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“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” – Bonnie Blair

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Quote of the day …

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve
done before.”

 

Bonnie Blair

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Blog Update And Coronavirus

I’ve been doing my best to pass on useful information regarding Coronavirus, as it’s the right thing to do (especially as fakestream media et al continues to lie). Also the situation is now obviously a pandemic, and a very serious situation.

I will try and keep up updates as and when I have time, but I do have a busy period ahead, that may prevent me from posting and answering comments etc, for a few weeks.

I have already shared many links for information sources, you can view all my Coronavirus posts here :

https://doncharisma.org/tag/coronavirus/

Thank you for following my blog, all the likes and comments – appreciated.

(Hopefully I’ll get back to more creative stuff later in the year.)

Hope you and your loved ones are safe.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Stats Website – Live Updated – John Hopkins CSSE

I’ve seen this “map” in a few news reports, on screen in the backround :

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How To Make FREE Money From Transferwise – Risk Free

I’ve been using Transferwise for about three years now. I don’t recommend things I’ve never used to others, otherwise I’d have talked about Transferwise on my blog before. I’ve made maybe 70 transfers with them by now, each of which went flawlessly. It’s a service I use regularly, and is convenient and efficient for helping manage my money, and saves me money.
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“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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Quote of the day …

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

 

Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Baking Bread And A Break From Sitting At This Computer

I don’t know why exactly, but I do really love blogging, and even more so creating things. I think art is mean’t to be shared (otherwise what’s the point in doing it ?), and a blog allows that combination of creation and sharing.

I’ve been doing my best to try and warn people about the Coronavirus pandemic as it transpired. And, I don’t make any money from blogging. Today, I feel like I’ve been sitting at my computer for weeks now, and fed up with dealing with stupid people I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

And, no I probably don’t mean you, I do mostly get many lovely commenters, who are supportive and positive, good well meaning people. No, it’s a tiny minority who are complete assholes. “Haters gonna hate” I think is the collective wisdom on this. And “The biggest fool is the fool that argues with a fool” or there or there about.

A fellow blogger once advised me – “just put them in the spam folder, and you’ll never hear from them again”. Not sure that’s very ethical solution, or recommended, just passing on what he told me.

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So today, as I have all the ingredients, I’m baking some bread, which I haven’t done for a while. Not quite sure what kind of bread it will be, I have a selection of flours, and a sourdough culture living in my fridge.

Sometimes I use my breadmaking machine just to make dough, and then cut up into balls, wrap in clingfilm and freeze (like the photo above). Then with pizza sauce and mozzarella, I can make my own pizzas, as and when I want.

As I don’t have an oven, I cook the pizza base, like the “Fry bread” which I watched native Americans make. Basically I roll the Pizza base out into a round shape, leave in the the frying pan (with lid) to rise. Then nuke it on highest setting the hob will do, the steam generated by the lid being on helps to cook the pizza base. You have to be careful, because the time difference between “cooked” and “burnt” is literally around 30 seconds. So timing is everything with that one. Oh, and it does need turning once the bottom is cooked, to cook the top for a short time.

Other times I can let the machine complete it’s cycle and bake a loaf. I pause the cycle after it’s mixed, so I can remove the stirrer from the dough, so loaf doesn’t have a hole in it where the stirrer was, when baked.

Anyway, hope you are safe and it stays that way for you and your loved ones.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 1-Apr

This update from Dr John Campbell just out @ 1-Apr-2020 16:21 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Infection And Symptoms”

This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 1-Apr-2020 16:18 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 880000 Cases, 43000 Dead, Unconstitutional Stay At Home Orders

This update from Styx from about 4 hours ago @ 1-Apr-2020 15:54 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Mon Homme (“My Man”) – Mistinguett (1938)

Thanks again to Seax for another suggestion – an opportunity to hear and appreciate some music I’d never heard before.

Some more experimenting with video editing and special effects. Well within the limits of the Windows 10 Video Editor. It just about does the job, but is a little flaky on my somewhat cheap laptop.

Mon Homme (“My Man”) by Mistinguett … From 1938. I believe there are many cuts of this track, this one I found most pleasing to my ears.

It’s in French, so sorry for everybody who doesn’t understand the lyrics – like I said before about the song which had been culturally appropriated by identity politicians – just enjoy the art, and stop taking yourself so seriously.

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BitChute Link – https://www.bitchute.com/video/UwBgBgAujPM0/

“Mon Homme” (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ.n‿ɔm]) is a popular song also known by its English translation, “My Man”. The song was originally composed by Maurice Yvain with French lyrics by Jacques-Charles (Jacques Mardochée Charles) and Albert Willemetz.

Mon Homme was copyrighted in France by Maurice Yvain, Albert Willemetz and Jacques-Charles (Jacques Mardochée Charles) in 1920 and was introduced to Parisian audiences in the revue “Paris qui Jazz” at the Casino de Paris. The song was performed by revue star Mistinguett and her stage partner American dancer Harry Pilcer.

Source – Wikipedia

Enjoy !

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

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Quote of the day …

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

 

Jimmy Johnson

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 31-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 31-Mar-2020 18:00 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “New England Journal Paper”

This update from Dr John Campbell from less than 1 hour ago @ 31-Mar-2020 15:31 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 792000 Cases, Italy tops 100000, Chloroquine Wins Approval in USA, France

This update from Styx from about 1 hours ago @ 31-Mar-2020 12:36 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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My Girl – The Temptations

Yesterday, I posted Otis Redding’s version of “My Girl” … Today, I’m posting The Temptations’ version from 1964.

Hope you like 🙂

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“My Girl” is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

Source – Wikipedia

 

Enjoy !

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Tajikistan Infection Prevention With Dr Umar”

This update from Dr John Campbell from less than 1 hour ago @ 30-Mar-2020 21:04 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Is This The End Of Social Justice? (Daisy Cousens)

Daisy popped up in my feed some time ago. She regularly speaks as an expert on mainstream TV, is a free speech advocate, and identity politics opponent. She’s one of the few dissident female voices I’ve found on YouTube – I follow her, not out of feminism or solidarity with women, but simply because she speaks common sense – it’s competence that counts to me, not what genitalia, race, religion etc.

To avoid the mental gymnastics in order to avoid a complete meltdown – I wouldn’t recommend her channel or this video for those who are on the socialist/communist side of the spectrum (don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein

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Quote of the day …

“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.”

 

Helena Rubinstein

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 30-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 17:13 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Don Charisma Added To Bitchute

A Canadian friend of mine wasn’t able to watch a video I made on YouTube, I think because of their location. The copyright owner of the music had already taken any money earned (which I don’t care about), but Geo-limiting who can watch is a bit “pisch” as Scots would say, ie “bollocks” as British would say.

A video I tried to share of Italian doctor and nurse describing the heatbreaking situation in Italy, was taken down, I think by YouTube, because it didn’t fit the political narrative of the moderators. These kinds of messages whilst distressing, should be allowed. As far as I know it wasn’t “fake news”, I have seen other meltdowns of medical staff, working long shifts, with their lives in constant danger (Medical staff worldwide are under immense pressure) – this is real life, and IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST that the public know the truth. Not censored by the “wrong think”/”wrong speak” police.

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So, I’ve opened a BitChute account, which don’t do this kind of stuff (as far as I know). Kinda like YouTube used to be like for those of us that can remember 10 years back.

I don’t have any videos on my BitChute channel yet, as new channels have to go through some kind of approval system, before I (or you) can upload. It’s said to take 24-72 hours.

The primary purpose of opening the channel on BitChute is free speech. I believe people should be able to say what they want to say. Censoring for partisanship reasons, ie basically totalitarianism – is essentially the highway to hell – some seem to have forgotten lessons we learn’t under totalitarianism despot rule, in the present and not that distant past – Russia, Cambodia, China etc, and currently Venezuela. The death toll is said to be in the 100s of millions, people were murdered and some starved to death. If you need a reminder watch “The Killing Fields” or read George Orwell’s “1984”, and other works. Somewhat ironically, from what I understand Orwell was a leftist.

So, anyway, enough of my ramblings, I’m at :

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/doncharisma/

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And I’ve added the link to my small print below, and it will be there going forward.

Provided I do get approved, I’ll do my best to upload videos to both YouTube and BitChute and share both links.

Hope you and loved ones are safe, and stays that way during these awful times.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “George Galloway Interview”

This update from Dr John Campbell about 5 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 15:00 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 732,000 Cases, 34,000 Dead, Turkey Approaches 10,000 Cases

This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 14:51 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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The Britisher – The Week That Was – 29-Mar

“A roundup of some of the lesser news of the last week”

Most of you know by now the lamestream/fakestream media is almost rotten to the core, so …

The Britisher popped up in my feed some time ago. He posts weekly updates of the UK news/politics – so might be useful for expats who don’t want to be constantly monitoring events (or anyone else who wants a weekly catchup on mostly UK news/politics).

He’s a traditionalist, for want of a better word, maybe conservative ?. (ie Socialists/communists should probably avoid his channel, and this video, to avoid meltdowns).

Also, his videos seem to disappear, probably YouTube censorship – I think perhaps “politically correct” bias of YouTube moderators, which he’s mentioned before. So, I suggest if you want to watch, then watch this one soon.

As most of you know by now, I believe in free speech, politically correctness isn’t that. It’s a cornerstone of non-totalitarian democratic societies. If you need clarification, read my disclaimer below, before commenting.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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My Girl – Otis Redding

This time I decided to do my own video. Originally a Temptations song – Maybe I’ll post their version later.

I made the video myself – One of my first attempts at video editing, using the built in software in Windows 10 “Video Editor” – it’s OK, but I did have some issues (don’t use too many effects on one clip). Often other videos aren’t that well made – So I thought I’d try my hand at making my own. You can be the judge of whether I made a good job or not !

I like the idea of using the creative tools that are to hand for free, rather than forking out cash that I don’t have. And simple is good these days.

RIP Otis Redding.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Candyman – Christina Aguilera

I recently posted Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Andrews Sisters – seems that that song was one of Christina’s inspirations when writing this song. Wikipedia lists Candyman as Pop – Jazz – Swing.

For me I like the upbeat sound, and the modern’ish take on vintage music. The lyrics are a bit trashy, but that only adds to the appeal IMO (sorry puritanists and snowflakes).

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“Candyman” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the second disc of her fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006). She co-wrote the song with its producer Linda Perry. “Candyman” was planned to be released as the second single from Back to Basics; however, RCA Records decided to release “Hurt” instead. Subsequently, the track was released in February 2007 as the third single from the album.

Christina Aguilera co-wrote “Candyman” with its producer Linda Perry. Jim McMillen played the trombone, while Ray Herrmann and Glen Berger performed the saxophone, and Chris Tedesco played the trumpet. Perry also played the piano, mellotron, bass, and served as the musical director. Nathan Wetherington played the drums. According to Aguilera and Perry, the song was a tribute to The Andrews Sisters’ 1941 song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

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Quote of the day …

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

 

Francesca Reigler

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update, Part 2

This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 18:22 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 16:22 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 670000 Cases, 30000 Dead: Some Should Prepare for Political Instability

This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 11:39 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Respect – Aretha Franklin / Otis Redding

Another double musical whammy, straight from the Don Charisma playlist. Otis wrote the song, and later became a much bigger hit for Aretha.

Let me know in the comments which one you like best.

Aretha

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Otis

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“Respect” is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for soul singer Aretha Franklin. The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor. Redding’s version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. He won’t care if she does him wrong, as long as he gets his due respect when he brings money home. However, Franklin’s version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his “respect”. Franklin’s version adds the “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” chorus and the backup singers’ refrain of “Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me…”.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

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Quote of the day …

“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.”

 

Alice Morse Earle

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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