I still don’t believe them – look at the body language it’s “this is what I’m supposed to say”. They say they have heard a ping and it’s past the deadline of expiry but if when they first heard the ping don’t you think they would have immediately dropped a mini sub down with a plane to get there on time and fish for it. What is taking them so long to get there and once they got there immediately they should have sent a mini sub down! come on! Their behaviour sings out stall! stall! bringing it back to my theory that the major powers areÂ in ’round table talks on how to get the plane back from who they know have it without losing the passengers and without giving into what they want” see Malaysian Airplane 370 missing plane not in sea
UN International Women’s Day (8/3) Seminar was held on Monday 10th March at State Parliament House Theatrette with Australia’s theme Ending Poverty for Women and Girls which was the topic chosen by Sue Conde past president of UNWA.
The Hon Marie Ficarra MLC Parliamentary/Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of NSW representing the Premier for Opening Ceremony in which she addressed female violence as still a pressing matter.
difficult achieving university qualifications in all male family
GRAMEEN FOUNDATION: Duncan Power fascinated us with slides giving an update about the wonderful work done with loans to women from underdeveloped countries, so they may establish their small businesses.
INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN AUSTRALIA: Aunty Joan Tranter spoke about her struggle in life to become an educated Aboriginal family woman when it was expected of her to become domestic help. Sadly we were reminded of the indigenous woman’s plight once again.
PALESTINE & ISRAEL – A WOMEN’S VIEW: Vivienne Prozsolt (Straight from the Airport to IWD Seminar) Vivienne showed slides of some of theÂ atrocities that have taken place and as she is Jewish it was a sensitive situation to witness. However when my Jewish friends were offended Valerie reminded me that the UN have investigated the allegations and found them to be true ttherefore they have a peacekeeping effort campaign there at the moment. As this was an UN event at the time I thought it had been a relevantÂ presentation. HoweverÂ at some time I will invite representatives of both sides to discuss the issueÂ at a Humanist Afternoon Talk (HuVAT).
AFTERNOON TEA:Â We enjoyed a get together and delicious afternoon tea
Valerie Weekes prepared beautiful floral arrangements of white roses with a small green hydranger
which she gave to the speakers and purple delicate ribbons for all particpicants to the UN IWD. In this picture is also a beautiful vase of red roses for my 70th from my cousin Harry Polymeris, the President of the Hellenic Cultural Association “Akropolis” (Greeks from Romania): the committee of which I am a member due to the fact that my family and I were in the 300 families who came out on the same ship the General Ballou to Australia in 1950.
[it should have read aeroplane or flight, before some pedantic takes this post off on a different tangent]
This I hope will lead to a viral dialectic, who knows, it’s a laugh I promise? Here is the beginning sent by me in sms to family and friends:
Me: Check my latest post on “Malaysian Airplaine 370Â not in sea” in case they take me away so you know where I’ve gone www.affie.com.au
Tina (daughter): Hahaha
Me: Did you read it Tina?
Gaby (granddaughter): I did, I don’t think you’ll get taken for it
Me: What a relief emoji happy face with sunglasses (cool)
Tina: Imagine my surprise to see your sms without having read your post. Now I have read it and feel relieved there was a logical explanation to your fears. I wouldn’t worry cause they would have to find you first which clearly they don’t have the skills to do seeing as the plane is still lost . (my daughter has a good sense of humour when it comes to fear and anxiety – has definitely taken after me)
Paul: Prank call Prank call Prank call Prank call (my son’s response to fearful situations)
Me: Hahahahaha emoji big red kiss (motherly)
Tina: How do I add Nella to this conversation she is missing the crazy
Gaby: (Nella’s daughter) I don’t think you can
Tina: Ok I will have to end this conversation and establish a new one
Me: I’m glad you two speak that language cause I didnt get it
Lz: Like where will you have gone?
Me: (after much serious sincere thought) Wherever they took the plane to or wherever Govts take troublemakers to until its over (I hope) [meaning they will release me in one piece then!]
Pip: I just read it. So you think it is a conspiracy then. I am hoping they find the black box but it’s a needle in a haystack.
Me: with all their technology including satellites don’t you think they would have found something by now, so many countries so many resources what’s your gut feeling about it?
Pip: Nah it’s in the ocean. it just goes to show humans and technology a bit infallible. Good night xox!
I cannot believe that one of the best airlines in the world with well qualified pilots can have a plane 370 disappear and crash into the Indian Ocean disappearing to the extent that so many powerful countries with advanced technologies are unable to find any trace of it.Â And yet they persist in spinning the story that they firmly believe that is where the rescue teams will find what they are looking for after all this time! This is a united front to justÂ either keep grieving people satisfied that something is being done while they work out how to disclose to the world what has really happened or to cover up a plan of attack on the offending nation that has been responsible for this terrorist action.Â I believe the people on board are still alive and will be used as hostages or something extremely weird such as that.
People don’t disappear off the face of this earth without us finding out what happened to them when we have full co-operation from the major powers to find them unless those major powers are involved in secret negotiations and this is all to keep the “natives” quiet.Â How foolish I’ll be if I am wrong but it just does not make sense with the magnitude of the search coming to no positive result. How useless are we as human beings with all our power andÂ technology and unity if we are unable to find one plane which has crashed?! Come on!! Something else is going on and we are being hoodwinked in the worst possible way!Â Then again what terrorist group would benefit from one plane full of tourists! Does it languish in conceit that it has managed to mobilise the major powers and some others to spend their resources and time uselessly and focus the world’s eye on such a tragedy with no possible resolution achieved and creating the greatest mystery mankind has had? Terrorists playing GOD? As long as the passengers survive it will truly be a lesson to the world. My Sympathy to their relatives and friends. Let’s Wake Up Australia and see the big picture – isn’t it all a bit strange?! Have you got a knot in your stomach that isn’t grief?!
I twisted like never before and so went my 70th which was the best I ever had. My granddaughter Talia Nicolitsis who had turned 11 two days earlier is so talented and has taken after my late mother who used to sing love songs. Tina my daughter is her mother, and we sat hugging each other like to chooks watching Talia. Sam Pelegrino had us dancing rock n roll where Diane and Patricia were kicking up their heels, samba for Silvana and Victor. The Hellenic Cultural Association Akropolis (Greeks from Romania- we came out 64 years ago and I’m on the committee) were here with President my cousin Harry Polymeris, Michael Contos, Panagaki Dimitriadis.Â Â Then there’s a great photo of The UNAA(NSW) Committee Lindsay Mell (past President), Diane Sackellariou (whose late husband was Greek Romanian, Peter Airey (past President) and PatriciaÂ Jenkins. Also a photo with the other sponsoring committee of HumSocNSW Sturt Duncan, John Levack (ex committee), Silvana (Victor’s wife), Victor Bien, Brian Edwards, Fred Flatow and dog Coach, Angela Drury and dog Panda, me and dog Pepi.Â We are short of $1,000 for each sponsor UNAA(NSW) and HumSocNSW so please keep the donations coming into whichever organisation you support no matter how small an amount and I will keep you posted through the Newsletters as to our progress.
The lovely Maori Hut in my lovely garden with my my daughter-in-law Nella Zagoridis and close friend Pip chatting away. Nella and her eldest daughter Gaby (a member of HumSocNSW) Nick my daughter’s 16 yrs old son. Angela is involved in a tet a tet with another friend and new member Vivienne Weidler. Also hard workers together Fred Flatow Vice President of HumSocNSW Nella Zagoridis wife of CAHS President Paul.
The dancing goes on and everyone is in a good mood – good KEFI as the Greeks call it or good MOJO as the Americans call it. It was sunny even though the weather forecast was going to be showers so I hired a tarpaulin which we didn’t even open up. We had 10 bbq chickens in pieces ($100 donated by Fred Flatow), a huge potato salad (Tina donated) huge rice salad (Angela donated) huge pasta Bolognaise (Nella donated), a huge cabbage salad and cutlery, plates, drinks, venue etc (Affie donated), Birthday cake ($130 donated by UNAA(NSW), Entertainer and tarpaulin($350 donated by Molly Campbell HumSocNSW member). Avo and his fiancee Lee straight from Bangkok enjoyed themselves in the Maori Hut and he saved us $50 by delivering the tarpaulin back to Meadowbank on Monday morning for me. Thanks Avo.