Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hitler was a Green Guru Too ( He's back !)


With a new year to celebrate, it's time to seriously reflect on the coming years ahead. It seems a lot of the Green movement had it's roots in Hitler's era and such thinking is back and changing us so fast that we can't say how our society will look by the time we die.


A kind of eugenics is with us again, along with an obsession for perfect bodies. Children in the womb are being killed mid-term for the sin of being a dwarf, for instance, and famed animal rights philosopher Peter Singer wants parents to kill deformed children in their first few months of life. Meanwhile support for euthanasia for the sick. tired or incompetent grows.


As for tribalism, that's also back---and as official Labor left-wing policy. We now pay people to bury their individuality in tribes, giving them multicultural grants or even an Aboriginal "Parliament"! God help us! But most dangerous is that we strip our children of pride, security and even hope. They are taught that God is dead and so is the morality that sprang from that Judeo-Christian legacy, our institutions corrupt, our people racist, our land ruined, our past evil and our future doomed by global warming. No wonder the suicide rate is growing in the young.


They are then fed a culture that romanticises violence and worships sex---telling them there is nothing more to life than the cravings of their bodies. No one can live like this and be fulfilled. People need to feel part of something bigger and better than ourselves--a family, or a church, or a tradition or a country. Or, as the devil may whisper and seduce, "the Greens, the Greens."


Hitler was an avid vegetarian and greenie and also addicted to homeopathic cures. His regime sponsored the creation of organic farming as well. Hitler also banned medical experiments on animals, but not as we know to our grief, on Jewish children. He created many national parks, many called "sacred" forests. The Nazis drew heavily on a romantic, anti-science, nature worshipping, communal and anti-capitalist movement that tied German identity to the forests. If fact, Professor Raymond Dominick notes in his book, "The Environmental Movement in Germany", two-thirds of the members of Germany's nature clubs had joined the Nazi Party by 1939, compared with 10% of all men. The Nazis also organized the German Youth Movement which indoctrinated the young into our mystical relationship with the earth.


Peter Staudenmaier, co-author of "Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience", says it was for the Hitler Youth that the philosopher Ludwig Klages wrote his influential essay "Man and Earth". In it he warned of the growing extinction of species, the destruction of forests, the disruption of the ecosystem and the killing of whales. People were losing their relationship with nature, he warned. Sressing that Man must submit to the protection of Nature.


Heard all that recently? I'm not surprised. This essay by a notorious anti-Semite was republished in 1980 to mark the birth of the German Greens---the party that inspired the creation of our own Greens Party. Its message is much as Hitler's own Mein Kampf: "When people attempt to ignore the iron logic of nature, their actions against that nature must lead to their downfall." Why does that matter now you ask? Because we must learn that people who want animals to be treated like humans really want humans to be treated like animals. By that I mean that we must realize a movement that stresses "natural order" and the low place of man in a fragile world, is more likely to think man is too insignificant to stand in the way of Mother Earth, or the Fatherland or some other man-hating god.


The Way I See It....it is here already...big time. A Greenpeace co-founder, Paul Watson, called humans the "AIDS of the Earth", and one of the three founders of the German Greens, Herbert Gruhl, said the environmental crisis was so acute the state needed perhaps "dictatorial powers'' (Seig Heil!) And our growing church-of-nature worshippers insist that science make way for their fundamentalist dogma, bringing us closer to a society in which muscle, not minds, must rule. Former head of Greenpeace International, Patrick Moore, says "In the name of speaking for trees and other species, we are faced with a movement that would usher in an era of ECO-FASCISM."


This threat is still small but growing. They do it by seducing our present-day disenfranchised youth with their manta of saving the planet and teaching them that sacrificing their future wellbeing is the only way to achieve it. Be warned....if we don't resist the "watermelons'' siren-song today, who knows where it will sweep us humans tomorrow?

Sleep Problem Linked with Memory Loss !


I was amazed to come across this research that wasn't published in the "lame-stream" media for some reason, so I'm happy to warn you about it now. It stated that the part of the brain that stores memory appears to shrink in people with sleep apnea, adding further evidence that the sleep and breathing disorder is a serious health risk.


The findings, from brain scan studies conducted, last year, by researchers at the University of California, in L.A., shows for the first time that sleep apnea is associated with tissue loss in the brain regions that store memory. And while the thinking and focus problems of sleep apnea patients often are attributed to sleep deprivation, the scans show something far more insidious is occurring.


Sleep apnea occurs when muscles in the throat, soft palate and tongue relax during sleep. They sag and narrow the airway and the tongue slides to the back of the mouth, blocking the windpipe and cutting off oxygen to the lungs. The sleeper gasps for air, wakes up briefly and falls back to sleep in a cycle that repeats itself hundreds of times per night. The result is loud snoring and chronic daytime fatigue. The disorder also is linked to a higher risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes.


The study focused on structures on the underside of the brain called mammillary bodies. so named because they resemble small breasts. The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brains of over 100 subjects and found the brains of the sleep apnea patients had mammillary bodies that were nearly 20 percent smaller. These structures are also known to shrink in people who have other forms of memory loss related to alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease.


The researchers have a theory why the sleep disorder affects the brain tissue this way. They say it's related to the repeated drops in oxygen during the apnea episode. The brain's blood vessels constrict, starving the tissue of oxygen and causing cells to die. This leads to a form of inflammation that is also linked with heart disease and stroke, further damaging the tissue. The fact that patients' memory problems continue despite treatment for their sleep disorder implies a long-lasting brain injury.


The Way I See It....is that the data shows the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of the sleep apnea. Unfortunately, the most effective treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP. To accomplish this, there is a machine and face mask apparatus that many patients find unwieldy and uncomfortable. In a future study, the U.C.L.A researchers will explore whether Vitamin B1 supplements might help restore memory in sleep apnea patients by moving glucose into cells and thereby preventing cell death. Here's hoping.

TV Will Save the World


Forget Twitter and Facebook, Google and Kindle. Even forget the latest sleek iGadget. Television is still the most influential medium around. Indeed, for many of the poorest regions of the world, it remains the next big thing...poised, finally to attain truly global ubiquity. And that is good thing, because the TV revolution is changing lives for the better.


Across the developing world, around 45% of households had a TV in 1995; by 2005 the number had climbed above 60%. That's some way behind Australia and the U.S.. Five million more households in sub-Saharan Africa will get a TV over the next five years. In 2005, after the fall of the Taliban, which stupidly outlawed TV, 1 in 5 Afghans had one. The global total is another 150 million by 2013--pushing numbers to well beyond two-thirds of households.


Television's most transformative impact will be on the lives of women. Cloistered in Muslim countries with severe restrictions on clothing, shopping, credibility in law courts and respect in the home and limited in determining their destiny. Now TV viewing is opening their eyes to how their sisters in other countries live. Oprah Winfrey has a helped women every where gain a measure of self-respect and assurance in their inborn abilities beyond having babies, cooking and being a sex-toy for an arrogant husband. They will be a rising force for gender equality in the next 10 years, a force that will push Muslim men into the 21st Century.


In India, researchers found that when cable TV reached villages, women were more likely to go to the market without their husband's permission and less likely to want a boy rather than a girl. They were more likely to make decisions over child health care and less likely to think men had the right to beat their wives. TV is also a powerful medium for adult education. In the Indian state of Gujarat, a hugely popular show that plays Bollywood song and dance clips, the routines are subtitled in Gurjarati. Within 6 months, viewers had made a small but significant improvement in their reading skills.


The Way I See It....in the West, too much TV has been associated with violence, obesity and social isolation. But TV is having a positive (some call it civilizing) impact on the lives of billions worldwide. As the spread of mobile TV, video cameras and YouTube democratize both access and content,it will become an even greater force for humbling tyrannical governments and tyrannical husbands as well. That can't come soon enough!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Global Warming Turns Into a Joke


The great global warming scare is dying not with a bang, or even a whimper. Try a great horse laugh!! Early this month, 20,000 activists, watermelons, politicians and carpetbaggers met in the Mexican resort city of Cancun. They were there for the latest United Nations conference on how to make everyone also cut the emissions caused by, for instance, flying a population the size of a small city to a Mexican beach. Did anyone hear of Tele-Conferencing?


These are the emissions we're told are heating the world so dangerously that Europe is now gripped by one of the coldest winters in a generation. Today, my friends in New York emailed saying they are expecting a blizzard with an 18 inch snowfall in the next few hours. Indeed it was so bad that Vicky Pope, a warming pundit from Britain's Meteorological Office, was trapped in London by the snow that the Met's own climate models failed to predict and couldn't fly to Cancun to explain how hot the world is becoming.


Remember, this kind of thing dogged the UN's climate mega-summit in Copenhagen a year ago. The heavens dumped 10cm of snow on the city in one night alone, while blizzards threatened America's eastern seaboard down to Florida. Now, presently, in our case here on the eastern coast of Australia we are, for the past 3 weeks, getting continual torrential rain that our own warmist-leaning Bureau of Meteorology didn't see coming either, having predicted a drier Spring.


Never mind the weak predictions. Fresh off their jets and cooled by the resort's airconditioners, the Cancun evangelists are learning of cheery plans to put the rest of us on rations to restrict our use of such things as planes, air-coolers and that filthy gasoline all the while listening to Salsa bands flown in from Acapulco. Indeed, our own warmist-deadshit Prof Gary Egger from Southern Cross University has proudly told the summit-fest that's he's got $390,000 from our Gillard Government to test the first rationing scheme on Norfolk Island. (See my November posting: "Watermelons invade Norfolk Island")


How did we ever succumb to this madness? Actually, WikiLeaks may help us to understand, having now published leaked US diplomatic cables revealing Obama's socialist Government finances whole nations to give in to the warming faith. In February this year, an ambassador from the Maldives told US deputy for climate change envoy Jonathan Pershing that if the US handed over "tangible assistance", other nations would realize "the advantages to be gained by compliance" with the accord agreed to at the Copenhagen summit. He mentioned a figure of $50 million!


The Way I See It....does the Maldives Government REALLY believe warming will drown its island nation? You'd think not, given it's building a brand new airport right by the sea, so even more tourists can fly in. Everyone from cynical scientists, environmentalists, greenie-leftists, and politicians with hands in subsidized green technologies are using climate change/global warming as a cash gravy train.


It's man-made, all right, this Climate of Opinion----made by an army of salvation seekers, grant seekers and pleasure seekers, that were doing the samba in Cancun while we sandbag towns from the floods they told us not to expect again in this strangely, madly over-heated world.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fluoridated Water Meets its Waterloo!


Major congratulations are in order for the Canadians! The residents of Waterloo, Ontario stopped adding fluoride to their tap water at noon, November the 29th, 2010 at four water treatment sites, after 33 years of fluoridation.


Wisdom finally won over ignorance and greed and an important step has been taken toward safeguarding the health of their children. Two years of advocacy and hard work by anti-fluoridation community members led to a winning campaign. The battle over fluoride, which was introduced to the water supply in Canada in the 1940s, is part of a growing movement across North America. In the early 2000s several communities in British Columbia voted to get rid of fluoride, as did Whitehorse in 1998.


The battle rages on and appears to be gaining traction as more health-conscious people, world-wide, become more educated about the dangers of fluoride to their health. A number of books on the subject have come out in recent years, particularly, "The Case Against Fluoride" by environmental chemist Paul Connett, Ph.D. He shows that many dentists are simply seriously stupid or misinformed about fluoride, warning that cavities and public health costs will rise and that low-income children are at special risk. Yeah right, like the little buggers will give up drinking soda now that fluoride is in the water. Reducing the rates of cavities requires education, not fluoridation!


The American and Australian Dental Associations have had tunnel vision on the fluoride issue for decades, paying no attention to the ample evidence of the damaging systemic health effects of fluoride. It's time for them to grow up and face the facts. First of all anybody with a lick-of-sense realizes that the closest your teeth with get to fluoride is the fluoridated water passing your lips. Down it goes to be absorbed into your interstitial fluids and blood stream with its toxicity touching every part of body tissues where it stays and not one molecule gets on to your teeth. It's not rocket science..there is no BENEFIT, it is just so obvious. Dental topical "painting"or toothpaste is the best direct option.


The bad affects of fluoridated water starts with the fact that the type of fluoride added to your water supply is NOT pharmaceutical grade fluoride, but rather an industrial waste product. If pharmaceutical grade fluoride were added to municipal water it would be cost prohibitive. So they came up with a cheap substitute....a toxic waste product cleverly marketed as a health product. It's a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer industry called hexafluorosilic acid. It's against international law to dump it in the sea but if someone buys it, it's no longer hazardous waste. Bizarre!


The Way I See It...it's not how much future you have but what's in your future? The more you drink the greater are the effects. Evidence shows that arthritis-like symptoms with an increase in bone brittleness. Fluoride also lowers thyroid function. Over 30 studies show the damage fluoride inflicts on your brain. Even more with a child's immature blood-brain barrier allowing more fluoride to flow into and accumulate in their brains. There are 23 studies showing a lowing of of a child's IQ. Yet no one informs the parents to refrain from using tap water for making infant formula.


If you are convinced this future is not for you or your young family, join an anti-fluoridation society in your area and go out and have a Reverse-Osmosis Water Filter System installed under your kitchen sink or where ever you have easy and regular access to pure, safe water.

Don't Pretend Green Jobs will Save Us


Australians have been told it is time to call out Greens Party leader, Bob Brown, for his wild claims that whacking the country with a huge carbon tax will create a "green jobs revolution". Green policies in fact tend to kill jobs, not create them, not least by diverting huge amounts of taxes from more productive parts of the economy.


Americans have seen the Obama Administration channeled 90 billion of the 870 billion dollar stimulus package towards the new Green Economy. The hope was that a national move from fossil energy to green energy would not only be good, long term, for the environment, but that transition could also be a jobs driver, which would help resuscitate the overall economy.


But two years into Obama's administration, the White House has reported it's helped create 224,500 green jobs, far short of the 5 million it had openly predicted. That's $400,000 of government help for each green job. Now economists are saying that Obama's promise at the recent Cancun Climate Conference to reduce to 60% the United States' emissions by 2030 will actually subvert the country's economic productivity to 1905 levels! At that time household electrical needs were mainly for lighting. Pure crazy!


Even then, that's cheaper than the green jobs 'created' by Spain's mad flirtation with green power, that's brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy. A study calculates that since 2000 Spain $1.03 million to create each green job, including subsidies of more than $1.8 million per wind industry job! I have personally seen the vast stretches of windfarms across southern Spain. The study also calculates that programs creating those jobs also resulted in the destruction of nearly 110,000 jobs elsewhere in the economy, or 2.2 jobs destroyed for every green job. What a mess watermelons can get you in!


The Way I See It....Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has rightly accused the Australian Greens of seeking to derail mining approval processes. He has vowed he will not be ''intimidated" into putting politics ahead of jobs and any other Labor economic development projects. He was relating to Bob Brown description of the proposed liquefied natural gas processing plant in Western Australia as a "blight" on the Kimberley landscape disregarding that the project would create thousands of jobs and guarantee $1.5 billion to the surrounding Aboriginal communities. Being in bed with Julia Gillard's minority government, the Greens will continue to flex their voting muscle. Hopefully their cockamamie policies will be held in check.

Time to Profile Terrorists at Airports


Americans are the first to sample new enhanced security measures at their next visit to the airport. It has travelers feeling that the terrorists have already won in inhibiting their free way of life. Pre-flight screening has moved from safety to comedy. Before it devolves into tragedy, officials should say ''damn'' to political correctness and start profiling the obvious suspects.


After al-Qaeda's attempted bombing of FedEx and UPS cargo jets, any package from, say Somalia to a San Francisco synagogue likely will get close scrutiny. This is profiling. Now, obviously, packages are not people. Boxes have neither civil rights nor emotions. People do, and we always must be aware of and sensitive to that.


Unfortunately, the majority of the uneducated TSA agents (thugs is a better word) seem to think everyone from children to little old ladies are easy targets for their highly personal pat-downs. The crotch grabbing and breast feeling are relentless...unless you agree to be irradiated in a full body scanner that easily shows if you are anatomically correct. So being forced, on pain of arrest, to take out your breast prosthesis, your full urine bag (urostomy) or child's artificial leg * is really too much to ask. This is besides watching (as an eye-witness) the Hispanic and Black "thugs" not requiring their kind to take off belts and shoes and letting them pass through. A sort of undercover profiling I guess, but white folk are fair game. America must focus its finite capabilities on those who crave the destruction of planes and the people who ride them.


What would that profile be? Today's threat comes almost exclusively from militant-Islamic males between about 18 and 35 who hail from the Middle East and predominantly Muslim African and south Asian nations. This profile was not drawn by anti-Muslim bigots, nervous Jews or paranoid Southern Baptists. The terrorists themselves created this profile. Aviation has obsessed them for years. "Bring down their airplanes," demanded Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who inspired the 1993 World Trade Center attack. "Slaughter them on land, sea and air."


The Way I See It....not everyone named Mustafa should be waterboarded beside the first-class lounge? But if he's between 18-35 from a Middle Eastern country and a Muslim, it might be wise to ask him a few extra questions, carefully peruse his papers and inspect him and his possessions. While officials need to respect the rights of innocents who fit this profile, passengers also have an overarching right to land at their destinations intact. Continued political correctness eventually will kill innocent civilians. It's time to stop the offensive pat-downs and body scanners and finally employ terrorist profiling to shield all travellers from those who want to murder them.

* Actual confirmed incidents

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blood on their Hands !


Four days ago a number of residents of Christmas Island (an Indian Ocean territory of Australia) watched in horror as an old fishing boat crammed with 84 Iraqi and Iranian asylum seekers was thrown against the island's cliffs in rough seas. In an agonizingly short time the boat was smashed to pieces and the many onlookers attempts at throwing ropes and life jackets proving fruitless. Women frantically clutching their children were torn apart on the sharp rocks and their husbands suffered the same fate as they tried to rescue them. The graphic video footage of this tragedy was soon shown on every television station around Australia, and no doubt the world, and instantly sickened everyone seeing it.


Eventually, 42 were managed to be rescued in the raging sea but 30 were found dead and another 12 are still missing with no hope of finding them. Shock and horror soon gave way to universal anger. One islander was quoted as saying, ''this damn Labor Government has blood on its hands." This damning indictment was also printed by journalist Andrew Bolt the same day in the Herald Sun saying, ''One year ago I warned the government it was luring people to their deaths.'' I said then, "Twelve more dead! Now will the Rudd Government finally see that its "compassion'' kills? This brings to 54 the number of boat people who have died this year trying to reach us. That's the price of the ''compassion'' Rudd and Gillard showed last year by weakening the laws that once deterred boat people from risking their lives like this. More will die too, unless this deceitful and opportunistic Prime Minister undoes the mischief he has wrought!''


My YELLOW dot on the Immigration Department graph above, marks when John Howard turned back the Tampa and introduced the Pacific Solution, in August and September, 2001. The RED dot marks the 31st of July, 2008, when Kevin "Crudd", having abolished the Pacific Solution four months earlier, announced a dramatic weakening of Howard's other boat people laws. Rudd was following a blueprint largely of Julia Gillard's own design. Oh and by the way....Ms Gillard interrupted her holiday to join Oprah Winfrey on stage in Melbourne for a photo opportunity and the Federal Government on that same day did not respond to this shocking shipwreck.


Five months ago in my posting, Human Flotsam and Jetsam, I warned that with over 3400 asylum seeker's arriving in the 7 months previously, we were in dire need of reinstating the Pacific Solution with a willing Nauru ready to reopen its processing centre. But no, a recalcitrant Julia Gillard spitefully refuses to accept John Howard's Nauru facility and wastes time looking at East Timor and elsewhere. Will these needless deaths prompt her into repealing her ineffectual immigration reforms, like abolishing temporary protection visas, softening mandatory detention and the false promise of swifter processing. I sure hope so. However, being a true-to-form politician, she is already asking for a number on government inquires into this tragedy that will divert attention away from her culpability.


The Way I See It....it's not too early to blame the Gillard Government for these Christmas Island deaths. Andrew Bolt was pilloried for mentioning this fact the following day and was told ''It's not the right time to discuss this'' But why? And if not now, when? Before the next boat sinks, or after? When can the Australian public and the ''lamestream'' media be allowed to point out that these deaths, as well as the others, were CAUSED BY a Government that recklessly weakened our boat people laws, despite repeated warnings, it would lead to just this kind of tragedy?


It's never been the right time for the Left to hear it's their socialist politics and the new laws they cheered, have come back to bite them. They shake their heads and wring their hands and continue to lie that their immigration approach is "'doing fine'. They play down the fact that within months of these ''reforms'', the boats were back...soaring from three a year (over the previous six years) to almost 200 since! The Australian people have had enough! At least the graph doesn't lie.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Scientific Case for Masturbation


I came across a very informative article written by Sharon Begley in NEWSWEEK last month. It might not be everyone's topic of interest but I'm sure at one time or another we all had a "hand" in it. But to ignore the latest findings on masturbation would be a mistake: the stakes are simply too high, going all the way up to the very survival of the species. While we all were admonished against toying with the organs of procreation that would somehow undermine baby making, the facts are to the contrary. Evidence from elephants to rodents to humans shows that masturbating is----counter intuitively---an excellent way to make healthy babies and lots of them.


The science is straightforward. Whenever a behavior is common in the animal kingdom, biologists suspect it has an adaptive function. That is, the behavior enabled individual animals to survive better and leave more offspring than animals that did not engage in the behavior. As a result, genes for the behavior spread throughout that population until it became essentially ubiquitous. And so it it is with autoeroticism, which is common...really common.


When you think about it, with "spanking the monkey," "charming the snake," and "freeing willy," you have a remarkable number of slang terms for pleasuring oneself referring to animals. That reflects reality: the practice has been documented in Japanese macaques, gibbons, baboons, chimps, elephants, dogs, cats, horses, lions, donkeys and even walruses that manage to "flog the bishop" with their flippers. (To prove a point, Ms Begley mentions that clicking this blog http://www.scienceinseconds.com/blog/Spanking-the-Monkey you'll see an excellent photo of an elephant in flagrante dilecto.)


What then, might be its adaptive function? How can a male's autoeroticism help him triumph in the war of survival of the fittest? Lucky for us scientists have come up with four basic theories, each with some support in one or another animal species. Here they are:
  1. Masturbation removes old, damaged sperm that are passed their Use-by-Date from the reproductive tract. That would increase the fraction of healthy, speedy sperm, improving the male's chance of becoming a father. Notes biologist Jane Waterman (University of Central Florida), in her paper in the journal PLoS One, "In humans masturbating decreased the number of sperm a man delivered the next time he had sex but not the number of sperm that woman retained." She concluded that "masturbation is a male strategy to increase sperm fitness." Result: healthier and possibly more babies.

  2. Masturbation might be a form of advertising. According to this theory, males that engage in autoeroticism signal to possible mates as well as competitors how much they have to offer. Result: more mating, more babies, bigger families.

  3. Masturbation might be a sort of Victory Lap. Some animals masturbate after they mate. Since other members of the group know this, then this act signifies to other females looking for a mate that, "if he was good enough for her...." Result: more mating, more babies.

  4. Masturbation can serve a hygiene function. According to this idea, males engage in autoeroticism because it cleans the reproductive tract and reduces the chance of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease from a female he mated with and who had other recent partners. Result: a lower incidence of STDs, better sexual hygiene, more mating, more babies.

And what about females??? There have been far fewer observations of the females of various species. Instead, primatologists conclude, in the case of females the purpose is simply to produce enjoyable sensations...with or without batteries.

The Way I See It....all in all and across great and small, autoeroticism (at least among males) is a cornerstone of procreation and thus the formation of families. If religious fundamentalist views of the practice were to dominate, it would be a worrisome threat to family values and to our species. It seems that the church is always pushing for pain while males are always pulling for pleasure. Oh well...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Appeasement Wasn't in JFK's Vocabulary


On the forty-seventh anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination it's fitting to compare him with the present President of the United States. Especially since Barack Hussein Obama has said a number of times, besides Abraham Lincoln, he emulates himself with Kennedy's presidency. Yes.....their youthfulness, dynamic speaking ability and a general likability are the common denominator of the two but the similarity ends there. John F. Kennedy was not an appeaser!


Winston Churchill, who had to wear the consequences of Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Adolf Hitler in 1939, said this about appeasing: "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Europe paid a terrible price for that appeasement. In 1962, JFK stood up to the Russians and blockaded Cuba from receiving their missiles and technicians. It put the world on the brink of war but to defend his country from this threat appeasement was not an option, he was prepared to put American safety on the line. The Russians "blinked" and the rest is history. A fitting legacy of patriotic leadership.


Now in this current time, enacting the policy of appeasement was in fact embodied in the most recent international trip of President Barack Obama. One would think that it would be possible to become accustomed to the humiliation Obama causes the United States everywhere he goes to represent it, every time he speaks in its behalf and every place he is accompanied by his wife. But in this trip to the East and the Muslim world, he surpasses even himself in shameful behavior. His constant fulsome praise of the world of Islam was on overdrive; I don't think that even the Muslim world regards itself as highly as Obama regards it.


What Obama did on this trip was a classic demonstration of appeasement of the enemy. Despite the fact that Muslims worldwide have sworn in innumerable ways, and in innumerable venues, to destroy the West, Obama feels that the U.S. of A. must make accommodation of any and all kinds to the Muslim world. He is not satisfied just to praise Muslims for the greatness of their accomplishments, he feels he must also denigrate the nation he was elected to lead at the same time. This President thus magnifies the national weakness that he projects worldwide by his behavior and his words, thus making the strongest nation on earth, appear a toothless, witless, ineffectual tiger. And Obama knows full well what he is doing.


He is working feverishly in these continuing efforts to destroy American sovereignty by always choosing Globalism over the interest of the country he purports to lead. Obama has spent the entirety of this shameful trip gleefully reporting on America's decline in as many ways as he can have fitted on his teleprompter. If Obama were only capable of saying a fraction of the wonderful things about his own country that he says about all these nations of the so-called "emerging world", well then, I guess he wouldn't be the Barack Hussein Obama, the President the Americans have come to know and NOT love.


The Way I See It....there is a consequence of accepting the appeasement of the enemy as national foreign policy. At this point, the world of Americas friends and enemies knows what President Obama is made of, and it is the opposite of the patriotism, determination, grit and brilliance displayed both by Winston Churchill and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. What is even more remarkable is that Obama makes any and all accommodation and capitulation to his enemies without anything being achieved or even asked for in return. But his every action and words make it blindingly obvious on this trip that he demonstrates his loathing and contempt for the nation he leads which plays into and harmonizes so well with the loathing and contempt felt by the Muslim world, giving them encouragement to further their efforts to continue their Jihad.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

The REAL "Stolen Generation''


Twenty one years ago, in a poor region of China, a nightmare began for a 6 year old boy named Zhou. It happened as he was leaving school when he met a couple who claimed to be friends of his parents. The man and woman said they were there to take him home, instead of walking, they would treat him to a bus ride. While waiting they also treated him to a bowl of his favourite cold noodles. It was only when the bus passed his home Zhou sensed something was wrong. He laid on the floor and cried. No one paid him any notice. Once off the bus they held him tightly, then boarded a train.

The journey, which lasted at least two days, continued by another bus and then by boat. Once in the countryside, the couple transferred Zhou to a older woman. He remembers, ''She didn't seem happy. Maybe it was an issue of price. So we took a three-wheeled cart to another farm and then another. In the end they took me to my new family.'' Zhou was repeatedly told by his new family, a large farming clan in Fujian, that life would have been much worse had he never been sold to them. But he was treated more like Cinderella than part of this large family. Eventually they treated him better and he grew to like them.

It's important to remember that the late 1980's were an unsettling period for China. The economic reforms that had began a decade earlier had opened up huge opportunities - not just for law abiding citizens. The Chinese penchant for corruption also began to rise, and organized crime, beaten back by relentless social controls, grew once again. Because of a new freedom of movement, gangs found it easier to take children from one place and sell them in another. There have been many crackdowns in the past, but the authorities are cracking down much harder and in the last 18 months have arrested 15,000 people, with ringleaders sentenced to death. They were selling children for up to $6000 each. However, the scourge continues as 2,093 cases were already reported in the first seven months of this year.

To control population growth, in 1979 the government launched the One-Child Policy, which prevented most families from having multiple offspring. A traditional preference for male children, meanwhile, persisted in many areas. For these moderately prosperous citizens buying a child is an investment to ensure they are taken care of in old age. These factors contributed to the springing up of syndicates that traded not only in children but also in young women, who were sold into marriage in rural areas short on eligible brides.

Tackling the aftermath, however, can be even harder than cracking the trafficking gangs. Despite a new official effort to reunite families with their lost children, it's mostly volunteers that shoulder much of the work. And while the, mostly indifferent, public is slowly becoming aware of the extent of the human trafficking, the implications of having tens of thousands of children wrenched from their families are only now emerging as those who went missing in the 1980's reach adulthood. Some were kidnapped at such a young age that they will never have any recollection of their birth family. The police have recently launched a website called ''Baby Searching for Home,'' which publicizes the details of the rescued children to help grieving parents identify them. The authorities confirm any possible matches through DNA tests. So far 813 children have been reunited with their families through this program, unfortunately the now 27 year old Zhou wasn't one of them.

The Way I See It....this is a true story of human tragedy, a real "Stolen Generation" rather then the phony one foisted on the Australian people. This manufactured guilt-trip instigated by anti-religious, leftest historians (which I exposed in my previous posting on the subject) to malign the good intentions of those missionaries working in difficult conditions with half-caste children in dire circumstances. Zhou's story is emblematic of a country in the throes of rapid change, torn between tradition and modernity, challenge and opportunity, morality and corruption. Hopefully there is a good end in sight.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Absurd Vaccine Marketing of Gardasil


In Australia, Queensland's Premier, "Captain" Bligh, is being approached by the vaccine maker, CSL and is being strongly advised to allow school-age boys to get vaccinated with Gardasil, a vaccine that was only developed for girls. This new absurd recommendation is based on the notion that boys could get throat cancer if they have oral sex with an HPV-infected girl or at least genital warts. Aside from them being very rare diseases to begin with, it's made them even rarer now that three quarters of school girls have already received the vaccination.


It should be obvious to most clear-headed parents that recommending Gardasil to boys is little more than a scare campaign aimed at gaining a bigger market from teenage boys. Even the advice to give Gardasil vaccinations to young girls is simply disease mongering designed to sell vaccines. This is because girls who have HPV do not automatically get cervical cancer. Why? Because girls who have healthy immune systems (even healthier under Chiropractic Care) and who lead healthy lifestyles, have little risk of developing cervical cancer from HPV. It is only girls who have a compromised immune systems that are vulnerable.


Honestly....this could be a new low for the pharmaceutical companies, recommending a vaccine for boys that's designed for a body part they do not have. It is my belief that this an obvious and reprehensible attempt to sell more of their potentially dangerous vaccine. After all, if CSL pulls it off by Bligh getting hoodwinked by their fallacious reasoning they will have doubled Gardasil's target market with a corresponding doubling of their profits as well not to mention the amount of deaths and side-effects as has been experienced in the United States and Canada. A gross neglect of duty-of-care by the Australian government is not having an Adverse Vaccine Reaction Reporting System to publicly monitor severe drug/vaccine reactions rather than the media reporting occasional deadly episodes as in Perth and in Brisbane in April this year.


Gardasil, which during the first year of its use has resulted in more than 3,500 adverse events including deaths, more than any vaccine in history. Gardasil contains a whooping 275 micrograms of toxic aluminium! And one of the scientists who developed it, Diane M. Harper, warned that the vaccine had never been tested on young girls before it was released for widespread use by them. This kind of negligence is criminal!


The Way I See It....this is an important decision and if you have not carefully studied it (see my earlier 2 postings in April) and are responsible for making the decision for your son and daughter, then I would implore you to spend serious time CAREFULLY analyzing both sides of the argument. A wrong decision could have absolutely devastating consequences for your children as evidenced overseas. This evidence will have you understand that many of the boys who receive the chemical cocktail in Gardasil will begin to experience side effects just as their female peers did.


Unfortunately, the effectiveness of the drug company's million-dollar marketing campaign is such that many of the medically-brainwashed public will believe this is how to "protect" their children. Fortunately, you now know better....and you have the right to refuse it without feeling guilty.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Watermelons Invade Norfolk Island



So you think I was exaggerating when I said global warming is just the latest cause of the "closet totalitarian"? Then pay close attention to an experiment the Warmists are about to inflict on the people of Norfolk Island (an Australian external territory). BE WARNED! What's being trialled there with $390,000 0f Gillard Government money may, if it works, be spread to the mainland, say the researchers. Which means those Watermelons might be coming to a "patch" near you.


The Plan.....and no, I'm not joking...is to put Norfolk Islanders on rations to fight both global warming and obesity. Funded by the Australian Research Council and approved by the Socialist Left Science Minister Kim Carr, researchers from the Southern Cross University will give each island "volunteer" a Carbon Card. Every time they buy petrol, electricity or an air flight, they will have carbon units deducted from the fixed allowance on their card. More units will be lost each time they buy fatty foods, take-away meals or produce flown in from a long way away.

Now get this! If at the end of each year they have carbon units left over, they can sell them. If they've blown their allocation, they must buy more. BUT...each year, the number of carbon units in this market will be cut, causing their price to soar and thus the price of extra food, power and petrol to rise -- because the idea is to cut greenhouse gases and make Norfolk Islanders trim, taut and terrifically moral. Really! Conservatives well aware of human fallibility will immediately spot the obvious flaw in this latest scheme of the Left (read neo-commies) to remake humanity. They've forgotten that Karl Marx and his ilk are on the ash-heap of history.

The Flaw is this: what happens when people run out of their carbon rations and can"t afford the extra units they need to buy more fuel, power and even food? This was the question Andrew Bolt of the Sun Herald Newspaper put to Garry Egger, head of this draconian experiment and professor at SCU. His response was astonishing and revealing, because this basic question, which so exposes the teeth of the totalitarian, would have been one you'd think he'd long wrestled with. After all, his personal carbon rationing idea is not new, it's been kicking around for years by the bullies infesting the global warming faith and the Left. But the key question has still not been answered. "What if people don't want to live your dream? What if they rebel or merely fail you?"

Egger: In the first year you are just warned. Later, if you overspend you've got to buy the Units that are cashed in.

Andrew: If you put this on the mainland and you were really strict about it (because you people think the world was warming very dangerously) and someone exceeded their rations, one would presume that you would make some food, for example, too expensive for them to buy.

Egger: That's right, so if you got a fatty unhealthy food that is imported, which takes a lot of carbon to produce, then the price would go up.

Andrew: What happens to a very irresponsible fat family and they've blown their carbon budget and you've made their food terribly expensive? What about the kids? They go to breakfast and they've got one baked bean each?

Egger: Again, they will get money back from learning to do the right thing!

The Way I See It....with that unemotional comment, you have an insight into a key failing of so many grand schemes of the Left to improve resistant humans or build for them someone else's idea of the perfect society. These schemes so often are too perfect for the flawed humans they supposedly serve. It's the humans who must adapt to their system and not the other way around. Which is where they see some force is required, some democracy sacrificed.

What a buzz for the "closet" totalitarian then, to bully other people "for their own good"...in this case to "Save the Planet"! When the case is so just, which planet-saver could let some contemptible fatty stand in their way, begging for carbon units to feed their chubby children?

Need an illustration of the seriousness of what I'm talking about? Professor Egger himself plans to jet off to Cancun, Mexico, the end of this month to boast to a U.N Global Warming Conference how he persuaded Norfolk Islanders to ration just such joy flights for themselves. THIS IS YOUR FUTURE coming right at you folks! It's best you realise this is no longer a joke.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Heart Foundation has me "ticked-off"!


Someone needs to make this organisation accountable! Their latest news release a few weeks ago has me and anyone knowing the truth of the matter, ticked-off. Their silly Media Release, which can be viewed on the URL http://tinyurl.com/3ajvgn3 is entitled "To Avoid Trans Fat, Avoid Butter". It seems they are all in an ill-informed tizzy because popular cooking programs, celebrity chefs and food magazines are all using butter in their recipes and butter sales are up over 9% in the past year. So this Media Release is asking Australians not to eat butter because it has trans and saturated fats and to eat margarine instead. Holy embolism! My blood pressure went right up reading this nonsense.


Those of you who have been following my Blog postings have read my post "Ancel Keyes and his Phony Fat Myth" back in April and you would now know more than this supposed scientific foundation. Their stupid advice to switch from a natural fat to a phony substitute is down right irresponsible. The public needs to know the truth about margarine. From its conception in the 1930's it has had a trans fat percentage of between 14-35% ! The Heart Foundation had given this product (which is just a few molecules away from becoming a plastic) their tick of approval for many decades despite evidence against trans fats since 1978! Their ignorance and attitude makes me believe that the Australian public's health is not in their best interest and we should start to wonder what is behind some of their marketing strategies. Perhaps it is the almighty dollar. I seem to remember McDonald's getting a tick for one of their hamburgers shortly after a $330,000 donation.

In actuality, butter has a small amount of trans fat occurring naturally and reacts in the body differently than chemically produced man-made trans fats, or the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oil. Butter also contains saturated fats but these are not the enemy; that was totally misrepresented for 50 years as the Curse of Cholesterol. Fat is important for our health but we must eat the right type -- the good fat. It's really easy. All fats from nature, like nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, eggs, butter, coconut and anything extracted from these foods in a healthy way is good fat. A bad fat is a fat that has been manipulated, changed and contorted in some way in a chemical laboratory.


The Heart Foundation tick of approval adorns foods that aren't even foods, but rather a bunch of chemicals disguised as food but as long as they are low fat, low salt, high fibre, low calorie they get that tick. Just check out the ingredients (not the nutrition label) on the following and see if you really think they are good for your health. Kellogg's Just Right, ProActive margarine, Healthy Choice Meals, Farmers Own Milk, Diet Yoghurts and Birds Eye Chicken & Vegie Patties, just to name a few.


The Way I See It....we need to move away from the old Margarine-is-Better argument and eat real food! With new evidence over the past 7 years steering away from the links between cholesterol and saturated fat and more towards other factors then I think that the Heart Foundation needs to smarten up, jettison 50 years of Junk Science and let the public know or it's reputation will be totally discredited.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Germany's Fraying Welcome Mat


Germany's attempts to create a multicultural society in which people from various cultural backgrounds live together peacefully had failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week. She conceded that "Multikulti", the concept that "we are now living side by side and are happy about it", does not work.


Backing up her rueful admission are surveys showing 35% of Germans believe the country is overrun by foreigners. An equal number believe the foreigners come to feed off German welfare. Merkel had in mind the Turks who came mainly as "gastarbeiters"(guest workers) in the 1960's. Some 2.5 million now live in Germany, in their densely packed neighborhoods with no desire to return back home to Turkey.


This was very obvious to me as I travelled around Berlin and it's suburbs last year and saw it for myself. The Turkish flag on every street, the strictly Turkish shop signage and not a German seen or voice heard. (see my photo). Recently Arabs and East Europeans have come and the Muslim population is now up to 5 million! This has led Horst Seehofer. from Merkel's party to call for a halt in immigration of "alien cultures". He says, "the Turks and other Muslims are not learning the language, not assimilating, not becoming Germans. We are committed to a dominant German culture and opposed to a multicultural one."


The German relatives I visited said they already had a growing sense that their Muslim population was becoming a culture within a culture. A real and shocking awareness of deep differences with their Turkish neighbors became acute for Germans when, grieving in solidarity with America after 9/11, they learned that Turkish sectors of Berlin were celebrating Islam's victory with barrages of fireworks and small rockets. Germans are nervous and are sensing there may be truth to the phrase; "Welcome to Eurarabia!"


The Way I See It....the resurgence of ethnonationalism that is feeding the ranks of populist and anti-immigrant parties across Europe and gaining respectability doesn't solve Germany's problem. She is running out of Germans! Yet, if her welfare state is to survive and her industries are to remain competitive, Germany will need millions of new workers. Where are they to come from, if not the Third World. For not one European nation, save Iceland and Albania, has had a birth rate for decades that is not below zero population growth. You see...Baby-Boomer Europe decided in the 1970's and 1980's it wanted La Dolce Vita, not the hassle of children. It made for a sweet life. Now the bill comes due. And the bill is the end of their "tribes"and countries as we have known them. Old Europe is dying and the populist and nationalist parties, in the words of Dylan Thomas, are simply "raging against the dying of the light!"

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Post-American Presidency


Presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama promised a post-partisan, post-racial presidency if elected. What the voters got was a third type of "post", one for which they clearly didn't bargain for. A new book, The Post-American Presidency by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer argues that Obama's every move bespeaks a call to an old Soviet-style internationalism at the expense of his own country.


This book details Obama's radical roots, which the socialist press ignored, his consistent attempts to denigrate and degrade the U.S. as a super power and his uneasy ties to anti-Semitism. It's an exhaustive book, using the political record and encapsulates a President who hid his true self during the election campaign. He and his team purposely hid a gaggle of his personal records as well as academic and senatorial writings.


Obama's radicalism started long before he took the oath of office as a newly elected Illinios Senator. His anti-colonialist Kenyan father asserted a philosophy that demanded weak countries be strengthened at the expense of the strong. This is why Barack supported a Global Poverty Act that would've tied U.S. foreign aid to the UN's whim. "This is not your run-of-the-mill Marxiam. This would have been a redistribution of wealth on a global scale." say the authors. Obama's indoctrination into far-left precincts is covered in detail. We meet his associates, a rogues gallery of anti-American leftists,Communists and ratbag radicals who chummed around with Obama for decades (also outlined in a pre-election book entitled The Truth about Obama, ignored by the besotted public and ass-kissing press corps). None of these scum ever believed in the obvious truth of American Exceptionalism.


One can simply start with his Marxist mother and uncle, which Obama once called, "the dominant figures in my formative years." The stance toward Israel stems from his affection for race-driven philosophers and directly with his time (20 years) in the Rev Jermiah Wright's hate-filled church. Not only hearing over and over, "God Damn America!" but getting married there and having his spawn baptised there. All the while the media did their best to downplay Obama's radical ties.


Obama's stance toward Iran, a rogue regime building its own nuclear program, falls right in line with his inability to use American force, even soft power, in an effective manner. When many Iranian people rose up against their country's crooked elections, Obama said next to nothing to support them. The mullahs laughed, slaughtered some of the protesters, jailed many more and refueled their nuclear ambitions. "Iran is clearly emboldened by Barack's weakness, at the worst possible time for it to be emboldened," they write. "Obama believed that simply by showing the Iranians some love, he could persuade them to drop their genocidal bellicosity and join the ranks of the free, peace-loving nations." NOT!


The Way I See It....this President often leans on hard, cold fiction to support his naive international bent. He recast American history to let Islam take a greater part in it while the suppliant media remained silent. When the facts proved without a doubt that the Fort Hood Muslim shooter was motivated by radical Islam he couldn't bring himself or his administration to admit that reality to the American people. His weakness to the Islamic threat matters. Just consider the spate of attempted terrorist attacks in the past year a sign that the jihadist's see Americans, from their President down, as unsure of themselves. This no-holds barred informative book spells out Obama's radicalism in black and white for all to see....and fear. Let's hope he becomes a one term President like that equally vacillating dead-shit Jimmy Carter!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Are You Sitting Down ?


Okay....here's the bombshell that'll blow Al Gore, Greenies, and many assorted Commie Watermelon Groups "out of the water"! Remember that volcanic eruption spewing ash high in the sky, last April, in Iceland? Well, scientific measurements have found that in just the first FOUR DAYS of that hugh and spectacular eruption, it NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT all of you have made in the past 5 YEARS to control those CO2 emissions on our planet! Truly!


Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are told to suppress. It is that vital 0.038% component of our atmosphere that every plant requires to live and grow and synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life. It's such a small percentage that even if you double it...it's still a very small part of our atmosphere which Big Al and his Eco-Fascist ratbag friends don't bother telling you.


I know...it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emissions you have prevented while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning products, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank, only using your SUV for small trips, vacationing at home instead of overseas, learning to ride a bike, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 ones....well, all those things you have done and tried to do have all gone down the tubes in just those first four days of volcanic activity half way around the world. And there are many active volcanoes on our planet spewing out this crud any one time!


Of course I shouldn't spoil this touchy-feely, tree-hugging moment, but I will, and re-mention (from my previous posts) the effect of solar and cosmic activity have as well as the well-recognized 800-year global heating cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change. HEY...isn't it interesting how they don't mention "Global Warming" any more, but just say "Climate Change"? You know why? It's because our Earth has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bullshit artists got caught with their pants down. Now scientists suspect an Ice Age might be coming; which they say we are long overdue on having anyway.


The Way I See it.... we must forcefully tell our politicians and brain-washed young people that to impose a whopping carbon tax on the basis of the bogus "human-caused" climate change scenario we don't need and don't want will make us all the poorer for it. For a government to even think of having an Emissions Trading Scheme when the the EU has had one for 10 years and has proven itself to be an abject FAILURE! The only great advantage was for the banks that got commissions for Carbon Trading and the energy companies that enriched themselves at the expense of their customers. It won't stop any volcano's from erupting, that's for sure. I wonder if Iceland is buying any carbon offsets?????

Monday, August 30, 2010

You'd Have "Stolen" Too !



In 2008, one of the first acts the newly-elected Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, did was stand before Parliament and make speech that said "SORRY" to the Stolen Generation. He and his leftist Labor government bought into the fabrication of Aboriginal history and the work of the missionaries by white. bleeding-heart, anti-establishment historians like Anna Haebich and Christine Choo. The missionaries were viewed as having worked in tandem with the government authorities to grab half-caste girls from their parents to be "whited-out" and Christianized. To this end they were demonized and reportedly encouraged families and pressured them to send these children to their care. The real truth of their benevolent mission was maliciously twisted to become our generation's guilt-trip.

Here's a few examples of what actually worried the missionaries and made them take action:

  • A local telegraph operator had reported that "a 5 year-old half-caste girl was out with an old woman when a bush black took her away for two nights during which time the black woman said he made use of her. A very common practice I hear."
  • In 1900, a postmaster reported how girls under 10 years had been cohabiting with Asiatics for many months. He said, "Half-caste girls commanded the best prices and enabled the mother and so-called father to live without any exertion whatsoever on the proceeds of tucker they received fortnightly where 20-40 boats come in for water."
  • In 1929 in W.A., Pallotine monks were appalled by families prostituting their daughters.They commented that "one couple had been trafficking with their young daughter in a big way, she had to go wherever her father told her. If only we had Nuns here, she and the other girls could be saved from this life of perdition!"
  • In 1904, one graphic account from a postmaster reported that he saw more 50 young females mating with Asian crews at Cowen Creek mooring grounds. He complained that was just one of many such mooring grounds and that VD was rampant.
  • Also boys of 10-12 were being lured or forced onto Malay pearling boats for sexual use.
The missionaries, far from being obsessed with "stealing" children, were in fact obsessed for decades with the health crisis and amoral behavior of the Aboriginals (nothing seems to have changed). The mission stations rather than the state governments took the lead in rescuing young girls from sexual squalor and early death. These reprehensible historians sneered at the missionaries for trying to enforce their ideas of gentility onto the children, including modesty, cleanliness and self esteem as the sign of cultural genocide. Keith Windschuttle in his book, "The Fabrication of Aboriginal History" comments that in reality the "missionaries had no power whatsoever to force Aborigines to come to their missions and stay there. It is very difficult to reconcile this reality with the purported objective of eliminating the Aboriginal race." Windshuttle concludes that the missions also did a far better job than the state officials did.

The Way I See It....the missions and the hard working missionaries educated children to a good primary standard and rescued many females from horrific sexual fates. They lifted health standards and saved many Aborigines from dysentery, venereal disease and other health related diseases. The notion that to accomplish these ends they contributed to the Stolen Generations is manifestly untrue and the historians who make such a claim should be repudiated and not be believed.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Unclear About Nuclear ?


Should Australia "go" nuclear? It's a question that has split environmentalists and our pragmatic scientists for too long. It is an important question and needs to be answered NOW! The Greens have demonized nuclear power in favour of alternative electrical energy sources that won't be viable and sustainable for 40 years. All their talk of reducing carbon pollution has blinkered them to the most obvious continuous source of clean energy; it's got to be nuclear! Australia is being left behind in the world-wide rush to go nuclear.

France has 58 nuclear power plants dotted across its country-side producing 75% of its needs. Japan has 54 and Russia has 32 and building 11 more. China has 12 and building 23 more! And who's supplying them with the Uranium to fire up these plants, our vast deposits are. We are selling overseas when we could be using it for ourselves. It's ridiculous that our politicians don't have the vision and the guts to say to these Watermelons in our midst, "bugger off" we need these facilities. Actually the country could use 6 to start with. Picture this: Six plants built in a 10 kilometre circle in the centre of Australia with power lines going each to Darwin, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Wouldn't that be a sight?

Look people, if little Belgium with 7 plants, Spain with 8, Sweden with 10 and 17 across the German country-side (see photo) can see no threat to themselves why can't we? What you need are the facts so we can realistically make the right decision to curb pollution, use less fossil fuels and not sacrifice jobs or our lifestyle. Here's some "eye-openers" for you.


Safety first: For one thing a reactor is not a bomb, they can't blow up. Nuclear reactors are over-designed to provide fool-proof control while withstanding earthquakes, airplane crashes and missile strikes among other disasters. France has a state-of-the-art reactor for sale, the Areva's EPR, however our country's requirements could easily be met with the less expensive South Korean Kepco's model APR1400.


Practicality: To generate the same amount of energy (with unreliable wind) as an average-sized nuclear plant, you would need 435 square kilometres filled with wind turbines. By contrast, a nuclear facility fits on less than 1.5 kilometer space. A half-kilo of plutonium can produce as much energy as the Melbourne Cricket Ground full of coal. And for a given amount of energy produced, coal waste has more radioactive matter than nuclear waste.


Waste Safety: Even these facts fail to capture the major environmental advantages of nuclear power over coal-fired power. Why? Because the solid and gaseous emissions from coal burning are generated in such a hugh quantity that they are are hard to contain. They can only be spewed in the atmosphere and dumped into shallow landfills. Nuclear waste on the other hand is so minuscule in comparison that it can be completely isolated from the environment at a very modest cost, even though it has been greatly inflated by the hysteria from the anti-nuclear nut-cases. These commies-in-greens-clothing have hoodwinked the public into believing that waste disposal is an "unsolved" problem. Technology exists to convert the small amount of nuclear waste that can't be re-burned in the reactor into a solid, water-proof glass form, it is then encased in stain-steel-lined concrete containers and put thousands of feet underground. Remember, coal waste contains more overall radioactivity and is not contained at all in our landfills.


The Way I See It....without economical electric power, we will rapidly degenerate into a third-world nation and lifespans will drop considerably. Even now our energy bills are higher, even before an Emissions Trading "farce" gets started. The point is not that coal-fired power is bad, but rather that nuclear power is thousands of times cleaner and safer. And the fact that so many so-called "environmentalists" vociferously oppose nuclear power---even while they agitate for draconian measures to "stop global warming"--should tell you something about them: they are either ignorant or they have ulterior ideological motives or both. It's time to stand up and demand cleaner, cheaper and safer energy from our politicians!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More On that Ground Zero Mosque


If freedom of religion means anything in the United States, it means that Muslims have a right to congregate and worship wherever they please. But that doesn't mean the people behind this mosque, in the shadow of the former Twin Towers are acting like good neighbors or even good citizens. However, one wonders that with just over 100 mosques in the New York City area, why did the city council allow it here? Did they entertain the thought and just imagine the city fathers of, say, RIYADH so graciously clearing the way for construction of a 13-story cathedral or synagogue in the Saudi capital? I think not.


I did some investigating and found out who'll be actually funding this project. Granted, the groups leading the mosque-building effort seem just fine, but scratch a bit deeper and the instigator is revealed. The Cordoba Initiative, led by Kuwaiti-born cleric Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf, (photo) says it is devoted to "interfaith tolerance," while another sister organization, the American Society for Muslim Advancement, seeks to "foster an American Muslim identity." Unfortunately, many people with no sense of history will believe this bullshit and not realize it really will be celebrated as a Muslim monument erected on the site of a great Muslim "military victory."


And this ignorance also resides in the country's top naive, socialist, apologist; the one and only President Obama! Last Friday, this Islamic ass-kisser decided to impose his opinion on New York's dilemma and delivered a strong defense of erecting this 9/11 Mosque, much to the shock and consternation of his fellow Democrats. One said, "It's probably the dumbest thing he's said to date and we would've preferred the President be a little more a politician and a little less of a leftest college professor." Another chimed in saying the President was still "not listening to New Yorkers and on the whole, with a recent poll reporting 68% of people oppose the mosque's location, it tells you that he has a very disdainful view of the American people." I, myself, would call that an arrogant view as he pathetically tries to curry favor with the Islamists.


I have found that the question of who will pay to build the $100 million project was evaded. At first, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf insisted the funds will be raised entirely from the Muslim-American community. But then he told an Arabic-language newspaper in Britain that funding would also come from Arab countries. And that's a RED FLAG! I feel this dead-shit is the front man for Saudi Arabian funding designed to spread the most vile and radical Wahhabist strain of Islam. Already radical, Saudi-backed children's books and other materials have been found in mosques in more than dozen US cities.


Obama should've and would've have been informed by the CIA, FBI and Homeland Security that Rauf maintains disturbing ties with some pretty bad characters. One is a fellow board member of Rauf's, Hossein Mahallati, Iran's former UN ambassador and unabashed supporter of Hamas. He was charged by the Feds for acting as a frontman for Iran's nuclear proliferation initiative. Adding to the suspicion are Rauf's own statements--including a pointed refusal last month to label Hamas as a terrorist organization and advocating the supremacy of Sharia Law. Obama should have had plenty of reason to stand up for the New Yorkers or at least kept his mouth shut on this volatile local issue.


The Way I See It....it is quite possible that the Ground Zero mosque project is entirely peaceful and well-meaning, despite some obvious suspicious associations. But given the full range of circumstances and knowing the Koren's hateful message, it is not presumptively so. If its backers truly seek to really promote "understanding", they could start by making their finances fully transparent or fair-minded New Yorkers will be entitled to assume they have something to hide and condemn this project as a purely political insult. Mayor Bloomberg should realize that the Koran is the MEIN KAMPF of Islam and explains what's in store for his kind. If Islam was a political party it would be banned outright as being a Neo-Nazi movement and relegated to the dust heap of History. Sadly it is still with us.


Monday, August 16, 2010

On a Lighter Note.....


They date back to at least ancient Roman times, but Friday-the-13th superstitions won't be getting much of a workout this year. It's lucky for those triskaidekaphobia sufferers, because last Friday was 2010's only Friday-the-13th.


This must come as a relief, after 2009's nine (9) Friday-the-13ths--the maximum possible in a year. At least as long as we continue to mark time with the Gregorian calendar, which Pope Gregory XIII ordered the Catholic church to adopt in 1582. The calendar works just as its predecessor, the Julian calendar did, with a leap year every four years. But the Gregorian one skips leap year on century years except those divisible by 400. I'm glad someone is looking after this!


"You can't have any years with none and you can't have any with four, because of our funny calendar," says Dudley Underwood, professor of mathematics at DePauw University in Indiana (USA) and author of Numerology: Or What Pythagorus Wrought. He also adds, "When the 400 year order is laid out, another revelation occurs: The 13th falls on a Friday more often than any other day of the week. It's just a funny coincidence." The Friday-the-13th superstitions are rooted in ancient bad-luck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday.


There's the obvious biblical reference to the unlucky number 13. Judas, the apostle said to have betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the last Supper. As for Friday, it's well known that Jesus was crucified and died on that day. One wonders if it also was the 13th of that month. Some biblical scholars believe that Abel was slain by his brother Cain on Friday the 13th. Norse mythology also refers to a 13th god, Loki, coming uninvited to a dinner party in Valhalla and killing one of them. Witches in Rome gathered only in groups of 12. Any extra guest was believed to be the devil in disguise.


Numerologists consider 12 a "complete" number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 Gods of Olympus, 12 Labors of Hercules, 12 Tribes of Israel and those 12 Apostles. "In exceeding 12 by 1," says Thomas Fernsler, a mathematical scientist, "13's association with bad luck has to do with just being a little beyond completeness. The number becomes restless or squirmy; not unlike some of those poor folks with triskaidelaphobia today. We all know what happened to Apollo 13. That scared a lot of people!"


The fear of 13 pervades many societies in our modern times. More than 80% of high-rise buildings lack a 13th floor. Many airports skip the 13th gate. Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room Number 13. Some people can be so affected that their symptoms can range from mild anxiety to full-blown panic attacks. The latter may cause many to reshuffle schedules or miss an entire days work.


The Way I See It....societies, past and present, seem to need something that is unlucky and somehow over the years, mythology, religion and numerologists have come to the conclusion that number 13 is "it". Hope I haven't stirred up any restlessness or squirming for your next encounter with Friday-the-13th.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"VICTORY" Mosque Allowed !!!


A wrong-headed New York City panel yesterday cleared the way for the construction near Ground-Zero of a mosque that has caused a politically correct uproar over "religious freedom" about a despicable religion that affords no religious freedom in its teachings and makes no secret of their desire to exterminate the Jews and the state of Israel. "SHAME on YOU!" was shouted at the jewish Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, when he praised the decision. Even the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's most prominent Jewish civil rights group, well known for advocating religious freedom spoke out against this mosque saying, "In the former shadow of the World Trade Center, it will disrespect the memory of those killed at the hands of Islamic terrorists fueled by a hateful book that guides every Muslim." Is America losing its mind!


It says a lot about the people behind this scheme that they had the bad taste even to propose building a mosque in such a place, but to describe it as they have, as "a tribute to the victims", is beyond bad taste and shows a profound contempt for those who died or are they referring to the murders that took over and piloted those planes into the Twin Towers? Yet how typical is Islam with its own hair-trigger sensibility to the slightest imagined insult to do something so arrogant and so insensitive. And yet this obnoxious plan was welcomed by politicians and civic leaders eager to show how tolerant they are at other people's expense. Is it possible to be astonished (as I am) but not surprised?


The organisation behind this scheme is called the Cordoba Initiative and this 13 story edifice to hatred will be called Cordoba House. This name is so obvious to anybody with a knowledge of Muslim history and their modus operandi.....so listen up. Cordoba is the city in Spain where Muslims built their Grand Mosque (on top of a church) as a symbol of their conquest of Spain, just as they did when they conquered Jerusalem and Constantinople. This Ground-Zero mosque is intended to serve the same purpose. Building mosques on "sacred ground" allows Islam to show the world its supremacy over the Infidels. They know how insulting and offensive it is and Americans smile, that misguided Judeo-Christian smile, and turn their cheek one more time in the name of "tolerance" when none is returned in kind.


They also know that once its built it will be there forever, as a permanent affront to all Americans, there gloating in triumph and a major bridgehead in an ongoing stealth jihad. That's how the Muslim world will see it and that's exactly how it will confirm what they always suspected, that America is a soft country, a decadent country, crippled by political correctness, confused and guilt-ridden, with a President that has no backbone or pride. On top of that, they plan to open this "victory" mosque next year on September 11th, the 10th Anniversary of this atrocity. Is that tasteless enough for you?


The Way I See It....the American Center for Law and Justice will challenge the panel's decision by a petition alleging that they "acted arbitrarily and abused its discretion." I trust they can stir up enough public anger to stop this disgraceful plan as well as telling the Muslim ass-kissing politicians that enough is enough.....that this is one insult too many. There is plenty of room in America to build their mosque some where else, somewhere perhaps more appropriate to the spirit of their religion...like DEATH VALLEY!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beauty Sleep for Heart Health


Most women know that nothing kills a really good complexion like a bad night's slumber; there's a reason, after all, that it's called beauty sleep. If that's not motivation enough to keep up with your nightly shut-eye, here's another: many doctors are learning that poor sleep habits may make women more vulnerable than men to heart disease and even the dreaded diabetes.


Are men and women so different physiologically that they react differently to troubled sleep patterns? Or are men protected somehow from the health effects of poor sleep? To find out, Dr. Edward Suarez, at Duke University, gathered 210 healthy men and women and asked them detailed questions about their sleep habits--including how long it took them to fall asleep, how many hours they had slumbered in the past month, whether they slept through the night and if they felt drowsy during the day.


Then he recorded their levels of cholesterol, insulin, glucose, the clotting agent fibrinogen, inflammatory proteins (that contribute to heart disease) and for insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes). Since emotional factors can effect sleep as well, he also assessed each subject's levels of depression, hostility and anger, using standard psychological questionnaires. What Dr. Suarez uncovered was a consistent association between poor sleep and higher levels of the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes---but only among the women! The men with reported interrupted sleep did not show higher levels of risk factors. The results, published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, are among the first to link poor sleep to such a wide array of physiological changes.


While he cannot fully explain why men and women are affected so differently, Dr. Suarez believes that testosterone could play a role. High levels of testosterone are known to reduce levels of heart damaging inflammatory proteins but can also cause some men sleep problems too. So he speculates that while testosterone may trigger sleep disturbances, it also blunts some of the changes that can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes.


The Way I See It....Dr Suarez's study stops short of saying that women can reduce their risk for these conditions just by changing their sleep pattern, but it should galvanize women to pay more attention to the time they spend in bed. Just as I teach patients to eat well, exercise and maintain a healthy spine and nervous system through Wellness Care, I also advise them on how important it is to sleep well. In other words, for women....a good night's rest is far more than just a beauty sleep.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Human Flotsam and Jetsem

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Today a boat filled with 85 asylum seekers was picked up off of Ashmore Reef by the overtaxed Australian navy. This is the 150th boat to arrive since the Labor government took office and removed the strict approach to these boat people by the previous Howard Coalition government. Still, the Labor government can't come to terms with this influx and manage it effectively. Prime Minister, Julia Gillard still spitefully resists the logical choice to agree to the most obvious solution; sending these folks to the previously built detention centre on the island of Nauru by Howard for processing by the Immigration Department.



It takes roughly seven days to sail from the southern shore of the Indonesian island of Java to Ashmore Reef, a low-slung speck of Australian territory surrounded by turquoise waters. Such relatively short distances to a country long seen as a safe haven are what drew thousands of asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Iraq to Indonesia the past few years. But it was not Jakarta they were bound for; it was Sydney. Of those who made it to Australian territory, many by boat but actually many by air (on tourist visas....then claiming asylum) around 2000 were granted asylum. But most refugees never see the southern continent's coast. Instead, they end up in places like the immigration detention centre at Tanjung Pinang, a town on Bintan Island, just over 2 hours by air from Jakarta. It is the largest of 15 such centres spread throughout the Indonesian archipelago; it can hold up to 600 detainees at a time. The facility has some comforts--there are regular doctor visits, TVs, a volleyball net and three filling meals a day. But a poor country like Indonesia can ill afford to spend much on meals and amenities so they are provided and paid for by the Australian government with the help of the International Organization of Migration.



As the numbers trying to transit through Indonesia to Australia have risen, so have tensions between neighboring states over who should be responsible for them. "Indonesia has not signed the 1951 International Immigration Treaty, so has no laws distinguishing asylum seekers from illegal immigrants", says J. Frelick of Human Rights Watch, "they are political pawns. The idea that you would provide asylum to a person who is considered an enemy of another country is looked upon as an unfriendly act." Most Asian countries feel the same way.




While the Rudd/Gillard government waffled on, over 3400 asylum seekers arrived in the last 7 months and were hauled off to be processed at the offshore immigration centre on Christmas Island, another remote piece of Australian territory that is now filled to capacity. The Immigration Department is looking to put the overflow on the mainland in some remote former mining camp. Still Gillard looks elsewhere, like East Timor and Papua New Guinea and stupidly refuses to discuss the "Pacific Solution" with a willing Nauru.



The Way I See It....the government should make an emphatic pronouncement to make Sri Lankan refugees (mainly Tamils) realize that they are NOT in danger at home. They are only despised for the vicious separatist movement they perpetrated on their fellow citizens and being cursed at and spat-on doesn't constitute any danger. They deserve to be reminded of their guilt. Tell them "Just wear it and don't come here!" As for the Afghans, tell them to stop running away from the Taliban problem. If you or your family are threatened by these rag-headed Scumbags, have some "balls" and join your country's much maligned, understaffed police or military and fight the bastards and don't rely on our soldiers to do the dying for you. As for you Iraqis, "Ask not what we can do for you, ask what you can do for your country...Aussies don't like wusses!"