Tom's Weekly Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

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Tom Grimshaw is an Optimum Wellness Researcher/Writer
who enjoys bringing you the oldest and newest tips to
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Hope you are having a great week.


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

Basic Computer User

Distribute.IT reveals shared server data loss

Distribute.IT has revealed that production data and backups for four of its shared servers were erased in a debilitating hack on its systems over a week ago and advised hosting customers that experts had deemed the servers "unrecoverable".,distributeit-reveals-shared-server-data-loss.aspx

I find this almost unbelievable that a company doing business in the data storage arena would not have an off-site backup. Here is a web site that anyone who has anything to do with a computer would be well advised to read.

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Advanced Computer User

Google to kill man-in-the-middle attacks

Google Chrome researchers have announced Chromium updates to tackle man-in-the-middle attacks, focusing on “mixed scripting” vulnerabilities.,google-to-kill-man-in-the-middle-attacks.aspx

ICANN approves new gTLD program

International domain name regulator ICANN will next year introduce generic top-level domains (gTLD) beyond the familiar .com, .org and .net.,icann-approves-new-gtld-program.aspx

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Popular Moisturizers Applied to Mice for 17 Weeks Got 69% More Tumors

Mineral oil is carcinogenic. It is commonly used in skin creams and tanning oils.

Taiwan’s Plasticizer Food Scandal

Taiwan is facing its biggest food contamination crisis yet. For around 30 years, manufacturers have been using a carcinogenic plasticizer called DEHP in place of more expensive ingredients like palm oil.

Eat processed food at your own risk.

The Average Medical Drug has 70 Side Effects

According to Dr. Jon Duke, an assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and an investigator with the Regenstrief Institute, a respected research organization.

Dr. Duke and two colleagues examined 5,600 drug labels with a total of 500,000 side effects. The results were published May 23 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Duke's team found that the average drug label lists 70 side effects. More than 500 in some cases.

Drugs with the longest list of health risks included antidepressants, antivirals, and treatments for Parkinson's disease and restless leg syndrome.

Help Stop The Spread of GMO Crops

Here are some links to data:
and a letter you can cut and paste into an email to send:

Cancer, One Cure and the FDA

It is predicted that 50% of Australians will die of cancer.

Even the cancer institutes acknowledge that most cancer is avoidable with diet and exercise.

It is a lot easier to prevent than cure. I know, have devoted several pages of my book How To Live The Healthiest Life to cancer prevention. But talking prevention is of little use to someone who already has cancer.

If you know someone with cancer, please inform them that there are valid alternatives to the death and destruction of health from conventional treatments. Despite claims to the contrary by the ignorant or those with vested interests.

From Dr Mercola's web site:

The Great Cancer Hoax: The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down...

Important! The producers of this powerful film were allowing a full and FREE preview through June 20th! Please tell everyone you know to watch this film in its entirety. (I don't know if it's still free or not but it's well worth the $15 if it's not.)

Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food and Drug Administration in American history.

In the 1970’s, Dr. Burzynski made a remarkable discovery that threatened to change the face of cancer treatment forever. His non-toxic gene-targeted cancer medicine could have helped save millions of lives over the last two decades had his discovery not been criminally suppressed by the US government, as his therapy, called “antineoplastons,” have been shown to effectively help cure some of the most “incurable” forms of terminal cancer.

This documentary takes you through the treacherous 14-year journey Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to finally obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of antineoplastons.

His story is yet another testament that fact can be far stranger than fiction, as the film exposes the powerful, unscrupulous forces that work to maintain the status quo of the medical- and pharmaceutical industry at any cost—including the lives of millions of people.

The video - Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business

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My Brother Has a Question...

If schizophrenics travel from one end of the earth to the other, do they become bi-polar?

For the Military

The diversity of people and their interests is a constant source on interest and surprise to me.

A Reminder That Laughter is the Best Medicine

The elderly lady in this video is a resident of a retirement community in Omaha, NB. She was asked to give the invocation at a dinner/convention of retirement community managers. She does so, but then decides to add a few words of her own. Turn up you sound, click on the link below and be prepared to LOL.

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Allergic to Bullets

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant in America. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs; they would follow him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was always there, telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have two choices today. I can choose to be in a good mood or I can choose to be in a bad mood. I always choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I always choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I always choose the positive side of life."

"But it's not always that easy," I protested.

"Yes, it is," Jerry said, "Life is all about choices When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. It's your choice how you live your life."

Several years later, I heard that Jerry accidentally did something you are never supposed to do in the restaurant business: he left the back door of his restaurant open one morning and was robbed by three armed men. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found quickly and rushed to the hospital. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Want to see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied. "Then, after they shot me, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared?" I asked.

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the Emergency Room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'He's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything." 'Yes,' I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!'

Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Please operate on me as if I am alive, not dead'.

Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.

I learned from him that everyday you have the choice to either enjoy your life or to hate it. The only thing that is truly yours - that no one can control or take from you -- is your attitude, so if you can take care of that, everything else in life becomes much easier.

A Quote From Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

A quote from John Kennedy

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

Weird Al Yankovic’s Lady Gaga parody


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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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