair.It feels soft and pleasant.
I like that feeling.I am wondering what you are doing.
Are you listening to music or resting?
Or sitting looking down the road at wet fields?
I think I’ll make some tea.
I need a focus for the day which also has a feeling
  Like those late watercolors
Everything merging
Until one thing dissolves into an other.
Some people like it but today
I need some edge,some definition.
I need someone to give me boundaries.
Time 4 pm
Kettle boils and a neighbor’s cat peers by the locked cat flap…
Wondering why she can’t get in.
I turn away.

Now the sky is without any gold
It’s fifty shades of gray.
It’s clouded dark and soft
Like your hair might have been
But I could never have touched it…
You were always too far away and moving.....

Mary gets knotted

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North Yorkshire

 

 

Mary was sitting at her table reading a piece in the Guardian Family section When she had finished the sad interview with a woman whose son had shot dead 5 children in a school,she tried to get up but the decorative buttons on her shoes had become entangled and her feet were tied together..

What shall I do ? she asked herself nervously.Very soon the answer came.. to slip her shoes off and then pick the linked pair up.How stupid it is,she told herself,to make crossing one’s ankles so dangerous.But with her brilliant yet anxious mind she had solved the problem and not died at her laptop.Perhaps in that case nobody would have realised  her shoes had caused her death implemented by her stupidity at not recalling she could take them off!

She went into the kitchen where Emile had knocked over the pedal bin to get a piece of chicken left over from dinner.He had also got a large ball of rough twine and knocked it round the room creating a big tangled mess.

Just wait till Stan comes back,she told the wicked cat.You know quite well the bin is out of bounds.Look at the floor!The doctor will  blame me for this mess.

How will the doctor know? asked Emile politely.

Well,it’s just he seems to be around quite a lot nowadays.I think he liked my Earl Grey Tea.Or else he is anxious about me.He thinks I am too thin…

Is he planning to hug you,asked the little black cat.

Oh,no.He can’t do that.I believe it is forbidden  by the Zippocratic Code even though my blood pressure falls if he holds my hand.

I’d have thought it might rise,mewed the naughty animal.

Now then ,Emile.I am beyond caring about men.Or women.I have no desire for desire if you understand me.

I don’t understand ,cried Emile, because cats  never lose their desire!

Well,one thing I know for sure,I am not a cat,Mary informed him .I am  human being.

Well,may I sit on your lap said the cat.

Mary sat by the window watching the trees sway against the grey mauve sky.Emile rubbed against her bosom as if expecting milk to flow.

Stop that Emile. she shouted.I am getting aroused.And you are no use to me in that way.You are getting beyond the boundary of taste.

Maybe it’s good for your circulation,the cheeky animal whispered.Anyway I am stuck.Your necklace has hooked onto my collar.

Oh,my Lord  said Mary.Don’t say you will be hanging round my neck forever.What shall we do now?

There are a few possible answers,Emile said.

1.Take off your necklace

What and leave you dragging it round the garden.I’ll have you  know it cost 15 and six,Mary said mournfully

Was that before decimalisation or is it some other mathematical model? Emile said noisily.

2.Undo my collar and take it off me then we can try to separate them.

3.We could lie on the bed and gaze into each others eyes all day,he finished.Unless you need the bathroom .I am happy

Well, charming thought that sounds I am  not willing,Mary shouted foolishly.She tore off the necklace and by some miracle it came away from the collar and freed Emile who was not totally happy at this quick release

So you are not in love with me,he yelped like a small  but jealous god.

Well,I do love you,sweetheart,But I am not expecting marriage.In any case  you would have to be transgender first and I don’t recommend it

How about trans-species ? he murmured seductively.

Even the most demanding folk in Britain have not yet requested to be made into cats,she told him half consciously.

Emile began to cry softly

Whatever’s wrong,dearest,she asked him mindfully.

I was hoping you could become a cat like me,Emile said in his Cockney accent which had picked up from the TV.

That is very sweet,dear but how would we pay the Council Tax and get books from the Library?

We would go to the old greenwood and live the life of freedom,he said.

Well,you are used to it,said Mary,but I like to think about Wittgenstein.I wonder if he’d like to be a cat if he were not dead.Would Sylvia Plath have been happier as a cat? We shall never know.But it could have helped her a great deal if Ted were just a randy tom.

Thus Mary , lounging in her red chair fell  fast asleep  in her   warm blue woolly dress with Emile on the dining table beside her eating some Wensleydale cheese she had forgotten to put away.

Mm very nice Emile mewed.I hope  the people in Wensleydale have made some more.

And so say all of us.

For it’s a jolly good seller.

So say all  of us.

 

 

When doubts and drawbacks struggle in the mind

 

When doubts and drawbacks struggle in the mind
And certainty seems but a demon dream,
When the faith to love is what no-one can find
For even when asleep, the mind still schemes

When darkness and defeat seem close at hand
And lights dim even as we pray for peace
when wrecks and ruins rile the native sands
When in this life we feel we’ve lost our place…

Then at the saddest depth we see the light
Surrounding with such warmth,with love adorned.
The path that seemed so wrong now leads us right
And in our hearts, warm feelings are new born

Within each storm there is a calm still eye
From there we see the fiercest clouds blown by

 

To see with love

 

They lay down in awe and fear,
Of what their love was bringing near.
They gazed into each other’s eyes
And so did rhapsodise.

They lay down to gaze into
the eyes and soul and heart so true.
They gazed until,when overcome,
They were united into one.

Their souls and bodies were conjoined,
And thus their hearts were well entwined;
As honeysuckle on the walls,
In joy’s sweet arbours does grow tall.

Their loving lips and eyes and hands
Gave pause to time’s soft flowing sands;
And while they touched and gazed so long,
The birds sang out in glorious songs.

The eyes are mirrors to the soul,
and love will make us grow more whole.
Gaze lovingly on humankind..
And hold care in your mind.

 

My I is in flames

My eye and my I are inflamed.

They show I am feeling ashamed.

But when I sat here

My mind was revered

By a fox which  has guessed I am tame.

 

I believe he has worshipped me well

But my ego has not shrunken nor swelled

For what is a fox for

But to sit and adore

Myself and my cat in this dell?

 

The fox thinks  he may eat the cat.

The cat’s making eyes at  a bat

I am alone.

My heart’s a hot stone.

I wonder if this form is too pat?

 

They say,you’re never alone with a what?

A cigarette  hiding under your hat.

I do like a felt hat,

But no-one felt me like that.

I  miss your warm hand and your pat.

 

 

Colligate:to bind or unite

Definition:Colligate
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 Verb
1 :
to bind, unite, or group together
2 :
to subsume (isolated facts) under a general concept
3 :
to be or become a member of a group or unit
Examples
“For instance, many words colligate with the word ‘the,’ which is a grammatical marker of definiteness rather than a word that carries significant semantic content.” — Tony McEnery and Andrew Hardie,Corpus Linguistics: Method, Theory and Practice, 2012

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“Research that examines the combined effect of lifestyle factors on mortality is plentiful, and data have been colligated in a recent meta-analysis.” — Valentina A. Andreeva et al., The American Journal of Public Health, November 2014

United in watching TV?

 

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Heart welts

(St. Peter’s Church, North Tawton, where Plath took the ‘Poor Box’ from in 1962)

Can brains cower  daily in a bathroom?

She suffered from heart welts after marriage to a writer and his wren,Chris.

He has foot stains all over his floor but there is no  unknown cure.How can they know that?

He éven dropped a foot hint for the police as he left the crime he had seen.

She was a ripe hearted woman despite being as thin as lamb shank.Whatever that is.

Can I eat him?Sorry,meet Jim

I could see and read his nose across the room but I adored it.And him.I am very much loved.

I stand on my heart but don’t feint.But will it charm me in the long run?

He rattled my rage but I never blew up.I am very flexible.Why I am better than a credit card.Plastic is nothing to me.

I have a heart lake when I see you.I mean I melt.But is that a good song?

What do I show?

Are you an impulsive liar?

Try to be wrong for once.

I aplore you  .

 [ BTW aplore is not a real word].I invented it.

 I loved him but my heart was not in wit  in winter.

I still firmly  believe in Father’s Whispers.

What does having beenc affeared feel like?

Mothers Nights Dress here and pray for indifference

I always feel remorse when I decode your messages.

Is your heart on the right face?

I really ought to go to the scientist.

I don’t add up any more.

Why do women feel they must wear a deodorant when they look better in dresses? Neither do I.

 He entreats me just to endure  the reign of lions for a few tears

His eyes can’t  see smells but he  hears angels.

If you are too quiet it may be bad for your commotions

Let yourself pout.

Never sulk for more than three minutes.

Be good  above all else.

Are your motives impure?Buy  my graceful washing powder online now.And how!Give me the profit.

Does fear help with learning?

 

 

The nuns at my school were over minatory

Having been refined at a non -loving Seminary

Does fear help with learning,

Or keep hell’s coals burning?

Or should we have been fried up in the crematory?

 

 

I believe I did experience   hell

In the convent school,we could not tell.

I  became almost mute

After many rebukes.

I’d have preferred to be locked in a cell

 

I was puzzled by their  incendiary ways

As I walked round the school in a daze.

I never showed off

And tried to be tough.

But my heart was  bleeding sadly  each day,

 

So later I decided to abandon

The “holy religion “they had rammed in.

I’m an atheist,sweet Jesu,

Though I have seen  God  through you.

I’m a mystic, narcissistic  wit with a tandem

 

Yes,I ride on thar seat at the back

Carrying all this stuff  in a sack.

God rides in front

Well.he will and he won’t.

I fell off and now I am black.

 

Luckily, I am a racist parvenu.

I tried to learn anti-semitism in the zoo

The lions were the Jews

And they  loved me till bemused.

So now I can tolerate all of  YOU.

 

I tried to hate  brown skinned men

But it seemed so unnatural  now and then.

For  men  are so handsome

I’d pay a king’s ransom

If they let me just pick up about  ten.

 

I see now my  poetry’s very poor

No ethics,no rules,so impure.

But that is like life.

Throw in a little strife.

Without sinning, how could we endure?

 

 

The guardian translated into free verse

The shadowy [grey like John Major]

and foreign [see how they overrun us]

secretary,[his he male or female]

Hilary Benn,

has said

he will not resign [or even sign]

over[ a barrel]

his backing of air [was it wind?}

strikes on Isis in Syria [ package holidays free for gun holders]

despite his party [birthday,perhaps]

leader ,[Ledenhosen]

Jeremy Cor, blimey,yn,

writing to all [ and sundry?}

Labour MPs

setting out his oppo [slang again]

sition to military

action. [equal and opposite reaction to follow?]

Benn’s insistence that

he would disagree [ and be so disagreeable as to spoil his birthday party?}

with  his leader  { Heil Mary!}

came [ as fast as a  slug,giggle]

David Cameron called [but I was on the toilet]

[on Labour MPs to back military [ in fashion again]

intervention in Syria and

“vote on the basis [ or is it basics?}

of the arguments”. [What is their basis?]

The prime minister said there [ or elsewhere]

was a compelling [entrancing and inviting]

case for Britain [ to pay back all it stole from the Empire]

’s involvement and insisted [like a tantrum of toddlers]

MPs would allow the country  [to endure]

to do “the right  [ethical?}

thing” [ that cat’s mother]

if they sup [with the devil]

and exported the government. [ to Samoa]

Benn’s stance effectively [in effect or strongly?]

challenges Corbyn [ to a duel or dual fuel?]

to allow members of the shadow [ night demons]

cabinet to vote  [and  also my sideboard will vote too]

Iwith their conscience or sack [ Send my sack  now,thanks]

him and other rebels. [Albert Camus?]

At a difficult meeting [ of the waters]

on Thursday,

around half the shadow

cabinet, [milk jug and tea pot]

including Benn,[ Nevis and Snowdon and more]

the deputy leader, Tom Watson, [Whats app son?]

the shadow education [well it is a mere shadow of what we learned]

secretary,

Lucy Powell, [sexism again]

the shadow lord [Don’t say it]

chancellor, Lord Falconer,

and

others

made it

clear

they were minded [by the army night and day]

to back the govern [ or even  commit effrontery]

ment’s case for extending[ drinking hours]

airstrikes when  [can air strike?}

put to a vote in

the Commons next week.[ the future was once fiction]

What does minatory mean?

From dictionary.com

minatory

or minatorial
[minuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
Spell Syllables
adjective
1.

menacing; threatening.
Origin of minatoryExpand
1525-1535

1525-35; < Late Latin minātōrius, equivalent to Latin minā () to menace+ -tōrious -tory1

Related formsExpand
minatorily, adverb
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Examples from the Web for minatoryExpand
Historical Examples
  • I had lugged my double-barrel thus far, a futile burden, unless when it served a minatory purpose among the drunken Klalams.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look.

    A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And now we know for all time that these countless scolding and minatory voices were not mere angry units, but that they were in.

    The German War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And to these his appeal was persuasive and suggestive, never didactic orminatory.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • No one concerned with the fundamentals of national well-being can ignoreanything so minatory.

    Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby
  • The unrestful, the well-organised and minatory sea had been advancing quickly.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • These visits she dreaded; they were grumbling and minatory, andenlivened by occasional oaths and curses.

    The Tenants of Malory Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • She actually defied him, though she was quite helpless, with someminatory sounds.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • The Left shout and shake fists at a row of steel-helmeted soldiers, withloaded rifles at the ready and a minatory machine-gun.

    The New Germany George Young
  • Ricci, detained by sickness, did not arrive until September 9th, and thenhe was the bearer of the minatory brief of June 16th.

British Dictionary definitions for minatoryExpand

minatory

/ˈmɪnətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective

1.

threatening or menacing
Derived Forms
minatorily, minatorially, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for minatoryExpand
adj.

“expressing a threat, 1530s, from Middle French minatoire, from Late Latinminatorius, from minat-, stem of minari “to threaten” (see menace (n.)).

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Artificial sweeteners [from a public Facebook post]

This is not written by me.I saw it on Facebook

(Cover of a later edition of ‘The Bell Jar’)

 

A KILLER IN YOUR FRIDGE

SWEET POISON..A MUST READ !!!

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn’t find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.If it says ‘SUGAR FREE’ on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ‘ASPARTAME,’ marketed as’Nutra Sweet,’ ‘Equal,’ and ‘Spoonful.’In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We’ve seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, ‘If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
Cramps,
Vertigo,
Dizziness,
Headaches,
Tinnitus,
Joint pain,
Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!’ People were jumping up during the lecture saying,’I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?’

Yes!
Yes!
Yes!
STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve ’tissue specimens.’

Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the ‘diet products’ and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

So called ‘behavior modification prescription drugs’ (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!Most of these children were being ‘poisoned’ on a daily basis with the very foods that were ‘better for them than sugar.’It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.’

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO’S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a ‘piece of the Aspartame pie.’I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn’t it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.
The bill was killed.It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you’re informed now!

Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.

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No depth is like the deepness of your eyes
No warmth is like the comfort of your smile
Yet sometimes love turns out to be unwise.
And joy can change to feelings dark and vile

Yet like blue glass your eyes compel my gaze.
Your lips invite me to  conjoin with mine.
Have I learned  so little wisdom in my days?
Am I a fool to pass this warning sign?

Yet hope is ever rising in the heart.
Despair is not to be embraced too soon;
and if God wills that our two ways must part
I'll face the error and receive my doom.

For humans must  all give and take of love.
So  tender like the  flutterings of a dove
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