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  1. No "break" will be forthcoming from me. You said "as per my reply to the muppet, it is a figment of his fertile? imagination." Well, I think we can now all assume that it isn't.... and there's been no apology from you for your very rude and false dismissal. This makes you dishonourable in my esteem.
  2. I'll do better than that; I'll give you the first 5 pages to make up your own mind: This book is intended to give an honest “warts-and-all” appraisal of what it means to be a foster carer. It chronicles the fostering career of myself and my wife Adele and attempts to give a realistic portrayal of the highs and lows, the rewards and penalties, the benefits and the detriments. For those who are considering putting themselves forward as potential carers, I would heartily recommend that you read it in full before making any firm commitment. I make no assumption about which way it may prompt you to decide; all I would say is that you will at least be making an objective decision, mindful of ALL the facts. Psychological studies show we forget 50 per cent of what we read immediately, 80 per cent within a day, and 97 per cent within a week. So, if you’re serious about fostering, when you read this book, make it your goal to really relate to the events it describes and to understand how such experiences would impact your life (because as a foster carer they surely will). To get the most from this book do two things: 1) Give the book your full attention. Switch off your phone and shut out all distractions. 2) Suspend your judgement. Wait until you’ve read the whole book before you make any decisions. If you don’t, chances are you’ll miss the most important things the book has to say. The first 14 chapters of this book deal principally with the downside of fostering. You probably won’t discover much about the upside until chapter 15! All the case histories included in this chronicle are true to the best of my understanding with the exception of the names. In order to protect the identities of the people concerned, all the names you see mentioned throughout the Maxwell family’s case histories included in this book are false, but the facts surrounding them are true in every detail. The only exceptions to this rule are the names mentioned in connection with nationally-reported legal cases which are a matter of public record. Let me begin by explaining that once you are an approved foster carer, whatever the circumstances surrounding the placement of a child in your custody, they most certainly won’t want to be there. However much they have endured neglect or abuse in their home environment, their first instinct is to be back at home with their parent(s). You will never be anything better than a poor substitute for their own family. At best, they may eventually learn to tolerate, respect, and perhaps even enjoy the care you provide. At worst they may hate you and see you as part of the machinery that has taken them away from their family. Adele and I have experienced both extremes. All human beings at an early age form attachments, initially with their mother and father, then with their siblings and wider family members and ultimately with friends, neighbours teachers and school classmates. But attachments are not only formed with people. From birth we form attachments to our home, to the locations we inhabit, to neighbourhoods, to the places that have meaning to us and to the events that happen there. It is these attachments to people, places and occasions that provide every one of us with our cultural and social heritage. For the majority of us it is these attachments we rely on for our identity, our self-assurance, our sense of wellbeing, our security and lifelong safety net, a place of sanctuary and a loving anchor in life’s storms. In the case of children taken into foster care, all these attachments are severed abruptly and the child finds himself or herself in a hostile world of strangers, remote from everyone, everywhere and everything they have come to hold dear. The fundamental human importance of attachments cannot be overstated; they are the stuff of life itself. They are the only elements that we humans can rely on to make sense of our existence; they are the very building blocks of one’s being: the people, places, objects and events we believe in. For a young person to wake up one morning to find that all the foundations that have life’s meaning have been precipitously removed inevitably results in emotional dysfunction capable of disrupting their lives into adulthood and beyond. The most serious form of attachment disorder, known as Reactive Attachment Disorder, results in children’s inability to establish healthy relationships with the adults in their lives. Their emotional development stagnates, they lack trust and self-worth, they avoid becoming close to anyone, display anger and experience an unquenchable need to be in control. A child with an attachment disorder feels unsafe and alone. The disruption of their early life can cause relationships to be impaired into adulthood. Reactive Attachment Disorder is generic in children in foster care. The classic symptoms include the avoidance of eye contact, inability to smile, failure to engage, non-communication and spending a lot of time rocking to comfort themselves (my wife Adele still displays this latter characteristic sixty years after having been taken into foster care!) Attachment disorders will take much more than kindness to repair. In order to re-connect, it will take months – even years – of patient perseverance to help your foster child feel protected and able to develop healthy, deep, and loving relationships. Above all, it must be constantly borne in mind that the normal instincts of parenting do not apply when dealing with children in the grip of attachment disorders. Anyone having raised their own children will have developed stock responses to issues such as misbehaviour, disobedience, waywardness and so on. With disordered children, those stock responses will not be effective and, indeed, will probably be counter-productive. The art of behaviour management will have to be re-learned to begin to cope with the condition, and it will need to be founded on a heartfelt understanding of the emotional impact of loss of attachments. To muddy the waters still further, dealing with attachment disorders (by definition, issues which relate to the past) will need to be closely followed by the need to resolve issues which relate to the future. The child newly in foster care will have to deal with the future impact of their predicament, despite inevitably having low self-worth, lack of any sense of belonging, plagued by the ‘odd-one-out’ syndrome and having their confidence shattered, etc. The carer’s techniques for building the child’s resilience to the inescapable pressures and challenges they will face in society – particularly in school – will need to be finely honed and practiced if the child is to survive in what appears to be a hostile world.
  3. You said “giving us a link to just one (of many), wouldn't cost you anything, and might just get us interested” to which Busdriver1 responded “Dont say that he might believe you and expect to sell one.” Well, I do. I kept my end of the bargain, and now it’s time for you to keep yours . If you never intended to buy a copy, why were you so interested in seeing one of my works? I did offer you the opportunity to give me another reason for wishing to see it, but like the dishonourable person you are, you declined to put forward an alternative motive. What reason will you offer to persuade me to reveal the titles of other works?
  4. Here's the full link, (can't understand why the earlier link doesn't work): https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Want-Foster-Neil-Maxwell/dp/1795488115/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=So+You+Want+to+Foster%3F+By+Mr+Neil+Maxwell&qid=1621880540&s=books&sr=1-1 Have you bought your copy yet, as you promised?
  5. Well, this book was three ago, and the only one written in that particular pseudonym. The agreement is that RollingJ has agreed to buy a copy, so he can log on Amazon HERE and buy it at £8.92, as agreed. When he's done that I'll reveal the next couple that he can also buy. The rest of you can apologise for your "Fly fishing by JR Hartley" and 'Total Fantasy' comments. ********s.
  6. You haven't yet met my criterion of providing a good reason for wanting to see them. If it's not to purchase them, what else might it be?
  7. No, try this: https://fos-sa.org/2021/04/22/request-for-investigation-of-the-uk-government-and-its-advisers-for-genocide-crimes-against-humanity-and-breaches-of-the-nuremberg-code-issued-to-the-international-criminal-court-at-the-hague/ How many pseudonyms do you expect I write under?
  8. Okay, give me a good reason why you are so interested in seeing my books and I will willingly send you a list, provided you undertake to buy a copy of each one, via Amazon.
  9. Slowly enough to digest the content and understand the meaning and implications.
  10. Read the one I've given you free and I'll gladly give you the titles of the others. How do you know? Can you name a single one of them?
  11. I have several titles currently available on Amazon on subjects as widely varying as business management theory, advice for potential foster carers and the climate change hoax… but they all cost money to buy. If you want a free sample of my writing, you can read my short narrative “Planet Lockdown.... The Grand Deceit” absolutely FREE at: https://bit.ly/3fe9TIg. I Published this free of copyright because it carries a message which everyone needs to hear. As for QAnon, don't reference something you don't know about.
  12. The banning of fans at football matches has placed clubs on the verge of collapse. Similarly, the restrictions on public attendance at rugby, cricket, speedway, ice hockey and snooker has placed them all on life-support. Taking part in outdoor sport has plummeted, as has attendance at leisure centres and gymnasia. The closure of churches and other places of worship has sent the country into a secular downward spiral, whilst the closure of schools, shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas has reduced us to a nation of couch-potatoes whose minds are dumbed down to the level of the grim, vulgar, tasteless television. The restriction of travel – international and domestic – has expunged the traditional British spirit of adventure and exploration. Some might claim that the alleged justification for this colossal act of national destruction is less than truthful, and that the official reasoning does not appear to stand up to rational scrutiny. Some might conclude that, for reasons as yet unknown, the only coherent explanation for this exercise could be the deliberate, premeditated and malevolent destruction of the intrinsic wealth of the country, along with the health, wellbeing and cultural fabric of its inhabitants. I am advised that the cure for all these ills lies in a simple shot in the arm, but am as far from being convinced of this as east is from west. In my more despondent moments, I confess to believing that the effect of the shot in the arm might be more in keeping with a shot in the head. What do other subscribers to this forum feel?
  13. At the Flowers Health Centre in Wincobank I watched incredulously as a patient, prevented from entry by the locked doors, spoke to someone via the intercom on the door and was handed a prescription through a window! GP consultation has become a joke. For some real insight on the matter, visit: https://delingpole.podbean.com/e/nina-1621086702/
  14. Given up, have you? Just as well as I'm leaving this forum (at least temporarily) for the next few days. I'm off on a long weekend of relaxation, breaching as many of the ridiculous lockdown rules as I can. I'll be visiting as many hostelries as are open, hugging as many people as take my fancy, travelling far and wide with as many people as wish to take the journey and DEFINITELY not wearing a face-nappy (something I've never done anyway!) For those of you for whom the lockdown rules are sacrosanct, enjoy your isolation. If you get bored, Eurovision is on telly tonight. Enjoy. Ta ra. I'll be back.
  15. I don't believe I've said that. Crazy I may be, but wrong? - never. Look it up for yourself - I'm doing all the work here.
  16. If, as you say "foot and mouth is barely transmissible to humans" why did Professor Legover say it was, and thousands were going to die?
  17. As I've said before, we crazies don't need to theorize: the evidence of the conspiracy is all around us for all to see. When Ministers of the Crown lie and dissemble, when whole nations are coerced into taking vaccines (the experimental nature of which is hidden from them), when the law demands we must all wear masks that serve no medical purpose, when we are prevented from embracing our loved ones, you just KNOW there is a conspiracy afoot.
  18. Hilarious! 😂 Is Ferguson paying you for this? I guess we should all bow our heads in deference to Professor Legover for saving 400,000 deaths by convincing the pathetic Prime Minister that we should lock down our entire population for months on end, shut hospitals, schools and churches and make us all wear masks and stay 6 feet apart (all of which was a completely worthless exercise, because none of it actually worked). Meanwhile the genocidal Health Minister ensured that the spread of the infection was maintained by throwing the residents of care homes to the wolves, ensuring that those institutions - along with hospitals - were the only places where any serious transmission could take place. I despair that anyone exists on planet Earth who still believes that a pandemic has occurred, as opposed to some sinister agenda leading to an (as yet) undisclosed purpose. Let's not forget that after 18 months of purgatory, the world of science - with all its alleged expertise and know-how - has failed to isolate the virus, making this event unique in the history of epidemiology. The vast and wondrous scientific community, which claims to know the secrets of the universe and has identified the complete set of nucleic acid sequences of the human genome, has failed to isolate a virus in any way which meets the time-honoured principles of Koch's postulates. Odd that, isn't it?
  19. On 16 April 2020, an article in The Spectator entitled "Six questions that Neil Ferguson Should Be Asked" said the following: "It has been claimed by experts such as Michael Thrusfield, professor of veterinary epidemiology at Edinburgh University, that Ferguson’s modelling on foot and mouth was ‘severely flawed’ and made a ‘serious error’ by ‘ignoring the species composition of farms,’ and the fact that the disease spread faster between different species. Does Ferguson acknowledge that his modelling in 2001 was flawed and if so, has he taken steps to avoid future mistakes?" Bet he doesn't!
  20. Neil Ferguson’s research claimed that up to 150,000 people were at risk of death resulting from the 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. The resulting mass culling claimed eleven million sheep and cattle, decimating the UK farming industry. There were actually fewer than 200 deaths. A year later he predicted that up to 50,000 people would die from mad cow disease. There were actually just 177 deaths. In 2005, he predicted that up to 150 million people could die from bird flu. In the end, only 282 people died worldwide from the disease. In 2009, his advice prompted the government’s “reasonable worst-case scenario” that the swine flu would lead to 65,000 British deaths. In the event, the total British deaths were 457. In March 2020, his model of the COVID-19 disease (which later turned out to be based on a 13-year-old computer programme and nothing to do with COVID) prompted his half-million deaths nonsense. Other scientists were prevented from checking his results by his refusal to release his original code. He made heavy revisions to his original code which he only released after a six-week delay. You're right - it doesn't seem rational. The man is clearly a fraud, so why would anyone take any notice of this charlatan? It’s scandalous, but he’s still interviewed regularly by the completely idiotic BBC. Could you make any logical argument for listening to a single word he has to say? Don't know. Ask the bloke who made the prediction.
  21. Frankly, I can't believe that (presumably!) educated people haven't discovered this for themselves, but I suppose if your sole source of information is the bought-and-paid-for lying mainstream media, the chances are you'll remain in the dark... possibly forever. I'll quote a single example - but one which was replicated in countries all over the world (you can check it out for yourself). In March 2020, Professor Legover made his doomsday prophecy of half a million dead, which scared Hancock sh**less, so he turfed 25,000 elderly patients out of their hospital beds and into the care homes in readiness for Legover's torrent of dying COVID patients (which we're still waiting for). Moreover, in order to "Save the NHS," our esteemed Health Minister gave carte blanche to GPs to withhold medical treatment to all residents in care homes and serve them all with "Do Not Resuscitate" orders without the knowledge and permission of their loved ones, who were to be denied access. This criminal action resulted in over 18,500 care home patients dying needlessly, alone and without medical care. Who says so? Well, not me... but none other than Amnesty International in its aptly-titled report "As If Expendable," which you can read for yourself here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/files/2020-10/Care Homes Report.pdf. If you can't be bothered to read it all, it concludes "UK government decisions and failures resulted in violations of the human rights of people living in care homes, notably the right to life, to health and to non-discrimination". Of course you won't hear any of this on the lying paid-propagandist BBC channels. If you're seriously concerned about establishing truth as opposed to mendacious propaganda, chuck out your TV and stop buying trashy newspapers; they're all on the payroll of Big Pharma who get their funding from Gates, Soros and Rothschild, which in turn ally themselves with Google, Facebook, Amazon and the other Silicon Valley cowboys. Even Whitty was in 2012 the beneficiary of a $40 million "grant" from Bill and Melinda, and Vallance has a vast shareholding in GSK. If ever there were two men with a better excuse for jabbing the whole world and keeping us locked down forever, I can't imagine what that would be. If you think all this is the work of hapless, clueless Westminster politicians, you need to get a life.
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