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Because friends don't let friends stay ignorant

Wednesday 10th October 2012


I hope this finds you fit and well,
better today than you were yesterday.

The Questions We Ask Ourselves

Just had a thought on the immense value the questions we ask ourselves can be - if we ask ourselves the right questions. Here’s a few to get you started.

Will this help the other person better understand?
If I do this, will it raise or lower my trustworthiness or self-esteem?
What hat am I wearing?
What product I am going for?
What tools or techniques will best help me get that product in the shortest possible time with excellent quality?
Will this get me where I want to go?
How could I do it in 20% of the time?
Is it the best way to get there?
What would get me there 4 times faster?
Will it cause preventable harm to another?
If so, do the benefits outweighthe harm caused?

To my US buddies

Goerge Orwell subtitle from the book 1984. Read the book!

Goerge Orwell subtitle from the book 1984. If you have not done so, read the book!

If you think a vote for anyone other than Obama or Romney is wasted...

I’ll not beat around the bush here. Won’t win me any friends but we haven’t time for that. This is a minute to midnight and the clock is ticking on your freedom. And if the US goes, heaven help the rest of us!

Any person who votes for either Romney or Obama is in treason to himself and his fellow citizens.

For the sake of yourself, your freedom and your country, don’t waste your liberty on a vote for either of those lying, warmongering, tyrants - traitors to their people.

Vote for Gary Johnson and change the paradigm

Remember, everything is impossible until it is accomplished.

Accomplish the impossible. Overturn the system and take back America for the people. The rest of the world is riding on it!


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Rene from Elcomm computer consulting writes:

You might just be in luck if you are trying to understand and configure your privacy settings in Facebook. Earlier this week Facebook launched its new Help Center. This teaches users how to better manage their privacy settings. It also answers such questions as “What is Facebook Timeline?”, “When I share something, how do I choose who can see it?”, “How do I restrict what appears in my publish search listing?”, etc.

To understand your privacy options in Facebook, take some time to check out these FAQs. Here are the links to my top recommended areas in the Help Center:

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Please Sign This Petition to Ban the Use of Neonocotinoid Pesticides

Healthy bee populations are essential to the production of our food. Bees are attracted to floral nectars and help pollinate the plant, allowing it to reproduce. Therefore, without honey bees, our lives would be impoverished .

Reversing Autism

This is a site where the claims for the cause and reversal of autism are made. If I hd an autsitic youngster I would ask for testimonials and contact the parents of both successful and unsuccessful treatments.

Osteoporosis Is Scurvy of the Bone, Not Calcium Deficiency

I saw a great article on Osteoporosis that referred to osteoporosis as “scurvy of the bones”, obviously making the case that too little vitamin C in the diet will help bring about the condition.

Here are some excerpts from it. The first quote is obviously broadly applicable.

“The matrix of bone will incorporate calcium and nutrients where they belong as long as the proper hormones and nutrients are present. Needless to say gravitational force in the form of weight bearing exercise is essential and should be the foundation to a healthy skeleton. Don’t be afraid to exercise with some weight in a backpack if you have no disk disease or low back pain.”

Vitamin C does several things to strengthen bones
1. It mineralizes the bone and stimulates bone forming cells to grow.
2. It prevents too much degradation of bone by inhibiting bone absorbing cells.
3. It dampens oxidative stress, which is what aging is.
4. Is vital in collagen synthesis.

When vitamin C is low, just the opposite happens. Bone cells that degrade bone called octeoclasts proliferate, and bone cells that lay down mineral and new bone called osteoblasts are not formed.

Studies have shown that elderly patients who fractured bones had significantly lower levels of vitamin C in their blood than those who haven't fractured. Bone mineral density- the thing that the tests measure, is higher in those who supplement with vitamin C, independent of estrogen level.

Cocoa compounds lower blood pressure to improve cardiovascular health

OK you chocaholics, listen up! This the the research for which you have been dreaming!

Scientists know that cocoa contains compounds called flavanols, thought to be responsible for the formation of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide causes blood vessel walls to relax and open wider, thereby reducing blood pressure.

To conduct this study, researchers reviewed data from trials in which people consumed dark chocolate or cocoa powder containing between 30 and 1,080 mg of flavanols in differing concentrations (3 to 100 grams) of chocolate each day. A total of 856 people were involved in 20 trials lasting between two to eight weeks. Depending on the cocoa concentration, the authors noted that blood pressure was lowered between two and three mm Hg.

Further To The Picture In Last Newsletter on Tumours in GMO Grain Fed Rats

The most comprehensive GMO safety study was released last month with results so incriminating, the biotech industry is scrambling to defend itself with yet more lies and distortions. But once you see the size of the tumors in these GM corn-fed rats (shown at the beginning of the movie), any attempt by the industry to deny the findings becomes appropriately impotent.

Rid the body of dangerous Bt-toxin found in genetically modified food with these tips

The physicians at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec, Canada discovered Bt-toxin in 93 percent of 30 pregnant women, 80 percent of umbilical cord blood of their babies and 67 percent of 39 women who were not pregnant. Considering Bt-toxin is linked with cancer, autism, severe food allergies and autoimmune disease, these findings are downright frightening.

Great GMO Label Quote

Great GMO Label Quote

How Long Till It Decomposes?

How Long Till It Decomposes?

Sign Petition To Stop Television Prescription Drug Ads

I was signer number 432.
You are welcome to join me.

Gary Null releases ’GMO Ticking Time Bomb’ mini-documentary

Gary Null has just released this new mini-documentary. It’s likely to be censored by YouTube, so it’s also been posted on the Natural News TV site.

In the film, Rima Laibow also explains how Monsanto and DuPont formed a joint venture to create the “Epicyte gene” that causes permanent, irreversible infertility in both men and women.

Quote from Carol Welch, author.

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional and mental states.”

Vaccines Are An Hoax.- Dr A Kalokerinos MD

Vaccines Are An Hoax.- Dr A Kalokerinos MD

Vaccines Are An Hoax - Dr A Kalokerinos MD

And here is the transcript of the interview with him:

Common Vaccine Ingredient Linked To Kidney Injury

Peer reviewed scientific papers showing the damage from vaccines are rare. Well, here in one of the world’s most respected medical journals lies some very interesting information, and it was conducted by two renowned nephrologists.

Dietary Fats, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Here is some great data on fats and oils.

Chemical Maze - Free Edition -The ultimate shopping guide to decode the Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients Maze

What’s in your Food? What’s in your Cosmetics? Are you at risk? This is your ultimate shopping guide to get you through the Chemical Maze.

The Health Impacts of Aspartame

Aspartame comes from genetically engineered microorganisms. The health impacts are infamous. Jim Turner is a world expert, and his story of how this drug-turned sweetener was approved is both typical and horrific.

The Person Who Takes Medicine Must Recover Twice

The Person Who Takes Medicine Must Recover Twice

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Boy - Noise With Dirt On It

Boy - Noise With Dirt On It

I’m Losing My Mind

I’m Losing My Mind

I'm Happy - One Sec

Here’s your wry smile moment for the day.

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Poverty Is A Crime Against Humanity

Poverty Is A Crime Against Humanity

Depopulation Debunked

The World Population Concentrated

Don’t buy the lie that the Earth is over populated.
It would be far more true to say it is mismanaged.
We need to manage out human footprint far more efficiently to preserve all species and maintain biodiversity.
Although I could live without mosquitoes.
Of course the birds would disagree with me.
I know that. Just sayin’.

Quote from Novalis - German author and philosopher

“A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.”

A powerful letter. Definitely worth a read.

A letter to my family and friends about the NDAA and me.

By Alexa O’Brien on October 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Alexa O’Brien - Targeted With NDAA Detention For Campaign Finance Reform

Dear friends and family,

I am reassured to know that you have my back, and that you have done everything to prevent the US Government from threatening to detain me indefinitely without charge for my work as a journalist and citizen.

I am not one for cultivating an exaggerated sense of self-importance. I think it takes more character and courage to live in reality. Anybody who knows me personally, knows that if this can happen to me, it can and will happen to you or someone you know.

Since January 2011, I have covered the WikiLeaks release of US State Department Cables, JTF memoranda known as the ’GTMO files’, and revolutions across Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, and Yemen, as well as the legal proceedings against Bradley Manning and the US investigation into WikiLeaks. I have interviewed a preeminent US foreign policy expert on the Cambodia cables, and published hours of interviews with former GTMO guards, detainees, defense lawyers, and human rights activists, as well as WikiLeaks media partners: Andy Worthington, a GTMO historian and author, and Atanas Tchobanov, the Balkanleaks’ spokesman and co-editor of

Why do I do this work? Because it moves me deeply. Because I am compelled to learn and to understand. The positive results of some of my work also grants me a sense of common purpose in service to my fellow man/woman.

When the US Government said in Federal Court that they would not guarantee that I would not be indefinitely detained without charge under Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act FY2011 for articles I had written on the ’War on Terror’, you set aside partisanship. You realized that what is as stake is more than an election. What was at stake is the safety of your friend, your daughter, a fellow citizen or journalist, as well as this nation and people across the globe. The NDAA, after all, was passed with bi-partisan support, and signed into law by President Obama.

Section 1021 of the NDAA FY2011 allows for the indefinite detention without charges or trial of anyone, including American citizens, who are deemed by the US Government to be terrorists or terrorist sympathizers. The institutions of civil society – the press and civic square – are now what our military terms an information environment in a global theater of war. The ’War on Terror’, our military says, is fought with intelligence and information. And, the US Government has already detained journalists at Guantanamo Bay under the AUMF seeking to gain intelligence on media organizations. The President has already played a personal role in the imprisonment of a journalist covering the US ’War on Terror’ in Yemen.

When Government contractors falsely linked a group, which I helped found – whose only purpose is to support campaign finance reform in the United States – to Al Qaeda, you were outraged.

When I was sent messages by a Government contractor saying that I was now associated with Al Qaeda and so called ’cyber-terrorists’, you spoke out.

When emails revealed that other private security contractors with ties to the US Government were “specifically asked to connect” the group that I helped found “to any Saudi or other fundamentalist Islamic movements,” you took action.

When US Department of Homeland Security bulletins declared in error that a group that I helped found was linked to so called ’cyber-terrorists’, you contacted your representative and presidential candidate and expressed that their support of Section 1021 of the NDAA FY2011 had the consequence of your lack of support for their candidacy.

I am especially grateful to those individuals, including a fellow journalist, who warned me privately that there were other unpublished US Government documents and that US Government agents were focusing their sights on me. They cautioned me to take special care. They understood the consequences for me.

Citizenship is a public office, but who among us can risk engaging in the body politic authentically, when we have families to provide for? Who can risk publishing about the workings of Government, our alliances, and wars when you might end up in my position?

No matter what your party affiliation, Section 1021 of the NDAA FY 2011 violates the First and Fifth Amendments to the US constitution, the principles that safeguard the independence of our republic and any real freedom or lasting security for our citizens and all peoples.

If this could happen to someone like me, it can and will happen to someone like you or someone you know. None of us can afford that risk. Do something now.

Best regards,’Alexa O’Brien

War Is Organised Murder

War is organised murder, nothing else. - Harry Patch, last surviving World War One soldier.

Seven Dangers To Human Virtue - Ghandi

Ghandi’s Seven Dangers To Human Virtue

A Grandfather’s Last Letter To His Grandchildren

A friend posted this. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Is Educate People

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Is Educate People

What Would You Attempt If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

What Would You Attempt If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Take Risks

Take Risks

The Most Dangerous Man

The Most Dangerous Man by H. L. Mencken

Water - Total Dissolved Solids

Water - Total Dissolved Solids

Some Interesting Data On Aftrica

As well as an accurate commentary on our news media.

The Teachings Of Lord Acton

The Teachings Of Lord Acton

NASA WARNS BE PREPARED!! Nibiru is coming 2012.

There is a galactic event imminent that could cause a major hiccup in the weather as well as the electronic infrastructure of the planet. Check it out for yourself.

Evacuation Plan for Societal Meltdown

This is a well written article that really expanded my knowledge of how to survive in a worst case scenario.

Hang Playing Hedge Monkeys

Very pleasing sounds...

A Library Is A Hospital For The Mind

A Library Is A Hospital For The Mind

Taking Pens From Pollies Will Save More Than Taking Guns From Citizens

Taking Pens From Pollies Will Save More Innocent Lives Than Taking Guns From Citizens

If You Have Something Good People Will Steal It

If You Have Something Good People Will Steal It

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Public Relations and Marketing

Web Site Usability Guidelines

A great checklist here

User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics

As is often the case, some great data from Jakob Nielsen on web sites.

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


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