Friday, May 29, 2009
A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to
Leave the examination room and said,
'Doctor, I am afraid to die..
Tell me what lies on the other side.'
Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know.'
'You don't know? You're, a Christian man,
and don't know what's on the other side?'
The doctor was holding the handle of the door;
On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,
And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room
And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said,
'Did you notice my dog?
He's never been in this room before.
He didn't know what was inside.
He knew nothing except that his master was here,
And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other side of death,
But I do know one thing...
I know my Master is there and that is enough.'
Note: Someone sent me the above and I love it!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Oversea Burmese are calling for her release, Supported by world celebrities, a global net campaign kick off and Leaders from different countries are talking....still Talking!!
The talking will work or not I do not know since there is no ears.
I read the following "letters to the editor column', from the Bangkok newspaper name, "The Nation", dated on may 28, 2009.
"Junta is manipulating
Re: Cash flow prevents a settlement in Burma". Letters, May 27.
One couldn't help feeling sorry for Michel Aung Thwin for having to dwell on a hypothetical explanation in order to put the Burmese junta in good stead.
While some individuals within the NGOs working on Burma might not like reconciliation or a softer tone from Hilary Clinton, I don't think the recent incident involving John Yettaw swimming to Aung San Suu Kyi's house is the handiwork of exiled opposition groups, as Michael Aung Thwin likes to suggest. I am more inclined to believe that the junta has plotted it.
It is evident that John Yettaw had entered Aung San Suu Kyi's compound in November last year: The incident was reported to the junta but the generals chose not to take any action at that time for reasons unknown. In fact, the reported potential security problem should have been taken care of, to avoid any such future intrusion.
One wonder, why junta, having full knowledge of Yettaw's intentional would allow him to re-enter the country and let him repeat the break-in, if it is not facilitating or permitting this scheme so that it can lock up Aung San Suu Kyi for more years.
As for the argument about a difference between a general election and Constituent assembly election, it is irrelevant. the NLD has the popular mandate to govern, while the junta has nothing to claim legitimacy except guns and oppression.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The death of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun was a shock for everyone mostly to South Korean public.
Not good to say but IF I were his wife...I am very happy that he dead! (oh I know I am bad!!). Now he is dead and his wife left with a bad life and will be hated by some Korean. What a love that this man had for his wife!!! Obviously Roh loved and cared about his name more than he wife. Where is in good or bad you stick with your spouse??
Re: Christina Applegate: Why She Had a Double Mastectomy: Christina Applegate: Why She Had a Double Mastectomy May 26, 2009 5:19 AM In response to: harpobear
Hello, I was diagnosed with BRCA-2 in May 2007 at the age of 45, and also had a pre-cancer positive biopsy. I had a double mastectomy in July 2007. My sister Bonnie, who was a year older than me, died of breast cancer in 2004. My sister Kim is a year younger than me, she had a double mastectomy in May 2007 for active breast cancer. My sister Kim is being treated at U of M, Michigan, for Cowden's disease, which is a rare genetic mutation that can cause breast cancer, among other cancers. I was asked to come out to U of M to be tested for the Cowden's disease. My doctor felt I should be tested for the BRCA mutation, which I did and it came back positive. I called U of M after to tell them the results of the BRCA test, they didn't believe me until they saw the results for themselves....you see Cowdens and BRCA very RARELY run in the same family, they know only a handful of cases worldwide. I asked U of M if they would have checked me for the BRCA or just the Cowden's, they were honest and said that they would never have thought to test me for the BRCA, because of the family history of Cowden. I thank God my doctor, Dr. John Slaim, had me tested for the BRCA, I would have fell through the cracks of rarity, he really did save my life. I had the Cowden's test done and was negative. I would have walked away from the hospital thinking that I dodged a bullet, only to have been diagnosed months later with full blown breast cancer. If there is anyone out there that are dealing with a genetic mutation in the family, I hope this makes them aware that they may have to take other genetic tests before they rule out a negative mutation for breast cancer!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I have this embarrassing problem that every time I ate bean (any kind of beans), it form me gas.......not small amount of gas folks but big one. I can see my stomach get blotching and starting to make noise. The only way to be cured for this problem is I have to FART out!!
The other day we had a house guest, Dr. Steve who knows about fish and lots of science stuff, I should say he knows about fish vaccine very well too. I do not know how's my brain works but give me a signal that I have to ask Steve .."Do Fish Fart, Steve?""
Steve said "Good question!." ... Steve said.."May be but let see what google said!" I realized that even a good science doctor do not know about "Fish Fart" for sure.
We found out Yes!!!!.....Fish do Fart but unfortunately only male! I was so happy for the female fish...What a good news and a good rest for them!! Scientists are still confusion on real fart or fake fart. The scientist should do more research on that! Me also still very interesting in about fish fart is real or not.....so if you guys know about it let me know please.
I am still planning to ask this question to another fish expert, Dr. Arlo. I will let you all know what is Dr. Arlo Fast's view on fish fart!
November 10, 2000
A quick question which I have been unable to find an answer to. Do fish fart?
— Alan, via the Internet
When you get a question like this you think, This is a golden opportunity to brighten up scientists' dull lives. I sent urgent inquiries all over the globe. Best response on the subject of whether fish fart: "They do if they're male."
Fish flatulence has not been a major focus of biological research, so the following is somewhat tentative. To some extent the answer depends on how you define "fart." Many fish have a swim bladder that they inflate or deflate as necessary to maintain buoyancy. Usually any expelled gas exits from the mouth and would properly be considered a burp. However, the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, gulps air into its stomach at the surface, then discharges it out the back door to attain the desired depth. Surely this qualifies as flatulence in the common sense of the term.
But purists may object that this isn't true farting--that is, a by-product of digestion. We then get into a somewhat speculative realm. In theory any animal's metabolism produces carbon dioxide, while bacteria in the gut produce methane. Both must be purged lest the fish lose the ability to control its buoyancy. Carbon dioxide is typically eliminated via gas transport to the gills; methane has to escape some other way. However, actual sightings of farting fish are rare--and let's face it, underwater this isn't a phenomenon that could be easily concealed. Some experts say digestive gases are consolidated somehow with the fish's feces, which are packed into a gelatinous tube and then expelled. (Frequently the fish then eats this--not for nothing is the study of fish called ichthyology.) The point is, no farts.
Some fish observers claim they see a telltale bubble or two escape from the stern of a fish after it has gulped air at the surface (I have heard this said of tarpon). But again, this is not strictly a product of digestion. On the Web I have seen the claim that inasmuch as coral is made of calcium carbonate, which when combined with stomach acid produces carbon dioxide, coral-eating fish ought to produce farts in abundance. If true, it seems to me, the critters in the vicinity of a typical coral reef should emit forests of bubbles unequaled since the days of Lawrence Welk--not the impression one usually gets. Then again, few visit reefs specifically for the purpose of detecting fish farts. In short, Alan, much research remains to be done. Maybe you could organize an expedition and let us know.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Grateful for You
Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs... who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants... The race began...Honestly no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as: 'Oh, WAY too difficult!' 'They will NEVER make it to the top.' or: 'Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!' The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one.... Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher... The crowd continued to yell, 'It is too difficult! No one will make it!' More tiny frogs got tired and gave up...But ONE continued higher and higher and higher... This one wouldn't give up!
At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top! THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?
It turned out... That the winner was DEAF!
The wisdom of this story is: Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart! Always think of the power words have. (There's life and death in the power of the tongue - Proverbs 18:21.) Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Therefore ALWAYS be POSITIVE!......
And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!
Always thinks God and I can do this!!
In my life there are some that I used to dream about it. Looking back, living in Burma, most of the feedback are not very positive..mostly negative. Let me flash back my life.....
I want to be a singer, want to have a record but I was told...
Then I want to be a lawyer but I was yold....
When my mom asked me to go to Hong Kong with her mostly I heard was....
Deep inside I do not want to go but I went and Guess what???
Yes...sometime good to be deaf!
Pray, ask God for protection and go for it! As the story said " By God leading.... I can do it.
No Christian is anonymous to God!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
I am not a politician so I do not know much about politic but I know what happening because I read! Like......I do not know how's my doctor transplanted a liver into my body in detail but I know what Organ Transplant is! Say.......I am not totally knowledgeless but I know what happening around.
OK let's see the new and the things that I do not understand!....
The News: Obama takes on the explosive topic a day after Senate, at the behest of majority Democrats, denied his request for $80 million(Thai Money Baht 2.8 Billion), to close the prison.
My question: What on earth the Obama request for $80 million? Is he knows that the value of $80 million? I am so glad that some Democrats, their heads and bodies are still attached and working well to denied of his request. I know Obama pays the Tax but so do I and the rest of good US citizens.
The News: Obama's plan of works...
#Using federal court to try those who have violated criminal law;
#Using military commissions to try those charged with violating the rules of war; and
# Transferring detainees to third countries when that is possible and does not pose security risk.
My question: #I respect of the rules of war but how could you deal with those people who do or did not understand or ignoring of the rules of war? Here Obama is playing guitar in front of the lion!!
ie...While we are treating Chicken Grill and giving prayer mats to Guantanamo detainees here the US Civilians, our missionary, our media men and our troops are getting their heads chop off??
#Transferring detainees to third countries! OK name me or to us that third countries which willing to take these wonderful presents that Obama are planning to send to them. My worry is...
Can Obama name them??
The News: Obama administration says the prison has become a "recruiting poster for al-Qaeda because prisoners were being held indefinitely without charges and some were subjected to "enhanced interrogation, including water boarding , a simulated drowning technique that Obama has called torture.
My Question: Do we need to use darling, honey, sweety, hello boys to detainees when interrogating? How well respond will get back? I think the detainees will laugh their butt off!! I do understand that you can not water boarding to good people but I do not understand that why can't the authority water boarding to the bad guys in order to get information which will or might prevent the next attacking??
Here we got 4 planes hited US Soil and got killed 3600 ++ and more still killing....for that the Obama said this water boarding and simulated drawing is torture!! Is he President or Preacher?? What's a poohter!! Sound like revenging right? Ask me that I have the answer for you but now this will be another blog.
The News: ....When prisons close, inmates must either be released or sent to other jails and Obama sill "has not decided where some of the detainees will be transferred," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday.
My Question: Where and How the Obama starting to think about this plan? What are the objectives of this plan? Our President need a good night sleep now. I just blog to say... I do not understand!!
The news: The Lawmakers from both houses of Congress have gone on record criticising the lack of specific plans about where to house inmates who are considered too dangerous for release or transfer to other countries.......
While France has accepted ONE prisoner, other European allies have refused or given non-specific commitments.
My Question: Why France has accepted only one prisoner? Why only one? Why not 2? This is what I understand on the France......Because they are using their brains!! Why other European allies have refused to give commitments? ..... Because they also do using their heads too!! People need happy not worry.
Well one thing I do understand that the USA, my country, has "Prisoners for sale"!!
I do not understand What going on in our Obama's head but this is my wish...I hope that Obama is not only eager to built his name sake good but for the sake of USA people....only!!
Good luck Mr. President on your Guantanamo detainees plan!! I love you Mr. President but I do not understand!!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I got the following email from a dear friend of mine who lives in PANAMA. She is a Catholic. I like her alot because she is one of my friends who has huge thought about me, kind to me, pray for me when I was sick and nice to every workers we had! I have know her for a long time. We used to fish together in the Caribbean Sea, actually many times. I remembered that she just sat in the boat, not dare to touch nothing because she is a pure city lady looks meantime here I was enjoying so much catching fish!! She came with us as a evening outing.
I love fishing!! The best part is cooking the fish that you catch for the day. Some time we even can shared to our farm workers. It was a very nice time of living in the Shrimps Farms. I love fishing but the rest I hated that Country (I won't mention the name of the country as a nice diplomatic gesture!!). So small and nothing to do much, the size of the country is slightly bigger than a Village!! But.... I love to go back there just as a tourist (may be as a fishing trip), not to stay there like part of my 6 years as I did before!!
I miss you Poppe.
OK Let see what she sent to me!!
"The movie Corpus Christi is due to be released this June to August.
This disgusting film set to appear in America later this year and it depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals! As a play, this has already been in theatres for a while.
It's called Corpus Christi ' which means ' The Christ Body.' It's a revolting mockery of our Lord. But, we can make a difference. That's why I am sending this e-mail to you. If you do send this around, we may be able to prevent this film from showing in America and South Africa .
Apparently, some regions in Europe have already banned the film. We need a lot of prayers and a lot of e-mails.
As a Christian I want to take a stand in what I believe in and stop the mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior.
At the risk of a bit of inconvenience, I'm forwarding this to all I think would appreciate it. Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. It will take you less than 2 minutes to pass it on.
If you are not interested, or do not have the 2 Minutes it will take to do this , please don't complain when God does not have time for you, because He is far busier than we are.
Remember, Jesus said 'Deny Me on earth and I'll deny you before my Father'."
Helen Said: You no need to send this email to no one. As I am a true Christian, I don't care how many movies came out against My God Christ! You know why???????
"A ture Christian faith does not depend on Hollywood or other's making movies which the only main interest for them is "to make the money"!!.
"A true Christian faith is deep and firm!! For me the trust, the believing, the love and the faith that I have for Christ, there is nothing can't destroy it!!"
You know when I die some point you all will forget me but Christ said...."Heaven and Earth will move a way but my name shall stay forever and ever". After 2009 years, Indeed.."Jesus Christ is still living" and see how many (including me) are still loving him and worshiping him!!! I would say many many people.
I am not worry at all. My God can taking care of business..actually all the business in God's time and in God's ways.
I see a very clear picture here which is Hollywood not have done yet. It's a movie I would call "Becareful"!! Some (not all) , they are taking advantage of the niceness, the tenderness,, the patient of Christianity. Let me tell you if you did such kind of movie to other people's religion or religions..."You might get your heads chop off".. but here my God tell me....
"Love your neighbour as you love yourself":...... Yes Christ said to me also ....."Deny Me On Earth and I Will Deny You Before My Father".
God is Good!! Very Good!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Michigan man donates kidney, part of liver
6:04 AM CDT, May 19, 2009
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. -
A Detroit-area man has been in a giving mood when it comes to his organs.
The Detroit News reports Bruce Coburn donated 60 percent of his liver to his wife, Carolyn, in January 2008. And last month, he helped her sister, Patricia Moylan, who had been waiting for a donor kidney.
Richmond, Va.-based United Network for Organ Sharing says the 40-year-old man from Macomb County's Macomb Township is the first living double organ donor in Michigan, and the 18th such donor nationwide. Bruce Coburn says he would donate again if doctors allowed him.
Bruce Coburn's wife needed a transplant because of autoimmune hepatitis, where the body's immune system attacks liver cells. Her sister was diagnosed nearly 14 years ago with polycystic kidney disease. ------ Information from: The Detroit News, http://www.detnews.com
BBC NEWS Americas Guatemala murder scandal deepens
Guatemala murder scandal deepens !!
Guatemala's Congress has received a 35,000-strong petition calling for President Alvaro Colom to be stripped of his immunity from prosecution.
The petition's organisers want Mr Colom to be tried over allegations he ordered the killing of a prominent lawyer.
The lawyer, who was shot dead on 10 May, had recorded a video saying that if he was found dead, the president and his advisers would be responsible.
President Colom has denied any involvement in the murder.
A UN-backed commission, set up to tackle corruption in Guatemala, has been asked to investigate the case. The FBI is also offering assistance.
On Monday, a group of lawyers delivered the 35,000 signatures calling on Congress to begin moves that could lead to the president's impeachment.
There have been demonstrations for and against Mr Colom
"If we don't get a reply in eight days, we'll continue with peaceful protests through a national strike," said Luis Perez Alvarez, one of the petition's organisers.
"We don't want to bring down the government, nor are we conspiring against it. We just want justice."
The continuing crisis is nevertheless worrying outside observers. European Union ambassadors met President Colom on Monday to voice their concerns at growing violence in the country and to call for an "independent and impartial investigation" into the case.
The Rio Group, which brings together Latin American nations, also expressed its concern at the current situation, while stressing its support for "the democratic institutions and the constitutional government" of Guatemala.
The head of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, is due to arrive in Guatemala on Thursday.
Analysts say the crisis could threaten Guatemala's weak democracy. The country only emerged from a long-running civil war a decade ago and is plagued by high levels of corruption and crime.
Mr Colom, elected in November 2007, is the Central American country's first left of centre leader for half a century.
In an interview with BBC Mundo last week, Mr Colom stressed that he had no idea why the lawyer, Rodrigo Rosenberg, would have recorded such allegations.
He said that he had no intention of standing down, not even temporarily while investigations s are under way, saying his was "completely clear".
In the video, Mr Rosenberg said he might be targeted because he represented a prominent businessman, Khalil Musa, who was killed in March along with his daughter, Marjorie Musa.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Someone sent me the above!! What is he, Colom saying? He, Colom is facing lots of questions but he, Colom forgot what he has done to 3 people, one of is our friends Marjorie!! If you do not know who Colom is.... He is the President of Guatemala.
OK this one is I found it myself....She is Mrs. Colom!! What is she saying? like husband, like wife??
What is the public saying??
"Thou Shall Not Kill"!! is one of the Ten Commandments.
Women Political Prisoners in Burma
Thi Thi Aung was arrested and imprisoned for contact with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi following a 1996 student demonstration. She served six years and eight months of her seven year sentence, refusing to sign section 401(1) three times.
I was arrested in 1996, after leaving Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s home. I had gone there to inform her about the demonstration that had just taken place on December 2. I was arrested on December 3. They accused me of making a speech at the demonstration, even though I didn’t.After my arrest, I was taken to MI 12 Interrogation Centre. I was veiled from the time of my arrest and my thumbs were handcuffed together.I was put in a darkened room and from then I couldn’t tell if it was day or night. I estimated I was there for five days and four nights.
I wasn't offered food or drink for many hours. The room smelled terrible. It had only a very small stool in it. This was a torture chair, very high and about 10 inches big. It had no back so you couldn’t lean back.I was thrown into the room, and before the interrogation MI personnel slammed the door several times, very hard and in a very threatening manner.
Then a group of MI personnel came into the room and veiled me again before they started questioning me. Then they asked me about my actions again and again. They asked me if my actions were by order of NLD Central Executive Committee members or not. When I refused to answer they hit me with a book that was about three inches thick, many times. They couldn't get the answer they wanted so they hit me again and again, and accused me of organising people in the township against the regime. All this time I wasn't free of the thumb cuffs so I couldn't re-adjust my sarong.
They left, and later I was offered some food and water. I was offered this only three times during the whole interrogation that was four days and the first two times I was offered food that was rotten. I only had real food one time. I was only offered limited water, which wasn’t enough for me. I was thirsty all the time.
Then I was taken to Insein prison - before they sent me there I was veiled again and turned around many times so as not to know the way.
When I was in Insein I was put into a cell and prison authorities gave food to me in a very rude manner, without opening the cell door, like throwing the bowl at me. A lot of food was spilled and wasted. I was only allowed outside the cell for 15 minutes to take a bath.
I was only allowed to have five cups of water for my bath.There were two of us in the cell. We only had one mat and one blanket for two people, so we had to sleep on the concrete floor. Before the trial I had to live like this for a month. When I was arrested I had no extra clothes with me so when I washed my clothes I had to wear the blanket.
The woman I shared a cellblock with was also arrested under Article 5j, but she was just a sightseer, not an activist or participant in the demonstration. She was imprisoned as an example to the public of what happens to people who support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi- military intelligence personnel told me that.
I was put on trial after a month in Insein. I had to spend one year in the cell compound only being allowed out for thirty minutes a day for both walking and cleaning. My family was not allowed to visit until one month after the trial. Prison authorities ordered all of the political prisoners to follow the 18 prison principles and ordered us to repeat the principles to them. When we refused to do this the prison authorities took careful notes of our names and prison numbers. Five of us were transferred to Tharyarwaddy prison on November 15, 1997, and we thought it was because we had refused to repeat the principles.
My life at Tharyarwaddy was worse than it was at Insein until ICRC started to visit Tharyarwaddy prison at the end of 1999. After ICRC started to visit it got a little bit more comfortable. When I first got to Tharyarwaddy prison the food was so bad and hard like a stone, almost rotten. We had rice and bean soup for lunch and boiled vegetables for dinner. Those soups were like water. I don't remember the exact date, but there was one day that the food was in very bad condition, brownish red rice and hard like wood so we couldn't eat it. So we complained, step by step, to the prison authorities, first to the warden, then to the warden in charge, then to the officer in charge, then to his superior, four steps, but they didn't care. We requested peacefully and explained that we were transferred from Insein and our families could not visit us very often and that the food they had given us was not proper for our health. But the prison authorities did not care.
Most of the female political prisoners started to refuse to eat the food from the prison and we only had a few snacks supplied from our families. That lasted for three days. Prison authorities ignored us. After that we went on hunger strike, although we did not declare this to the authorities. We ate nothing. Two days later my family came and visited me. They were allowed this visit by the authorities. I informed my family of the situation and asked my family to inform Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. To do this I had to pay the prison reporter not to take notes during my families visit that day, so that I could inform my family secretly.
The hunger strike lasted one week. When it got to six days there was some news of it broadcast by the media because Daw Aung San Suu Kyi informed them. Some MI from Rangoon arrived and took me out of my cell. The female political prisoners who had not been eating anything were so weak. We couldn't move or talk and some suffered from diarrhoea, but even then the prison authorities didn't change the food. They told me not to say anything about our conditions to the MI. I said nothing to the prison authorities and I went to meet the MI.
MI asked me why we were on a hunger strike and I explained that the regime always declares to the international community that they put political prisoners under very good conditions when we actually live under very bad conditions. Food and medicine are substandard and our health suffers. MI told me that I had to live under these conditions because this prison is a remote prison, but finally MI met with the prison authorities and they set a date to change the food. The food changed after that date. The prison officer who allowed my family to visit me when all this started was then transferred to another prison.I believe the transfer was a direct result of allowing me a family visit where he didn’t take notes. In fact MI investigated the whole event and that officer was transferred. Thanks to us all political prisoners in Tharyarwaddy had good rice. Food conditions changed from that point for all prisoners there.
The hunger strike happened in early January 1998, soon after I was transferred. We were put in a cell compound in Tharyarwaddy that was not secure, so we were seen during bathing. That was the case until the ICRC started to visit. We really struggled in prison. The prison doctor was so brutal towards political prisoners. He didn’t take care of our health. Because of the bad conditions I now suffer from kidney ailments.
When political prisoners suffered from diseases he didn't treat us properly.
On National Day we sang political songs and were punished for twelve days. They cancelled our sentence reduction to which we were legally entitled. I had to stay in prison 30 more days than my casemate because I made this protest.I never signed section 401(1). I was offered to sign it three times. The first time was when I had served 5 yrs and 8 months. I refused. Those who did sign were treated with care. When they were released they were taken directly home to their families. When I was released I was shoved on a bus, carelessly. That's all.
Monday, May 18, 2009
long struggle with a terminal illness, ﬁlmed by
her best friend, has been tipped for an Emmy
"She was projectile vomiting and she looks up at me and says, 'Why aren't you filming this? This is what cancer is'," a tearful Stewart recounts in the harrowing film, Farrah's Story, which aired in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Now commentators in America are saying the heartrending documentary – effectively Fawcett's curtain call – could result in an Emmy for the actress, named as an executive producer. It is an industry honour that has eluded her so far.
Fawcett, who soared to fame as the blonde bombshell private eye in the original Charlie's Angels TV series, appears close to death in the final scenes of the film, so ill and sedated that she doesn't recognise her own son.Her longtime companion, film star Ryan O'Neal, is seen on camera sobbing and shaking as he says: "We had all better brace ourselves."
Fawcett first began a simple video diary of her treatment in the early days after she was diagnosed with a rare anal cancer in September 2006.But it soon turned into an extraordinary, unsparing record of a painful two-and-a-half-year rollercoaster ride of hopes raised and dashed repeatedly throughout gruelling treatments.
Fawcett turned the project into a documentary after fellow cancer sufferers urged her to go public with her fight in an effort to highlight the need for early detection and more research.
There are hopeful moments in the film and Fawcett shows incredible resilience, but even as she vows to fight on the tale becomes progressively bleaker. The 62-year-old is shown most recently in bed at home, barely conscious under a heap of bedclothes, after O'Neal said she had "pretty much" stopped receiving treatment. He said he would wake her up to watch the documentary.
After many treatments had caused her agony but spared what her Los Angeles doctor Lawrence Piro called "the most famous hair in the world", Fawcett is seen late in the film with her hair falling out in clumps. She shaves most of it off, then shows her head to the camera, bald but for a remaining blond fringe.
She films a roomful of nervous doctors telling her that a peanut-sized tumour in her rectum had spread cancer cells to her liver. "Suddenly there were nine tumours in my liver," she says.
The LA doctors could not operate on the original tumour without a colostomy. So Fawcett is documented beginning multiple trips to Germany for delicate surgery and several alternative chemotherapies and laser treatment on the liver tumours.
Stewart films the excruciating procedures as surgeons push long needles through her rib cartilage to inject chemicals directly into the liver tumours. Fawcett groans and cringes in pain. O'Neal stands quietly weeping nearby. "I'm scared. Farrah taught me how to live," O'Neal sobs.
He has been her on-off boyfriend since they got together in 1982.In her Charlie's Angels days she was Farrah Fawcett-Majors – married to Lee Majors, who played a bionic man in the equally popular science fiction TV show Six Million Dollar Man. They separated in 1979 and there is no mention of him in the documentary.
But O'Neal, whose biggest screen hit was the 1970 blockbuster Love Story, is now her constant companion. "I've loved her more these last years than ever... she doesn't want anyone to pity her or worry. She puts up a brave fight as if everything is fine, when it's not," said O'Neal.
Fawcett also had to battle the gossip sheets after a hospital insider sold copies of her medical records to the National Enquirer tabloid.
At the height of her fame, Fawcett posed for a cheesy but iconic swimsuit poster that became synonymous with American glamour and sold 12m copies worldwide. Less well known is that after Charlie's Angels she had a respectable movie career and won acclaim for stage acting off Broadway in New York.
Fawcett does not reveal if she knows what caused her cancer. Most cases of anal cancer are sparked by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. Smoking can also be a factor.
Fawcett is seen in the documentary celebrating with whoops of joy and a Mexican holiday a year ago, after treatment breakthroughs prompted her German doctors to call her a walking miracle. But it was short-lived. She sobs on camera when a scan last summer showed a new tumour in her anus and fresh tumours in her liver. "I feel like a dog who has been to the vet too many times," Fawcett says weakly as last-ditch surgery in Germany and trial treatments in LA fail.
Her 91-year-old father Jim flew in from Texas earlier this month, reportedly to bid her goodbye.
Meanwhile, it had been kept from Fawcett that her son with Ryan O'Neal, Redmond, 24, was in jail on charges of possessing heroin.
Just days ago, Dr Piro wrote to the judge in Redmond's case asking if he could be released to see his mother for what might be the last time.Redmond O'Neal is seen on camera in his prison jumpsuit, having his handcuffs taken off by an accompanying guard, but remaining shackled at the ankles as he bends close to his mother over the bed and says: "Mommy? It's Redmond. It's your son."
Today the shops are order to be closed to avoid the demonstration. I am very sad for Burmese people. What a life to live for!!
Suu Kyi's doctor freed, ahead of her trial May 17, 2009 03:52 EDT
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) --
Myanmar's military rulers have released the personal doctor of jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi .He was taken from his home May 7, a day after an American was arrested near Suu Kyi's residence.
Authorities accuse Suu Kyi of harboring the man, who swam secretly across a lake to her house.It is not known why the doctor was arrested, but a spokesman for Suu Kyi's democracy group has said his detention may have been related to the American swimmer.
Suu Kyi goes on trial tomorrow for allegedly violating terms of her house arrest by sheltering the American, reportedly a Vietnam War-era veteran.
She had been scheduled to be freed next week after six consecutive years of house arrest. The Nobel Peace Prize-winner now faces up to five years in prison if convicted on the new charges.
Reading the above news...seen to me her doctor, her house keepers, may be her lawyers who ever people around her will be in trouble.. moreover I should say they are in danger.
Suu Kyi..I should say she is "like father, Like daughter"! When my years in Burma, her news was very very limited....almost nothing beside visiting to her mother sometime. One year of her visited she never went back to England after seeing how Burma is!
Like her father the country come first! She puts her husband, her two sons, her good life behind and .......the rest is a history which is still witting on.
Wish all the best to Suu Kyi!!
My thinking for the visitor, Mr Yattaw.....
1. What is his future?
Good luck Mr Yattaw!
Friday, May 15, 2009
I can't speak for other life but I learn that marry to someone is easy but maintain the married life is Oh my holy.... not easy at all. Making baby is very good but raising a child is what a responsibilities!!
Today is my Church Wedding Anniversary Day! One of the most happy days of my life as all the girls feel on their wedding day unless you are forced to marry to an ugly, smelly man with load of money. (don't laugh it can be happen to you!!). It happened to lots of girls in around the world may be in Asia....the most!!
Married life is a "Voyages". This married voyages is like other voyages it is not forever full of flowers!! Sometime there will be a road block or stinky roads for you to pass on. The question is how we are going to pass on that bad part of your married life??
Here are some ways of people trying to face the road block of married life!!
1. Becoming a heavy drinker and got drunk every night!
2. Get the secret new lovers!
3. Spending money in every way to release the pain! Shopping, Travelling and partying!
4. Go to special sex service places!
5. Talk to married consular!....etc.... the last one is.......
I can't say much more but I will say this...IF God offered you anything you wanted, what would you ask for?
I will ask for 2 things....
1. I want Christ to lead my generation to my next generation from Shan to lists goes on.......Only Christ!!
2. Even we are not a wonderful perfect couple, I want to be Robins's wife the rest of my life!
I will end my diary for today with.....................
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your won husbands......."
"Husbands, love your wives...."
Thursday, May 14, 2009
¿Hasta cuándo seguiremos con la actitud conformista que ha caracterizado a los ciudadanos de Guatemala?
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Group A: Women in this group.... They are not beautiful but they have style. They present very well with class, with clothes which make them look beautiful and expensive. i.e: Michelle Obama, Babara Walter, Jakie Kennedy. Michelle's mouth, Babara's nose and Jakie's jaws are bad but combine together they look class.
Group B:Women in this group...They are beautiful but just do not know how to dress beside just big boob with no class. i.e: Pamela Anderson, Britney Spare
Group C: Women in this group...not beautiful but also very trying and very exposing!! i.e Ivana Trump, Joy Behar.
Group D: Women in this group beautiful with boob also exposing with Class!! i.e: Scarlett Johensen, Queen Latifa, Jennifer Hudson, Peneloppe Cruz
Group E: Women have nothing but pretty face, sexy with fun. i.e:Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon:
Now back to YOKO ONO, Where can I put her in above groups??
This is what I see her...She is not beautiful, Not stylish, Not likable, Not sweet, But Mean face and ugly!! I just dislike her sun glasses which she puts on rain, sunny, cloudy or smoky!! But..................... She got John Lennon!!
I lived in Guatemala for 10 years. Guatemala City is beautiful, has good weather with lovely people. It is also a place that If you are rich and famous you have to be very careful. There are some a few people that need to go around with body guards!!
Marjorie and her father got killed by being a nice honest person. Now lately her lawyer also got killed!! It is a sad said situation. Like Silvia said...they are living with a terror movie!! I fully understand that.
May Marjorie rest in peace and sure she is with God! My thought are with the rest of people who love her and her father.
Here is a translation done by a previous student of mine that is posted on fb.
Transcript of the written document left behind by the lawyer [Rodrigo Rosenberg] before being shot to death:
Rodrigo Rosenberg's Declaration, prior to his death
If you are reading this message, it means that I, Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, was murdered by the President's Private Secretary Gustavo Alejos and his associate Gregorio Valdez, with the approval of mister Alvaro Colom and Sandra de Colom.
The reason for which Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez have ordered my death, and for which the President of the Republic Alvaro Colom has approved it, is because until the day I was killed, I was the lawyer for two incredible Guatemalans, Mister Khalil Musa and his daughter Marjorie Musa, and knew exactly how Alvaro Colom, Sandra de Colom, Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez were responsible for this cowardly assassination, which I made known to them and to anyone who could and would hear me.
I was a 47 year old Guatemalan, with 4 beautiful children, with the best brother one could ask in life, with wonderful friends, and with an overwhelming desire to live in my country, but I could not have lived with myself without rebelling, arming myself with valor and denouncing before all Guatemalans who have principles and values the real reasons for the deaths of Mister Khalil Musa and his daughter Marjorie Musa, without regarding the consequences, and understanding that my life was in danger, I wanted to leave behind this testimony, should something come to happen to me, as it unfortunately did.
It was Alvaro Colom who, through Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez, asked for the collaboration of Mister Khalil Musa to form part, Ad honorem, of the board for Banrural, without Mister Khalil Musa being aware of the illegal, million-dollar business transactions taking place daily in Banrural, which range from money laundering to the deviation of public funds to non-existent programs belonging to the President’s wife, Sandra de Colom, as well as the funding of paper firms employed for drug-dealing.
It was Alvaro Colom, in agreement with Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez, who withheld Mister Khalil Musa’s already signed appointment, without his knowledge, for over three months, for in reality they had no intention whatsoever of granting him this post, but were using his good name with the argument that if new quotas of power were not distributed, Mister Khalil would denounce the corruption with which Banrural’s General Manager Fernando Peña operates this bank at his whim, for the service of Mrs. Sandra de Colom, as an associate and financier with the funds of the bank and of the businesses owned by Gregorio Valdez and Gustavo Alejos, without the bank’s president, José Angel López, doing anything to stop Fernando Peña from turning Banrural into the dwelling for thieves, drugdealers and murderers which it is now.
With the impunity with which Guatemalans in recent years have granted to thieves and murderers, José Angel López, Fernando Peña and the cowardly Gerardo de León directly threatened and intimidated Mister Khalil Musa a few weeks before his assassination, so that he’d give up his post and Mister Khalil Musa, as a true gentleman, told them he had no problem with his appointment being canceled, as it was Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez, in agreement with our most splendid President Alvaro Colom and his perennial shadow, Sandra de Colom.
Mister Khalil Musa let Gustavo Alejos and Alvaro Colom know that he’s decided not to take part in the board of Banrural to avoid troubles, but they asked that he give them time, as all was getting resolved, without Mister Khalil Musa having the slightest idea that once the thieves and murderers had everything settled, they would kill him along with his daughter, Marjorie Musa (whose only crime was to be an exemplary daughter who always accompanied her father), as he’d served his purpose, without caring for anything or anyone and with the utter leisure of knowing that good Guatemalans would once more do absolutely nothing, justifying their inactivity in the impotence which always pervades us, or simply saying “Most likely, they were involved in something…”
Boasting lack of moral principles or values and of the vaguest sense of shame, Gustavo Alejos, after trying to invent other theories who nobody accepted on the grounds of the moral virtue of the victims, personally told Mister Khalil Musa’s family that he’d regrettably been assassinated for the horrible problems which exist in Banrural, reaching the point that the very President Alvaro Colom invites one of Mister Khalil Musa’s political relatives to his office to confirm what’s been said by his Private Secretary.
Now you can understand why neither Alvaro Colom and much less Gustavo Alejos publicly declared what they told to the family of Mister Khalil Musa and his daughter Marjorie Musa, and ordered the corrupt and incompetent Secretary of the Interior and the nonexistent Attorney General to let this assassination slide, as always occurs with the murders, thefts and violations which have thrust Guatemala into its darkest depths.
Day by day this horrible story repeats itself and fills with grief one more of our Guatemalan families, while good Guatemalans decide to look the other way and pray it’s not our turn.
It’s enough! Let’s rescue our country from thieves, murderers and drugdealers, and once united, let us reclaim our Guatemala, our values and our faith in justice, and let us kick out the current puppet we have for president, and let us imprison the thieves and murderers, starting with Gustavo Alejos, Gregorio Valdez, Fernando Peña and Gerardo de León, among others, and once and for all, let us demand the resignation of all the current members of Congress, all of who, with very few exceptions, are a bunch of thieves, and let us start all over again, for the love of God and our country.
Surely the cowards will try to defend themselves by staining the memory of Mister Khalil Musa or his daughter Marjorie Musa, and will try to convince Guatemalans that this is all a new ploy, but in the end, the one and only truth that matters is that if you are reading this message, it’s because I, Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, was murdered by Gustavo Alejos and Gregorio Valdez, with the approval of Mister Alvaro colom and Sandra de Colom, for refusing to allow the vile and cowardly assassination of two incredible people like Mister Khalil Musa and his daughter Marjorie Musa to become another statistic, thus continuing to hand over my country to the killers, cowards, thieves and drugdealers who currently govern it.
Rodrigo Rosenber Marzano
I remind Mister Vicepresident of the Republic, Doctor Rafael Espada, that he who’s silent, yields, and that you are neither a thief nor a murderer, and should be the first one to head the movement to recover our Guatemala, and make the law be carried out with the help of all the good Guatemalans who support it without reserve.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When you hear "Acai Berry", most people know they come from Brazil. One of in my old blogs I did mention about this Acai Juice. During recovering time from my liver transplant I met this lady who is agent for the Acai Juice seller at the spa in Gainesville, Fl.! I fell for her talking about how wonderful Acaiberry juice is....
See the picture here...I got told that I had liver cancer, cut off part of my liver, after one year came back 2 pin points size of lesions, changed my liver!! Me, a woman who was fighting the cancer and
Then here a lady who talk only good things about Acai Berry. Showed me the Acai magazine with some dudes photos saying these people are getting healthy just drinking Acai Berry including those who were poor people before but after selling Acai Berry they becoming milliners!! I do not care much for that but when she said..it prevent CANCER, my eyes popped up, bought and drink them each days. See the first photo of Acai juice bottles, that's was what I was drinking for.... oh...I think 3 -5 months.
Later I realize that so expensive for that sucker!! I dropped buying from her but still getting from the Grocery Store which is a bit cheaper! Well of course the container are less fancier than bought from the dealer, as above photos!!
I read the following article from Google search. This is what I believe...no matter how much you drink Acai without exercises, well balance diet, vitamins and mineral water there is no wonder work....none!!! Your butt will be big, your stomach will be stick out, you chin will be dropped, your cheek will be fat, your tights will be rub each other and you will be depress without exercise!! Well, knife works for some but for how long?? Even with knife you still need to maintain by exercise!!
My conclusion is..Acai might help but you still need to do the works. As I trust in God also I have to do the works. Remember God give us Acai Berry but we still need to work. God will never go buy the juice for you nor won't be the driver of you to go get the Acai Juice!! God is very Smart!!!
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Essential fatty acids
Acai is found naturally in the Amazon rain forest, where natives there have been consuming this berry for thousands of years as a source of nutrition.
Acai Berry Wonder is similar to Acai Berry Boom, another Acai berry supplement. Acai Berry Wonder does not make any claims per se of what it will do for your health but rather, makes claims about the Acai berry itself- such as boasting Acai’s potential ability to fight cancerous cells, slow down the aging process, enhance sexual desire and performance, and promote healthier and younger looking skin.
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-Not approved by the FDA
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-Lacking in customer support and information
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Unfortunately, there is scant information available on what the supplement contains and how to take it. In addition, the toll-free phone number listed on the website has a very long wait time in order to speak with a product representative. This makes acquiring important information on the product difficult and time-consuming.
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