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It’s the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around. No wonder you can’t do it, you acquiesce to defeat before you even begin. – Quentin Tarantino

It’s the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around. No wonder you can’t do it, you acquiesce to defeat before you even begin. – Quentin Tarantino (“Pai Mei played by Uma Thurman, “Kill Bill Vol 2”) Continue reading It’s the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around. No wonder you can’t do it, you acquiesce to defeat before you even begin. – Quentin Tarantino

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You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. – Marcus Aurelius

You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. – Marcus Aurelius Continue reading You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. – Marcus Aurelius

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Indonesian Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Indonesian flag to my sidebar, as many Indonesian people visit my blog (almost 11000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Indonesian (Thanks Google translate).

Indonesia is on my bucket list of countries I’d love to visit.

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So – Welcome and hello to all my Indonesian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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The Wrong Thinker’s Guide To Being A Successful Novelist (Or Any Kind Of Creative)

WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD

Without freedom of speech, we no longer have freedom of thought. Without freedom of thought, how the hell are we supposed to be creative?

 

– Source – Someone cleverer than me, probably JP.

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Hungarian Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Hungarian flag to my sidebar, as many Hungarian people visit my blog (almost 2737 views), and occasionally I get comments in Hungarian (Thanks Google translate).

I’ve been in Hungary a few times in 2012, and enjoyed my stay with you guys/gals, very hospitable, lovely country.

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So – Welcome and hello to all my Hungarian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Quote of the day …

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

 

Marcus Aurelius

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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The Home Office Response To The Grooming Gang Petition is Atrocious – (Akkad Daily)

I had a conversation with Robert from “NOT IN MY WORLD” recently. He’s a lovely man, and a long time follower of the blog, and he says it’s difficult to get support for his cause. So, what can I do ? – I can help raise awareness, and help him get support. Help these kids who’re being abused.

I’ve held my tongue long enough on this topic which I’ve known about for some time, and haven’t said anything. But after speaking to Robert and seeing the STAGGERING statistics of millions of children continuing to be abused in the USA – I feel it’s my duty to raise awareness, of the 19000 English girls in multiple cities across the UK, as young as 12, who are being sexually abused, drugged, murdered, raped and gang raped by gangs of older men RIGHT NOW in the UK. This has been going on for decades, and covered up (even assisted) by the police, social services, local councils, the media and now at the top level, the civil service and home office.

The individual stories of the victims are heartbreaking. The whole thing is heartbreaking. Continue reading “The Home Office Response To The Grooming Gang Petition is Atrocious – (Akkad Daily)”

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“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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Quote of the day …

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

– Winston Churchill

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

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Quote of the day …

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

 

– Dan Millman

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Strip Richard Branson Of His Knighthood – Change.org

I used to look up to the man. But since he bought my mortgage company after the 2008/Lehman Brothers crisis, they have set their interest rate at an extreme profit margin, all whilst interest rates have been historically low (like close to zero). For more than 12 years now I’ve been paying a huge premium over the Bank Of England’s base rate, straight into Richard Branson’s pocket. It’s one of the reasons I’ve personally struggled financially ever since 2008 – whilst Richard has his fingers in a number of pies, including his own island. Bouncing around in his private jets and floating around in Bentleys, living the life of Riley. Continue reading Strip Richard Branson Of His Knighthood – Change.org

Happy St. George’s Day, And Risque Painting By Petar Meseldzija

I just found it’s St. George’s day today, an important traditional day for English (and some Spanish and Portuguese) and Christian people.

So wishing you a Happy St. George’s Day.

I’ve also added the Portuguese flag to my sidebar – so hello and welcome to all my Portuguese followers (4097 page views as of today).

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Saint George’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including England, and regions of Portugal and Spain. – Wikipedia

And, in Don Charisma style – here’s a “little risque” St. George and the Dragon painting that I posted back in 2014, as a bonus.

Painting by (c) Petar Meseldzjia – Originally posted here (with permission) :-

https://doncharisma.org/2014/04/23/nudity-in-art-st-georg-and-the-dragon-by-petar-meseldzija/

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

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I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.

 

But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

 

– Marilyn Monroe

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

Continue reading ““I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe”

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Passive Aggressive – Stupid Is As Stupid Does

WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD

“Speak the truth” – Jordan Peterson.

That’s what I’m doing right here. Exercising my right to speak freely as what I currently see as truth.

I may look stupid to you. I may write stupid stuff sometimes. I may not be a great artist, or a great writer, or a great photographer, or that great at anything. I may not be in the same tribe as you, or idolize the same gods. I may not be the cookie cutter blog you’d prefer me to be. I may not be as intelligent as you.

In fact I’m pretty average and ordinary by all accounts, nothing special. I just do my best, and hope for the best, most of the time.

I have done my research on passive-aggression. I know what your motives are and what your narrative is. I know that you deserve my pity more than my respect. I know the counter measures and moves – I have been doing this for a while, 57000 comments on this blog at last count, so I’m not exactly short-in-the-tooth by now.

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So please kindly stop leaving passive-aggressive comments, or trying passive-aggressive schemes on me – You’re wasting your time, and making yourself look pathetic in the process.

It’s transparent to me by now – someone broke the rules of fight club and showed me “the matrix”, might have even been me that did it.

The silver lining – I never end up short of something to blog about, so thanks for that at least. Also makes me laugh, so double whammy.

But – Why oh why, would you prefer to argue when we could have been friends – I’m perplexed at the lengths people will go spread their misery onto others – it beggars belief, the lengths their ego will go to ensure they feel they’re right, holier than thou, ideologically superior or have “won” the argument, even if it means completely deluding themselves, and destroying a potential friendship in the process.

“Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump

I guess.

If I have the time, and the skill, I try and help other people who’re honourable and respectful. I’ve lost count of the number of reblogs, guest bloggers and shares I’ve done over the years – bloggers helping bloggers, helping each other – you know solidarity. Not to mention that at least half of the 57000 comments are my replies to others.

At the end of the day – if you have no respect for me, you’re not worthy of my time.

Which reminds me of a quote I saw the other day, I’ll post that later.

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Ithaka

Thanks to Maria for sharing this for me to share with you …

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As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.

 

Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.

 

Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

 

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

 

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

 

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her, you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

 

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

 

– Constantine P. Cavafy (first published, 1911)
– Translated by Edmund Keeley

Hope you like it.

Thanks Maria, you’re one in a million.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

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Quote of the day …

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

 

– Roald Dahl

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Thai Suicides

Hi, it’s Danny posting on Don’s blog from the UK. I felt that this was important to share this, to raise awareness.

I don’t as yet have anything other than word of mouth, of initial reports coming in via FaceBook. But friends have sadly reported to me a number of Thai men and women have committed suicide in Thailand due to basically running out of money. With curfews and lockdowns, little to no government help, no tourist income (a large part of Thai GDP), many Thai’s operating small/micro-businesses, a drought in Thailand, already an economic downturn and with little or no savings – people who are poor are basically living hand to mouth and have become desperate.

I really don’t know what else to say, other than I’m deeply saddened to hear these reports. Losing a life through suicide is heartbreaking, and needless. My deepest condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones.

If this isn’t resolved swiftly, I’m worried things will descend into civil unrest, which would obviously lead to violence and more deaths.

I don’t know how this can be achieved – But it’s time we got the world economy going again, so more lives aren’t lost, and we don’t have more tragedy on top of the tragedy we’ve already suffered.

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Danny


If you’re affected by this, then it’s possible to contact the Samaritans :

“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.” – The Samaritans UK

Thailandhttp://www.samaritansthai.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand

Tel: 02-713-6793

Tel: 02-713-6791

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans-Chiang-Mai-1027321303981834/

Tel: 05-322-5977

UKhttps://www.samaritans.org/

Tel: 116 123 (Free)

UShttp://www.samaritansusa.org/

Tel: 1 (800) 273-TALK (I think 1 800 is a free to call number in USA)

There’s also Befrienders Wordwide (similar to the Samaritans), who have contact telephone numbers in many countries – https://www.befrienders.org/

Continue reading “Thai Suicides”

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

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Quote of the day …

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

 

– Albert Einstein

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Jaded Coloured Spectacles

Judging by the number of comments, seems like I was missed yesterday. As a general rule, I think one should rest of Saturdays and Sundays. I do try and put at least one quote out per day – sometimes the simplest things are the best. In these times of struggle it might be the only positive/interesting thing that person saw that day.

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Yesterday best described as “jaded”, one of my commenters apparently felt the same, so I wasn’t the only one in that boat. We are, like it or not interdependent, it’s how the world still spins. Without spending countless hours, or having any qualifications, this is roughly what I said :

Sometimes life doesn’t feel full of possibilities, it’s the same for most people. “Charisma” seems to take a day off, for various reasons.

 

Ultimately, short version – In the end up, it’s up to you to pull yourself back to a motivated and positive state – external forces sometimes are there to help, sometimes we have to do it on our own.

 

Sometimes reaching out and telling a friend how you feel can bring one back to positive mental attitude. Other’s rely on their faith.

 

Do something you enjoy doing today, or do something for someone else, that they’d enjoy. Write or speak to someone you miss, or haven’t written in a long time. Do you’re own mini-thanksgiving – think of all the things in your life you are grateful for.

 

“When the going get’s tough, the tough get going”

I’m fairly sure by now that the 38000 of you subscribed to my blog are smarter than me, so what would you have said ?

Well, there are a few subscribers straight off of this page –

https://doncharisma.org/2015/03/23/100-ways-to-say-not-the-brightest/

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“New day. And new thoughts. Plus new strength. As a result, new possibilities.” – Karen Salmansohn

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Quote of the day …

“New day. And new thoughts. Plus new strength. As a result, new possibilities.”

 

– Karen Salmansohn

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Quote of the day …

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

 

– Marcus Aurelius

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Reduce the speed and intensity to reduce stress. A flower blooms slowly, in calmness, and in serenity.” – Debasish Mridha

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Quote of the day …

“Reduce the speed and intensity to reduce stress. A flower blooms slowly, in calmness, and in serenity.”

 

– Debasish Mridha

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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No Brexit Extension Beyond The 31st Of December! (UK)

This update from Jeff Taylor from about 1 hours ago @ 15-Apr-2020 19:23 UK time.

I came across Jeff Taylor’s channel whilst researching Brexit. Jeff provides news updates on (mostly UK) current affairs and politics. I found him well spoken, his previous work informative and accurate, and someone who cares about reporting factually, you know, real journalism. If I had to guess on his political lean, I’d say centrist/center-right (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it.)

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Worrying doesn’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.” – Karen Salmansohn

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Quote of the day …

“Worrying doesn’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.”

 

– Karen Salmansohn

 
Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

Continue reading ““Worrying doesn’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.” – Karen Salmansohn”