July 28, 2008
The irony is if it is deliberate and calculated, it’s being done by powerful people, so expecting doctors, who are for the most part trained by pharmaceutical companies that occupy the top of the Fortune 500; basically selling drugs for them, to help you… best of luck. And if your planning to get the alternative health people to help you, well they have that covered to.
July 4, 2008
Video: Google Video
I’m still trying to get over the fact, that part of the problem in the Philippines, with regards to their debts, is the fact that just one of the things that led to their debt, was that they built the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, built in of all places, on the Bataan Peninsula, with 3 earth quake faults and 2 active volcanoes close by. Also, almost 50% of their GDP is spent on servicing their interest only loans, whilst they spend 3% of GDP on health.
June 26, 2008
With the price of petrol on an ever increasing spiral upwards, food is being sucked along in it’s wake. With supermarkets and Industrial farming also on an ever increasing spiral upwards, nutrition and health is going in the opposite direction.
Lets face it political instability is on the increase like the weather and food shortages, so why waste time and money on lawns and pay for food that’s neither fresh nor healthy, yet is increasing in prices and being sprayed with who knows what… grow your own food, improve your health, and put the money you save into solar panels.
June 26, 2008
I remember years ago seeing something about a study, that used Rats to simulate the effects of population pressures and diet on people… the premise was that our behaviors are in a lot of ways similar.
In these tests they used an enclosed system and they steadily increased the population of rats. Now, to take out some of the variables they ensured that there was plenty of good food and water. The results were that as the population levels increased, the neuroses increased, there was rape, murder and even cannibalism, as the populations went up… and this should of surprised them because?
It’s only corporations, politicians and religious nutters who’d argue that limiting populations is a bad thing.
Next in the rat house, they tried two other experiments. One where they gave the rats a healthy diet and water and alcohol to choose from… these rats chose water. Then they gave the rats an unhealthy diet; you know donuts and big Macs type crap, with the same option for water or alcohol, this time the rats chose alcohol.
Now, it occurs to me that the way we are being forced (Trapped if you like) to live; which suits the corporations alone, is bound to create problems. Even the family unit it’s self is, in a since, not ideal, in fact far from it.
Perhaps the problem is that our social evolution has been messed up and out of sync with our forced living style… that the discarded village tribalism, where there is a mixture of kids, parents and grandparents living together, and a system where one’s food comes largely from your own area (with some trade) and everybody’s got a say and nobody is left behind, not unlike what some Hippies were advocating (forget the media crap) or if you prefer… like Switzerland, only hopefully with a little more spark.
June 4, 2008
For those who have been with us awhile you’ll know that both Craig and myself are not fans of GM food, nor Monsanto in particular.
The other day our public TV showed ‘Animal Pharm’, basically it was a PR video for GM. Now neither Craig nor myself are Luddites, Craig’s an Electrical Engineering Graduate and my field was Metallurgy & Engineering, so we’re not impressed by self interested science, nor are we taken in by the ‘they are doing it to feed the world’ bullshit… they are doing it so they can control the world’s food source pure and simple, for profit and the people setting the agenda are incapable of understanding the potential dangers, because all they can see is bucks… that’s what Bankers and Lawyers (spit on the ground) do.
Anyhow, it’s really good to see this type of thinking in the US, as it is in Europe and Australia. It’s this sort of thinking that will both make us healthier and save us money… my advice, get some antique seeds and start growing your own food, you don’t need much space and a little exercise will do you a world of good too.
May 27, 2008
Health’s not about Health, Health should be about prevention not cure. But the money’s obviously not in prevention, prevention would save clients and governments money, basically because it involves, eating the right amount and type of food, drinking plenty of water, keeping stress levels down, getting the right amount of rest and exercise… obviously there’s not much scope for corporations here.
But if a group of corporations manage to control the food cycle completely, and are able to get on board the University and medical boards, control the media and governments, then they can create a group of elites, who are symbioticly indoctrinated, to conditioning a population into a dependence, on the cures to the problems that the corporations created, using the corporations own marketing organization… they are a calculatingly evil pack of bastards, and people should stop and think about it, and don’t fall for their bullshit.
May 11, 2008
Dr Patricia Ranald (please read the whole article)
“The Government claims that it will use the proceeds from the sales to fund health and environmental infrastructure. But the international evidence from shows that the income from privatization is generally less than the revenue lost from selling the asset. Economist Professor Richard Blandy concluded that the South Australian electricity privatization produced “no net benefit to state government finances.” Economist Professor John Quiggan also confirmed that there was no net gain from privatization from the Victorian government (quoted in the Beder Report, p8) Privatization will mean profits come before the environment.
International research shows that private companies have to deliver high short term returns to shareholders. They can charge higher prices when there is a shortage of capacity, and therefore delay investment in new power capacity. They are driven to choose the least cost technology. Governments are not driven by short term profitability, and can plan to use emerging and renewable technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Beder Report, p 4).”
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April 16, 2008
Photo: David Crigger / Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier
“OPPOSITION: Demonstrators march through Abington , Va., last month to protest a proposed coal-fired power plant. Legal clashes over coal are rivaling those over nuclear power decades ago.”
“Environmental lawyers make a concentrated effort to stop new ones from being built; a coalition claims 65 victories in the last year. But industry groups are fighting back.”
By Judy Pasternak, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer.
“WASHINGTON — Every time a new coal-fired power plant is proposed anywhere in the United States, a lawyer from the Sierra Club or an allied environmental group is assigned to stop it, by any bureaucratic or legal means necessary.”
“They might frame the battle as a matter of zoning or water use, but the larger war is over global warming: Coal puts twice as much temperature-raising carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as natural gas, second to coal as the most common power plant fuel.”
“The plant-by-plant strategy is part of a campaign by environmentalists to force the federal government to deal with climate change. The fights are scattered from Georgia to Wyoming, from Illinois to Texas, but the ultimate target is Washington, where the Bush administration has resisted placing limits on carbon dioxide and Congress has yet to act on a global warming bill.”
This is an excerpt from the full article by Judy Pasternak who is a Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, for the full story please click on the website link below.
April 10, 2008
In descending order they are:-
10. 1 in 5 suffer from Depression. Inadequate therapy, a dependence on treating with drugs only; which suits the drug companies only.
9. Alien invaders. ET and his mates attack earth. Need a plan that does not include sticking our heads in the sand.
8. Echo system collapses. Oceans systems near collapse. We need to reserve and preserve.
7. Particle accelerator and man made black holes at Lucerne. We need to have outside independent scientific view.
6. Biotechnology disaster. Monsanto should be controlled until a thorough independent scientific examination is made. It needs to be regulated quickly.
5. Pole reversal, the North pole becomes the South Pole, the cosmic rays fry us, this is event over due. We need to investigate repairing and replenishing the ozone layer.
4. Solar Super Flares. Start terra forming Mars… quickly.
3. New global epidemic. AIDs, Ebola, Bird Flu, Staf infections, etc. Stop using antibiotics and fix public health.
2. Rogue Black Hole. Hurry up and find another planet.
1. Asteroid hit. Spend more money, start looking and work out how to deal with the threats. Our own ex-Prime Minister John Winston Howard stopped vital search in the southern hemisphere because it cost 3 million dollars a year… he allegedly spent $200,000 a year on wine for his residence.
April 7, 2008
Most of the high end financial market is little more than a smoke and mirrors act. In essence they are gambling with other peoples money. The Sub Prime Mortgages scam involves over priced con artists disguised as ‘entrepreneurs’, with no morality and a delusion that they are in someway superior. In actual fact these ‘entrepreneurs’ are generally no better qualified than your average Teacher, but they spend their time dreaming up new scams to take from the poor and give to the rich, namely the Banks, for which they are extremely over paid.
These ‘entrepreneurs’ often owe their ‘superiority’ and their ‘gift of the gab’, not so much to the use to which they put their brains, but more to the use and abuse of their nasal cavities, which is I feel rather ironic, since I believe that the high price and illegality of the more popular drugs, has little or nothing to do with worrying about people’s health or wellbeing. I believe it’s more to do with taking money from the poor and the stupid, and giving it to the ‘high end of town’; the higher up importers and dealers after all have to launder and invest their bootee.
The estimates of the world’s illicit drug trade varies widely, anything from several hundred billion to as much as a trillion dollars, which is traded yearly around the world. Needless to say a good proportion of this money eventually finds it’s way into the Banks coffers, either via the purchasing of goods and properties, or through being laundered and invested into legitimate businesses… either way it ends up with the Banks.
Now if the drugs were legal, their prices would drop significantly; as would crime, and The Banks would just have to rely on ripping off the poor through such schemes as Sub Prime Mortgages, in order to get their hands on the poor people’s superannuations, where in countries like Australia, superannuation is compulsory; done so that the financially challenged don’t have to eat dog food in order to survive on the inadequate pensions.
Anyway, the poor; or ‘financially challenged’ if you prefer, after working hard all their lives, building up a countries wealth, so it can be stolen from them by ‘entrepreneurs’ and given to the Banks, who paid the ‘entrepreneurs’ huge incentives to sell dubious Mortgages to people who could never really afford them in the first place, to buy houses that had been grossly inflated by ‘entrepreneurs’ and Banks in a crassly corrupt scam like the Sub Prime Mortgages, to probably pilfer the pension funds in the first place.
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