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Wednesday 12th January 2011


Thoughts are with our northern neighbours at this trying time.


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Basic Computer User

Facebook closure rumour gets out of hand

Satire website Weekly World News caused problems for Facebook overnight with a bogus news story that claimed the popular social networking site would shut down. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/243985,facebook-closure-rumour-gets-out-of-hand.aspx

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Advanced Computer User

IBM tops frenzied US patent game

More in 2010 than in first 50 years of Big Blue. Utility patents in the US were granted at a frenzied pace in 2010, with the US Patent and Trademark Office granting 219,614 and smashing last year's total by 30 percent. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/243983,ibm-tops-frenzied-us-patent-game.aspx

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New Evidence Identifies Strong Cell Phone Cancer Link

A research group has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of parotid gland tumors over the last 30 years, with the steepest increase happening after 2001... ...Many cell phones actually contain package inserts that warn you to hold the cell phone away from your head when in use. Apple recommends keeping your iPhone at least 5/8 of an inch from your head, while BlackBerry recommends about an inch. http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/archive/2011/01/05/new-evidence-identifies-strong-cell-phone-cancer-link.aspx

A Save The Bees Petition

According to this article, a pesticide is linked to the demise of honey bees. http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees/?copy

Why 1/3 of the Population Gets Sick by Restricting This Vital Food Group

Vegetarian versus meat-eating comparison: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/08/chris-masterjohn-criticism-of-the-china-study.aspx

Genetically Modified Soy Beans Cause Reproductive Abnormalities

Something in the GM Soy Diet Was ‘Wrecking the Ovary and Endometrium’ of the Rats http://cryptogon.com/?p=17939

US Government to Europe: Give This to Your People Or There Will be "Some Pain"

Monsanto has a long and sordid history of manipulation and questionable business practices. Fred Branfman, writing for AlterNet sums it up when he says that the most terrifying revelation of Wikileaks is just how much our government lies to us, referring to our government and military as a "vast lying machine that perpetuates mass murder in our name." http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/12/wikileaks-reveals-us-sought-to-retaliate-against-europe-over-monsanto-gm-crops.aspx

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A quote

"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart."

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Did HAARP Kill 100,000 fish and 20,000 Birds?

Millions of dead fish surfaced in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in the U.S., Tuesday, while similar unexplained mass fish deaths occurred across the world in Brazil and New Zealand. On Wednesday, 50 birds were found dead on a street in Sweden. http://deadlinelive.info/2011/01/04/did-haarp-kill-thousands-of-birds-and-fish-simultaneously-across-country-secret-government-testing-suspected/

The Gulf Oil Spill - It's Not Over Yet

Despite denials to the contrary, the US government, with their EPA's authorization, is continuing to spray the brutally toxic dispersant chemical far and wide in the Gulf of Mexico, on a daily and nightly basis.
What's worse is that it has now been confirmed that there are large fissures that have been created in the ocean floor for miles around the Deepwater Horizon rig that are discharging oil uncontrollably. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/URGENT-News.html?soid=1102829252112&aid=awOEaEJhD-8

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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!


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