If you have stumbled into this Blog there are something's that you should know.

This blog is here for the benefit of MMDers, men and women with "Major Depressive Disorder" or more commonly called Depression. It's goal is to find ways for MMDers to feel better without pills. Pills work, but only to a degree.

The first is to recognize that those with MMD are not bad, lazy or slugs. That is a myth. You will hear stories of small successes, and of dismal failure. It is not a pretty picture. So be warned, "This site is not for the squeamish, or children under 10".

If you continue, I would recommend that you read the following blogs: "The difference between a book and a Blog, and why a Blog is more difficult to write", "How do you feel", "Actual things that work for MMDers, that aren't Pills".

There is one other blog and to access that, look and the right hand side panel, and click on "Go to Depression for Beginners." and find "Elation and Legitimized" and read it. Reading those post should bring you up to speed. If you want to continue with "Theoretical Depression" there is a go to over on the right.

We all hope that you will get a better understand of MMDers, and why we want to fill this "Deep Crater in the Mind" as spoken of in "Elation and Legitimized".

Thank You

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sir Neville, thank you

I have received an unexpected e-mail from a very famous person in England.

Sir Neville Marriner of the Academy of St Martin in the fields, His full title. (for more info, google his name). Sir Neville has been an MMDer for many years, and says "pills worked for a while, but just petered out". He also said: "I am an avid follower of your work, and have decided that Blog writing, might be away better than pills."

He made a very interesting request that might help all of you MDDers who are considering Blogging. He Picked a story from the news and tried to rewrite it as a blog. He said: "It was terrible",  I just don't know how to do it." Now here is what he suggested, "I will send you what I have written, and ask that you to rewrite it Properly, Post it and indicate to the other MDDers, how the blog came to be, and it could be another "arrow in your quiver" teaching the proper way to write a blog."

What a marvelous Idea. Three cheers for Neville.  The story is another look at the Concordia incident and recent developments. Neville really chose a Good Story.

 The Concordia Incident  New Revelations

Not only is their more from the trial, but sealed records have been released, that are going to blow your pants off. This is a summary of new information that has come forward. Things not in the first report.

"Today I died a second time" Moldovan dancer admits she was Costa Concordia captain’s lover.

  Earlier in the day, ship maitre d’ Antonello Tievoli testified that 10 days before the crash, he had asked Schettino for a favour: Would the captain sail close to the island of Giglio during the Mediterranean cruise because the crewman’s family lived there?

Heads in the courtroom turned Tuesday when Cemortan strode in wearing high-heeled pumps and a figure-hugging black top and skirt. She was questioned both by prosecutors and lawyers for the survivors who have attached civil suits to the manslaughter trial.

Testifying through a translator, Cemortan said she had worked on the Concordia for three weeks in December 2011. She then re-boarded the ship in January 2012 as a non-paying passenger several hours before the crash near Giglio.

“When you are someone’s lover no one asks you for any explanations” about not having a ticket, she told the court.

Some in the courtroom gasped at the bold remark. Cemortan insisted her comment was a joke, but the judge made it part of the trial record.

As she testified, Schettino, who is married, sat at the defence table making a series of classic Italian hand gestures indicating incredulity.

Cemortan repeatedly declined to answer whether she is or had been romantically involved with Schettino, relenting only after Judge Giovanni Puliatti warned her that she risked criminal charges.

Tievoli, the maitre’d, said on Jan. 6, 2012, exactly a week before the collision, the cruise ship sailed closer than usual to Giglio and he thanked Schettino for the courtesy. Still, Tievoli recalled that Schettino was disappointed with that route and ordered his No. 2 officer to devise an even closer approach to the tiny island the following fateful week.

When the Concordia rammed into the reef the night of Jan. 13, gashing its hull and quickly taking on water, many of the passengers were enjoying a gala supper. Cemortan said she had dined at the captain’s table with him, and he told crew to slow down the ship so he could have dessert before taking the helm near Giglio.

They both were on the bridge at the time of the crash. After it, Cemortan testified that she dashed into Schettino’s private cabin to change out of her dinner outfit into more practical clothes. She noticed his laptop in the room and took it because she thought it was important. She said she gave it to him when she saw him on Giglio before dawn, after they both had taken separate lifeboats to the island.

Cemortan told the court Schettino told her immediately after the crash to take good care of a high-ranking crew member who is the brother of the former director-general of Costa Crociere SpA, the Italian cruise line.

She testified that the crew member, Ciro Onorato, pushed her onto a lifeboat. Because of the confusion and the darkness on the moonless night, she said she couldn’t say if any passengers were still aboard the ship when she left the Concordia.

Hours after Schettino left aboard a lifeboat and was spotted on Giglio, Italian rescue helicopters plucked many survivors from the capsized ship. Many other passengers jumped into the sea to try to swim to Giglio and some drowned.
“Today I died a second time,” she told reporters outside the court, contending that she had suffered psychological trauma due to the shipwreck.
Last month, a spectacular maritime salvage operation righted the Concordia after 20 months of lying half-submerged on its side off the port of Giglio. The ship will eventually be towed away and broken up for scrap.

These pictures taken at a happier time. Domnica asked, "Please use these in your article."

There were some other photos used by Sir Neville, but they are so horrific, I choose to leave them out.

 The photos below will explain just how bad things were, and the close proximity of the boat and island. Read on to see why that proximity is important.

Fox News congratulates themselves with this comment:  Here is some of the good work done by "Fox News Investigations", relative new branch of Fox News, Everyone is familiar with "Fox New Fair and Balanced", which Fox News considers to be their best money maker.

Fox News Investigations, has uncovered "sealed transcripts", from sources not identified, that  reveals  a conspiracy involving all Cruise Lines operating in the  Mediterranean. and produced a  cover up story that has ruined so many lives. A Conspiracy was hinted at earlier, but not taken serious.

Fox News Investigations reports: The real story is so convoluted, with twists and turns, so many lies, involving Large Corporations, and as usual you will see how "Big Bucks" are involved. Never has "Follow the Big Bucks" been  more apt.

The island itself, and its use is the key.

The Isle of Giglio, for the last 20 years has been a "nudes only Island". Somewhat common in this area of the world, The day of the tragedy, was a holiday and the island was packed. Sources indicate that most all Cruise lines that sail in this area, come close to the island, but this Captain sailed to close. The fact is, one that knows said, The day a ships is near the Island, is one of the most popular days of the cruise. The rental kiosks' on this ship, rents more binoculars than any other day.

These facts are only the "Tip of the Iceberg" declared Fox New Investigations, its starts with a conspiracy by all the Major Cruise lines.  Timing the ships arrival to the island, to take full advantage of full sunshine, sometimes allowing two cruise ship to pass a day .  Travel sales pamphlets are filled with code words, only those wealthy enough to make this kind of cruise know about.  Holidays and major events are scheduled to coincide with the cruise ships passing of the island, insuring  the maximum number of Nude's will be on the island,  Cruise ships stock Hugh volumes of Binoculars. Binocular Makers benefit. Vendors on the island are benefited because of larger crowds.

We are told that, a loud horn is blown as the boat approaches the island alerting the crowds to go to the beaches and Wave at the passengers, It was the polite thing to do..

 This is another example why "Sex and Big Bucks" lead to a fall.

Those that delve in High Finance and Politicos confided: "It should have worked, it is the perfect example of "Trickle Down Economics".

Fox New Investigations said:  We have called these major Corporations, and in most cases, the operator says:  "The person who might address your question is not in the office.",  other instances,  we are put on hold, or they just don't answer the phone.  
Fox News Investigations said: "This will surely be the biggest story of the year!

Other News Agency's are up in arms, because they will have to go thru Fox News Investigation, for their future reporting.


Friday, November 22, 2013

OMG, The Concordia Incident

             Attention, Attention

For those of you that found the blog 'Milk it for all it's Worth' I apologize but, It has been removed and replaced "OMG, The Concordia Incident".  Milk it, was just too long, and this new blog answers all the questions in Milk it.

Eye Witness claims to have been on the bridge at the time the "Costa Concordia" ran aground

 In an interview with the BBC, Domnica Cemortan, a Moldovan dancer, claims: "I did  not distract Costa Concordia Captain"
Domnica Cemortan photo taken at time of interview.
 Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, faces manslaughter charges after the cruise ship ran aground, claiming the lives of 32 of those on board.
Captain Francesco Schettino
At his trial, Domnica Cemortan, a Moldovan dancer on the ship, admitted she had been in a romantic relationship with the captain, and had been present on the ship's bridge at the moment when the ship ran aground.
But she told Today programme: "The story that I distracted the captain is fake, because I was very far from him, he was working and acting like a captain."
She feels all the blame for the crash is being heaped Mr Schettino, but said there "can not be only one person accused for this big accident, and I asking myself where are the others, where are the other officers in this story?"
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 22 November 2013.

"Domnica threatens BBC with a law suit over photos"

 "I will sue BBC and Fox News, for the pictures used in their reports, I had no makeup on, and taken a bad angle. If you need any more, just ask. These are all I have with me. "Please print theses photos, they are more who I am".
The BBC and Fox News, both commented:  "There are questions about these new photos, are really photos of Domnica?, Have they been photoshopped? "Will the real Domnica please stand?  Fox News said "We are going to look into this. Our investigating reporters are even now, investigating.  This is getting curiouser and curiouser.

Is this really Domnica ?










Mystery Man sought for questioning

Mystery Man

Who is this man? Witnesses say they saw Domnica making out with him, just hours before the tragedy.   Reported by Oggi Magazine

"I don’t know who you think I am, you dragged me in mud. Do I look like a tart?"

Domnica Cemortan
 Domnica Cemortan, the 25-year-old Moldovan on board the Costa Concordia has unleashed her anger over claims she was having an affair with disgraced captain Francesco Schettino, in an interview with Oggi magazine.
The blonde "mystery woman" categorically denied her relationship with the Captain, saying: "I never told the judges 'I love Schettino'.

"I want to know how this kind of information was released. They said they found my bikini in Schettino’s cabin."But where was my luggage then? (...) How could they build a story basing themselves on a bikini? Why would this bikini be mine? Was there my name, my picture or my DNA on it?"

Responding to the latest gossip suggesting that Schettino was the father of her two-year-old daughter, Domnica replied: "What do you want me to say? Yes or no? Schettino has black hair. My daughter is blonde."

The young woman also revealed her disgust at the Italian media for calling her 'the Captain’s blonde', 'the Concordia’s mermaid', 'the mysterious woman' and blamed the press for ruining her life. Not only in Italy, but also in Moldova.

"Moldovans say that I am staining the image of my country and my people. This is becoming a political question."

She told the magazine about the sacrifices she made to be able to study and educate herself.

From an interview by Oggi Magazine

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cheney Sisters argue over gay marriage

Cheney sisters argue over gay marriage

Updated: 06:34, Tuesday November 19, 2013 From Sky News in Australia

The daughters of former US vice president Dick Cheney are quarreling publicly over comments one made opposing her sister's right to marry.

In an interview on Fox News on Sunday, Liz Cheney, who is running for a Senate seat, said she does 'believe in the traditional definition of marriage,' meaning it should be limited to unions between a man and a woman.

She said she loves her gay sister Mary and her family 'very much,' but 'this is just an issue on which we disagree.'

The remarks triggered an angry response from Mary's wife Heather Poe, who shot back on Facebook.
'Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 -- she didn't hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us.

'To have her now say she doesn't support our right to marry is offensive to say the least,' she posted.
Reacting to Liz Cheney's comments that the issue should be left up to the states, Poe wrote 'I can't help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other.

'I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.'

Mary Cheney also posted on Facebook, telling her sister 'Liz -- this isn't just an issue on which we disagree -- you're just wrong -- and on the wrong side of history.'

After Words
It was reported later that "FOX NEWS; FAIR and BALANCED", added and subtracted from the statement made by Liz. Fox News added "the definition of traditional marriage",  words that Liz did not say, and left off the word 'also' at the end of the quote. When this news hit the street, some said: "What a difference a few words make." It was later noted that Liz and Mary made up. And when Mary and Heather were called, Mary and Heather, both in tears said "It was all a mistake.
In another article "FOX NEWS; "FAIR and BALANCED" the interviewer of the previous report, reported that:
                                 Same sex marriage removes taboos
In an interview with the interviewer, the first interviewer stated,  "Same Sex Marriage has removed taboos that have always existed with different sex marriages and added some benefits for same sex marriage."
The second interview asked: "How is that so?"
The second interviewer responded: I'm thinking of the big one, "The problem when brothers and sisters marry."
Where sure to hear more about this. Someone later pointed out that Fox News seems to always screw up the news.
Writing a Blog - Tip:
 Read thru this story again, and ask yourself: "How many mistakes were made?"
Stay away from Fox News, unless you want to make a point.
There are some stories that don't have a happy ending.

The difference between a book and a blog and why a blog is more difficult to write

The difference between a book and a blog and why a blog is more difficult to write.

                Each has its own writing style. ie. twitter, only lets you use 65 characters. a letter, a digit or a special character = 1 character. This example probably doesn't apply.  The reason chapter and post are different is: 

      The book uses "chapters instead of post."

      The blog uses: " posts instead of chapters."

Dah! you might say, "I don't get it", but it's obvious".  But wait, listen to me. The use of a chapter or a post is significant. It defines the way you have to write. Now it's my turn to say Dah! Dah! A book with its chapters are in sequence. (first chapter followed by second chapter.) A blog on the other hand with it post is not in sequence. (or out of sequence.) First blog, goes to the bottom, the next one goes on top.  (Note) I embolden(d) or made the special words  bold, so as you try to understand, remember the words that are BOLD, are the important words.

Now you might ask: "what do you mean, out of sequence?" well, after the first post, the second and so on, theses post go on top of the first post. (That is called out of sequence, and why a blog is more difficult to write.) Think about it and what that means. If you still don't know, ask me in a comment, and I'll explain the whole thing.

Now you might also ask what Dah! means: The meaning is when two people are talking, and one says something that everyone knows, So.. when you hear or read, where the term  Dah! is used it means you’re a dumb dodo bird, or something similar. Figure out for yourself what "DAH! DAH!" means.

An additional difference: the audiences are  different. Take for instance this headline:

"Depression prevalent in the Entertainment Industry".

In the middle ages there were depressed people (DP) Some of the real smart or talented people, when they showed signs of depression, it was not a stigma, but was considered a blessing as they thought that Depression was the sign of a very special person.

It appears that this thinking is returning. Using a blog, or getting their own web page, people who think this is happening can quickly tell the world about their "special depression."  Literally thousands of smart and talented people "Are coming out of the closet." Reported a by a person who know. Comment by Author: Who do they think their kidding? 

The "blogging for dollars" blog, which was very popular for a time, is closing its doors.

Writing a Blog, tips:

Confusion: Don't worry if something looks confusing. Where in the past confusion was what we complained about to our DD (depression doctor), DD is like MMD and an example of ways to cut down on typing.  Confusion, once thought of as a problem for MMD'ers, can be upended to our advantage. You will see how it works as you start writing. 

Explanation: You will have to give explanations a lot in blogging.  Note  how use terms that I call: "Attention Getters" i.e. "Now you might ask" is a good one is used doesn’t know that a question coming. You have to remember your audience.
I explained the use of "DAH!" and DAH! DAH! in the body of the blog. That’s one way, the other way might be to explain difficult terms at the end of the blog.

Intersperse Information: You might sense that the reader is losing interest thus the "blogging for dollars" statement. It will always get them back on track.

Note: It's perfectly ok if you want to give an opinion, as long as you put "Author Comment" before the comment.

Remember "Think Positive". That probably doesn't apply yet, as thinking negative is a hallmark of an MDD.  I know where your coming from. 

Note: You figure out what it means when "Note" starts a sentence.