Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of what?

The year 2009 is now drawing to a close

All the years ending in 9 tend to be full of change

Often rough years

Difficult years

1989 - 1979 - 1999 - 1889 - and so on

Rather than dwell on the difficulties take the end of the year as a time for review

Review what you accomplished in 2009

Take the good from it

Take satisfaction for what you did

Notice also what you did not do

Why you did not do it

Then let the negatives aside

Decide to let them drop or to redouble your efforts in 2010

2010 can still be challenging and we suspect that times are going to continue challenging for some years to come

For the rest of our lives maybe

If so then prepare

Learn to take pleasure from small things

Learn to enjoy every part of each day

Build some anticipation into your life

Have something coming towards you, somethng you are looking forward to

A mini break

A weekend doing something new interesting

2010 will also go quickly time is different now

The past is gone

The past no longer lingers

2009 is done

Hallo 2010

Enjoy tonight it is the first Blue Moon new year for some time

Blue Moons do not come along very often so enjoy it

Don't know what a Blue Moon is then check it out on Wikipedia or ask someone

Surprising how few people really know what a Blue Moon is

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What power?

Power is a measure of an entity's ability to control the environment around itself, including the behavior of other entities

The term authority is often used for power, perceived as legitimate by the social structure

Power can be seen as evil or unjust, but the exercise of power is accepted as endemic to humans as social beings

Often, the study of power in a society is referred to as politics

The use of power need not involve coercion

Need not involve force or the threat of force
At one extreme, it more closely resembles what everyday English-speakers call "influence"
At the other violent coercion
The means by which power is used tells us much 
Power is often misused
Power does indeed corrupt
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
And yet there are humans with power who do not use it for selfish reasons
Small in number, they may well be the most powerful humans on this planet
To recap what we have written elsewhere
There are basically three power groups
Those who use power to help others and who support the creative forces of nature
Those who master the technical power of nature and use it for both good and bad purposes
Those who use the destructive powers of nature for selfish purposes
In short the White brotherhood
And the Black brotherhood
Numerically the black brotherhood is the largest of the three ranging from unconscious selfishness to extremely malevolent conscious entities
Shaman are next although in today's world true shaman are rarer
The white brotherhood is the smallest numerically because the entry conditions are so demanding, as are the continuing struggles
Our lives and planet are a battle ground for the two brotherhoods

Strong individuals choose either selfless lives

Or they choose selfish lives

Most humans however are neither one nor the other being what are called 'lukewarm'

Preferring to go through life with minimum disturbance
Choosing to remain uninvolved wherever possible

Our times are becoming more volatile though

This is nature's way of shaking the lukewarm

In the final days the lukewarm are dissolved, their atoms dispersed

And you what group do you belong to?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just for fun

Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead
Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow
Do not walk beside me either
Just pretty much leave me alone
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire
It's always darkest before dawn
So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
Don't be irreplaceable.
If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
Always remember that you're unique.
Just like everyone else
Never test the depth of the water with both feet
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of mortgage payments
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is probably not for you
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything
Everyone seems normal until you get to know them
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket
A closed mouth gathers no foot
Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together
There are two theories to arguing with women.
Neither one works
Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it
Never miss a good chance to shut up
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Nostalgia has often been called a “second-order emotion”
This is because by definition, it puts down the present in comparison with the past.
Nostalgia comes from the Greek words nostos = return and algos = grief
Nostalgia in a way makes one feel resentful of change
Because by definition nostalgia is a look back in sadness.
It is also more often just plain inaccurate
This is because those good old days were nothing like the memories we hold of them
Our present frustration often causing us to want to dwell on times of greater comfort and pleasure
Times where we imagine the days were without stress
Days without fear or sadness
Days without problems
Hence the good old days, which selectively hold the good and bury the bad
For our health and well being living in the moment, this moment now is much more powerful and healthy
Dealing with our lives day by day
Looking forward gives us more strength than dreaming of a bygone mythical time in the past
Some times were certainly good
Many many more were challenging
Days of forgotten pain
Days of boredom
Stay in this time now the past is past
Let it stay there
Only look back in order to adjust a memory
Adjust it only in the light of new knowledge
Knowledge gained through your growing that allows you better balance and perspective
Nostalgia is not helpful
Nostalgia does nothing for you today

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Morals morality

What is the basis of morals?

This is the most important question that can be asked of any system of thought

Is morality based on the dicta of man?

Is morality based on the conviction in most men's hearts that for human safety it is necessary to have certain abstract rules which it is merly convenient to follow?

Are we mere opportunists?

Or is morality ethics based on truth, which is merely not expedient for man to follow, but necessary?

Surely upon the latter?

Morals is right conduct based on right views, right thinking

On what then is morality based?

And by morality is not meant merely the opinion which some pseudo-philosophers have that morality is more or less that which is good for the community based on the mere meaning
of the Latin word mores "good customs" as opposed to bad


Morality is that instinctive hunger of the human heart to do righteousness

To do good to every man because it is good and satisfying and ennobling to do so

When man realises that he is one with all that is

Inwards and outwards, high and low

That he is one with all not merely as members of a community are one not merely as members of an army are one

But like the molecules of our own flesh like the atoms of the molecule

Like the electrons of the atom, composing one unity not a mere union but a spiritual unity

Then he sees truth

G de Purucker

Saturday, December 26, 2009


It is impossible to understand the sublime wisdom of the gods

The archaic wisdom-religion of the ancients

Without the keenest realisation of the fact that ethics run like golden threads throughout the entire system or fabric of doctrine and thought of the esoteric philosophy

Genuine occultism, divorced from ethics is simply unthinkable because impossible

Ethics are not merely the products of human thought existing as a formulation of conventional rules proper for human conduct

They are founded on the very structure and character of the universe itself

The heart of the universe is wisdom-love

And these are intrinsically ethical

For there can be no wisdom without ethics

Nor can love be without ethics

Nor can there be ethics deprived of either love or wisdom

Ethics are the offspring of the moral instinct in human beings

Who derived them in their turn from the heart of the universe

From the cosmic harmony

It is high time that the occidental world should cast forever into the limbo of exploded superstitions the idea that ethics is merely conventional morality

A convenience invented by man to smooth the asperities and dangers of human intercourse

Of course every scholar knows that the words morals and ethics come from the Latin and Greek respectively

As signifying the customs or habits which it is proper to follow in civilised communities

But this fact in itself, which is unquestionable, is in a sense disgraceful

For it would almost seem that we had not brought forth a word adequately describing the instinct for right and truth and troth and justice and honour and wisdom and love which we today so feebly express by the words ethics and morals

No one can be a truly conscious human who does not feel ethically and think ethically and live ethically

G de Purucker

Friday, December 25, 2009

Another year

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Another year has gone by
And for you what did it bring?
For us more pain, more pleasure
More experiences and more growing
Looking back we can see how hard and difficult much of the growing was
Unpleasant experiences requiring patience and then more patience 
One of the most important aspects was, and still is, learning to live in powerlessness
Powerlessness where you have no choice
Where whatever it is would not be what you would choose
Where you just have to deal with it

One day at a time dealing with whatever it is
Sometimes these situations go on for years
No respite
No getting way from them
This is hard to be with
Over time it can really get you down
Pressure over time is always difficult to deal with
Be conscious where you have to live with pressure
Take time out
Be it only minutes, hours or days
Take time out to look at and see other things
If you don't then over time something must give
And that will usually be you
A relationship
Something going wrong
So take time out in whatever way you can
Recharging ourselves is essential if we want to enjoy ongoing good health
This is a good time and season to do it
May we all take the best we experienced from this difficult year 2009
Decide to make 2010 a special year
The years are going by so fast now decide not to waste any chance to grow
Whatever the difficulties you must face
Growth is the way out, growth with a smile
Consciousness evolution is all
We send you our best wishes and hope that you all enjoy the holiday season
Blue skies

Thursday, December 24, 2009


And then more control

Every time you try to do something you are told how to do it

How not to do it

Don't do it now

Do it later

Do it like this

Do it like that

Then the interminable questions

Why are you doing this?

Why are you doing that?

Why are you doing it like that?

Why are you doing it now?

When are you going to do this?

When are you going to do that?

Why are you going there?

For many people this is what they live with

Day in day out

Almost never free of pressure

Never free of control

Never free of critical comments

Never left alone to do things in their own way

In their own time

And yet so many accept this as a way of life

So many accept that this is the way it is

So many have given in to bullying constant criticism and controlling

We can all see this behaviour in others

We have all observed it in others

Yet in our own lives have we accepted control as well?

If we have then consider this

We have given over control of many aspects of our lives to another

And however close that other person we need to reserve unto ourselves the right to take our own actions

More than the right the responsibility to take our own actions

Understand that support is fine

Advice when asked for is also fine

Controlling manipulation is not fine

Nor is bullying

Controlling manipulation is also bullying

And this is not fine as over time we lose an essential feature of human experience

The responsibility for our own decisions and actions

Make sure you are aware of your own behaviour

Are you being controlled?

Are you controlling?

If you are being controlled then ease out of it

Take back your power

For this is what it is

A surrender of our own power

The power to make our own decisions

Take it back giving it to others is not what we are here for

And if it is you doing the controlling

Then time to back off and help the other grow

Enhance their lives encourage them to take decisions

Use your energy for your own life

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Past lives

If I cannot remember then what is the point of past lives?

It is natures kindness that we cannot remember past lives
Life would be a real pain if we carried such a tremendous load of memories
A wise man deliberately forgets many things in this life let alone many many lives
Look at it this way you get a monthly bank statement listing many individual transactions
It is the total that is important, the bottom line

We are the sum totals of all our past lives

A honey bee offers another way of looking at it

The bee visits many different flowers and plants, imagine that each visit represents a past life

Now what is important?

That the flower was a rose or tulip, a snapdragon perhaps or that it grew in this field or that field?

Only one thing is really important, how much nectar was gathered to be stored as honey for future use
So let us turn to the 'lost knowledge' argument people raise
Knowledge on its own is of no use to us
Acquiring knowledge and experience if used properly may though strengthen the mind
And we can see this in our own lives it is not the knowledge per se but how we learn to use it that is most important
Now imagine a man dies and enters his next life without that knowledge but strengthened by the way he learned to use it
In this new life that skill and wisdom are what he brings with him
So the loss of the knowledge is in fact his gain for the mere accumulation of knowledge if his memory never ceased would soon overwhelm him and be worse than useless
So the best evidence shows that in each life we can only learn a few important lessons
And it is these lessons that are added to our higher self
So that in your next life you are wiser and better able to move on in your consciousness evolution
But if you advance to a certain level then yes you will be able to know specific things about past lives,although those who have reached this level say that they do not often find this to be of help to them
Certain young children before the age of five or thereabouts have often good memories of past lives and this then disapears as the stimulae of this life and its demands fades the memories
Many people around the globe find that they are comfortable and able to do things that they have never done or seen before, usually because they had done this in past lives and retained an affinity or ability for it
Living in this life now is quite enough of a challenge for most without adding the burden of previous life knowledge

Just understand that you are the sum total of all those lives

Good and bad, male and female

Your work here is to add to that total through your personal efforts

Only you can do this

Nothing can be bought all must be earnt

We are the sum total of all our past lives

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The amazing cucumber

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one
cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon?
Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.
Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that is able to provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?
Place a few slices in a small tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.
The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drives garden pests crazy and makes them flee the area.
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?
Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.
Works great on wrinkles too!
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?
Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover
and headache
7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?
Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes?
Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?
Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila,
the squeak is gone!
10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?
Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?
Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath,the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?
Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.
13. Using a pen and made a mistake?
Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thought provokers - 2

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great
Kenny Rogers

If you find a good solution and become attached to it the solution may become your next problem
Dr. Robert Anthony

Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself
Leo Tolstoy

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right?
Wayne W. Dyer

Our destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things
Henry Miller

Once people learn something, they're reluctant to let it go
Robert Easton
If you never change your mind, why have one?
Edward deBono

Only in growth, reform and change . . . paradoxically enough . . . is true security to be found
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning
Claude Bernard

Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty
John Finley

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change
Charles Darwin

When you're through changing, you're through
Bruce Barton

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows
John Powell

What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of mind, for the moment realizes itself
Anna Jameson

Have confidence in your decisions. Make them expeditiously, and stay with them as long as you believe you are correct no matter what others say. However, when you conclude you were in error, do not hesitate to announce the error publicly and change course
Edward J. Koch

Soften the rigidities within yourself and the universe will give you strength and vigor.
Arabic proverb

You are the one who can stretch your own horizon
Edgar F. Magnin

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view
H. Fred Ale

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, December 20, 2009

When a stroke occurs

We hope this will never happen to you
Even if it never does learn this method and remember it as it might save someones life
When a stroke occurs
Often we do not realise that someone is having a stroke
Unfortunately, this lack of awareness can spell disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to
recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking
three simple questions:
1.  Ask the individual to Smile.
2.  Ask him or her to Raise both arms.
3.  Ask the person to Speak a simple sentence
Coherently  ie . It is sunny outside today
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks
Stay calm.
Follow the steps below!!
From a Chinese Professor .
Keep a  syringe or needle in your home or find or borrow one if you are outside 
This is a powerful and unconventional way of recovering from a stroke
Unconventional that is those who are not Chinese or versed in their medicine
Read it through it can help somebody one day.
You'll never know, someones life may depend on you.
When a stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst.
No matter where the victim is, do not move him
Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst.
Help the victim to sit up where he is to prevent him from falling
over again and then the blood letting can begin..
If you have in your home an injection syringe that would be the best.
Otherwise, a sewing needle or a straight pin will do.
1. Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it and then use it to
prick the tip of all ......10 fingers.
2. There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about an mm from
the fingernail.
3. Prick till blood comes out.
4. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers..
5. When all 10 digits are bleeding
Wait a few minutes then the victim will regain consciousness.
6. If the victim's mouth is crooked , then pull on his ears until they
are red.
7. Then prick each earlobe twice until two drops of blood comes from
each earlobe.
After a few minutes the victim should regain consciousness.
Wait till the victim regains his normal state without any abnormal symptoms
then take him to the hospital.
Otherwise, if he was taken in the ambulance to the hospital, in the conventional western        treatment the bumpy trip will often cause all the capillaries in his brain to burst.
Blood letting is an old traditional Chinese approach
If you can remember this blood letting method and start the life saving
process immediately, in a short time, the victim will be revived and regain
100% normality.




Saturday, December 19, 2009

Politics explained

An old one but fun and not so far off whatever the new labels

Feudalism - You have two cows.

Your lord takes some of the milk.

Pure socialism - You have two cows.

The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows.

You have to take care of all of the cows.

The government gives you as much milk as you need.

Bureaucratic socialism - You have two cows.

The government takes them and put them in a barn with everyone else's cows.

They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers.

You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers.

The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.

Fascism - You have two cows.

The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.

Pure communism - You have two cows.

Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.

Former Russian Communism - You have two cows.

You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.

Former Cambodian Communism - You have two cows.

The government takes both of them and shoots you.

Dictatorship - You have two cows.

The government takes both and drafts you.

Pure Democracy - You have two cows.

Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

Representative Democracy - You have two cows.

Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

Bureaucracy - You have two cows.

At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them.

Then it pays you not to milk them.

Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain.

Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dr Rajendra Pachauri is head of the IPCC

The IPCC it was who kicked off the whole global warming, now climate change circus

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the IPCC is yet another who does not quite tell us all

He is particularly reticent about his other interests

Have a look

Perception again

Kicking a football over and between bars is not easy although when you watch American football or Johnnie Wilkinson kicking a rugby ball over the goalposts they seldom seem to miss, yet others often miss
Which lead some researchers to examine if perception has a lot to do with performance and yes they found performance is indeed influenced both positively and negatively by perception
They also looked at other sports including golf, cricket, baseball and found similar comments being made by all the athletes
Cricketers, golfers, baseball players and other athletes often report their targets look bigger on days they play well and smaller on bad days.
The findings also apply to golfers, who showed in a previous study that they played better when they saw the hole as being bigger.

Most people think of perception as just being about information received by the eye.

If that were the case, then perceived size should not have changed because the optical information specifying the size of the goals posts is constant.

This research shows that perception is about more than just the optical system

The researchers want next to investigate whether watching others perform can affect perception.

For example would watching others fail to score cause the watcher to see the goalposts as narrower and limit their own abilities?

Also what are the differences between the role perception plays for professional athletes who practice the sport more than the average person?

Would visualising the target to be bigger, benefit athletes in their sport?

Again just as we think we know something we realise that there is a lot we do not know

So far all we can really say with confidence is that performance influences perception.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Enter the Russians

Today  from  Russia....................

It now appears that the data used to support global warming did not include 40% of the available Russian data, most of it from Siberia

This means that the whole global warming scare was and is based on manipulated information


Worth a visit

A good impartial comment

Take it away from them

Thereby creating a need

Then supply the need

By selling it back to them

What am I talking about?

How the world was monetized

In simple words that is how it came about

Pollute the rivers then sell them drinking water

Break their barter lives by introducing monoculture products

Then stop buying their products

Then sell them food

Over and over those with power have played this game

Creating a need then supplying that need

Today we live in a monetized world where there is little left to monetize

Everything is monetized from water to parking

But wait a minute!

After the recent financial crisis bankers have been wondering what can we do next?

Lo and behold there is by amazing coincidence a brand new mega business emerging

Just in time for those banks that brought us financial disaster a short while ago

Banks that were saved with our money

Now they have created another great wheeze

We have carbon offsets or CAP

Tell a business that it is creating CO2 emissions

Then sell them carbon offsets

Tell a country that it is creating CO2 emissions

Then make them buy carbon offsets

Tell an organisation that it is creating CO2 emissions

Then sell them credits and carbon offsets

Banks yes those same banks that caused the financial meltdown sit in the middle and make commissions on every transaction

With Copenhagen commiting us all to tight limits on CO2 emissions this is going to be an enormous mega business

How convenient

Ever looked at who are behind the push for climate change controls?

What it will do to us and our lives is predictable

More taxes

Taxes on everything to pay for these commitments

Made in our name

Hopefully sanity will prevail and the public will object to what is going on

The biggest transfer of money in history from developed to developing countries

If one could believe that these developing countries could actually use this money in the way intended that is one thing

But I for one have no belief that this will happen

So yet again those in power are committing us all to a great big game where we pay for them to help the banks and the elite in developing countries make huge profits

Create a need then supply the product

The irony is that CO2 emissions are a relatively minor problem blown into a mega issue

The global population is a greater issue and yet so little is said

Global food production is now reduced

Reduced because incentivized, subsidized farmers are growing corn for ethanol for cars

Not food

Growing population + static or reducing food production = mega issue

And yet our media say little

I wonder why?

As the saying goes "follow the money"

Then you find the answers

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Truth is not decided by a show of hands

The truth of an idea is not determined by the number of people who agree or disagree on something

Today climate change is something that is said to be caused in part by Carbon Dioxide emissions

True or false?

To listen to many pundits you would conclude that this is so

Other voices are drowned out or jeered at

Wait a minute hasn't this happened many many times before?

Of course it has

The majority of mankind are what are called 'lukewarm' in some of the old teachings

Neither hot nor cold they do not take positions or make decisions

In other words they do not want to think or act for themselves

They prefer to let others tell them what to do

What to believe

And so?

The times we are in demand more of us

Time for the lukewarm to get off their backsides

Time for all of us to inform ourselves about issues that effect us

And affect you they do when our politicians decide to spend our money on plan a or b

Your role is to make your voice heard by supporting those who are active in promoting what you believe to be important or correct

Coming down the road in the UK is yet another attempt by the British Government to promote and foist GM farming on the country

Do you want GM seeds to contaminate your country?

Do you believe they deliver what they say they do in terms of productivity and benefits?

Do you believe they do no harm?

Do you believe anyone yet really knows?

And the long term effect of eating modified foods are what?

Already too late say those of a doom and pessimistic persuasion

Is it?

You eat everyday and much of the soy in everything from bread to cakes and sweets is already GM based

Do you care?

Do you want your children eating GM soy and other GM foods?

Inform yourself please wherever you live it is something that affects us all

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vitamins again

Vitamins matter – we know that much.

Go without eating fruit and vegetables for six weeks and you will develop scurvy – as sailors did until the 18th century when they learnt to suck lemons on long voyages.

Supplements can be a good idea for the chronically ill or elderly, whose capacity to eat or absorb nutrients may be limited.

But for the rest of us?

There is precious little evidence that vitamin supplements do anything for people eating a healthy diet – except create expensive urine (excess vitamins cannot be stored and must be excreted).

Can they be harmful?

Apparently they can.

Scientists from Monash University have examined the development of insulin resistance, the first stage in the development of diabetes, and found that vitamins mop up molecules known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), which actually enhance insulin action, though they are harmful in other ways.

It seems that the ROS molecules, which include free radicals, are beneficial in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes and shift to be being harmful in the later stages.

The researchers are now trying to find out when they shift from good to bad.

The little-reported study, published in 'Cell Metabolism', has only been done in mice so far.

But the widespread use of anti-oxidants [vitamins] by the general public as a preventative measure is something that should be discouraged, particularly if you are otherwise healthy

Type 2 diabetes is rising so rapidly across the western world it poses a severe challenge for the future.

It would be remarkable if our modern obsession with popping vitamin pills was, in however limited a way, fuelling that rise.

Jeremy Laurance - Independent

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mesh Network

Mesh networking is a type of networking where each node in the network may act as an independent router, regardless of whether it is connected to another network or not.

It allows for continuous connections and reconfiguration around broken or blocked paths by “hopping” from node to node until the destination is reached.

A mesh network whose nodes are all connected to each other is a fully connected network

Mesh networks differ from other networks in that the component parts can all connect to each other via multiple hops, and they generally are not mobile.

Mesh networks can be seen as one type of ad hoc network. Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) and mesh networks are therefore closely related, but MANET also have to deal with the problems introduced by the mobility of the nodes.

Mesh networks are self-healing: the network can still operate when one node breaks down or a connection goes bad.

As a result, the network may typically be very reliable, as there is often more than one path between a source and a destination in the network.

Although mostly used in wireless scenarios, this concept is also applicable to wired networks and software interaction.

Wireless mesh networks can self form and self heal

And this is why we are writing about this subject

Ever wondered what happens when your friendly or unfriendly government shuts down your communications?

For most a time of panic

For others plan b the mesh network

So now you know

Sunday, December 13, 2009

If we are here but once

Then rape and pillage and do what you will for life has no intelligent reason

Or as the modern Christians would say after this one life we are going to die forever and ever

Going to everlasting heaven or hell judged they believe after this one short life

If you accept this then the idea of peace and goodwill to all mankind sounds pretty stupid and far fetched

Given the greed and callousness rampant around the planet today

If there is any creator or intelligence, then are they really that dumb?

A casual look around you tells your heart that there is more than accident involved in our planet and solar system

Then believe that the intelligences involved had a game plan

And that game plan did not include going to the trouble of creating planet earth and everything in it for humanity to come here for one random life

Nor did it include the silly idea of one life and then heaven or hell for ever and ever amen

Intelligence does not create stupid ideas of this nature

No we are all transients here today gone tomorrow

We then come back to learn more

It is us who have been making this journey together

Life after life

Incarnating together for ages after ages

Living life by the rules of karma and reincarnation

And will go on doing so for many cycles to come

Only once we get this does life make sense

Only when we get this can we see how insane our behaviour to each other is

Were you an Arab in your last life?

The one to come maybe?

And an Israeli in the one after next?

This is why those garbled sayings in the various world religions talk about us all being one

We are in many many ways relatives, brothers and sisters

And look at us behaving like fools

Dividing everything into us and them

My football team

Your country

Your religion

My culture

And so it goes on

If you have travelled then you will have noticed I hope that people everywhere worry about the same things

They want a future for their children

A safe life

Enough to get by with

Notice how we all have more in common than we have differences

Yet to listen to many of our leaders

Those people next door eat their babies and are evil

Go next door and guess what they are being told?

Time to go beyond divisions of this nature and see that we are indeed all one

Through these divisions we are used and abused

Generations going off to kill each other

Next time you hear about your Ministry of Defense

Be honest with yourself it is an organisation dedicated to killing and murder

See and call what it is ................a murder machine

Trying to find the best way of killing as many of "them" as possible

So called "Collateral damage" is murder, how many did we murder today then?

The murdered are people like us just wanting to get through life with self respect and dignity

Only when we call the insanity of war mass murder do we begin to see it for what it is

Murder is murder whether by the state or by you as an individual

And that could well be your relative you are murdering

Your brother in a previous life

No we are not here just this one time

We have all been here over and over

Time we started realizing this

Time we started behaving better towards each other

Start with your own relations towards others please

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mmmmm - Comment

Power belongs to him who knows.
This is a very old axiom.
Knowledge the first step to which is the power of comprehending the truth,
of discerning the real from the false -
-is for those only who, having freed themselves from every prejudice and conquered their human conceit and selfishness are ready to accept every and any truth, once it is demonstrated to them.
Of such there are very few.
The words might be clear
For many though it might not appear to be true
Power today seems to lie with those who have the guns and money
Yes but will this continue to be true when they have no answers for the questions facing us?
Interesting times indeed
I say no power will not remain with those who have it today
I am not saying that I will get the time frame right though, just the accuracy of the above old saying