James L Gordon Scout Council

Monday, May 30, 2005

National Council Meeting

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Secretary Roberto Pagdanganan, former BSP National Chairman invited the scouts to volunteer on the upcoming South East Asian Games for which the scouts readily accepted

Saturday, May 21, 2005

A Good Turn

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us.
What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
--Albert Pine

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Five Bucks
By Chris Kratsch

When I was in college I was poor. So poor, in fact, that I often found myself out of food. One day I spent my last two dollars on four loaves of bread, and didn't know where my next meal would come from once those were gone.

I decided to call my mother. She had said she couldn't afford to send me anything the last time I spoke to her, but I thought perhaps her mother could spare twenty bucks.

There was a pay phone in a nearby campus building. My bread and I headed over there. I called my mother collect, but before I could explain that I wasn't asking her for money, she became very upset and hung up. I called my father to see if he could explain things to my mother. Then I noticed someone else waiting behind me for the phone.

This man was probably a teacher between classes. My father put me on hold to call my mother on the other line, and I leaned my forehead against the cool concrete brick wall. I could feel the frustration and hopelessness building up inside me.

The man spoke: "Other people have to use the phone, too, you know."

That was enough to put me over the edge. I turned to this stranger and yelled, "See this bag on the floor? That has all my food in it! I don't have a phone at home to call from! I'm sorry if your cell phone is broken, but whatever call you have to make is less important than my trying to come up with tomorrow's meal!"

I turned back to the wall and tried to choke back the tears brought on by my speaking my plight aloud. Very shortly, I realized that I shouldn't have taken my frustrations out on this person. My father came back to the phone, and I told him I'd call him back. Putting myself back together as well as I could, I hung up the phone.

"I'm sorry," I said quietly. "I shouldn't have done that. You can use the phone." I stepped back to sit in a window ledge where I could hide my very obvious emotional state, and cried.

I wasn't paying attention to the man anymore, but he must have finished his phone call quickly enough. His hand tapped my shoulder and I turned. He put a five dollar bill in my hand and said, "Give this to someone else when they need it." He walked away, neither asking for gratitude nor giving pity.

There could have been no better delivery, and no better gift! Five dollars could last me a week in those days. Somehow this man knew exactly what to say to allow both of us to go through the rest of the day with dignity.

That was many years ago, and I have repaid that gift a hundred fold by now, always delivering it with the same dignity that was afforded me.

'Being Better'

"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.

Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it Occurs."
- Mario Andretti, Race Car Driver

Yes, it's true...
'increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience'
is a huge part of what 'Being Better' is all about!

First Aid for Stroke

A Needle Only Can Save LIFE of a STROKE PATIENT

First Aid for Stroke

Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this... It's amazing and an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it can helpsomebody 1 day.

This is amazing, if it works. Please keep this very handy... Excellent tips. Do take a minute to read this. You'll never know. One's life may depend on you.

My father was paralyzed and later died from the result of a stroke. I wish I knew about this first aid before.

When stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst. When a stroke occurs, stay calm. No matter where the victim is, do not move him/her. Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst. Help the victim to sit up where h e is to prevent him from falling over again, and then the bloodletting can begin. If you have in your home an injection syringe that would be the best, otherwise, a sewing needle or a straightpin will do. Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it, and then use it to prick the tip of all 10 fingers. There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about a mm from the fingernail.

Prick till blood comes out. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers. When all 10 digits is bleeding, wait a few minutes then the victim will regain consciousness.

If the victim's mouth is crooked, then pull on his ears until they are red. Then prick each ear lobe twice until two drops of blood comes from each ear lobe. After a few minutes the victim should regain consciousness.

Wait till the victim regain his normal state without any abnormal symptoms then take him to the hospital, otherwise, if he was taken in the ambulance in a hurry to the hospital, the bumpy trip will cause all the capillariesin his brain to burst. If he could save his life, barely managing to walk,then it is by the grace of his ancestors.

I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional doctor Ha Bu-Ting who lives in Sun-Juke. Furthermore, I had practical experiencewith it. Therefore I can say this method is 100% effective. In 1979, I wasteaching in Fung-Gaap College in Tai-Chung. One afternoon I was teaching class when another teacher came running to my class room and said in panting, "Mr. Liu, come quick, our supervisor has had a stroke!" Iimmediately went to the 3rd floor. When I saw our supervisor, Mr.Chen[ Fu-Tien, his color was off, his speech was slurred, his mouth was crooked-all the symptoms of a stroke. I immediately asked one of the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy asyringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen's 10 fingers tips. When all 10fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after a
few minutes, Mr. Chen's face regained its color and his eyes' spirit returned,too. But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his ears to fill them[ with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his right earlobe twice to let out 2 drops of blood. When both earlobes had two drops of blood each,a miracle happened. Within 3-5 minutes the shape of his mouth returned tonormal and his speech became clear.
We let him rest for a while and have acup of hot tea, then we helped him go down the stairs, drove him toWei-Wah Hospital. He rested one night and was released the next day toreturn to school to teach. Everything worked normally. There were no illafter-effects. On the other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers irreparable bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital. As a result, these victims never recover.

Therefore stroke is the second cause of death. The lucky ones will stay alive but can remain paralyzed for life.

It is such a horrible thing to happen in one's life. If we can all remember this bloodletting method and start the life-saving process immediately, in a short time, the victim will be revived and regain 100%normality. We hope you can tell others about this first aid method. Bydoing so, stroke may be removed from the list of major causes of death.

Forward this after reading. It will be a good deed indeed. The greatestrisk is not taking one... Make a difference!!!

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