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I'm currently reading 2 books

This one is a wonderful read....LOST IN SHANGRI-LA by Mitchell Zuckoff.

In this true story,of a war US air-force plane downed in 1945 by pilot error in NEW GUINEA, it makes mention of GREMLINS.

GREMLINS is a term used by FLYING PEOPLE to describe anything that can go wrong. It is folklore.

Ronald Dahl, the famous writer and also a WW2 pilot wrote his first book:

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His first children's book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore.[75] All the RAF pilots blamed the gremlinsfor all the problems with the plane. The book, which First Lady of the US Eleanor Roosevelt read to her grandchildren,[75] was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943.[76] Dahl went on to create some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaJames and the Giant PeachThe WitchesCharlie and the Great Glass ElevatorThe BFG,George's Marvellous Medicine and Fantastic Mr Fox.
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Having never been sick, I didn't know about this but my wife has a reading of 98.


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Dr Turf (John Rothfield) was on ABC's "GRANDSTAND" last night.

He is surely entertaining.

Of Mickey Arthurs:

"He may be suing for 4 million but looking at his record all he deserves is a couple of buttons and a straw hat"

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and of Darren Lehman:

"he's been made to be a cricket coach or Homer Simpson in a stage musical"
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Saw this great commercial on SKY NEWS (UK) this morning.

Made in Uruguay,Suarez's homeland (Liverpool soccer fame)

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Dr Turf....2003


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An early memory of John Rothfield is opening the door for Gwen the SP bookmaker collecting small debts from his mother in the 1960s.

"Anything with the word 'Royal' in it, she bet on," he says in a loving tone critical of sentimental betting.

On Saturdays he would accompany his father to the race track. "I was betting bigger than him by the time I was 16."

And he used his mother's phone account to place bets before he learnt to shave. It was a fairytale beginning for the man who now answers to "Dr Turf". With that pedigree he was never going to finish university as he studied the form guide under the cloisters and "bet accordingly and lost accordingly".

"I was taught how to read a form guide and how to bet by a genius, John Duncan, who took me under his wing. He proved to me that it was a science."

Wouldn't it have been better for him to teach you not to bet?

No, because he knew that if you were diligent, prepared to put the time in, and had a mathematical ability, you could bet and win.

Is gambling your main earner?

I don't bet thousands on a horse but I can make enough to make a difference. When I was not married and didn't have a media career ... I have for years at a time supported myself through gambling.

Rothfield gave his first tip on the radio as part of the Punter to Punter team with comedians Slim Whittle and Tony Rickards on 3RRR in the early '80s. "Neither of them knew which end of the horse food came out of." He is currently a panellist on The Fat and a Saturday broadcaster on 3AW with Trevor Marmalade and Tony Leonard. In his home office he is surrounded by pictures of racing finishes, a computer screen on the desk that he checks sporadically for information as we speak, and a huge television screen fixed on the racing channel. Rothfield speaks with the speed and clarity of a racecaller as he rests his feet on the desk in an attempt at nonchalance. Poker feet.

How do you verse your three daughters in gambling?

Well, they are girls, for starters. I don't know any serious female gamblers. Maybe that's because I don't hang around poker machine lounges. But they sit here and love watching the races on the telly. The eight-year-old told me she went to the library at lunchtime the other day and taught the kids what colour boxes the different greyhounds come out from.

But would you like them to be a chip off the old block?

Oh, I'm happy to teach them anything they want to know about the gambling profession, anything they want to know. As long as they approach it in a semi-professional way. You either approach it that way or you lose everything you invest.

Rothfield bets on the football and tennis but his main caper is horses. He shares three horses yet to race and has part-owned a few winners - including hurdlers - in his time. He says he loves animals. He also says that despite the fact that hurdle races are dangerous, it is better for old horses to jump than catch a float to the knackery. "I've got lots of mates in the (hurdles) game and I'm happy to support them," he says. "I can drive through the country and I can see emaciated horses in poor paddocks with sores on them. I don't see the RSPCA kicking up a fuss about these horses - and there is probably a million of them."

Rothfield can be outspoken. His criticism of the racing industry earned him the sack from his breakfast gig with Kevin Bartlett on Sport 927 four years ago. "He's not going back to Richmond until the board's gone and I'm not going back to Sport 927 until the board's gone."

Bartlett made a huge impact on his former breakfast partner and now friend. Rothfield says the past champion footballer and coach is a staunchly loyal person. "He is self-deprecating and witty, with a mind like a steel trap, it's just that he's got a face like a twisted prune."

Rothfield had mates on the track but they have scattered as the nature of horse racing changed. He sits alone at his desk, poised by the telephone, watching the races on television and calculating his chances.

"Ten years ago I went everywhere and every week. But now from April to September and the end of November through to January the racetrack is a lonely place. It's more modernised. It doesn't have the crowds and crowds bring atmosphere."

Do you go to the casino?

Look, I bet on anything but I have not spent one cent in the casino for about three years. These are machines; the blackjack table is a machine in a way. These are fixed odds that tell you that you cannot win. You can win today or next week but you cannot win over time. I have an issue with poker machines. Maybe that's gambling snobbery. You can't win, they are f---ing mindless. You don't even get to pull a handle any more. Everything is contrived to relax and draw money out of people.

Would you do an anti-pokie advertisement with Tim Costello?

I don't think I could.

Why not? You are a professional, successful gambler. You could say, "Look I've done the mathematics ..."

You know, ah, look, I'll look at it.

Have you ever felt glory as a gambler?

Yeah, you can't help that. If you've done something really clever like found a horse that everyone else pooh-poohed. If you are proved right in something you have pride.

But it's a solitary pursuit. You can't do a lap of honour. Who do you celebrate a win with?

You're right. Melissa (his wife) always comments how if I watch a race she doesn't know whether I won $1000 or lost $1000.

What can you aspire to as a gambler?

I think your telephone betting account balance is your own reward.

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Previous post...if you can't get into that film clip,here's the youtube link...it's about an amazing underground system of an African ant colony.

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Do you know the famous duo of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore?

I was looking for another video but found this horse one instead.

Not my cup of tea but it is racing


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This clip(audio) is for "G" laistening and I can assure you that the first 37 seconds or so is great comedy. 
It was made as some kind of statement to the BRITISH CENSORSHIP at the time, it was a time of what to do with the book "Lady Chatterley's Lover". Banned.

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Dudley Moore looks like Brendan Zeraffa,agree?

or maybe a bit of Simon Marshall.
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I love my new macbook pro
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I have to share this with you. It has haunted me since viewing it yesterday.

Children are so vulnerable.

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Fiddlesticks, I'm currently reading "CANT BUY ME LOVE"...a book about THE BEATLES.

You'll love it.

Now I know Mother Mary of LET IT BE refers to Paul's mother who died of breast cancer when he was 14. He loved her so much.
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RED trust me when I tell you one of the best books you'll ever read is " My private dancer "

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Looks good Fiddle,next month I'll be in Thailand for 9 days.

Seems like a great time to read it.

I see the author's name STEPHEN LEATHER is an anagram for THREE ELEPHANTS.

Book is available Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand and T airports. Will buy for sure.
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You'll love it...it's the perfect travellers book..
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Can a new study lay the basis for the scientific understanding of mystical-sounding near-death recollections, filled with vivid light and vibrant meetings with deceased loved ones?

When researchers recorded and analyzed electroencephalograms (EEGs) of the brain activity of rats during cardiac arrest, they discovered that in the seconds after the heart stopped beating, there was a final burst of brain activity characteristic of conscious perception.

The finding indicates that the source of the electrical activity in the immediate aftermath of clinical death was the brain itself, not an outside or supernatural source.

National Geographic spoke with lead study author Jimo Borjigin, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology and neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

What questions were you trying to answer with your study?

We were testing the assumption: At the moment of cardiac arrest, is the brain really dead? At the moment the heart stops, does the brain go silent right away? The assumption is that the brain has no activity at the point after the heart stops—and therefore any vivid visual experiences, such as bright lights or seeing deceased relatives, has to be supernatural in origin or something we just don't understand.

And what did you find?

Our study found the opposite of that assumption: that even after the heart stops, the brain not only still functions but is hyperactive, exceeding levels found during the conscious waking state. The final burst of brain activity lasted about 30 seconds.

What makes this finding significant?

This is the first experiment to show that there may be some scientific, rational reasons to explain what's going on during that critical moment when the heart stops. The ground for the supernatural interpretation of the experience is no longer solid. It is shaken because our study shows that the brain at that moment has elevated activity.

How do study findings and observations in the brains of rats relate to what happens in human brains and human beings?

In people's descriptions of life-after-death experiences, there are light perceptions associated with visual function. If you were to say those experiences came from their brains, their visual cortex had to be activated. So with rats, we'd have to look at their visual cortex as well, which is what we did. Our data shows the visual cortex is highly activated in rats after the heart stops. There are no data about this for humans, but we would now know what to look for in humans because of this study.

People's near- and after-death experiences also often include meetings with dead relatives. Does this study tell us anything about that?

We don't have any data for that. Perhaps a memory is triggered at the moment of crisis. But that's speculation.

Is there a reason for that last burst of brain activity?

In general, the brain is very plastic in recovering and finding solutions to injury or crisis. For example, for the brain to recover from sleep loss, you just have to sleep more later on. The heart stopping is the severest crisis the brain will ever see. I have a hypothesis—there is no proof of this—that perhaps this [final burst of increased brain activity] is a built-in defense against this kind of crisis. I hypothesize the evolutionary reason for that increased activity in the brain is simply the brain trying to rescue itself. It's the last-ditch effort.

Why do you think this study is generating so much interest?

Until now there hasn't been a scientific explanation for these experiences, and survivors are looking for explanations. In fact, I think the incidence of having these experiences is even more frequent than reported.

Why would that be?

I think they don't want to be thought about as being weird. Many scientists are dismissive. They may feel they have nowhere to turn. This study provides an alternative explanation.

Will this study convince people, one way or the other, about the existence of life after death?

It's very hard to change people's minds, to convince people about life after death or not.

Are you planning further experiments to follow up?

Scientific research in this area has not received a lot of funding, but I have lots of ideas. The amount of attention this study is receiving reflects the degree of public interest, and that there are scientific reasons to study this area.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130814-near-death-brain-life-after-death-bright-light/


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I saw a documentary with flight pilots fainting at break the sound barrier speed.

They also experience the "near-death" symptoms.

Seems it is due to lack of oxygen to the brain,that's all.
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