Wednesday 27 November 2013

POST 120

Greetings and little quote that came to me as I was finishing my Tibetan Five Rites(a type of Yoga) there are many ways of doing this and the Internet on You Tube shows many, for me there is only the way I saw the Lamas doing and the nearest I could find to that and the diet is on, however you must if you wish to pursue this research and find your own way.  Now to my quote and illustrated by the courtesy of Mike Greenberg.
The quote came and of course the 'Ah Ha' that followed does the 'trick' so to speak and the grand upliftment belies the words.
"Life is a Miracle, so everything else in Life is a miracle, a wonder to behold"
Since I had been doing the rites and before that an hours meditation and then a set of 15 warm up exercises prior to the rites, I was in the body in a meditative frame of body/mind and the endorphins flowing, so all was very, very, well indeed. It seemed so fresh enervating and full of alert health and vitality.
It  might be worth taking a look at the Dictionary definition of the noun Miracle.
  • an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency:the miracle of rising from the grave
  •  a remarkable event or development that brings very welcome consequences:it was a miracle that more people hadn’t been killed industries at the heart of the economic miracle
  •  an exceptional product or achievement, or an outstanding example of something:a machine which was a miracle of design[as modifier]:a miracle drug
Middle English: via Old French from Latin miraculum 'object of wonder', from mirari 'to wonder', from mirus 'wonderful'
Many atheists would disagree with the Divinity explanation and we have to choose the explanation that suits us best. For me the wonder of the Universe, however one conceives it to have arisen is a wonder and that wonder is expressed by the word and feeling of  the word 'miracle'.

Courtesy Sigman and Hain 
One of Life's Miracles  Prochlorococcus 

            The Cells That Rule the Sea

An unseen "forest" of microscopic beings fills the upper 200 meters of ocean, exerting an influence on this planet every bit as profound as the forests on land. The diverse phytoplankton species inhabiting the ocean's surface waters--which mainly consist of single-celled cyanobacteria, diatoms and other kinds of algae--form the base of the marine food web. They account for roughly half the photosynthesis on the earth, remove nearly as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as all land plants, and supply about half the oxygen we breathe. Without the activities of these free-floating plantlike organisms, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would triple.
That phytoplankton could accomplish so much with so little recognition from the general public is surprising [see "The Ocean's Invisible Forest," by Paul Falkowski; Scientific American, August 2002]. Even more remarkable, scientists had no idea which microbial species performed the bulk of these vital functions until 15 years ago, when Sallie W. Chisholm of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robert J. Olson of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other collaborators discovered marine cyanobacteria from the genus they later namedProchlorococcus. They are the smallest and most numerous photosynthetic organisms known and arguably the most plentiful species on the earth, responsible at times for more than half the photosynthesis in the seas. Cyanobacteria such asProchlorococcus were the planet's first oxygen-producing creatures and are, in a broad sense, the ancestors of all higher plants.
·  Discovered Prochlorococcus in 1988. The microbe's minute size enables it to capture sunlight efficiently (there is less self-shading).
·  Prochlorococcus is responsible for roughly half the photosynthesis in the oceans. A drop of seawater contains up to 20,000 cells. 
·  On promoting phytoplankton growth with iron: "Even if you fertilized the entire ocean, it wouldn't make much of a dent on global warming--at best postponing the inevitable by about five years."Image: PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN DOOHER, WOODS HOLE, MASS. The ocean's tiniest inhabitants, notes biological oceanographer Sallie W. Chisholm, hold the key to understanding the biosphere--and what happens when humans disturb it
Courtesy of John Danaher

'We've listened - and here's how we'll halt this depravity': Google chief ERIC SCHMIDT explains block on child porn

  • We should do everything in our power to protect children from harm
  • Google has more than 200 people working to tackle the problem
  • It actively removes child sexual abuse imagery from our services
  • The company welcomes the lead taken by the British Government

AT last a move in the right direction. Unfortunately the so called 'dark side' of the Internet can give information to these fiends.

dark Internet or dark address refers to any or all unreachable network hosts on the Internet. It is also called dark address space.[citation needed]
The dark Internet should not be confused with either deep web or darknet. Whereas deep web and darknet stand for hard-to-find websites and secretive networks that sometimes span across the Internet, the dark Internet is any portion of the Internet that can no longer be accessed through conventional means

Failures within the allocation of Internet resources due to the Internet's chaotic tendencies of growth and decay are a leading cause of dark address formation. One form of dark address is military sites on the archaic MILNET. These government networks are sometimes as old as the original ARPANET, and have simply not been incorporated into the Internet's evolving architecture.(Courtesy Wikipedia)

Academics paid by drug companies to whip-up media health scares
18 November 2013
Health scares in the media are often fuelled by academics with links to drug companies that would benefit from the panic, an independent report has found. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) was found guilty of the practice after it warned of a swine flu ‘pandemic’ in 2010 that never happened.
Although academics are trusted sources, those with pharmaceutical links were eight times more likely to advocate the use of an anti-viral drug to treat the H1N1 virus responsible for swine flu, say researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The panic that was whipped up clearly worked: the UK government alone spent £1bn on pharmaceuticals, including antivirals, to counter swine flu, and the pharmaceutical industry earned up to £6.5 bn from the sale of H1N1 vaccines alone.
The researchers analysed 425 articles published in the newspapers about swine flu. Academics were the second most quoted sources after government officials, 30 per cent of whom had drug industry links. More than half the claims they made were exaggerated and went beyond the official view.
However, even the ‘official view’ was tainted; one in three of the experts on the WHO’s emergency committee had drug company links.
(Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2013; doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-203128)
‘Statins for everyone’ predicted as US lowers risk levels
18 November 2013
Everyone over the age of 55 will soon be taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, doctors predict, after American heart specialists last week lowered the requirements for starting a prescription.
Under the new guidelines, anyone with a 7.5 per cent increased risk of a heart attack or a stroke over the following 10 years will be invited to start statin therapy. In the UK, which is expected to adopt America’s new treatment model, only those with a 20 per cent increased risk are currently prescribed the drug.
With the new level set so low, specialists are predicting that everyone over the age of 55 will soon be prescribed a statin as a general lifestyle preventative.
Critics fear that the new guidelines, from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, will benefit the pharmaceutical industry far more than it will help patients. Statin side effects include memory loss and dementia-like symptoms, cataracts, diabetes, muscle pains and sexual dysfunction. People at low risk of a heart attack would do better by changing their lifestyle, such as eating a healthier diet and exercising more. (Courtesy of WDDTY)
More in link below and love the headline. Says it all for me.

Why Do We Need to Get Richer? The Unsustainable Concept of ‘Perpetual Economic Growth’ on a Finite Planet
BREAKING NEWS----ABOUT BARRY OR BARRACK OBAMA. 27 MINS. SIMPLY MIND BLOWING.  HEY A MUST READ. Unbelievable yet sadly true.  I have experienced something of this 'we are the only authority' in hospitals. By and large they do magnificent work.  Now and again I come up against a person who is full of their own authority.  I have Post Traumatic Symptoms which I have workded on for many years, I have tried so many orthodox and complimentary methods, meditation and exercise are great at assisting, just now and then it is triggered less than it used to be.  I am due in hospital December 11 for an assessment for an eye operation, so we will see how they react when I tell them of my PTS, usually they ignore it and send me onto another department, usually the other department listens and send me back giving me the OK and my Doctor's OK and then the eye clinic refuses to accept the other departments verdict, so I go round and round till eventually they do it. It is usually one person who I see there that 'has it in for me'.  I do not wish to share what caused the Post Trauma as it is kind of sensitive if you get the drift.  
Monday 9th December - mark your diaries! - that is the day that Iain Duncan Smith will appear before the Work and Pensions Committee to face questions over his use of statistics. 
This week we delivered our petition for IDS to be held to account -- which included your name -- to Parliament. Liz Kendall and Kate Green MP officially accepted it and placed it in the green bag behind the speaker's chair, as is the tradition.
It was a big day for us, to finally see all 105,000 names on our petition printed out and to take the campaign to Parliament. We have lived with disabilities for many years and have had to hear Iain Duncan Smith use dodgy statistics to justify changes to the benefit system. Now finally, we have been listened to and have had our voices heard.
The Work and Pensions Committee say they will question IDS when he appears before them in three weeks time and examine how his department release benefit statistics to the media. It is a huge relief to finally tell you our petition has been a success!
FIFA president Sepp Blatter met with the Emir of Qatar earlier this month.

(CNN) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned working conditions in Qatar as "unacceptable" after an Amnesty Internationalreport claimed migrant worker abuse was rife in the country which will host the 2022 World Cup.
The head of world football's governing body was speaking after a meeting with International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) president Michael Sommer in Zurich, during which the pair agreed "fair working conditions must be introduced quickly, consistently and on a sustained basis in Qatar."
Blatter met with the Emir of Qatar earlier this month in Doha, holding a news conference afterwards in which he claimed Qatar was addressing criticisms over its treatment of migrant workers.

Economic and political leaders must contribute to improving the unacceptable situation in Qatar," Blatter said in a statement on Thursday.
Come on you millionaire footballers why don't you add your voice? A days wages for you would be two years wages for four workers. Are you scared at the world cup you will not get a handsome bonus or a transfer to a mighty wealthy club and get more money?
at news! After more than 100,000 SumOfUs members demanded that Coca-Cola stop its suppliers from driving rural communities off their ancestral land to plant sugar, Coke is announcing a new zero-tolerance policy for land grabs.
But there’s one big problem -- Pepsi is refusing to do the same.
Coke and Pepsi are locked in a cut-throat, never-ending public relations battle, so we know that each is extremely vulnerable to being compared unfavorably to its rival. Pepsi will be furious if it sees this story spreading across social media, and our partners at Oxfam will have a better chance of getting them to come around.

Fiery 230ft crater nicknamed the 'Door to Hell' baffles scientists after burning endlessly for 40 YEARS

Originally a level surface, the site was identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area that was believed to house a substantial oil field

Vaccine Fraud Exposed: Measles and Mumps Making a Huge Comeback Because Vaccines are Designed to Fail, say Merck Virologists
Published on 27 Apr 2013
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Traces of Cocaine found on 9 toilets at the Palace of Westminster - British MPs and cocaine - 2013 
COMET MOVIE--UPDATED: Comet ISON is getting all the press, but there is a second comet near the sun as well: Comet Encke. NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft is monitoring both. Click to view an updated movie of the solar wind buffeting two comets:
In the movie, which spans a three+ day period from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, the sun is to the right, off-screen. At first glance, Earth and Mercury appear to be labeled backwards. The strange arrangement is actually correct. This is how the two planets appear from STEREO-A's vantage point over the farside of the sun.
"The dark 'clouds' moving from left to right are density enhancements in the solar wind, and these are what are causing the ripples you see in the comet tails," explains Karl Battams of NASA's Comet ISON Observing Campaign.
The ripples could become even more dramatic if a CME hits the comets. This is Comet ISON's first visit to the sun, but Comet Encke has been here before. In 2007 a CME hit Encke and ripped off its tail. Battams and other researchers hope something similar is about to happen now. "I'd love to see a big CME hit Comet ISON," he says in a story from Science@NASA. Watching the impact could teach researchers new things about CMEs and comets.
Stay tuned for updated movies from NASA's solar fleet.(Courtesy

Published on 20 Feb 2013
Eruptive events on the Sun can be wildly different. Some come just with a solar flare, some with an additional ejection of solar material called a coronal mass ejection (CME), and some with complex moving structures in association with changes in magnetic field lines that loop up into the Sun's atmosphere, the corona.
On July 19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced all three. A moderately powerful solar flare exploded on the Sun's lower right hand limb, sending out light and radiation. Next came a CME, which shot off to the right out into space. And then, the Sun treated viewers to one of its dazzling magnetic displays -- a phenomenon known as coronal rain.
Over the course of the next day, hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, themselves, are invisible, but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, which highlights material at a temperature of about 50,000 Kelvin. This plasma acts as a tracer, helping scientists watch the dance of magnetic fields on the Sun, outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.
The footage in this video was collected by the Solar Dynamics Observatory's AIA instrument. SDO collected one frame every 12 seconds, and the movie plays at 30 frames per second, so each second in this video corresponds to 6 minutes of real time. The video covers 12:30 a.m. EDT to 10:00 p.m. EDT on July 19, 2012.
Credit: NASA SDO
Music: "Thunderbolt" by Lars Leonhard, courtesy of artist.
  • Many scientists feel that a large CME from the Sun could be a significant end to most of the Earth's habitat and population.
  • New treatment guidelines for high cholesterol will likely DOUBLE the number of Americans being prescribed these dangerous drugs, bringing the total to an estimated 72 million people
  • 12 of the 16 panel members of the new guidelines are affiliated with more than 50 different drug companies, many of which have a financial interest in the outcome of this report
  • The guideline committee has vowed to examine the flaws to determine if and what changes are needed to make it more accurate. Until then, beware the calculator appears to overestimate your risk by anywhere from 75 to 150 percent

David Cameron has set out plans to tweak welfare rules to to allay fears over easing controls on Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants

Cherry Blossoms, Nakameguro Japan.

         (Courtesy National Geographic)

 May your Life Blossom. Be Well. Geoff

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