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Wednesday 14th November 2012
File Conversion Utility
Received this from one of my programming buddies. I use Format Factory. It is the Swiss Army knife of conversion programs and will convert anything to anything. Can even do images.
New Email Attack Vector
This morning I received dozens of emails with a zip file attachment to invalid addresses on my domain. They purported to be from Telstra. The message was:
If you get one I recommend you do not open it.
Here is a trifold flyer that you can print out with XP keyboard shortcuts
...and here is another list...
Gardasil: A Reminder Of The Real Facts (from an HSI Newsletter)
Ignorance is not bliss. Not even close. Ignore potential danger, and bliss does not follow.
Virtually all drugs have one type of danger — adverse side effects. But Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, has an additional danger: misinformation.
That’s why nobody should EVER tell a young woman who’s received this vaccine that she’s blissfully free of cervical cancer danger.
You might as well send her off to go dance in a minefield.
Recently, I told you about a new Gardasil study. Supposedly, it puts parents’ fears to rest.
Here’s how the “fear“ thinking goes... Girls get the vaccine. Doctors tell them it protects against sexually transmitted HPV. Released from HPV fear, the girls think they are protected from other sexually transmitted diseases.
The flaw in the study is glaring. Researchers examined sexual activity among the LEAST sexually active age groups.
Hmmm. Do you think that “flaw“ might have been intentional? It certainly produced Gardasil-friendly results.
Even though this is a rubber-stamp study, it bugs Lindsay Abrams — a columnist for The Atlantic magazine. Abrams is irritated that such a study is even necessary. The article’s headline sums up her take on the vaccine...
“Can We Just Vaccinate Our Kids Against HPV Already?“
In her article, Abrams totally buys the “fear“ study results. She says the vaccine doesn’t turn girls into “sex maniacs.“ AND, she adds, “It protects from cancer.“
Then she goes one step further. She states that the “real comfort“ should come from knowing that when vaccinated girls grow up, “they’ll have one less thing to be threatened by.“
More importantly, that’s a reckless message.
Laying down the facts
Gardasil is not a cancer shot. End of story. It’s supposed to protect against some strains of HPV. In other words, a girl can get the vaccine and still get cervical cancer.
So if you tell girls and young women that they have “one less thing to be threatened by,“ they might feel it’s not necessary to get an annual Pap smear. As I’ve mentioned before, that’s the ONE guaranteed way to reduce cervical cancer deaths.
A pap smear reveals cervical cancer in the earliest stage when it’s least dangerous and highly treatable. If a woman passes on the Pap smear because she believes she has some kind of a cervical cancer shield, she literally puts her life at risk.
The message from our side remains clear: Gardasil is not a risk-free silver bullet that defeats cervical cancer... neither is it safe and side effect-free.
Get The F Out Of Our Water
Drinking green tea with starchy food may help lower blood sugar spikes
Mice fed an antioxidant found in green tea -- epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG -- and corn starch had a significant reduction in increase in their blood sugar -- blood glucose -- levels compared to mice that were not fed the compound, according to Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.
“The spike in blood glucose level is about 50 percent lower than the increase in the blood glucose level of mice that were not fed EGCG,” Lambert said.
One Fermented Food
Instructions on how to make it at:
Antibiotics - An Alternative
The Journal of Food Protection reported a study by researchers at the Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee. Scientists found that oregano oil exhibited the most significant antibacterial action against common germs like staphylococcus, E. coli, and listeria. In fact, researchers in the United Kingdom found that oil of oregano has antibacterial activity against 25 different bacteria.
Antibiotics are powerless against viruses and fungi but oregano oil is effective against these pathogens too.
Oregano oil also killed 78 percent of candida bacteria, commonly linked with intestinal or systemic candida infections and 78 percent of klebsiella bacteria, which is linked to lung infections.
For candida, one source used Dr. Shultze’s herbal detox tea, pau d’arco, and other anti-fungal herbs to attack the candida internally, as well as limited his sugar intake for a full year.
Ikea haas announced it will sell cars
Some of us are going to be in trouble!
Apologies in advance if you find the content inappropriate.
“I strongly recommend that every American acquire some basic knowledge of economics, monetary policy, and the intersection of politics with the economy. No formal classroom is required; a desire to read and learn will suffice. There are countless important books to consider, but the following are an excellent starting point: The Law by Frédéric Bastiat; Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt; What has Government Done to our Money? by Murray Rothbard; The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek; and Economics for Real People by Gene Callahan.
“If you simply read and comprehend these relatively short texts, you will know far more than most educated people about economics and government. You certainly will develop a far greater understanding of how supposedly benevolent government policies destroy prosperity. If you care about the future of this country, arm yourself with knowledge and fight back against economic ignorance. We disregard economics and history at our own peril.”
—Ron Paul, Representative from Texas
Go The Extra Mile
Beatitudes -- by Michael Graves.
Blessed are those who refuse to fail,
Blessed is the child who rides out life alone, and blooms despite all;
Blessed are those who give advice and do not require that it be followed;
Blessed are those who care enough to change conditions, where others will not.
Blessed are those who right the scales;
Blessed are those who follow Jerry Garcia and the boys;
Blessed are those who acknowledge and forgive the past;
Blessed are those who grace the world with new viewpoints, new games and new vistas,
Blessed are those willing to honestly help, without hidden agenda,
Blessed are the defenders and healers of souls;
Blessed are those who understand the power of responsibility, and the fruitlessness of revenge;
Blessed are those who strive to travel beyond the edge of what is known;
Blessed are those who understand, and move forward, even under the most daunting conditions;
And, blessed are those who come back;
*“Deadheads” is a term which was affectionately given to fans of the rock band “The Grateful Dead”, which achieved iconic status in the 1970s. Jerry Garcia was the band’s leader. A little poetic humor. ;-)
More of Michael Graves’ poetry is at the following link:
Copyright© 2011 by Michael Graves, All Rights Reserved, except the right to forward and to share with friends - with credit -- which is held to be a good idea and thus encouraged./p>
Until next time,
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