Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Who is Jack Schitt?

View Insults Objectively

When someone insults you, try to view the situation objectively and not to react emotionally. Focus on the essence of what is happening. If the person is being foolish, tell yourself you have no need to become excited by what a foolish person says.

If a parrot uttered an insult when you entered a room, how would you react? You would easily be able to ignore it. When a fool utters an insult, it is essentially the same thing.

If, however, the insulter is a wise person and what he says is true, be happy for the opportunity to improve!

After seeing the pieces below, you will have an opportunity to improve!

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A great Twilight Zone from 1962:
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Wing-suit skydiver dies in Rio

     Its unbelievable what these guys will try.

Security Minister: Outlaw Muslim Radicals from Temple Mount

An Al Aqsa NGO official responds: "The Temple Mount is not part of Israel." PA accuses Erdan of "racism."
Published: August 24th, 2015

Public Security Minister  Gilad Erdan, seen during a visit to the Western Wall and to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, seen during a visit to the Western Wall and to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan dropped the other shoe Monday in a letter calling on Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to outlaw two Muslim radical groups from the Temple Mount.

The Palestinian Authority called Edan's proposal "racist."

The right of Jews to ascend the Temple Mount, as stated in the Jordanian-Israeli Peace Treaty, has been under threat by increasingly violent Muslims who are paid to harass and attack Jews at the holy site.

Daily violence and the unprecedented action of Jerusalem policy facing off against Muslims who barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa mosque last year threatened to erupt into an all-out war until Jordanian King Abdullah and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met in Amman and took measures to cool things down.

Access to Jews was allowed, but the government made it clear that Cabinet ministers may not visit the Temple Mount.

The unwritten agreement held ground for several months until radical Muslim re-asserted their presence with men and women paid by the Islamic Movement to visit the holy site with the sole purpose of chasing and attacking Jews.

A visiting Christian was attacked last week, and Palestinian Authority and Arab world media have escalated incitement with constant reports that police escort settlers to "storm" the Temple Mount.

Erdan decided enough is enough and wrote to Ya'alon letter, which he said is supported by the police and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), to outlaw the "Morabiton" and "Morabitat" radical Muslims groups.

He wrote:

These organizations follow Jewish visits to the Temple Mount and yell, incite and block them. Their aim is to use violence and intimidation to stop Jews from trying to visit the Temple Mount, and I will do everything I can to stop these dangerous organizations that violate the status quo.

The damage, partly irreversible, caused by the Israel's government's turning a blind eye to Muslim violence while limiting Jewish visitors is reflected in statements made by the Al Aqsa NGO, whose official told Reshet Bet (Voice of Israel) radio Monday:

We have seen an increase in visits to the Temple Mount by fanatics and criminal Jews who cause provocations.

Israel violates the status quo (by allowing Jews to visit]. Israel is not allowed to maintain security on the Temple Mount.

It is occupied territory under international law. Israel has occupied it since 1967.

Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount is within the "consensus" of almost all Israeli Jews, so much so that even the interviewer for the leftist and pluralistic Reshet Bet charged the Muslim official with lying. He also continuous questioned the Al Aqsa official about Muslims who attack Jews, but the only response was a repetition that the Temple Mount is not a part of Israel.

  the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Know Your Roots - A lesson in geneology... 
For some time many of us have wondered just who is Jack Schitt?

We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, 'You don't know Jack Schitt'!
Well, thanks to my genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, who married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt, Inc.
 They had one son, Jack.

In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Against her parents' objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. 
After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. 
Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt Sherlock.

Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they produced a son with a rather nervous disposition named Chicken Schitt. Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony. 
The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials. The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Horse.

Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. 
He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian bride, Pisa Schitt.

Now when someone says, 'You don't know Jack Schitt', you can correct them.

Crock O. Schitt
Tall Sailing Ships passing by in the harbor in Amsterdam

Here is an interesting article from a friend about teeth pain and reflexology:

Natural Pain Relief for Toothache Using Hand Reflexology

Updated on June 21, 2015

Pain Relief at Your Fingertips

Reflexology has long been established as a therapy that relaxes the body systems and relieves pain.

Foot reflexology is usually the preferred method of application by reflexology therapists; however, hand reflexology is very popular for self-work. For this article, I will be concentrating on the fingertips only, or to be more precise the corners of each of the first knuckles (nearest the nail). I will explain further in this article exactly how to carry out the exercise.

Anatomy of the Teeth

Before I go deeper into how to relieve the pain, let me first give you a simple look at the offending pain source, the teeth!.

Each adult usually has 32 teeth, 16 upper and 16 lower. The last four, the wisdom teeth, come in between the ages of 17 and 21 and can cause varying amounts of pain before they finally get through. Sometimes, however, the wisdom teeth become impacted and don't emerge, or are taken out because there is no room for them.

Children have fewer teeth: 20 by the time they are three years old. These 20 begin to fall out at the age of five or six to make room for the adult teeth.

The surface of the crown of the tooth is made of enamel. This substance protects the inside of the to0th. Inside the enamel is the dentine, a sensitive substance that fills the most of the inside of the tooth. The dentine is not as hard as enamel, but it protects the inner part of the tooth, called the pulp. The pulp contains the tooth's blood supply and nerve endings. These nerve endings send messages to the brain when you eat something hot or cold, and these nerve endings are the source of the pain you feel if your teeth are decayed or injured.

Locating The Reflex Points Associated With the Teeth

A dental chart is divided into four quadrants, two upper and two lower, each with eight teeth.

In reflexology, this is interpreted as left and right sides and upper and lower jaws. The reflexes for the whole mouth can be found on the two thumbs, on either side of the first knuckle joint. It is possible to pick up the general area by choosing the hand on the same side of the body as the pain, and gently massaging either the thumb area associated with the upper jaw (nearest the nail bed) or the thumb area associated with the lower jaw (on the palm side of the knuckle).

To be more precise, we can find the location on the hand associated with the individual tooth, if we know which one it is, simple by counting from the index finger to the little finger, either above the knuckle (top jaw) or below the knuckle (bottom jaw). The tooth reflex tends to sit on the corners of each of the knuckles.

The photo below shows the finger locations associated with first two teeth on the top and bottom jaw. The middle finger would have teeth 3 and 4, the ring finger teeth 5 and 6 and the little finger teeth 7 and 8 (the wisdom tooth).

Of course if you have had any teeth removed, or have had a root canal where the root has been severed from the tooth, there will be no response on those reflexes on the hand, as there is no longer a connection between the tooth nerve and the tooth. Often the reflex from a removed wisdom tooth feels "indented," rather than "solid' as the other reflexes feel when the tooth associated with the reflex has been removed.

So here you have the method for working out which finger knuckle corner relates to which tooth in the mouth. Sometimes you are not sure which tooth is giving the pain. Often this is because of infection, or perhaps an abscess under a tooth; these can spread the pain across a larger area. In this case, you will need to let your finger reflexes guide you. The offending tooth reflex will feel "sore" when that reflex is pressed, so the advice is to press each corner until you find the "sore point." That will be the one to concentrate on.

Tooth Reflex Points on the First Finger

Each hand has 16 reflex points for the teeth.
Each hand has 16 reflex points for the teeth.

Putting it to the Test

As a reflexologist, I have a vested interest in knowing that this method is a proven way of relieving pain. So several years ago, I decided to put this method to the test on myself after experiencing tooth pain and what I called a "soggy socket." It turned out I had an abscess underneath my tooth, and my dentist gave me antibiotic to clear the infection and booked me in for root canal treatment a fortnight later.

I used the method above during the fortnight before the treatment, and told my dentist that I also wished to use this method during the root canal treatment, without any other anesthesia. Fortunately for me, my dentist was a personal friend of mine and knew of my reputation as a reflexologist. She agreed to do the treatment without injections and let me use reflexology as my pain relief.

She devised a method of communication using open and shut eyes to communicate yes and no, so that she could question me to check if I was experiencing pain or wished her to stop. With this agreed, she allowed me a few minutes to activate the tooth reflex and begin the above method of pain relief. She then began the root canal treatment.

I've very pleased to report that I experienced no pain whatsoever and the first sitting for the treatment (it was done over two treatments) was a success. The dentist commented that it also had taken less time than usual as she had not had to wait for the effects of an injection before she could start.

The second treatment session went the same way. No pain at all.

A few years later I had to have a second root canal treatment and again followed the same method. I worked with a different dentist this time, who again was happy to use my methods based on the experience I had the first time.

A client of mine, who has a real fear of injections, also wanted to try this method for herself. I duly showed her the procedure and had her practice on the points in the period leading up to her appointments (she had a sore tooth by that time). She explained to her dentist what she wanted to do, and because he knew of her fear, he agreed to try it.

She told me later that he had asked her at one point to let go of the finger points as he wanted to test that it really was providing pain relief. It took a few minutes before she started to feel a throb in the tooth again. When she said this was happening, he allowed her to reconnect with the reflex, ending the pain again. He finished the treatment and she was delighted that she had avoided an injection. Her dentist was amazed at the results.

Another client had a couple of tooth abscesses on one side of his mouth. In fact his whole face on that side was severely swollen. After using the above method to relieve the pain, I then used reflexology to dispel the fluid buildup in his face and drain it off to the appropriate lymph node. The swelling in his face visibly decreased within ten minutes of my working on the reflexes.

Incidentally, the same reflexes are also on the toes. As with the fingers, the key locations are on the corners of the first knuckle joint. The method is exactly the same: this is particularly useful for young babies, as it is often easier to hold their toes between two fingers than to hold their little fingers. It is probably not a coincidence that around the time a baby starts to teethe, they also start to suck or chew on their finger knuckles and toe knuckles! Inbuilt reflexology? I like to think so.

How to Use Finger Reflexology to Relieve the Pain

Once you have located the particular 'sore point' on the finger knuckle, corresponding to the offending sore tooth, the following procedure needs to be carried out:

  1. Press the "sore point" three times, quite firmly. This tells the reflex that you are about to work on it and sends the message to the brain.
  2. Mentally draw a line from the "sore point" through the finger to the exit point on the palm side of the finger.
  3. Hold the two points very lightly using your thumb and middle finger.
  4. Zone in to the two points and you will begin to experience two pulse points. Usually one side is a much stronger pulse than the other. Often the two pulses seem to do a dance between each other, speeding up, slowing down, pulsing quite strongly and then one or both fading off. You may also feel a kind of "buzzing" feeling on either point.
  5. Whilst the pulsing is happening, you may also start to experience sensations around your tooth. You may get a tingly feeling, or a cooling sensation very similar to that from a dental anesthetic injection. This is all normal. In fact the pain should just drain away.
  7. After a few seconds or more, you will again experience some pulsing, but this time it should feel synchronised, that is, the beats will be together. Again this can appear quite strongly or it can be very weak. Keep contact the entire time the pulsing is happening.
  8. Once you cannot feel the pulsation any more, you can release both points.

Normally you will stay pain-free for quite a while. Sometimes the pain clears altogether and does not come back. Depending on the cause of the tooth problem, however, the pain may well come back. You can just repeat the process again to relieve the pain.

Of course, pain is usually an indicator that something is not right in the body, and it is advisable to seek the opinion of your dentist if you are getting recurring pain. The advice for pain relief is just that, for pain relief. This advice is no substitute for getting necessary dental work done.

A Baby Teething

Notice the little red cheeks, and notice that only the first two fingers are being chewed!
Notice the little red cheeks, and notice that only the first two fingers are being chewed!

Associated Reading

Rainbow HAND Reflexology/ Acupressure Massage Chart
Rainbow HAND Reflexology/ Acupressure Massage Chart

  Interesting tidbit from WW2What a terrific story!!!
This story is confirmed in Elmer Bendiner's book, The Fall of Fortresses.
*Sometimes, it's not really just luck.*

Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a B-17 during WW II. He tells this story of a World War II bombing run over Kassel, Germany , and the unexpected result of a direct hit on their gas tanks. "Our B-17, the Tondelayo, was barraged by flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. That was not unusual, but on this particular occasion our gas tanks were hit.

Later, as I reflected on the miracle of a 20 millimeter shell piercing the fuel tank without touching off an explosion, our pilot, Bohn Fawkes, told me it was not quite that simple. "On the morning following the raid, Bohn had gone down to ask our crew chief for that shell as a souvenir of unbelievable luck.

The crew chief told Bohn that not just one shell but 11 had been found in the gas tanks. 11 unexploded shells where only one was sufficient to blast us out of the sky. It was as if the sea had been parted for us. A near-miracle, I thought.

Even after 35 years, so awesome an event leaves me shaken, especially after I heard the rest of the story from Bohn.
"He was told that the shells had been sent to the armorers to be defused. The armorers told him that Intelligence had picked them up. They could not say why at the time, but Bohn eventually sought out the answer. "Apparently when the armorers opened each of those shells, they found no explosive charge. They were as clean as a whistle and just as harmless.

Empty? Not all of them! One contained a carefully rolled piece of paper. On it was a scrawl in Czech. The Intelligence people scoured our base for a man who could read Czech Eventually they found one to decipher the note. It set us marveling. Translated, the note read:

*"This is all we can do for you now...
Using Jewish slave labor is never a good idea."