Posted by: Dr Churchill | August 20, 2019

Be Grateful

Be grateful for your life because you are an infinitesimal oddity based on the chances of you being alive today, being in the order of one in 435 or 437 billion against it…

Be grateful and express yourself in clear terms about it so that action of gratitude might lead you to believe in a higher power that has preordained that your being here is of paramount importance for all creation.

Be sure to express gratitude in ways commensurate with the boundless blessings which you already know that you have received and enjoy today and forever, or you have enjoyed at some point as a fully functioning human being.

Do that even if you are not fully functional and perhaps especially then it is important to express this feeling of gratitude.

Or not.

Either way, you would be right…

Yet if you choose to believe in a good God and a Great Spirit — You will find yourself in good company, with almost all People of this Earth who believe in a higher deity.

No matter what your system of belief — you are there.

And as it seems that all spiritual belief systems ultimately take you to one of two destinations, either Life and connection to the Spiritual Energy that is the ultimate Source, of Life the Godhead.

Or to death and eventual isolation from God, the fountainhead and source of Life.

Therefore, if we are to wish for life, our job is to be Grateful and make an effort to nurture the unborn, the babes, and the young, as precious human beings that weathered the same awful odds to be alive today.

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Yours,

Dr Churchill

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As for those that wish to deny the unborn, the conceived human, and the born baby that is unwanted — the Right to Life — then their own wish for death and denial of the source of God, is what leads them to embrace murder.

As for those that seek to exploit the unborn as a “resource” for any reason of their evil doings, including their unwillingness to allow them to be born fully and to live Life as they themselves have lived — is a crime beyond their comprehension and it needs to be addressed.

Their aspect of life is unbelief and their deed is death, and that is why they are called the walking dead…

Dr Churchill’s non profit foundation People’s Health International is the only goodwill organization that is exclusively combating the persistent threat of Tuberculosis that is still to this day the number one killer, amongst all infectious diseases in our world. And yet up to now, we have had no cure for the antibiotic resistant form of TB, or for any of the other extreme antibiotic resistant strains of Tuberculosis that ravage humanity. Sadly, we do not even have any successful vaccination against these most virulent strains of TB, nor do we have any potent medicines that we can use to save lives until the open-source effort that we fostered and participated into, and that eventually led to the advent of “Pretomanid” the first new anti-Tuberculosis medicine that was just approved by the FDA, on August 15th of 2019.

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This is a major milestone, because Tuberculosis is the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people fell ill from active TB and 1.6 million died. The vector of the disease is such, that in 2018, and in 2019, the numbers are even worse. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Drug-resistant forms of TB currently account for close to one in three deaths due to antimicrobial resistance annually. The FDA approval of Pretomanid is a “victory for the people suffering from these highly drug-resistant forms of the world’s deadliest infectious disease.” The great hope is that the new treatment regimen, will provide a shorter and more manageable treatment for those patients in need.

Until very recently, people infected with highly drug-resistant TB had rather poor treatment options and a very poor prognosis, whereas this new regimen provides hope with nine out of 10 patients achieving culture negative status at six months post-treatment with this short, all-oral regimen.

Pretomanid is a new chemical entity and a member of a class of compounds known as nitroimidazooxazines. TB Alliance acquired the developmental rights to the compound in 2002. It was granted Priority Review, Qualified Infectious Disease Product, and Orphan Drug status. The LPAD pathway that was used for the approval of Pretomanid was established by FDA as a tool to encourage further development of antibacterial and antifungal drugs to treat serious, life-threatening infections that affect a limited population of patients with unmet needs.

Pretomanid is expected to be available in the United States by the end of this year. In addition to the United States Food & Drug Administration, the TB Alliance has submitted Pretomanid as part of the BPaL regimen for review by the European Medicines Agency (EU-FDA) and has provided data to the World Health Organization for consideration of inclusion in treatment guidelines for highly drug-resistant TB. Today the nonprofit group TB Alliance offers the only FDA approved treatment, because the FDA greenlit “Pretomanid” under the “Limited Population Pathway” for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs. “Pretomanid” was approved as part of a three-drug treatment regimen for people with extensively drug-resistant TB, multi-drug resistant TB or for patients who are treatment-intolerant or non-responsive. The three-drug regimen consists of bedaquiline, pretomanid and linezolid and is referred to as the BPaL regimen.

The combination treatment was studied in the Nix-TB trial across three sites in South Africa. Data from the Nix-TB trial showed that within six months of treatment, the combination therapy hit the mark in 90% of patients within six months, according to the nonprofit. With FDA’s recent approval, Pretomanid became only the third new anti-TB drug in more than 40 years, as well as the first drug to be developed and registered by a not-for-profit organization, thus open-sourcing the drug, in order to make it available to all the people and to all the Peoples, across the Globe equitably.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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Dr Churchill is currently the head of ALS-VC who also works in open-sourcing other major medicines, such as INSULIN and the methods of production of “Insulin” across the world, so that all the people who are diabetics or hypoglycemics, can have access to this life saving drug — BioInsulin — that is currently far too expensive for most of the Billion people suffering from this debilitating disease to be able to afford.

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Dr Churchill’s knowledge of enabling the democratization and popularization through open sourcing, of various technologies such as Wi-Fi, of medicines such as “Pretomanid” and of other life saving orphan drugs as well as popular medicines — has led him to be comfortable with the business model of “open source” and the ways of creating social value, wealth and great businesses, upon it.

As a matter of fact, all these examples of revolutionary & disruptive innovation & success are based upon the distributed business & entrepreneurial model of open source, that helps bring together an alignment of value creation for People, Planet & Profit, shared equitably amongst all the geographies of our vast ecosystem.

Today, in addition to the regular generic insulin, our Open Source production facilities can produce a better and faster acting form of insulin called BioInsulin, that is a clear winner in the battle of medicinal brands and a great help to those that battle the constant threat of diabetic ketoacidosis.

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For inquiries about cooperation, support and participation, in our work — please go to http://www.ALSVC.com

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Thanks to al of the great Leaders who assembled and participated in Dr Churchill’s “CEOs on Fire” Oxford UK Conference of August 14th & 15th 2019 — more money was raised for the charitable & philanthropic organizations we support, than at any other of Dr Churchill’s annual conferences in the UK…

Kudos – kudos – kudos… Well Done.

Posted by: Dr Churchill | August 16, 2019

Je veux aimer…

Je veux aimer … la belle du jour.

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | August 15, 2019

The Dormition…

The Dormition of Mary, mother of Jesus is a holiday that traditionally signals solemn spiritual celebrations around the world for Christians, who wish to pray & meditate upon the journey to the nether world that awaits all of us at some point sooner or later…

And as we celebrate today, the world’s most revered icon of the Mother of Lord Jesus, since tradition has it that this icon, which is now preserved in a church attached to the Tretyakov Art Gallery in Moscow, was originally painted by the disciple of Christ and holy Apostle Luke, to whom the Most Holy Mother entrusted the painting of her image that was to be used for the support of the faithful…

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The holy Christian Church from the days of antiquity to the present times, preserves the tradition that the apostle Luke the Evangelist, was the first person to paint the icon of the Mother of Jesus, and that this is that icon.

In a psalm from the anniversary of the Dormition of the Mother of God (August 15th) we hear: “The proclaimer of the Gospel mysteries, who was the first to write Thy icon, brought it to Thee, O Sovereign Lady and Thou didst make it thine own; and having made it powerful to save those who honor Thee, Thou didst rejoice for Thou art merciful, and bring us salvation.”

The dedication of the icon of the Mother of God, “Hodigitria” is based on early Roman Byzantine sources, and further, the Christian tradition confirms that this icon was painted by the Evangelist Luke himself at the behest & by the blessing of the Mother of Jesus Christ herself who is rumored to have said: “May my grace be with this icon.”

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

After the icon was painted by the Evangelist — was then sent to King Theophilus in Antioch, and quite some time later it was transferred to Constantinople, where it was placed in the Blachernae Church.

The whole web of these traditions is woven around certain historical facts, but either of varying times, or in another order.

The ancient tradition that says that the holy Evangelist Luke painted this icon of the Mother of God goes back as far as the third century after Christ.

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The polite pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, have started with the umbrella movement in the past few years and have now culminated into a mature body of protest in this semi-autonomous Chinese territorial city, where recently masses of Liberty loving people have staged more than 10 weeks of relentless protests demanding greater rights, more democracy, and a few civil liberties.

This is the old British-Asia financial hub that after the handover to China it has been governed under a “one country, two systems” legal framework. Yet since its handover to China from Britain in 1997, the Chinese government has eroded whatever freedoms existed before to the point that the situation is now intolerable for the citizens of this small enclave of wealth within the large mainland Chinese government.

And indeed for many weeks now, the residents of Hong Kong have politely asked for a measure of Independence as was promised in the handover of the territory from the British government to the Communist China, but now that the protests have grown into the airport and other key infrastructure pieces of Hong Kong — it seems that the days of the protesters are numbered.

As we learn the the advance guard of the people’s army has already infiltrated the territory and that the PLA army spies, along with the deep red Chinese Communist Party’s army cadres are already inside Hong Kong scoping the situation — we know that the full power of the People’s Red Army is not far behind…

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And now that the mainland Chinese authorities have linked the non-violent people’s pro-Democracy and pro-Liberty protests that have spontaneously erupted in Hong Kong to “terrorism” it is obvious that the coming showdown in Hong Kong, the huge clash of cultures, the bloodletting and resultant loss of life, are now unavoidable.

Since the Communist Party of China and the official mouthpieces of the regime, have consistently described the young Hong Kong protesters as rioters, looters, and terrorists, and have issued stern warnings about their intent to maintain law & order — the cover for violent attack by the army has been offered, and thus all of their actions in response — have been sanctioned.

What remains is the actual “mopping up” of the demonstrators.

The Chinese main newspaper and the major mouthpiece of the Communist party, “People’s Daily” wrote in a masthead title-line, this week — that the People’s Army is ready to pounce and put the Hong Kong situation under control, because they are responsible and in charge of handling riots, turmoil, seriously violent, criminal activities, terrorist attacks, and other societal security incidents…

Obviously the deployment of a vast numbers of Chinese troops to Shenzhen within five miles from Hong Kong is an affront to the titular independence of the territory, yet it also serves as a clear warning to the freedom loving people of Hong Kong.

China’s lifetime dictator Mr Xi Jin Ping, obviously chooses to project an image of strength, while sending a carefully calculated message to the Hong Kong protesters to seriously think about their lives and the lives of their families before they continue with their demonstrations and their talk about Democracy & Liberty, in Hong Kong.

Traditionally Hong Kong government has allowed far greater civil liberties than those on the mainland, but the protesters say those freedoms are eroding as mainland Chinese interference grows.

The protests, which have become increasingly violent and led to Hong Kong’s airport being paralysed for two days this week, have become the biggest threat to China’s rule since the handover.

The Chinese military has not interfered in Hong Kong since the handover but it can should it be called on by the city’s government to maintain “public order”.

Today, many thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong, accompanied by armored personnel carrying vehicles and tanks that were all seen sequestered inside the biggest stadium in Shenzhen, a ten minute drive from Hong Kong across a conveniently placed new bridge…

Obviously with all the global events taking place, and as concerns builds within the Politburo, that China’s lifetime Dictator will forcefully intervene to end the ten weeks of protests, demonstrations and political unrest in Hong Kong, the demonstrators are looking for ways out of the imminent clash and are seeking outside intermediation to help defuse the tense situation before bloodshed erupts and people’s lives are lost by the thousands.

Unfortunately now the Red Army’s intent is becoming clear as seen by the reports coming from the state-run media this week, that the elements of the People’s Armed Police (PAP), which is under the command of the Chinese Central Military Commission — were assembling in Shenzhen.

So the cat is now officially out of the bag…

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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Today it was seen that the pressure is increasing…

Two of the most powerful Chinese state-run media outlets, the People’s Daily and Global Times, now have also published videos of what they said was the People’s Red Army, amassing & assembling in Shenzhen.

In a clear tone, seen as an unambiguous open threat, the Global Times editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, said the military presence in Shenzhen was a sign that China was preparing to intervene in Hong Kong.

Hu wrote: “If they do not pull back from the cliff and continue to push the situation further beyond the critical point, the power of the state may come to Hong Kong at any time.”

Dear Bay Area Friends,

Please join my Talk “How the Independents are saving America” at the PROPELLER CLUB at 12pm, noontime today in San Francisco.

Cheers

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | August 5, 2019

It’s all about character…

Can’t recall who said this but someone can elucidate me…

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Yet, as I think and seek wisdom — I recall our old friend Marcus Aurelius and his admonishments such as this gem bellow, all born out from the hardships of his own life starting out as a lowly slave, and educating & training himself to becoming a gladiator of the arena of the Roman Collossium, a fighter of distinction, always rising as a fearless fighter and becoming a tactical military genius, and a leader of men rising to the standard of a Roman Legion General, and eventually becoming (by most accounts) the best Roman Emperor ever.

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He also said that our inner Courage is what matters most:

So as I ponder this — What profit is to the man to conquer all of the world, but to not be able to conquer oneself? — I seek the wisdom of divine Spirit and your Councel to find…

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He famously said this about his own nature:

“A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very dangerous man who has conquered that strong nature and keeps it under voluntary control”
-Marcus Aurelius

 

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Yours,

Dr Churchill

 

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | July 30, 2019

The Great Genghis of Ghengdu

Once upon a time in China, there was a man named Charlie…

Charlie was a simple man.

He was a family man.

He was an agriculturalist.

He was a peasant…

Yet, Charlie was also a Christian apostle.

He was an evangelist.

And he was a simple man.

Albeit he was a man who was called to higher office.

Indeed, Charlie was called upon to preach the word of God.

And Charlie did this with a passion that is unusual for the Chinese people who are reserved in all actions of their lives, for fear of the surveillance state and of their slave masters, the all powerful Chinese Communist party overlords…

Yet Charlie was seemingly oblivious to all that, and he preached with such fervor and in such an unusual fashion, that he was called by everyone — the new Genghis…

Charlie became the Genghis of Ghengdu. A larger than life figure towering amongst his contemporaries and his comrades.

Of course as in all such stories, the man we call Genghis, much like his namesake Ghengis Han, was a dimunitive person. Yet a person with abundant energy, and with plenty of vigor to go along and with some really really, big dreams…

As for Charlie himself — he was feeling pretty small having come from his one horse and two cows red clay village in the distant mountainsides, he saw the big city as his new home where his dreams were to surely come true, but he contrasted his small stature to that of his fellow people and found his size wanting…

But where he excelled in size, in stamina, and in persuasion above all else — was in his teachings about Jesus where he was seen as an enlightened speaker as anyone else alive today or long dead.

Because one of Charlie’s extra large dreams, was to find meaning in his life, and beyond. And apparently that’s what happened when he found Jesus Christ on his way to the big city.

And once he found the meaning of his life — he was so happy that he chose to turn on others to Jesus, and to make it a game and see if he could turn-on to Jesus, as many errant and slave people as he could find in this lifetimes.

And this is what Charlie did — always fishing for people, not amongst the poor and forgotten, but amongst the powerful and wealthy, and certainly amongst the most hardened party members, the devoted atheists, and the solid dialectic materialists, and especially amongst the evil doers of his newly adopted city.

And poor Charlie found plenty of them indeed, at least amongst the leaders of the ruling Communist People’s Party in this capital city of Southwest China, named Ghengdu city.

And for whatever reason they listened to him speaking in his tilted accent, and being a country bumpkin always entertained them, so they cut him some slack as people often do towards the simpletons.

Because Charlie had come to Jesus late in life at about the same time that he chose to travel to this vast metropolis of ten million people — having been born in a small village of less than three dozen souls, in a family of hard scrapers, tilling the earth and planting seeds for growth at the edges of the Sichuan plateau — he had all the fixings of the previous century’s village people, with the scruffy dress and head cap, along with the tire-soled shoes, and the peasant flat head…

And because he was truly a son of the black earth of this province’s rich organic soil that throughout millennia of agriculture – had been so depleted that only few things could still grow there — the officials listen to him attentively and cut him some slack for his indiscretion in speaking about this foreign “Ferenghi” God, that nobody had ever heard of…

But Charlie persisted and he became annoying to those people in power in this place of agriculture, where they grew one thing and one thing only, in a vast monoculture of growing and harvesting red peppers.

Because it was pepper that made this area of Sichuan rich in exports of this most desirable of spices…

And since this is the province where the famously tiny, yet spicy-hot & strong Sichuan peppers are born, same as Charlie, whose real name was indeed Genghis — a Mongolian name that he changed, as soon as he came to the big city to follow his dreams.

Much like the hot chili peppers from Sichuan — Charlie was hot and spicy.

He was spicy in the good sense that a great dreamer can be when he seeks to realize his dreams in a small time.

Yet Charlie, whose affable nature and small stature, belied the potency of his spirit, always asked if you had time for another cup of tea to speak and learn from you English or whatever you had to teach him.

Another cup of tea…

That was how Charlie stole your time, opened up your spirit, and entered into your body — unobserved, just like the local chili pepper, that somehow slips in your body unseen & unobserved, even though you took care to remove all the red bits from your food, still the little pungent hot pepper must somehow have sweetly and serepticiously slipped in…

Charlie like the hot Schechuan peppers, under the subterfuge of hearing and perhaps even learning what you had to teach him — he would take hold of your senses in a long held internally pleasant yet searing heat, and hold you hostage to that state of being for quite a while after you had your “food.”

That afterglow emanating from you belly is the Sichuan chili pepper heat that steams up your stomach and gut — long after you’ve ingested this so called Demons’ pepper, and a long time after you have felt and dealt with the initial onslaught of excruciating heat to the senses. A heat caused by that T-Rex overcoming Sichuan peppers that sear your mouth, close your throat, swimming tears onto your eyes, cause smoke to come out of your ears, and as the heat goes down … it shuts your throat tighter than a strangler’s noose, before it comes to expand uncomfortably into your belly seeing an explosive exit through your anus, while gaining speed coursing your small and large intestine…

So tight does your body feel after that pepper gets inside of you and hits your “bottom” reaching all of your extremities and filling them up with heat — that you have to take some drastic action lest the fever overtakes you.

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So you’ve got to change things a bit, fan yourself, and drink some cool milk — just to cool down a bit, and this is the exercise that Charlie would always put me through just to see me savoring our conversation but not the food, all the while suffering through it, just to be with him and talk till my ears overheated and I couldn’t hear not more.

Old Charlie the joker, took far too much pleasure in torturing me with super-hot-chilly-pepper richly infused Schechuan food in a failed attempt to get me used to that belly burning variety of ethnic food, that some people try for fun, but I am unable to stomach or even to keep-it down — and that is what’s the most memorable thing to me about his work with people. He persisted.

And often times he succeeded to have people try and eventually keep deep down the gospel and the loving message of our loving Lord, and that’s why, for all the souls that he touched, and he managed to ignite the torch of Jesus Christ within — he was a pronounced a true life Saver.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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And perhaps that is why he will sorely be missed now that the Communist party hard liners who choose to exterminate all the Christian missionaries — especially those that hold the home churches where people find God and Grace — have gotten hold of him and dispensed with his life amidst awful tortures and privations.

Am quite certain that Charlie — the incredible Genghis of Ghengdu, has earned his spot in paradise at the Elysian fields next to his heavenly father, no doubt.

Sadly that is a daily occurrence in China where apostolic missionaries of Love, like Charlie, the Gengis of Gengdhu, suddenly go missing, and their home churches demolished, their family disappeared, and their small children become the wards of the State.

Of course this inhuman communist state, gets its revenge, in “red meat” as they call it, when the pounds of flesh that represent the human organs, are harvested in China, by the State as state sanctioned revenge against the dissidents.

So as far as we know Charlie’s children were entered into the shady criminal state orphanages where they become unwitting, unwilling, and forced organ “donors,” as they await their time to return to their heavenly host, to be reunited with their earthly father the Genghis of Ghengdu.

The menu of human organs harvested illegally from unwilling folks in China has grown to epidemic proportions and we must seriously boycott that medical convenience trade because it harms all of us, and because that “Red Meat” is harvested illegally from young Christians, from prisoners of consciousness, from political prisoners, and from all kinds of Chinese martyrs who stand against the red tide of nazism and nihilism the communist party of China represents…

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And as this article on the rather circumspect scientific and thoroughly research verified and vetted article inside the NATURE magazine alludes to, not just about the obvious illegal and vastly immoral organ harvesting but about the publishing of the scientific research and results from such eminently rather widespread practices of organ harvesting in China :

Startling China organ claims raise alarm about transplant research

Researchers hope the conclusions of a people’s tribunal will pressure journals to reject papers that might include data from unethical transplants.
Web Link here:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01890-4?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20190627&utm_source=nature_etoc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190627&sap-outbound-id=D0F2992DED9D8293DB557269E9AFBD4290719F10&mkt-key=005056B0331B1ED888F4AC70331330A1

 

Posted by: Dr Churchill | July 26, 2019

This is why dogs live less than their humans…

Why do our dogs live far less than us humans?

Here’s the surprising answer from a 6 year old child.

There once was a veterinarian who had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker, and this story is told from this person’s point of view…

The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I (Veterinarian) examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family that we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

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As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

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Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
• Run, romp, and play daily.
• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
• Be faithful.
• Never pretend to be something you’re not.
• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

That’s the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | July 23, 2019

The Butcher Of Beijing is dead…

The Butcher Of Beijing is dead…

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng has died in the government compound in Beijing long time after tens of thousands of students, workers, & pro-Democracy and pro-Liberty protesters were killed by his orders back in 1989.

Li Peng the butcher of Beijing outlived his hundreds of thousands of victims by a whole three decades — enough time to suffer from his memories until he died yesterday.

Li Peng had held many senior government positions in Communist China in the 1970s, 1980s, and in the 1990s. He died on Monday evening from an unspecified illness, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Xinhua described Li Peng as a “time-tested and loyal communist soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionist, statesman and leader of the Party and the state.”

However, it was Li Peng’s role in the ultimate decision to send soldiers to clear Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4th and 5th of 1989, that was “the putsch” that took the power away from then ailing leader Deng Xiao Ping, and thus came for Li Peng to make the final call, and that is why Li Peng is rightly now called “The Butcher of Beijing” by the people, who know the truth in all things.

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History also has judged that Li Peng deserved this name because back in May 1989, as the pro-democracy protests gained strength in Tiananmen Square, Li angrily told students at a meeting that “The situation will not develop as you wish and expect.”

A day later, he told the public in a televised address that he was declaring martial law.

After 30 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen square jives with Li’s declaration that paved the way for troops to descend upon the peaceful protesters amongst those who died to defend Liberty and Democracy. Tens of thousands of people died, and although the government has never released a death toll and suppresses any discussion of the bloody incident — the mass graves of Tiananmen are legendary in their size and depth.

Today, the level of Chinese digital and physical censorship is so high, that the image of a man standing in front of a tank – one of the most iconic photographs ever taken – is completely blocked and totally unfamiliar to the people of China.

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A solitary figure in a white shirt and black trousers clutches a bag and stands in front of a column of halted tanks, a cluster of street lights floating to one side like balloons. The man’s shoulders are rounded, almost passive in front of the four tanks whose gun barrels are raised as if in an ironic salute.

Thirty years on from the violent crushing of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, the tank man’s identity remains unknown, and it is most certain that he is not alive long after the iconic photo was taken. But the photograph that captured his solitary moment of dissent in June 1989 remains one of the most memorable images of the last century, known universally as Tank Man.

Every Tank Man photo has a secret quality because the Man looks more vulnerable, and fragile since he is a common man asking a simple question to the soldiers:

“Why are you doing this?”

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My feeling is that this guy had no concern for his safety. He was fed up and just didn’t care. He just wanted answers…

On the 30th anniversary of the protests, we recall that the picture of the Tank Man was taken, on the 5th of June 1989, and that the man was later shot dead by the Chinese secret police…

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Tanks massed in Tiananmen Square in June 1989 as the Chinese authorities under orders from Premier Li Peng aligned their forces in order to crush the pro-Liberty students’ demonstrations in a bloody crackdown.

At a time of huge political turmoil in 1989 all over the world, with the Soviet Union’s collapse and the Berlin wall toppling, the unknown Chinese man’s face-off with the tanks came after weeks of demonstrations calling for democratic reforms that had rocked the capital of China Beijing, and with protesters on hunger strikes starting to occupy Tiananmen Square on the 13th of May 1989, asking politely for Liberty and a small measure of Democracy.

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Within days they were more than a million strong, all of them milling inside the vast Square at the center of Beijing.

Upon the orders of Premier Li Peng, the People’s Liberation Army was sent in on the 4th of June with a whole armored division of soldiers and tanks, who opened fire indiscriminately on the protesters, thus killing and injuring many tens of thousands amongst the young people of Beijing occupying the Tiananmen square’s center.

In a public diary entry about that time, Premier Li Peng, maintained that he “firmly stood on the right side of the line with Comrade Deng Xiaoping.” And of course, China’s Communist Party leadership doubled down on its support behind Li Peng’s martial law approach to the 1989 Tiananmen Democracy protests in its official state obituary on Tuesday.

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It said that at that time, Li Peng “took decisive measures to stop the unrest and quell the counter-revolutionary riots.” His decisions, the official obituary stated, “stabilized the domestic situation and played an important role in this major struggle concerning the future of the party and the country.”

“Bearing Witness Is Really All We Have” is a folio of the collective memories of covering the Tiananmen Square military attacks, murderous rage, and the burial of the protesters in mass unmarked graves — is the bloody aftermath and the only truthful account of what happened…

The Chinese Communist government’s staunch support for the deadly crackdown comes during tense times for China’s leadership, as mass protests in semi-autonomous Hong Kong against Beijing continue to intensify, and as the Uigur peoples’ Muslim majority is rounded up, and concentrated in the reeducation camps all over northern China to remain there and be “recivilized” for years to come…

Still, the glowing celebration of Premier Li Peng’s legacy within mainland China suggests Beijing isn’t willing to back down in 2019, against Chinese minorities, or the students, or the workers, or even the Hong Kong pro-Democracy & pro-Liberty protesters…

They give stern warning to all that a bloody crackdown is as much imminent today as it was back then on the early days of that bloody June of 1989, as presided over by the “Butcher of Beijing.”

What can you say?

Communists are communists, and a few tens of thousands of dead protesters for Freedom & Democracy — are simply a statistic in their minds, and an anomaly in their hearts.

No Heart.

No Conscience.

No Remorse, of any kind.

Just another bloody communist… who is now dead, thirty years after his many thousands of victims died in pain back in Tiananmen square on that bloody night of June 4th of 1989…

Cheers for the fallen soldiers of Liberty who died not in vain in Tiananmen square.

May your memory never be erased.

R.I.P.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

While Li Peng will be remembered internationally for the brutal and bloody legacy of the military tanks ordered to unleash their might by running over people with bloody and gummed up with human gristle tracks, lording it over Tiananmen Square — in China his economic strategy will likely rise to the fore, and he will be revered and remembered as pious leader, for as long as the Communists stay in power.

Because it was during his time as premier, that the economy grew considerably, the average lower class living standards improved, and the role of private businesses dramatically expanded — he is given kudos for achievements other than killing hundreds of thousands of people…

Indeed, Li implemented major economic reform, such as creating special economic zones and transforming a largely rural country into one of the biggest economies in the world.

Still, Li never received the historical acclaim and prestige that other leaders of his era, such as economic reformer and Li’s successor, Zhu Rongji, attained.

Li also strongly advocated for placing the Muslim minorities into the concentration & reeducation camps and he also pushed for the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam, a giant infrastructure project to build a powerful hydroelectric dam across the Yangtze River. It displaced more than 1.4 million people and continues to be marred by environmental and construction issues.

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