Monday, May 31, 2010

Why does this keep happening?

To me.............
Could be you keep making the same mistake
So often people do not realise that their misfortune is no accident

In fact very little in our lives is accidental

We like to think it is an accident so that we do not have to learn

We prefer to ignore those things we do not want to change

Like they might just go away

No, nature is not brushed off that easily

If you keep having the same problems then time to wise up

The problem is there to teach you a lesson

Each life we have one or two major lessons to learn

Learn them you move on

Resist or try to ignore them then fine they will just keep repeating until you do

Not in this life maybe, nature is in no hurry you will have to come back and do it all over again

Ever wondered why some people seem to have so many problems?

Why some are for ever struggling with the same issues?

Be conscious

Become more conscious

Don't just keep falling down

See the patterns

Notice what keeps happening to you

Stop and consider what is going on here?

What can I do differently?

Don't be like the rock star who keeps marrying the same type of blond woman

Then a few years later divorce and the inevitable house, car and money

As he said he might as well walk out in the street find someone he does not like and give them the house, car and money

Pity he has not thought that maybe just maybe it is him

Him who needs to change not the blond she is what she is

Become more conscious please

Accidents are in truth few and far between

Our karma brings us what we need to learn our lessons

Rich or poor it makes no difference to nature

We will be confronted by what we need in order for us to learn

So be aware when the same things happen over and over

Or when accidents seem to keep coming your way

Sunday, May 30, 2010

DMRC - Headley Court

Many years ago when I was a soldier in the British Army I was a patient at Headley Court, which at that time was run by the Royal Air Force and helped wounded servicemen to recover from their injuries
Today it is know as the DMRC, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, and is full of servicemen injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For them as servicemen they cannot challenge the wisdom as to why they are fighting in Afghanistan they just need help in learning to live with their often horrific injuries
Headley Court is unique in that it is what anyone would call a stunningly beautiful place
Located in the southern slopes of Epsom Downs and the one time home of The First Baron Cunliffe - formerly Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the London and North Eastern Railway Company.
Headley Court was purchased by the Institute of Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents who presented the estate to The Royal Air Force thro' the Air Ministry in 1946 to commemorate the Battle of Britain.
During the war years Headley Court was the headquarters of The First Canadian Army firstly under General McNaughton and later under General Crerar.
Soon after the war it became the rehabilitation centre for pilots and aircrew who had been injured during the war.
Its role has changed somewhat and it is now functional to all three services in the rehabilitation of serving personnel who are undergoing recovery from injury or illness.
DMRC is undergoing further changes to ensure that rehabilitation is carried out earlier in the treatment cycle. The buildings have been increased with better purpose built facilities 
Treatment of amputees and poly trauma patients are now a major part of the DRMC contribution to military health care
We are going to Moscow on Tuesday and before we left I had this strong urge to visit Headley Court again, so we went and it moved both of us for many different reasons
Today I was writing to someone and feel to share this with you
"Yesterday we were in a special place (Defense Medical Rehabilitation Centre) where young men are learning to recover from horrific injuries, which in one split second changed them from strong healthy young men into wounded cripples.
Some of these men who have false limbs even go back into combat with their units, imagine carrying forty fifty kilos on your back with a false leg over the mountains and difficult terrain of Afghanistan.
One we saw who had no legs just small stumps, one arm and one eye, twisted damaged face and he smiled at us and in that moment we felt great humility and gratitude that we are healthy and able to move as we want, to do our toilet and many many other things he will never do again
While we were there we met a group of people who spend every weekend raising money for these men as the government help is not generous.
They have raised so much money and given up so much of their time that again we were humbled and proud to meet them as they care and want to make a difference to the ruined lives of these young men.
The staff also were very impressive, very professional, very caring and we felt proud of them too as they are doing such a great job bringing hope back to these men and showing them that there is always someone worse off than yourself
A very powerful day"
Something about Headley Court apart from the beauty, an intangible feeling that you can make your life worthwhile again even when carrying horrific injuries
The way the staff urge these young men to fight for their health, their sanity, to find a way back is truly powerful as I can attest from my own experiences there
Remember that from one moment to another our lives can be changed and should this ever happen to you then the question would be could you find the courage and strength to come back to life damaged and mutilated as so many of those young men are?
It does though say a few things to us
Be grateful for your health
For all the simple things you never think about
Being able to walk, to run, climb go where you want, when you want
To feed yourself, dress yourself, clean and wash yourself
Find a job, a partner, to exercise choices
To lead a normal life without everyone staring at you
Have a thought now and then for those less fortunate than yourself

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another ant control approach

Follow the ant line to its source.
It might be a window, molding crevice or floor crack.
Form a temporary barrier at the source with boric acid or laundry detergent in powder form.
Remove any food the ants have attacked and discard it in a garbage can outside your house.
If the ants have invaded the kitchen garbage can, bring it outside, hose it down and wash it with dishwashing liquid and water.
Put food the ants have not found in zipper-lock plastic bags or in plastic containers with sealable lids.
Or put these items in the refrigerator.
Remember that ants can penetrate metal-threaded lids on glass jars.
Seal these jars in zipper-lock plastic bags.
Glass jars are immune from ants only when sealed with a rubber gasket.
Seal all food items in your cupboards, especially sugar, honey, maple syrup, grains, cereals, cookies, jams and breads.
Once you've secured the food, vacuum up the ant line, along with a bit of cornstarch, which helps suffocate them inside the bag.
Or wash them away with dishwashing liquid, water and a rag if you prefer.
Use dishwashing liquid and hot water to wash the area around the ant line and erase any scent of the trail.
Seal the area where the ants entered; caulk windows and cracks and weather-strip doors
Apply duct tape or petroleum jelly over holes as a temporary fix.
Go outside and see if you can determine where the ants entered the house.
If they used a branch as a bridge to the house, trim it.
Check the area in an hour. If you see any single ants, or scouts, searching the area, squash them.
They're scoping out the area for future invasions.
If you wish to wipe out the ant population, use ant traps that contain boric acid.
The returning ants poison the entire colony.
Ants play a beneficial role in gardens, however, so only do this if absolutely necessary.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Reasonable ant control

Most of us have had to fight ants at one time or another
Many of us do not want to nuke them
Kill them horribly
Just want them out please
Let them go elsewhere
Then try this
You are in your kitchen cooking and along comes an ant and another one and another one.
You have had enough of these bothersome little creatures.
You don't really want to call an exterminator.

What to do?
Nothing seems to help and you are at your wits end.
Ladies and gentlemen there is a solution for you.
No, no, not any poisonous solutions or any concoction that require a lot of time and mixing.
You will not have to spend any money.
Look in your cupboard.
Do you have any spices?
Bet you have cinnamon, bring out the ground cinnamon.

Yes, that's right the ground cinnamon.
Open the jar and start sprinkling.
Not in your foods but on your counter tops or anywhere they can approach from 
Sprinkle cinnamon closely to the walls by your cupboards.
Wherever you see the ants.
If you see them in an area where there is carpet put some cinnamon in between the wall and the carpet.
Sprinkle on the edges of the floor.
You can be conspicuous about it.
As the days go by you will see fewer ants daily until one day they are gone.
If they are very persistent then take the cinnamon outside and sprinkle the entire edge of your home.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Time to be in bed

Many parents seem to be unaware of the time their children should be in bed

Unaware of the needs of young bodies and minds

It goes without saying that adult evening programming with it's violence should not be watched by young impressionable minds

It would also seem obvious that young children with rapidly changing bodies need adequate sleep

They need sleep for the hormonal changes to adjust their systems

Need sleep for their minds to assimilate the events of the day

They need to rest period

We all do

And yet and yet...............

Children today occupy more and more of their parents time

Taking and fetching from school

Taking to football, dancing or other after school activities

Ferrying to and from weekend activities

Endless toys, games and other activities to amuse their offspring

Whatever happened to playing alone?

Whatever happened to inventing games?

Whatever happened to discipline?

How about children going to bed so that their parents can have time to themselves?

How about children learning some discipline and routine?

Parent's need time for each other

In this modern world just when should that be if the children are allowed to stay up late?

Young children should we suggest be in bed by 2100 - 2130hrs

Children in their early teens by 2200hrs

And as for parents you too need sleep

In our modern world with 24 hour TV and video on demand there are numerous reasons why it is easy to stay up late

Yet the pressures of now are real and unlikely to ease in the near future

Pressures that are not helped by being forever tired

Adults too should understand that they need sleep

Once you get in the habit of staying up late then often you cannot sleep easily or naturally

So many need dope or a joint to get to sleep

So many need alcohol to get to sleep

Not so very clever because once into this trap, for that is what it is, it becomes hard to do without

Then of course there is the cumulative effect of being forever tired

There is no fixed time for an adult to sleep, but if you can be asleep at least one night a week before eleven then this will give you more rest and recuperation than four hours of normal sleep at any other time

Why, just believe us this is so

In summation get the children to bed so that they get the rest they need

So that you have time for yourself and each other

Oh and a last point all children will try it on

The job of children is to continually test the boundaries

The job of the parent is to give way slowly

But not please to capitulate

This is neither in your or the children's best interest's

Bedtime is important for us all

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So many liars

Is it the times?

Is it the media?

No it is the explosion of communications

Be it twitter of facebook or email or just by being on line

So many more people can express a point of view

Lies are becoming known more quickly

Lies are more evident

Unfortunately so is the spin

Within a nanosecond of a lie being exposed out comes the denial

So what?

It's just part of our world

Is this because we have let it be so?

Are we remiss that we have not said more?

Probably yes

Should we change this

Certainly yes


Because only by having certain standards of behaviour can a world evolve and not descend into anarchy 

We cannot accept that the liars get away with their lies

Be they uncomfortable

Be they unpleasant

Lies are not acceptable

Only by great transparency in everything can we grow

Can we survive in fact

Lies must be exposed

Spin must be exposed for what it is

There is no subject on this planet that is too difficult for us to understand what ought to be done

There is not defence for lies that obscure evil

And let us be clear lying is evil

Spin is evil

No other words

Evil is evil

Make your contribution to outing evil lies

Start by being honest in your own life and by standing up to the liars you know

And we all know some

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beginning, middle and end

That's us

We all have a beginning middle and end

Our parents too

Yet often we do not change our view or understanding of them

Once our parents get to a certain age the power shifts

Power as in strength, life strength

Yet you carry on as if they still have more power than you


Habit is driving your relationship with them

Like the elephant tied with a little rope he could easily pull away from

Habit and training

Our parents all train us to treat them in certain ways

Many parents are manipulative

Are your parents?

Are you trained to respond to them in certain ways

Check it out

It might well be time to change your behaviour

And of course be aware that your own life has this simple sequence too!

Beginning middle and end

So simple our times accelerate deterioration

Be observant in your relationships they will and do change

Monday, May 24, 2010

Did you hear what I said?

Just because I said something does not mean that you understood what I said in the way I meant it

So often in human affairs this situation arises

We think that we are in agreement

We thought we were playing by the same rules of language

We thought we understood each other

Then we find out that the other party understood differently

We did not speak the same language

Or more precisely we spoke the same language with different interpretations of what we both meant

In our lives we will face these situations

When it is important write down what was said

Exchange copies and get agreement as to what was agreed

Use the famous phrase "unless I hear the the contrary I will understand that you agree with what I have written"

Sometimes it sounds too formal, however it can save a lot of grief in the long run

Miscommunications are the bane of our communications with each other

Feuds in families start from these miscommunications

Companies find themselves in court

Politicians spin their way out of trouble all day long communicating ambiguously and deliberately miscommunicating 

Governments spin as a matter of deliberate daily miscommunications

Others play on ambiguities that allow them to later deny and spin

They do so knowingly as a tactic, ask any lawyer

Indeed many lawyers live on the minutiae of miscommunications

Life is not fair but we can make it clearer

So do not assume that you both understand the same thing from words uttered

Ask is this what you really mean?

Ask what have you understood from what I have said?

Do not expect the other party to have your understanding of your communication unless you have confirmed that this is so

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nothing could be clearer

So why do they not act?

Men who have all the money they and their families and all their relatives could ever squander in a dozen lifetimes

They are in power

And yet they do nothing except take more

The country desperately needs actions

Everybody knows it

And yet they do nothing

Just greedily stealing more

Never been able to understand this

When you, your family and friends have stolen all any of you could possibly spend

Why not do the right things for your country?

Why not build the infrastructure?

Why not wire the place up?

Why not help create a nicer, fairer country?

Why not leave a legacy of empowerment and not one of bitterness and despair?

No they have no interest just grabbing ever more

When you have so much and your children are going to live in the country after you are gone

Why not do something for them at least?

Can your mind be so blocked

Can you be so selfish

Guess you can

There are plenty of you around still today

Time to name and shame instead of pretending how acceptable they are

Might get in the way of business though

Might need their vote or support in the UN or other such body

Sick people those who pretend not to see

So many of those corrupt ones today are feted by our leaders

Pretending that human rights abuses do not exist

Pretending just pretending turning their gaze away

Is this what we vote our leaders to do?

Is this what we want them to do?

No it is not

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Loving not liking

We can love our parents and yet not like them

Yes we can love them for what they did for us

After all we chose them as parents

Yes we did

When incarnating in any given life our profile finds the parents best suited to give us the start we need in life

So in this sense our profile chose those particular parents

They give us the start we need to reach and face our major lessons in any given life

This does not necessarily mean the most loving parents

Often the opposite for the start we need may require that we experience pain

Maybe the pain we inflicted on others in a previous life for which we must now pay our karmic debt

Usually we do love our parents 

This imprint stays with us

And yet no we do not like them

As adults it can become clear we do not like them

This is how many people feel, they do not like their parents

And this is fine

We might not like their behavior with each other

With us

So yes we love them and no we do not like them

This is fine and can help us find a better relationship with our parents

Yes we love them

And no we do not like them

Families are often fraught environments

Guess why?

Because this is how we face what we have done in previous lives

To experience the pain of parents who do not love us

Maybe this is how we behaved in a previous life

Look around at your own family and notice how many points of friction there are

Looked at another way what a great way to learn and pay off our karma

Find the way in your own family to mend fences and enjoy some harmony

And yes we can love and not like

This goes for all the other members too

Do not be a prisoner in your family relationships

Friday, May 21, 2010

Internet control isssues

The Internet is being taken - as a conquest - by changing the structure of the Internet’s mesh
The first step is to setup choke points.
This is accomplished by governments asserting control over all Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Governments world-wide are passing laws that force local ISPs to monitor and record everything you do online.
Then, if the police or the Feds want a record of your online activity, the ISP must provide it, and in many cases is forbidden (under pain of imprisonment) from letting you know that an inquiry was made.
Fortunately, bypassing these choke points is fairly easy.

It involves creating a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection from your computer to the other side of the ISP.
Here’s what that looks like
This type of connection is often called a “tunnel,” because it tunnels through your ISP.
Your traffic still passes through the ISP, but it is encrypted, so there is no intelligible information that can be seen, just a long string of gibberish that looks something like this:
The other technique for asserting control over the Internet, and the harder one to evade, is mass
The US, the UK, most of the EU nations, China, Russia, and other states are conducting mass
Internet surveillance continuously.
Plenty of criminal groups and semi-autonomous intelligence agencies are doing it too.
It’s not as expensive as you might think, and certainly within the budget of an international player.
The VPN tunnel shown above is great for beating the choke point, but it is not effective for
beating mass surveillance.
By watching the amount of traffic that comes to your ISP and matching it with what comes out the other side of the tunnel, the watcher can simply pick up the trail there.
In order to beat mass surveillance, two more steps are required:
1. Obscuring the traffic much better.
2. Removing your return address.
These two things are accomplished with an anonymity network.
Here is a simplified view the anonymity network we operate at Cryptohippie:
In this example, the client is in the US and a VPN tunnel runs from their computer to an entry
node in either Canada or Panama, where the return address is also stripped-off.
This means that a single surveillance operation is likely to lose the traffic here.
Then, the traffic goes through one or more cascades.
Think of this as a MixMaster for data.
Finally, it comes out the other side in still another jurisdiction, where the network’s return
address is added, so the sites you visit can respond to you anonymously.
There is more to our operation than this (we do some exotic things like rotating IP addresses),
but this is how mass surveillance is beaten.
A network of this type allows you to surf the web, use voice communications like Skype, email,
chat, download files, etc., while remaining anonymous.
At any point, it can be seen that signals are being sent, but the point of origin (and with it your identity) remains unknown.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Electronic Police State

An electronic police state is characterized by this:
State use of electronic technologies to record, organize, search and distribute forensic evidence against its citizens.
The two crucial facts about the information gathered under an electronic police state are these:
1. It is criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial.
2. It is gathered universally (“preventively”) and only later organized for use in prosecutions.
In an Electronic Police State
Every surveillance camera recording
Every email sent
Every Internet site surfed
Every post made
Every check written
Every credit card swipe
Every cell phone ping…
are all criminal evidence, and all are held in searchable databases.
The individual can be prosecuted whenever the government wishes.
Long-term, the Electronic Police State destroys free speech
The right to petition the government for redress of grievances, and other liberties.
Worse, it does so in a way that is difficult to identify.
The Police State can see no other option as it's own paranoia dictates ever more control
Ever more surveillance
There is no way back for the Police State
It's own inertia makes change impossible
We are way way down this road now

Way way down it

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just like a frog

In hot water that is

Just slowly remorselessly turn up the heat and the frog just sits there

So the people of Britain watch as their remaining liberties are removed one by one

Years ago people talked darkly about 1984 and how it might come to pass

Well it has

And more so

A report from the US Internet security company Cryptohippie puts the UK at number six in the list of the world's most repressive regimes

This in terms of the electronic surveillance of its citizens.

The report is from 'The Electronic Police State, 2010 National Rankings

And states the following

The UK is aggressively building the world of 1984 in the name of stopping 'anti-social' activities.

Their populace seems unable or unwilling to restrain the government

The report defines an electronic police state as being characterised by -

State use of electronic technologies to record, organize, search and distribute forensic evidence against its citizens
And if that is not enough the British are being taxed ever more heavily to pay for their very own police state 
While also being told about unprecedented Government sleaze, waste and misuse of public funds
On top of literally thousands of unelected bodies who advise said government on every subject conceivable and unconceivable 
Again at great expense to the taxpayer financially and psychologically
And what is the media doing in all this?

Just more shock, horror and crisis stories 

Or here have some more celebrity photos and did you know...........

Give us a break!
At what point do the meek British finally say enough?
Maybe never
Just like a frog in hot water..................really

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Not so covert state

Most of us fail to understand or think about what is being done by our governments in the name of security
So in order that you do think a little the following is a list of areas where many governments do monitor our lives
This list is not measuring government censorship of Internet traffic or police abuses, as legitimate as these issues may be.
Nor is government corruption included which in many countries is rampant
Note also that no categories apply to evidence-gathering by traditional, honest police
work which would be searches only with warrants issued by an independent judge, after sufficient examination of evidence
A procedure often dispensed with today as other means are open to the various government agencies
The list
Daily Documents - Requirement of state-issued identity documents and registration.
Border Issues - Inspections at borders, searching computers, demanding decryption of data.
Financial Tracking - State’s ability to search and record all financial transactions: Checks, credit card use, wires, banks etc.
Gag Orders - Criminal penalties if you tell someone the state is searching their records.
Anti-Crypto Laws - Outlawing or restricting cryptography.
Constitutional Protection - A lack of constitutional protections for the individual, or the overriding of such protections.
Data Storage Ability - The ability of the state to store the data they gather.
Data Search Ability - The ability to search the data they gather.
SP Data Retention - States forcing Internet Service Providers to save detailed records of all their customers’ Internet usage.
Telephone Data Retention - States forcing telephone companies to record and save records of all their customers’ telephone usage.
Cell Phone Records - States forcing cellular telephone companies to record and save records of all their customers’ usage, including location.
Medical records - States demanding records from all medical service providers and retaining the same.
Enforcement Ability - The state’s ability to use overwhelming force (exemplified by SWAT Teams) to seize anyone they want, whenever they want.
Habeus Corpus - Lack of habeus corpus, which is the right not to be held in jail without prompt due process. Or, the overriding of such protections.
Police-Intel Barrier - The lack of a barrier between police organizations and intelligence organizations. Or, the overriding of such barriers.
Covert Hacking - State operatives copying digital evidence from private computers covertly. Covert hacking can make anyone appear as any kind of criminal desired, if combined with the removing and/or adding of digital evidence.
Loose Warrants - Warrants issued without careful examination of police statements and other justifications by a truly independent judge
cc 2010 Cryptohippie
Now you have the true picture of what is being done in your country today and if not today then certainly tomorrow
Consider this
While everything runs smoothly in your life you do not care about this except as a hypothetical issue
Then when some silly little thing in your life goes wrong
Like your phone does not work
You suddenly experience the frustration of trying to deal with endless call centres
Endless options leading nowhere
Then finally after considerable frustration and time you get to a human being
Said human being often trained only to answer standard questions
Questions or answers that may or may not solve your problem
For sure at some point you resolve your problem
You go back to your normal life with a shudder at the time and effort used to rectify one small problem
Now imagine the state decides you have done something wrong
True or false now you enter a nightmare zone
Ever tried defending yourself from a remorseless state?
No then believe us it is hard if not impossible
Now imagine you have had enough and want to demonstrate
You write letters and emails all of which are held on file
Then you decide to march or demonstrate
Bad move you will be photographed your image and details on file for life
Should you be arrested for your pains then DNA will be taken and again you will be on file for life
And no you will not have access to what is hidden on these files
Not today but tomorrow many of us might have had enough of surveillance
Not sure we will be able to surmount these hurdles though

Monday, May 17, 2010

Internet control

The conquest of the Internet – the building of what we call an Electronic Police State – has one
primary foundation:


This legitimizes the entire operation.
You’ll notice that every time something goes wrong online, “more control” is immediately demanded as the solution.
This is irrational, and here’s why:

We’ve had ever-more control for a long time, and the problems remain.

The magic of control hasn’t worked.
Protection from terrorists is accomplished by shooting them with bullets

Not by grabbing every bit of personal information from children, grandmas and businessmen.

We all know pretty well who the terrorists are and where they live

Monitoring every penny that goes in and out of Butte, Montana is not going to help them get shot.
Anti-privacy (pro-Electronic Police State) arguments pretend that central control produces
perfection, which is ridiculous.
We’ve had mass-centralization since the early 20th Century, yet we still have an overflow of terrorists and crooks.

Why would we demand more of it at every possible opportunity?

It’s crazy

cc Cryptohippie

But then seen through the eyes of those in power it is not so crazy

Name the government which has ever ever voluntarily let go of control

Name the government which has ever stopped trying to take more control

They are institutionally unable to trust

Unable to see other ways of running things

Anything new they do not control will come under attack

Must come under attack because it might just might take away or put their control under tension

This is where the nub of our troubles lie

Government is culturally unable to govern any other way

Government control is out of control

Only when we wake up to the nonsense of greater and greater control as a solution to everything can we start the long fight to reverse or remove endless controls on everything


How can humanity, us, me, you, we move forward if we do not accept the future?

There cannot be success in the future when our heads are stuck in the past

We need to search for new ways is the first requirement for reaching a better tomorrow

The evidence of flexibility in the search will be the basis of success

We cannot go on as we have been this is no longer an option

Yet our politics is divided basically along these lines

Those who reject the new

Those  who embrace the new

And then we tend to choose the path of least resistance and please no one

Compromise is fine in certain situations in others it leads to disaster

We have many of those today where the compromises please no one

The future of humanity is uncertain because our resources are stretched

Because there are so many of us

Our way of looking at the future is so often projecting more of the same on tomorrow

More of the same will not work any longer for reasons we all know

Yet we do not even debate or discuss what alternative options are open to us

Why do we not start with what we could imagine as our best possible vision

A vision where we all have the same rights

The same responsibilities

The two going hand in hand

A world where we outlaw any activity that knowingly harms others

Bye bye defense industries

About now you are saying he is off his head, the vested interest groups will never let go of their hold on politicians

Too much money and power at stake

Yes that is true yet a vision should put our heads firmly where we would like to go

To say what we would like the world to look like not what we today perceive as possible today

War is insane

War is dehumanising

And war is not part of our vision for a nicer world

Make all wars illegal for a start and put anyone who starts, supports, finances or promotes one on trial

Make war illegal under any and all circumstances

Today this might seem a mad dream

But then dreams have a funny way of coming true

If we have not even got the courage to dream then for sure we deserve what is coming

Dream an end to war and all those who support them

Put the thought form of a warless world into your mind and keep it there

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Unlikely mosquito repellents

The most common way to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors is to use a citronella candle.

Planting marigolds around your house can also discourage them from hanging around.

You can likewise use citronella oil on your skin as a repellent
For your child try using Yarrow tea.

You can mist this on them to repel mosquito bites.

This is a safe and affective way to protect children.

Lemon Balm is an alternative to prevent bites for children as well.

Pure vanilla, believe it or not, actually repels mosquitoes.

If you use imitation vanilla it won't work though.

Mosquitoes are not the only bugs that don't like vanilla, so it's good to keep around.

You can put vanilla on your pulse points to keep away the bugs.

Who would think that lavender, as wonderful as it smells, would be a natural insect repellent.

You can use the flower to rub on your skin or use the oil on your pulse points just as you would for perfume.

This is proof that you don't have to smell like a chemical to keep away the bugs.

This last suggestion might sound funny but by eating garlic, you will repel mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes will not go near a field of garlic.

Mosquitoes hate garlic

 You can use this to your advantage by rubbing a little onto your exposed skin, or eat it and it will permeate through your pores

Citronella candles are effective and also can be rubbed on your skin

Vitamin B-1 (thiamine hydrochloride) is known to give off an odor through the skin that repels mosquitos and also gnats, no seeums and black flies.

A 100 mg. tablet, taken once daily should be effective.

Plants such as marigolds, lavenderr, cinnamon, rosemary, catnip, and peppermint repel mosquitoes and can be planted in your garden.

Centerpieces made of the same plants will also work and can be planted later

Bats are natural predators of mosquitoes.

Take advantage of this by building bat houses to encourage them to take up residence.

When sitting outside, place a large electric fan by you.

Mosquitos are too weak to fly against the air current.

Select a fresh lemon that is nicely ripe and firm but not hard.

Cut the lemon in half and remove any seeds that are on the surface of the lemon where you've cut it

Rub the lemon directly on your mosquito bite and feel the relief!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Regular sex research

It shows men who indulge in regular lovemaking are up to 45 per cent less likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions than men who have sex once a month or less.

The study, of over 1,000 men, shows sex appears to have a protective effect on the male heart but did not examine whether women benefit too.
Although sex has long been regarded as good for physical and mental health, there has been little scientific evidence to show the full benefits that frequent intercourse can have on major illnesses such as heart disease.
In the latest study, scientists at the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, tracked the sexual activity of men aged between 40 and 70 who were taking part in a long-term project called the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study, which began back in 1987.
At regular points over a 16-year period, each man was quizzed on how often they had sex and then checked for signs of heart disease.
Researchers took into account other risk factors, such as their age, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
The results, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, showed men who made love at least twice a week were much less likely to have heart disease than those whose sexual encounters were limited to once a month or less.
In a report on their findings, researchers said the benefits of sex could be due to both the physical and emotional effects on the body.
Men with the desire for frequent sexual activity and who are able to engage in it are likely to be healthier.
But sex in some forms has a physical activity component that might directly serve to protect cardiovascular health.
Also, men who have frequent sex might be more likely to be in a supportive intimate relationship and this might improve health through stress reduction and social support.
And sex once or twice a week in winter can boost the immune system and reduce the chances of catching colds and flu, according to researchers at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania.
They found it boosted levels of immunoglobulin A or IGA which binds to organisms that invade the body and then activates the immune system to destroy them.


So now you know or do you? 

One might suspect that some of the participants exaggerated their frequency of sexual activity

In fact what men do not?

Leaving the boasting aside the researchers have not considered the negative effects of sex

To make positive statements about the desirability of frequent sex in such a narrow context is maybe not so smart

For example anyone interested in evolving spiritually can forget having regular or frequent sex

The effect of orgasm along the spinal cord impacts on the pineal gland and this is damaging

Increasing one's sensitivity in other areas is not improved by frequent sex

If the sex is with one partner fine provided that partner is healthy

If the sex is with multiple or casual partners then this alone introduces problems of mixing energy with that person and this has negative effects

The observation must be made that while the researchers might be accurate in their narrow conclusions on any broader basis the research is misleading

There are of course myriads of other factors as to why older people enjoy good health

Be careful of blazing solution type headlines

Friday, May 14, 2010

Do medications really expire?

Does the expiration date on a bottle of a medication mean anything?
If a bottle of Tylenol, for example, says something like "Do not use after June 1998," and it is August 2002, should you take the Tylenol?
Should you discard it?
Can you get hurt if you take it?
Will it simply have lost its potency and do you no good?
In other words, are drug manufacturers being honest with us when they put an expiration date on their medications, or is the practice of dating just another drug industry scam, to get us to buy new medications when the old ones that purportedly have "expired" are still perfectly good?
First, the expiration date, required by law in the United States, beginning in 1979, specifies only the date the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and safety of the drug –
it does not mean how long the drug is actually "good" or safe to use.
Second, medical authorities uniformly say it is safe to take drugs past their expiration date –
no matter how "expired" the drugs purportedly are.
Except for possibly the rarest of exceptions, you won't get hurt and you certainly won't get killed.
So wisdom dictates that if your life does depend on an expired drug, and you must have 100% or so of its original strength, you should probably toss it and get a refill, in accordance with the cliché, "better safe than sorry."
If your life does not depend on an expired drug -- such as that for headache, hay fever, or menstrual cramps -- take it and see what happens.
One of the largest studies ever conducted that supports the above points about "expired drug" labeling was done by the US military 15 years ago, according to a feature story in the Wall Street Journal (March 29, 2000), reported by Laurie P. Cohen.
The military was sitting on a $1 billion stockpile of drugs and facing the daunting process of destroying and replacing its supply every 2 to 3 years, so it began a testing program to see if it could extend the life of its inventory.
The testing, conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ultimately covered more than 100 drugs, prescription and over-the-counter.
The results showed that about 90% of them were safe and effective as far as 15 years past their original expiration date.
In light of these results, a former director of the testing program, Francis Flaherty, said he concluded that expiration dates put on by manufacturers typically have no bearing on whether a drug is usable for longer.
Mr. Flaherty noted that a drug maker is required to prove only that a drug is still good on whatever expiration date the company chooses to set.
The expiration date doesn't mean, or even suggest, that the drug will stop being effective after that, nor that it will become harmful. "
Manufacturers put expiration dates on for marketing, rather than scientific, reasons," said Mr. Flaherty, a pharmacist at the FDA until his retirement in 1999. "
It's not profitable for them to have products on a shelf for 10 years. They want turnover."
The FDA cautioned there isn't enough evidence from the program, which is weighted toward drugs used during combat, to conclude most drugs in consumers' medicine cabinets are potent beyond the expiration date.
Joel Davis, however, a former FDA expiration-date compliance chief, said that with a handful of exceptions -- notably nitroglycerin, insulin, and some liquid antibiotics -- most drugs are probably as durable as those the agency has tested for the military.
Most drugs degrade very slowly
In all likelihood, you can take a product you have at home and keep it for many years, especially if it's in the refrigerator
Now I think I'll calculate how many billions of dollars the pharmaceutical industry bilks out of unknowing consumers every year who discard perfectly good drugs and buy new ones because they trust the industry's "expiration date labeling."
Richard Altschuler
So simple and such an easy way to make many many millions more
Particularly when you wrote the rules regarding expiration
Nice one guys
Hard to imagine this from an industry that loudly and frequently talks about it's ethics and morals

Thursday, May 13, 2010

High consumption

High consumption lifestyles
Can and often do have many side effects that do not improve well being
These include increased work stress
More illness and a greater risk of death
Each year roughly half of all deaths worldwide are caused by
Cardiovascular and lung diseases
Auto accidents.
Many of these deaths are caused or at least largely influenced by individual consumption choices
Such as smoking
Being sedentary
Eating too few fruits and vegetables
Being overweight.
Today 1.6 billion people around the world are overweight or obese,
Lowering their quality of life and shortening their lives
For the obese, by three to ten years on average
And yet we go on pretending that this is not our concern
It’s them
It’s their problem
Not so
It is our problem
A growing problem

Please ensure that your own choices are prudent

When young we have no clue about the effect of our behaviour today will have on our lives tomorrow

And health believe us is no 1 to 10 in terms of what makes life comfortable

We do not think about how amazing it is to be able to walk

Try being in a wheelchair for a day

Only later in life does walking easily be seen for what it is

Amazing freedom

Be smarter today please tomorrow is coming quicker than you think