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You have the power to tolerate anyone and any situation. But tolerance is not just suffering in silence.

It means going beyond any personal discomfort you may feel, and giving a gift to whom ever you would tolerate. Give your time, attention, understanding, compassion, care - all are gifts, which paradoxically, you also receive in the process of giving.

And, as you do, you will experience your own self esteem and inner strength grow. In this way you can turn tolerance into strength.

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April 12 2007

Acceptance is the Key to all my Problems today? DonInLondon

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What an odd day, another one without the loss of mood. Smiles here and very happy in my own small world. I have let go the virgin media problem and left it to time to sort itself out. I can do no less. And it feels right after all life is too short to get in a hugger mugger about it.

And I feel right sized again, although like I feel a bit on my soap box and feeling comfortable in my own skin. A few days of this and my head will be in the clouds. I do feel right though and feel I am doing the right thing.

Tonight was Fine

With rail works the last few days my sleeping has been erratic to say the least. And also the looking after a cat, well it may feel a small responsibility for most people, for me it was looking after and keeping two houses ticking over as well. Nothing to do just be there if anything went wrong. It represents trust of family for me to be a part of and be included. After years of being a liability all round its good to have my feet on the ground even when they hurt like crazy.

I know the strangeness of my mood tonight is a little hyper which is a sure sign often that there will be a down turn. And that I accept. Almost bipolar, but not quite I feel. Or is it, it might be denial, but actually on a day like this I have hope for more living. And not at some accelerated rate, just living in a day, and helping and supporting. So there are some obsessive bits in me around my behaviours. Yet they are good ones. And about sharing, helping seeing a future, not just today although this needs to be my focus.

So some elementary steps are being made. And I feel a relief about judging how far walking might be in one go, how much I can do generally and getting more into a living. So some optimism.

Human Condition
We all have one, and actually when it comes to understanding the template of human behaviour, some analysis is so diverse these days and segmented, we end up not understanding the whole of us. I suppose that was what I was saying tonight and write here.


We do need to understand our totality, and some specialists need to understand our components. And somewhere in there we live complete. And we are good at analysing segments of our lives, and why we got to where we are today. Only time offers these perceptions as truths to living of life. And sometimes we reject others viewpoints and experience, in order we find ours. And why not!

So when I heard happiness and anger in the same hour I recognise both as time has enabled me to understand both. And Iím still nearly standing!

So tonight with just enough to keep me on track I shall finish now and keep it short. And sign off early for a change. I have not had a day off the web for a long time. And maybe its time for a break. When I feel this, itís a warning inside, for routine is the very simple element that makes life work.

Change is Good

And some changes may occur sooner than later. And some are beyond my control, in fact most of them are. Odd and true, I realise my true size these days..

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MPs push for sailor story answers April 12 2007

Opposition parties say they will continue to press ministers over the decision to allow British sailors freed by Iran to sell their stories.

Their pressure comes despite government attempts to draw a line under the affair, which has drawn some criticism.

Tony Blair has said "in hindsight" the navy's decision to allow sailors held captive in Iran to sell their stories to the media was not a "good idea".

Defence Secretary Des Browne is to make a Commons statement on Monday.

Mr Browne has said he takes full responsibility for allowing the stories to be sold, while the prime minister has said he was not involved in the decision being made.

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Blairite plot to lure Miliband into leadership contest April 12 2007

Labour website campaign would aim to show Gordon Brown can be beaten

Patrick Wintour, political editor

Opponents of Gordon Brown are considering a last-ditch tactic to try to persuade David Miliband to stand for the party leadership next month, hoping they can create a momentum behind their candidate and show that Mr Brown is beatable.

They are looking to raise nominations for Mr Miliband from MPs who would declare their support on the Labour party website after Tony Blair announces his timetable for leaving office in early May.

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Secret talks open way to nationalise rail network April 12 2007

Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent

Trains and tracks could be reunited and put under public control for the first time since privatisation, under plans to make Scotland a test case for the rest of the rail industry, The Times has learnt.

Network Rail, the not-for-profit company created by the Government to run Britainís tracks, has held secret talks with Scottish Labour politicians about taking control of trains north of the Border. The move would reverse the fragmentation of the industry after British Rail was broken up and sold off in the mid1990s.

Labourís Scottish election manifesto, published on Tuesday, contains a thinly veiled reference to the idea of Scotland pioneering a new structure for the rail industry. It states: ďThe case for running the Scottish franchise on a not-for-profit basis needs to be fully examined as part of the preparation for the next franchise.Ē

The Times has learnt that Iain Coucher, Network Railís deputy chief executive, who will step up to the chief executive position in July, has held private talks about Network Rail taking over the franchise. He met senior Labour politicians at the partyís Scottish conference in November and indicated that Network Rail would be willing to cooperate with plans to reintegrate Scotlandís tracks and trains.

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Revolution in cancer treatment April 12 2007

Scientists discover technique for pain-free, highly effective chemotherapy - the latest milestone in a miraculous medical journey

By Steve Connor, Science Editor

Cancer treatment could be on the brink of a revolution following a study showing that it may be possible significantly to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs without causing side effects.

Scientists have conducted a series of pioneering experiments demonstrating a new way of making tumour cells far more susceptible to attack with extremely low doses of anti-cancer drugs. The development offers hope that the gruesome side effects of chemotherapy, suffered by tens of thousands of cancer patients, may at some point become a thing of the past.

In addition to making chemotherapy more effective at eliminating tumour cells from the body, the study suggests that it is also possible to lower dosage levels to a point where toxic side effects from the drugs are unlikely to occur.

The breakthrough was made possible with a revolutionary medical technique called RNA interference, which allows scientists to "silence" certain genes in a pioneering development first highlighted by The Independent in 2002.

In one of the experiments, for instance, the scientists found that lung cancer tumour cells can be made to be 10,000 times more sensitive to the anti-cancer drug Taxol - an unprecedented improvement in the power of the treatment.

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BBC OnLine History April 12 2007

April 12 1961: Soviets win space race

The Soviet Union has beaten the USA in the race to get the first man into space.

At just after 0700BST, Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was fired from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, Soviet central Asia, in the space craft Vostok (East).

Major Gagarin orbited the Earth for 108 minutes travelling at more than 17,000 miles per hour (27,000 kilometres per hour) before landing at an undisclosed location.

The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev has congratulated Major Gagarin on his achievement.

He sent the cosmonaut a message from his holiday home on the Black Sea.

"The flight made by you opens up a new page in the history of mankind in its conquest of space," Mr Khrushchev said.

The Soviet news agency, Tass, made the first official announcement of Major Gagarin's flight at just before 0800BST.

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There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without. A little voice within us tells us, 'You are on the right track, move neither to your left nor right, but keep to the straight and narrow way.

A person falsely claiming to act under divine inspiration or the promptings of the inner voice without having any such, will fare worse than the one falsely claiming to act under the authority of an earthly sovereign. Whereas the latter on being exposed will escape with injury to his body, the former may perish body and soul together.

You have to believe no one but yourselves. You must try to listen to the inner voice, but if you will not have the expression"inner voice", you may use the expression "dictates of reason", which you should obey, and if you will not parade God, I have no doubt you will parade something else which in the end will prove to be God, for, fortunately, there is no one and nothing else but God in this universe.

For me truth is the sovereign principle, which includes numerous other principles. This truth is not only truthfulness in word, but truthfulness in thought also, and not only the relative truth of our conception, but the Absolute Truth, the Eternal Principle, that is God. There are innumerable definitions of God, because His manifestations are innumerable. They overwhelm me with wonder and awe and for a moment stun me.

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