Monday, March 29, 2010

Obama condemns Graft but America runs on Lobby money

It is always strange to read about how the banks, pharmaceutical and chemical industries and all the major industries use money power to influence the outcome of what is happening in the USA. The Health Care issue and how much medicines will cost under it reflects this. The moves but the pharmaceutical industry to influence the outcome was clear and documented and the moneys and support given to the Democrats changed as the deals between the administration and the industry were worked out. Is this so much different to the graft Hamid Karzai seems to be accused of fostering in Afghanistan? Who steals and who is paid off is the way of the present.

Obama visits Afghanistan and tells his troops they will defeat the Taliban but also with his advisers is considering if the Taliban should be coaxed to the table and into the current government there. What is the deal that will make this happen and will we call it graft or just the price of new friends. Without graft there would be no government in Afghanistan and there is clear evidence that in America government is bought and controlled by vested interests. In the end both are the same.

Our ethics in America and worldwide are in shambles and it is no use calling the kettle black when greed is the underlying credo of both governments and money abounds from the powers who want to get their way. In Afghanistan it flows from Government and Obama's administration carps about it because it is their money and their embarrassment. In the USA it flows from the multinational corporations to the bureaucracy and downward to the contractors. In both cases it is the ordinary folks, you and I, who suffer. Under the name of democracy we are led to believe that the vote gives us power but at this point in the venture that does not seem to be true.

The world at large is being badly served by both democracy and the capitalistic system. Whether Capitalism will ever really be the way to a stable and fair system of business is a real question. Its object is money in the pocket and we have come to a time when most people agree that the multinational Corporations are running the world and use persuasion money to enhance their power. Whether it is money for campaigns to persuade people to vote for a candidate or money to moderate how much the health care plan will affect the pharmaceutical corporation's profits it matters little. In the end the people suffer the consequences.

As governments privatize more and more of what we always thought belonged to the people and were essential to the people is gone. What has happened is more cost to us with less security. The governments have become just money collectors for others and we get no real governing at all.

It seems clear that the idea of one world is a splendid one but for the major players like the banks and the large corporations it is optimal for it reduces the table to one player and a bunch of pawns to be played as they wish. The citizens of the world are being decimated from my perspective. Our welfare is really on the back burner and profit at any cost is where it is at today. Can we change this?

Only revolution seems to be able to change these things unfortunately. I neither advocate or embrace this but if real reform of our ethics is not forthcoming then revolution is all that is left to exact change.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

For those with belly fat and interested bystanders.

From Yahoo today.

In a world of processed foods and fatty snacks, there is much concern over weight gain and obesity. For those of us who tend to carry the weight in our stomach area, this makes you at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

For people with large bellies, their body often loses sensitivity to insulin, an important hormone that helps the body feel energized and burn energy. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease occur because of too much bad cholesterol in their systems.

There are some key ways to reduce and lose belly fat:

Adhere to a low-calorie and moderate-fat diet to ensure that you stick with the program.
fish, nuts, avocados, and olive oil, which lower cholesterol and protect your body's joints.
high-calcium, non-fat dairy products to help reduce body fat.

Drink water to burn more stored fat in your body.

Avoid drinking carbonated drinks to reduce water retention and bloating that occurs because of the sodium content.

Reduce your portions of potatoes and pasta by half and substitute it with dark green vegetables.

Don't eat a large evening meal - the time of the day when you slowly become more sedentary.

Vary the amount of calories that are taken from day to day. This tricks your body into not having a chance to store fat.

Eat milk and cottage cheese that contain proteins that are slow burning and gives muscles a steady amount of amino acids used for fat burning.

Marlene Veloso

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Element Found in Sri Lanka

This is very important to man this new element and worth knowing about and passing the information on to others on your vast mailing lists.


New Element Discovered in Sri Lanka to Be Included on the Periodic Table:

The Nuclear Physics Department of the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 155 assistant neutrons (aka ministrons), 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 442.

These 442 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 - 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each re-organization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that absorbs just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
[26/03/10 9:21:44 PM] john board: wonderful.  I will post it on my blog.  My face Book page has gone wonky and I don't get my home as it used to be but just all the info on the left side of a page.  Do you know how to change that?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Homeopathic use world wide.

I just got this article from HPathy which is the largest Homeopathic magazine in the world. I am surprised how well Homeopathy is doing in the world at present. What is most encouraging is the Pharmaceutical schools and some Medical schools are beginning to teach it and many doctors are embracing it in their practices. Read on
March 15, 2010 by Robert Medhurst

It might be useful for you to know the extent to which homoeopathic medicines are used around the world. Globally, homoeopathy is an extremely popular modality and to reflect this, in 1999 the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for closer incorporation of homoeopathy into “western medical systems”1 and a ranking of the world’s top healing systems (including pharmaceutical drug therapy) carried out in 2003 had homoeopathy second only in popularity to Traditional Chinese Medicine2.

In Germany, 20% of medical practitioners prescribe homoeopathic medicines for their patients 3, 4, 5 and they’re used by 90% of German veterinarians6. It’s interesting that given the fact that homeopathy was originally developed by Dr Samuel Hahnemann in Germany, there isn’t a higher level of use by medical practitioners.

In the UK a study carried out in 1994 found that 10 out of the 16 university pharmacy schools taught homoeopathy as an undergraduate subject and in 1999, 66% of pharmacies sold homoeopathic medicines7, 8, 9 with some particular pharmacy groups such as Boots producing their own range of homoeopathic medicines10 . Still in the UK, there are 5 homoeopathic hospitals run by the British National Health Service (NHS), as well as 2 private homoeopathic hospitals and homoeopathy has been supported by the NHS since it’s inception in 194811, 12. A 1992 study found that 42% of British doctors refer their patients for homoeopathic treatment13 . By 2001 20% of Scottish GPs had been trained in homoeopathy 14 and by 2003, 86% of Scottish GPs surveyed were found to be in favour of homoeopathy 15 . Currently, homoeopathy is the second most popular complementary medicine in the UK 16, 17.

The situation in France is also interesting. Most French pharmacies carry these products18, 19 and in 1999 the French Medical Association called for homeopathy to be included in all medical degree training20. A 1998 study concluded that people using prescribed homoeopathic medicine cost the French government half of that for patients who used pharmaceutical treatments21, 22 .

Around the rest of Europe, 45% of doctors in the Netherlands use homoeopathy (40% of GPs in the Netherlands use homoeopathy23, 85% of Belgian medical practitioners provide homoeopathic treatment for their patients24, 25, 47% of Dutch doctors use homoeopathy26 and in the 10 years to 2002, interest in homoeopathy in Switzerland had risen by 300%27 and homoeopathy is rebatable by most health insurance providers27. In 1997, 37% of Norwegians who were surveyed had visited a homoeopath 28 and homoeopathy is the most frequently used system of veterinary medicine in Norway29.

In Europe generally, a 2003 survey found that 20-25% of all Europeans used homoeopathic medicines30, 31 and homoeopathy was the most frequently used complementary medicine in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy and Switzerland32. In 1999 The European Parliament called for homoeopathy to be integrated into medical practice33 and the EU recommended that homoeopathy and herbs be used as first line treatments in veterinary medicine34

Pakistan appears to have a high level of interest in homoeopathy. Last year, the Pakistani Government established homoeopathic dispensaries in Pakistani hospitals35 and there are 165 government recognised homoeopathic medicine colleges operating throughout the country36. For the last few years the Pakistan government has set up homoeopathic medicine camps to treat the pilgrims who travel on the Haj to Mecca. Last year, 50,000 people were treated in these camps37. In India, 54% of medical practitioners prescribe homoeopathic medicines38 .They are widely used in Indian hospitals and homoeopathy is the most commonly used complementary medicine in this country39, 40, 41.

In 2003 in Sri Lanka, construction began on a government-funded homoeopathic hospital at Welisara42 and Columbian President, Alvaro Uribe, uses homoeopathic medicines to “stay in mental shape”43. It’s estimated that there are 15,000 homoeopathic doctors practising in Brazil44 and it’s a government requirement that homoeopathy is taught as an undergraduate subject in all pharmacy courses at Brazilian universities45. In the USA, 58% of US medical schools teach homoeopathy46. In Australia, the level of use of these medicines is a little difficult to determine. One relatively recent study said that around 12% of Australians use homoeopathic medicines but this figure has yet to be verified47. However, 78% of pharmacies here carry products made from homoeopathic ingredients and many of the larger pharmacy groups recommend these products as a core range, i.e. it’s mandatory for anyone setting up one of these stores to have them on their shelves 48. In New Zealand49 and South Africa50, homoeopathy forms part of the undergraduate program in pharmacy courses in some universities.

1. Poitevin B, Integrating Homoepathy in Health Systems, WHO Bulletin, 1999, 77, 2, 160-166.

2. Kemper KJ, Jacobs J, Homeopathy in Pediatrics- No harm likely but how much good? Contemporary Pediatrics, May, 2003, 20, 97-111.

3. Ludtke R et al, Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Natureheilkd, 2001, 8, 4, 213-8.

4. BMJ 2 November 2002;325:990.

5. WHO Bulletin op cit.

6. HomInt R&D Newsletter, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, 1998.

7. Jain, A, “Does Homeopathy reduce the cost of drug prescribing?” Homeopathy, 2003, 92, 71-6.

8. Barnes J, Uncovering Potential Problems with Complementary Remedies: A Survey of Community Pharmacies, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, Sob-Committee III, October, 1999, Appendix 2.

9. BBC News, 20 Aril 2003.

10. Authors personal observations, London 1995.

11. Owen DK et al, “Can doctors respond to patient’s increasing interest in complementary and alternative medicine?”, ”, British Medical Journal, 20 January, 2001, 322, 154-8.

12. Natural Medicine Society News, 21, June 1992.

13. Natural Medicine Society News, op cit.

14. Reilly D, The Puzzle of Homoeopathy, J Alt Compl Med, 2001, 7, Suppl 1, S103-9.

15. Hamilton E, Exploring General Practitioners attitudes to homeopathy in Dumfries and Galloway, Homeopathy, 2003, 92, 190-194.

16. “New research in the Times Body and Soul reveals disenchanted Britons turning to complementary therapy”, PRNewswire, London Jan 9, 2004.

17. The Independent, 17 November, 2003.

18. Author, personal observations, Paris, 1993, 1995.

19. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2004, Mar, 18, 13, 10, 711.

20. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1999, 17, September 27.

21. Archives of Family Medicine, 1998, 7, 537-40.

22. Economic facts and figures, European Coalition on Homoeopathic and Anthroposophical Medicinal Products, September 2003, 9-10.

23. Visser GJ, et al. Alternative Medicine and General Practitioners in the Netherlands, Family Practice, 1990, 7, 3, 227-232.

24. Aldridge D. Europe looks at Complementary Medicines, BMJ, 1989, 299, 1121-1122.

25. Watson R. “Belgium is to Regulate Complementary Medicine, British Medical Journal, 22 May, 1999, 318, 1372.

26. Pirotta MV et al, Complementary Therapies- have they been accepted in general practice?, Medical Journal of Australia, 2000, 172, 105-109.

27. Swiss Radio International, May 2, 2002.

28. News Briefs, Complementary Medicine, March/April 2003, 11.

29. Viksveen P, Antibiotics and the development of resistant microorganisms. Can homeopathy be an alternative? Homeopathy, 2003, 92, 99-107.

30. Viksveen P, op cit

31. European Coalition on Homoeopathic and Anthroposophical Medicinal Products, op cit

32. Viksveen P, op cit

33. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1999, 17, September 27.

34. Viksveen P, op cit.

35., 21.6.03.

36., 21.6.03

37. “Ailing Haj pilgrims provided treatment”, Pakistan Daily Times, Mar 3, 2003.

38. The Daily Star, Sept 26, 2002.

39. Times of India, 9.6.03.

40. J Ethnopharmacol, 2001, May, 75, 2-3, 71-5.

41. The Hindu, October 23, 2003.

42. Daily News, Sri Lanka, Jan 3, 2003.

43. “A Year In, Uribe Racing to Reform”, St Petersburg Times, August 4, 2003.

44. Yasgur J. “Homeopathy In Brasil”, Homeopathy Today, Jan 2003, 34.

45. Yasgur J. op cit

46. Acad Med, 2002, September, 77 (9), 876-81.

47. Brauer Natural Medicine, Industry marketing data 2004

48. Brauer Natural Medicine, Industry marketing data, op cit

49. Personal correspondance, Dr Steven Kayne, PhD, MBA, LLB, DAgVetPharm, MRPharmS, MCPP, MPS (NZ), ACNZP, Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Tutor, Homoeopathic Hospitals of Glasgow and London, Tutor, Pharmacy Dept, Otago PolytechnicMay 1995.

50. Personal correspondance, Dr Steven Kayne, op cit.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


The Evolution of ideas and how we got here is only significant to understand where we are. To alter the course is also part of an ongoing evolution. We are past the crossroads of man's dominance on earth and we will adjust downwards as we are able to alter the evolution of ideas that have brought us here. If we do not share appropriately with the earth then it will devour us and starve us to death.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Documentary about Homeopathy in Britain

Very well made British Documentary about Homeopathy, its history and some of its challenges. I recommend it to those who want to understand Homeopathy better.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Should the Government have control of what we eat

I saw this headline and it got me to thinking. I think it would be dangerous to say yes to this question. It raises the point of who controls the Government and how they could and even now do affect our Government. We are being badgered to take Vaccines and we are being asked to accept genetically modified foods and if you read the information you will come to realize as I do that this is a very dangerous road to take. This is all encouraged by the corporations that have billions to gain and who care little about our real natural bodies and the stasis that we all achieve if we take care of ourselves in the most natural ways possible.
Lets look at another question. Should the Government have control of what we do NOT eat.
This seems to be a more sensible question. To date as the Governments of the world are in the hands of lobbies and money from the large Corporations with much to gain we are being restricted by our health care systems through legislation and publicity against all alternative paradigms of healing. The finest example of this is in England where the anti homeopathic groups sponsored by the Pharmaceuticals are constantly working to have Homeopathy struck from CAM support. It is a travesty of justice that this is happening and the deep pockets of the Pharmaceutical industry just keeps hammering away to destroy all but their own dangerous drugs. The same can be said of the chemical companies who are destroying the very land we live on with fertilizers and one crop GMO farms with pesticides that kill parts of our food chain be they insects of all kinds and the birds and animals who could on variety and not vast tracts of one crop cultures.

Imagine if Governments took it upon themselves to tell us what we cannot eat. Coca cola, soda pops, might top the lists along with overrefined products and a more serious curtailment of alcohol and tobacco might be undertaken. These in the end cost much more money in health care than the taxes they earn.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Proof of the pudding

Today in the Globe and Mail I spotted the article below concerning frogs whose sex were changed from male to female using a current and controversial weed killer Atrazine. In Homeopathy to find out what a remedy can be used for, healthy people will take measured doses of the substance and report what symptoms they encounter. This is called a proving.

The experiment on frogs is a proving and so we can expect that taking larger doses of the insecticide into our bodies will have some effect on our sexuality. Alarming to think of.

March 1, 2010

Weed killer can turn male frogs into females, study finds
By Martin Mittelstaedt

Globe and Mail Update

Researchers' findings likely to fuel debate over chemical widely used on Canadian corn fields but banned in Europe. Researchers in the United States say they have turned male frogs into females by exposing the amphibians to tiny of atrazine, a weed killer widely used on corn fields in Canada and often found in water supplies in agricultural areas.

The chemically induced sex change occurred by dosing frogs at concentrations of the herbicide 50 per cent below Health Canada's guideline for drinking water.

When the amphibians that had been chemically turned into females copulated with other male frogs that weren't given the herbicide, they laid eggs and all the resulting tadpoles were males.

The discovery that in an experimental setting atrazine induces sex changes in frogs is likely to further increase the controversy over the chemical, which has been banned in Europe because it contaminates ground water but is one of
the most commonly used herbicides in North America.

The finding was based on a study led by researchers at the University of California Berkeley and released today online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [], a major peer-reviewed U.S.journal. The study concluded that the males had been "chemically castrated" and "completely feminized." "There is no question that atrazine completely sex-reversed genetic [chromosome] males, resulting in reproductively functional females," it said.

The lead researcher, Tyrone Hayes, a professor of developmental endocrinology at the university, said the possibility that a herbicide can skew reproduction in frogs represents a potential new threat to the amphibians, whose populations are dwindling in many parts of the world.
"Everybody is focusing on things that kill frogs in terms of global amphibian decline, but you can easily imagine a population going extinct just because they don't breed properly," Dr. Hayes said.

All the atrazine sold in Canada is made by Syngenta AG, a Swiss-based seed and pesticide producer that has previously disputed findings that the herbicide hazardous. "We stand behind the safety of our product," said Judy Shaw, a company spokesperson.
She said Syngenta hasn't seen the latest research and isn't yet in a position to comment on it.

Atrazine has been dogged by controversy since the late 1980s, when it was found to cause mammary tumours in one strain of laboratory rats, a discovery followed by contested research indicating it may have gender bending impacts on
amphibians and other types of animals.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently re-evaluating the safety of the weed killer based on concerns it is polluting groundwater and may be a human health hazard. But in 2007 it rejected the view that the chemical can alter the sexual development of amphibians, in part because research hasn't consistently detected these effects.

Health Canada also conducted a review of atrazine released in 2007 that concluded the chemical doesn't "entail an unacceptable risk to the environment." But it is looking at the new research. "Health Canada is monitoring new findings on atrazine and will take additional regulatory action if necessary to protect human health and the environment," it said in a response to the study.

Regulators typically don't react immediately to new studies until their effects are confirmed by other scientists, which would give the results added weight.
Some researchers are skeptical about the sex change finding. The study speculated atrazine causes frogs to increase the amount of a key enzyme known as aromatase, that converts testosterone to estrogen. "That theory doesn't stand up to closer examination," contends Keith Solomon, a professor of environmental biology at
the University of Guelph. He said that previous testing hasn't found aromatase increases "in well-conducted laboratory studies."

In the new study, the researchers exposed a group of male African clawed frogs, a commonly used laboratory species, to 2.5 parts per billion of atrazine from hatching onward, and another male group to none of the chemical. Of the 40 exposed male frogs, four were turned into females, four were normal males, and the rest were emasculated,
with decreased testosterone levels, feminized larynxes, and decreased sperm production. None of the so-called control animals experienced gender changing impacts.

A part per billion is an extremely small amount, the equivalent of one second or elapsed time over a 32-year period. The experimental dose used was below Canada's drinking water guideline of 5 ppb, but above the safe wildlife exposure standard of 1.8 ppb. Figures contained in Health Canada's 2007 atrazine evaluation found concentrations in groundwater of up to 1.2 ppb.