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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 5th May 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well and that you enjoy this week’s selection.

We have a new family member - Darcy. He is a 15 month old Schnauzer from Syd Williams and is beautiful. My grand daughter wants to shift in with him or take him home and my youngest daughter even called in this week to take him for a morning jog.

Have a great week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User

Google Defends Street View Privacy

Google is collecting your MAC address when it photographs your location. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/173309,google-defends-street-view-privacy.aspx

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Organic Watchdog Asks USDA to Overturn Bush-Era Illegal Shenanigans

Synthetic Oils in Infant Formula Could Be Making Babies Sick http://www.opednews.com/articles/Organic-Watchdog-Asks-USDA-by-The-Cornucopia-Ins-100422-699.html

Red Bull Hoax Email

There is an email doing the rounds that says some false things about Red Bull. It’s a shame that it uses falsehoods as there is enough true negative data about it to warrant avoiding it.

Glucuronolactone... ...has received some notoriety due to urban legends that it was a Vietnam War-era drug manufactured by the American government. The rumor goes on to say that it was banned due to several brain tumor-related deaths. The rumor has since been proven false, as neither the cited British Medical Journal article nor the “banning of its consumption” ever occurred. Furthermore, no warnings appear on the Food and Drug Administration website regarding its potential to cause brain tumors or other maladies. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucuronolactone

The results of a study conducted in 2008 showed that the ingestion of one, 250ml can of sugar-free Red Bull, in a sample of 30 healthy young adults, had an immediate detrimental effect on both endothelial function (The endothelium is the thin layer of cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels... Endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest capillary. These cells reduce turbulence of the flow of blood allowing the fluid to be pumped farther), and normal blood coagulation (clotting). This temporarily raised the cardiovascular risk in these individuals to a level comparable to that of an individual with established coronary artery disease. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull

So despite the hoax email containing false data, I will not be drinking any Red Bull!

A Great Demo on Vaccination Contents

Humourous and horrifying video on vaccination contents: http://www.cbc.ca/airfarce/vidplayer/AF_single_player.html?/season13/051202m&playerType=wmp

Eli Lilly is milking cancer. Tell Them to Stop!

Eli Lilly has taken pinkwashing (Pinkwashers are companies that claim to care about breast cancer but make or sell products that are linked to the disease. rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) is one of those products) to a whole new level. By adding rBGH to the products they sell, Eli Lilly has completed its cancer profit circle: it creates cancer with rBGH, it sells cancer treatment drugs like Gemzar, and it sells a drug, Evista, to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease. Eli Lilly’s cancer drugs made $2,683,000,000 for the company in 2008. It’s potentially carcinogenic dairy hormone made $985,000,000 in the same year. That is over 3.5 Billion dollars! A year! Eli Lilly is milking cancer. http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/?page_id=2

WARNING: Antibacterial Soap Linked to Altered Hormones and Antibiotic Resistance

The U.S. FDA has begun a review of the safety of triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical which is found in many consumer products, such as soap and toothpaste. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/01/warning--antibacterial-soap-linked-to-altered-hormones-and-antibiotic-resistance.aspx

Junk-Food Addiction is REAL

Junk food is as addictive as drugs. http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2010/03/29/2010-03-29_fatty_foods_may_be_just_as_addictive_as_heroin_and_cocaine_study.html

Utah Sues Antipsychotic Drug Makers

Utah Attorney General sues Janssen and AstraZeneca over the wrongful and illegal marketing, sale and promotion of the atypical antipsychotics Risperdal and Seroquel. They misled the FDA and the State of Utah regarding Rispderdal’s and Seroquel’s association with the development of diabetes, diabetes-related conditions, including weight gain and other serious, even life threatening medical conditions. http://www.psychsearch.net/psych_news/

Vaccination Data

Read this today on vaccinations and it totally vindicated the viewpoint I have that it is impossible to do an accurate analysis of statistics for and against vaccination when the negative reactions and deaths are misclassified as "coincidental" and not reported: http://www.naturematters.info/

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ETS Fraud bites the Dust with Goldman Sachs?

Did Kevin Rudd and Penny Wong decide to deep-freeze their emissions trading scheme (ETS), because Goldman Sucks was caught out and charged with fraud? http://cecaust.com.au/main.asp?sub=releases&id=2010_04_28_ETS_Goes_Down.html

Interview With ex NSW Police Detective

The Sydney cop who blew the whistle on his corrupt colleagues in the 1980’s and 90’s. Glen McNamara tells of his lonely fight for justice in a sea of corruption, drugs and police links with the criminal underbelly. http://static.radionz.net.nz/assets/audio_item/0007/2278888/ntn-20100428-1010-Feature_guest_-_Glen_McNamara-m048.asx

The Psychiatric Drugging of Children - Inventing Disorders

Of all the harmful actions of modern psychiatry, "the mass diagnosing and drugging of children is the most appalling with the most serious consequences for the future of individual lives and for society," warns the world-renowned expert, Dr Peter Breggin, often referred to as the "Conscience of Psychiatry." http://counterpunch.org/pringle04212010.html

Los Angeles is Looking Even Less Attractive as a Place To Live

Super shear earthquakes extremely destructive http://www.scientificblogging.com/rockwhacking_philosopher/super_shear_earthquakes_deadlier_deadly and http://songshuhui.net/archives/17412.html

Solar cell breakthrough achieves 90 percent efficiency at a fraction of the cost of current panels

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (CIT) have developed a new solar cell technology that they say absorbs up to 96 percent of "incident" light. http://www.naturalnews.com/028691_solar_cells_efficiency.html

The top 20 underrated sci-fi flicks

If you see one of these at the video store it might be worth a viewing. http://techland.com/2009/12/16/the-five-most-underrated-sci-fi-masterpieces-act-ii/

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