Friday, 9 August 2013

Dogs have a sixth sense - here's proof

I received this email the other day and thought I'd share it here, but unfortunately it's already out of date. ('and Beattie' should be added to the sign).

Have you ever heard that a dog 'knows' when an earthquake is about to hit?
Have you ever heard that a dog can 'sense' when a tornado is stirring up, even 20 miles away? 

Do you remember hearing that before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia , dogs started  running frantically away from the seashore, at breakneck speed?

Do you know that dogs can detect cancer and other serious illnesses and danger of fire?

Somehow they always know when they can 'go for a ride' before you even ask and
how do those dogs and cats get home from hundreds of miles away? 

I'm a firm believer that animals - and especially dogs - have keen insights into the Truth.

And you can't tell me that dogs can't sense a potentially terrible disaster well in advance.  

Simply said, a dog just KNOWS when something isn't right.....

When impending doom is upon us.   They'll always try to warn us!!

Update - Leaders debate 11th August
cartoon by Warren Brown


  1. Let's hope voters express the same sense of relief come September 7 :0)

  2. It's what Tony Abbott did with KRudd in the great debate last night. Tony was a clear winner despite what Labor is trying to claim. He looked calm and confident and connected with the tv audience while Rudd looked unhappy and resorted to glancing down at notes which were not allowed under the debate rules. We watched on Ch 7two where the audience judged Tony the winner 72% to 38%. I think Rudd is on a downward slope and is even starting to look and sound desperate.

    1. Anne and I watched on ABC and were both connected to Roy Morgan Research via our i-pads. Haven't yet heard any result from Roy Morgan....

    2. Here's Roy's verdict -

      Both leaders spoke to their own supporters – ALP voters generally reacted positively to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and negatively to Tony Abbott; while Liberal voters generally reacted positively to Tony Abbott and negatively to Kevin Rudd.

      The general public who ‘opted in’ to react – presumably more politically, interested and engaged gave clear support to Tony Abbott (the Channel 7 poll showed the same result).

      However among the carefully balanced sample recruited by Roy Morgan Research, the reactions were much more evenly balanced – and their reactions were close to the mid point for much of the debate. Nevertheless even among this balanced sample, Tony Abbott scored slightly more time in the positive zone than did Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

      More - Roy Morgan Leaders' Debate

  3. Rudd looked nervous and unhappy. The Ch 7 worm went on a downward slope every time he started speaking. Their political guru Mark Riley also scored Abbott a clear winner (he said he would rank himself among the 72 percent who gave Tony the nod). Funny how most of the MSM was touting the debate as something that could give Rudd the advantage but how subdued many of them were today.

  4. Added a cartoon above about the leaders debate. At the same time as the leaders debate on one channel was Australia got Talent & on another the X-Factor. I got outvoted in my household & only snug back to the debate during ad breaks. I'm not sure if there was a big audience for the debate. But listening next day on radio to the call of who won it appears that most media outlet or polls showed Abbott to have won the debate.

  5. He won it hands down, Dale. As Andrew Robb said, Abbott came across as a leader, Rudd was a reader. I liked Tony's quip yesterday too "It doesn't matter if Kevin Rudd read from notes, it's more that his notes weren't worth reading".

    1. Rudd said the election should be judged on who you trust......then he cheated. Hhmmmm.....

  6. A man is walking along a beach when he comes across a lamp partially buried in the sand.

    He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub. A genie appears and tells him he has been granted one wish.

    The man thinks for a moment and says, "I want to live forever."

    "Sorry," said the genie, "I'm not allowed to grant eternal life."

    "OK, then, I want to die after a Labor government balances the budget and eliminates the debt.

    "You crafty little bastard," said the genie.


  7. Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

    He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

    This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

    Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.

    Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

    Fred's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

    When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

    To Fred's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

    He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

    Fred was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Brisbane City Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

    The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

    Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

    Vote carefully this coming election, the bells are not always audible.

  8. Another debate last night but not much followup in the electronic media today. We watched on 7 TWO and again home viewers (4000 in about a minute) overwhelmingly voted Abbott the winner 68 to 32%. Journo Mark Riley said he couldn't pick a winner but over on Ch One, the audience was heavily in favour of Rudd. To me, Rudd again looked uncomfortable and sour-faced, Abbott came across as confident and relaxed.

  9. Like most of the rest of the population I didn't watch it. On this mornings channel 7 Today show the observation was made that people have made up their mind & the campaign has now become just white noise in the background.
    Interview with a Courier Mail jurno on the Today show described Abbott at last nights debate in his boxer mode in the last round. He knows he has won the fight and has his arms in front of his face in defensive mode; he is allowing his opponent to make those small ineffective hits. Translated to Rudd that means that he allowed Rudd to waffle on & bore everyone to death.

  10. That sounds about right Dale. Everytime I walk into the room now with TV on and Rudd giving a speech or an interview I just mentally switch off same as I did with Gillard. Sick of his moaning voice, exaggerated hand gestures, asking questions and answering them himself, counting as in "Number one, blah blah, no 2 blah blah, no 3 blah blah....

  11. Sky News used a hand picked audience watching the same debate and guess what!!! They got the exact opposite result to the one on channel 7.

    The difference was they Sky was hand picked and limited in the numbers that they needed to get the result that they wanted.

    What is really interesting is that Sky Bet (online betting) has already declared the election result and have already paid out on the bets received.

    I suppose that if they kept the books open, people could still place bets and it is cheaper to close the books now and pay out in advance than keep having to accept bets.

    They are generally more accurate with their predictions than the loaded surveys done by numerous organisations who miraculously end up with the result that they want.
    The Channel 7 survey was pretty well foolproof and unable to be "loaded" with their own participants.

  12. Replies
    1. My Mistake. It was a seniors moment and it seems to be happening more often. Probably no cure either.


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