a photo of the author, Tom Grimshaw

Toms Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 6th October 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well.

Enjoy this week's selection of information morsels and have a great week!

Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, think well of your fellow man, eat food that's good for you and do the important things that make a difference - they are rarely the urgent ones!



Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Humour | Other

Basic Computer User

Stuxnet pinned for killing Indian satellite

As speculation mounted that Israel's military created the Siemens-targeting Stuxnet worm, a US security researcher claimed to have evidence it was also responsible for destroying an Indian broadcasting satellite. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/233892,stuxnet-pinned-for-killing-indian-satellite.aspx

OpenOffice gets forked

A group of programmers has forked OpenOffice.org, the open-source rival to Microsoft Office that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems. http://www.zdnet.com.au/openoffice-gets-forked-339306280.htm

Back to Top

Advanced Computer User

For Windows 7 Users

If you use Windows 7 you may find the following slideshow interesting http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2369971,00.asp

How to Boost Sales From Your Web Site

This is a video explanation of the famous Belcher Button. http://www.belcherbutton.com/
After viewing that video watch this one to learn how to create one for yourself: http://www.troynotes.com/the-ubb-ultimate-belcher-button-wizard/
On this page http://www.troynotes.com/683/the-ultimate-belcher-button_ubb/ opt-in the Troy's newsletter to receive a copy of the button.

Google TV is Big For...

I have heard that sitting motionless for long periods just inflowing is not good for one. Especially kids. http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/10/04/15-reaons-google-tv-will-make-a-huge-impact-on-the-web

Back to Top


Kristen Morrison is a friend of ours from Melbourne.

Kristen is raising a Down syndrome child with more love, care and dedication than most parents put into their normal children - with phenomenal results too! This edition of her enewsletter announces the launch of her Foundation. Kristen’s very excited about this, and hoping you can think of people who may be interested in getting involved. Click here to read about it http://naturallybetterbook.com/newsletter-october-2010/

Autism and Vaccination Link Proven by CDC and Concealed by FDA

The first link below is to a seven and a half minute interview of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and makes mention of transcripts he has obtained of a secret meeting held 10 years ago where the link between autism and vaccinations are acknowledged by the US CDC (Center for Disease Control).

Please watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgtAVhO7PQ&feature=player_embedded

Here's the link to the article he mentions: http://www.robertfkennedyjr.com/articles/2005_june_16.html

Here's not even a full paragraph from it:
"a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines -- thimerosal -- appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. "I was actually stunned by what I saw," Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants -- in one case, within hours of birth -- the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children."

No bloody wonder the US government passed legislation preventing drug companies from being sued over adverse reactions from vaccinations! Their crimes against their own people are horrific.

This Supermarket "Health Food" Killed These Baby Rats in Three Weeks

Scientists attacked for reporting adverse data on genetically modified soy flour. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/04/watch-out-there-are-more-problems-with-genetically-modified-foods-than-youre-allowed-to-know.aspx

Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed

This is an eye-opening introduction to the problems in the food supply. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSpkLk0vYmk&feature=related

Y'ALL BUSTED - ADHD Video Rap Artist Chill EB interviewed

Fast forward to 1 minute and 54 seconds and watch this video interview of Rap artist Chill EB here: http://www.youtube.com/onthemiketv#p/u/12/X9dGbB2p-i4
who "sends out a positive message for kids to stay off drugs". Chill was interviewed on "On the Mike" with Mike Sherman.

Alkaline Water - Good or Bard For You?

Several years ago I gave my wife a bear hug and cracked a rib. Unfortunately, one of hers. A bone density test confirmed she was heading towards osteoporosis. Over the next 18 months we altered her diet to be more alkaline, got her drinking ionised, alkaline water, sitting in the sun and taking vitamin D and K and magnesium supplements to aid calcium absorbtion. This regime managed to get a 10% increase in my wife's bone mass density within 18 months at which her doctor was amazed.

I am normally a big fan of Dr Mercola and often refer others to his web site but last month he published a blog piece slamming alkaline water. I know from personal experience that alkaline water was a key factor in helping Julie's osteoporosis so his article did not sit well with me.

Another person in the health field I admire and respect greatly is Jon Barron. He has taught me a lot via his bimonthly newsletters and this issue takes up Dr Mercola's article. He exposes some of the inaccuracies in Dr Mercola's article and presents his own viewpoint and recommendations on alkaline water. http://www.jonbarron.org/natural-health/nl101004/newsletter-mercola-alkaline-water-ph.php

Just goes to show that even very well read, honest, well intentioned people can manifest bias or err in judgement and make mistakes.

Back to Top


God Loves Blondes

A Blonde finds herself in serious trouble.

Her business has gone bust and she's in dire financial straits.

She's desperate so she decides to ask God for help.

She begins to pray ... "God, please help me. I've lost my business and if I don't get some money, I'm going to lose my house as well. Please let me win the lottery."

Lottery night comes, and somebody else wins.

She again prays ... "God, please let me win the lottery! I've lost my business, my house and I'm going to lose my car as well."

Lottery night comes and she still has no luck.

Once again, she prays ... "My God, why have you forsaken me? I've lost my business, my house and my car. I don't often ask You for help and I've always been a good servant to You. PLEASE let me win the lottery just this one time so I can get my life back in order."

Suddenly there is a blinding flash of light as the heavens open.

The Blonde is overwhelmed by the Voice of God, Himself....

"Sweetheart, work with Me on this..... Buy a ticket."

Back to Top


Great Rotating House

Follow the sun views http://www.flixxy.com/revolving-house-architecture.htm

A Cartoon - Or Prediction?

This was done in 1948. How prophetic. http://nationaljuggernaut.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-cartoon-seemed-far-fetched-in-1948.html

A Fruit That Really Should Not Exist

Excerpt From Earth's Forbidden History - Part One - Searching For The Past By Max Igan Queensland Australia

I’ve included this last little tid-bit in the riddles section simply because I think it’s interesting and just because it may give you something to think about in your everyday life, something that is really quite strange.

Most people are completely unaware of this fact but there is a fruit that is eaten by millions of people around the world everyday that is remarkable and in all reality, simply shouldn’t exist. I am talking of course, about the banana. Bananas are actually the most mysterious fruit in the world because bananas have no seeds and what makes them even more mysterious is the fact that they are found in almost every country in the world.

Now that may not sound so odd at first but let me fully explain this enigma to you.

Firstly, banana plants are not trees; they are actually a perennial herb. The trunk of the plant of the plant is really nothing more than the plants outer leaves. The real stem of the plant doesn’t actually become visible until it pushes out through the top to produce the large purple flower that will eventually develop into the fruit. Then, having finished its perennial reproductive cycle, the plant dies. The problem here, is that in the reproductive cycle of the banana, seeds are completely absent from the mature fruit! A new ‘seedling’ (known as a ‘sucker’) can only be generated from a piece of the plants rootstock and yet bananas are found in almost every place on earth, even on quite remote and isolated islands.

How in the world did they all get there?

The seeds certainly weren’t carried across the oceans by prevailing winds. To fully appreciate this anomally first consider that the only other seedless plants that exist anywhere in the world are things like seedless grapes, navel oranges and the many genetically modified varieties of commercial vegetables that can now be purchased, the point is, any other seedless plants that exist, anywhere in the world, are all that way because they are genetically modified!

And yet here we have the humble banana... ...found all over the world and yet we have no knowledge of how it could possibly come into being. It seems highly improbable that the worldwide distribution of a seedless fruit that is perfectly tailored for sustaining man would have just somewhat ‘happened.’

It is extremely unlikely for such a plant to have been ever been produced by nature all on its own and many people believe that somehow, somewhere, sometime, someone in our far distant past genetically engineered bananas into the widely dispersed and remarkably nutritious plant that we find in everywhere in such abundance to day.

These people cite that bananas are living daily proof of an ancient culture that spanned the entire globe in remote pre-history. Botanists also now tentatively agree that the spread of the banana plant appears to have radiated outward from the Pacific region.

The Banana plant incidentally, is not actually a fruit or a vegetable, but it does reach a height of around 30 feet at maturity which makes it the World's largest herb and the tallest plant in existence that does not have a woody truck.

Note from Tom: I have removed from the quote an inaccurate statement that a banana is a complete food containing all the vitamin and mineral requirements to maintain a human body, the only one to do so. This is untrue if only because a banana copntains no B12 at all and you would need to eat 50-100 a day of them to get enough Calcium and Vitamins E and K.

Back to Top

Copyright 2010 by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Back Issues | Feedback | Subscribe | Unsubscribe
Software Development
Festival Management Software
Free Business Evaluation Questionnaire
Healthy Snacks
How to Defeat Artificially Accelerated Aging and its Degenerative Diseases

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional