Wednesday, December 20, 2006


The strident support to fluoride drinking water has started up against and as usual only the supposed benefits are promoted.
If there has to be a debate lets be fully informed and look at both sides of the question.
Your best bet is to use GOOGLE, enter Fluoride and examine the many entries.
When I did the first entry was
It seems a lot of recent research has taken place much of it negative to water fluodation.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lawyers Advice

A corporate lawyer sent the following out to the employees in his company.

1. The next time you order cheques have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your chequebook, they will not know if you sign your cheques with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your cheques.

2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED".

3. When you are writing cheques to pay on your credit card accounts,
DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your cheque as it passes through all the cheque processing channels won't have access to it.

4. Put your work phone number on your cheques instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box, use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address.
Never have your Centrelink Number printed on your cheques. You can add it if it is necessary, but if you have it printed, anyone can get it.

5. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each licence, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my passport when travelling either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.

Unfortunately I, an attorney, have first-hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly mobile phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Dell computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information on-line, and more.

But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:

1. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

2. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

3. But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)

Call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.

The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorise new credit.

By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away. This weekend someone handed it in. It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact when your wallet etc has been stolen:

Visa Card Australia 1800 621 199

Visa Card International 1800 450 346

Lost Travellers' Cheques 1800 127 477

MasterCard Australia (02) 9466 3700

MasterCard International 1800 120 113

ANZ FREECALL 1800 033 844

BankWest 131 718

Citibank 132 484

Tamworth Coles/Myer Source 2340 1300 306 397

Commonwealth 132 221

CUSCAL- MyCard 1300 135 538

GE Capital 1300 369 904

Members Equity 1300 654 998

National 132 265

St George 1800 028 208

Sydney Virgin 2000 1800 080 000

Westpac 1800 230 144

Woolworths Ezy Banking 137 288 6.

Bankcard Australia (02)9281 6633

Medicare 132 011

Centrelink Fraud 137 230

Seniors Card 1300 364 758

Passport 131 232

Sunday, October 15, 2006


The 3% peroxide from the chemist.......

"I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old
bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My
husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors
don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars."

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I

No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes.
Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right
on the bottle)

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free of

3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a
fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it
on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill
salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of
peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with
any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

8. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep
it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like
bleach or most other disinfectants will.

9. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to
kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.

10. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away,
put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes
several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

11. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50
solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not
have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more
natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde.
It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change.

12. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils,
fungus, or other skin infections.

13. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites
in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, Pour directly
on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold
water. Repeat if necessary.

14. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which
is why I love it so much for this.

I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be
without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to
save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.

Send on to others who might need to know the benefits of 3% peroxide

Sunday, September 03, 2006


It makes sense to drink ample liquids during the hot weather in order not to become hydrated but having said that the advice to drink at least x glasses of water (x litre @ day) is questionable advice. It's promotion is long standing with various health bodies recommending it for years without research based facts, just seemed a good idea 'to flush out the kidneys, clean out the system etc.
Latest research 'quote' points out that it has no particular benefit, it makes your kidneys work harder and you have to go to the toilet more often but on the other hand it does not do any harm. If you eat balanced meals, drink when you are thirsty will will obtain all the water your system needs.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R.My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread theword. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, wecould save some folks. Seriously.. Please read:STROKE IDENTIFICATION:During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall she assuredeveryone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and justtripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleanedup and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shakenup, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had beentaken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.) She hadsuffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify thesigns of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don'tdie. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It onlytakes a minute to read this...A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. Hesaid the trick was getting a stroke recognised, diagnosed, and thengetting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which istough.RECOGNISING A STROKEThank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read andLearn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The strokevictim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail torecognise the symptoms of a stroke.Now doctors say a bystander can recognise a stroke by asking threesimple questions:S * Ask the individual to SMILE .T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)(i.e. . . It is sunny out today).R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick'out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one sideor the other that is also an indication of a stroke. If he or she hastrouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 000 immediately!! anddescribe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Friday, July 28, 2006


Strange Places

Transplant Phenomena Suggests Cellular Memory

Ever since doctors in Boston successfully transplanted a living human kidney in 1954, and Dr. Christian Bernard replaced a human heart in South Africa in 1967, there has been a boom in the business of organ transplants.

While it is not the perfect solution to solving worn out body parts, the business of transplanting hearts, livers, kidneys, lungs, eyes and even fingers has become big business, with over 500,000 successful cases worldwide.

And as more and more patients recover from these surgical procedures, a strange thing has been happening. Some report having foreign memories, eerie new personal preferences and even unexplained emerging talents.

The Discovery Health Channel recently explored this occurrence in a program titled "Transplanting Memories." In the show various experts explained why they believe cellular memories are transplanted with organs.

Dr. Candace Pert, a professor at Georgetown University, said she believes the mind is not just in the brain, but also exists throughout the body. This school of thought could explain such strange transplant experiences.

"The mind and body communicate with each other through chemicals known as peptides," she said. "These peptides are found in the brain as well as in the stomach, muscles and all of our major organs. I believe that memory can be accessed anywhere in the peptide/receptor network. For instance, a memory associated with food may be linked to the pancreas or liver, and such associations can be transplanted from one person to another."

Indeed, a German neurologist, Leopold Auerbach, discovered over 100 years ago that a complex network of nerve cells, very like those of the human brain, exists in the intestine.

Professor Wolfgang Prinz, of the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, recently wrote about this "second brain" in Geo, a German science magazine.

Prinz said the digestive track is made up of a knot of about 100 billion brain nerve cells, more than found in the spinal cord. The article suggested the cells may save information on physical reactions to mental processes and give out signals to influence later decisions. It may also be involved in emotional reactions to events.

Prinz joked that the discovery gives a new twist to the old phrase "gut reaction."

"People often follow their gut reactions without even knowing why, its only later that they come up with the logical reason for acting the way they did. But we now believe that there is a lot more to gut feelings than was previously believed," Prinz wrote. He said he thinks the stomach network may be the source for unconscious, or possibly even subconscious decisions.

The television show, Transplanting Memories, recorded a variety of stories in which cellular memory altered lives.

In one amazing story, an eight-year-old girl who received the heart of a murdered 10-year-old, began having nightmares in which she relived the crime. Her dreams helped police solve the murder.

In another story, a shy, reserved woman has vivid dreams about the donor, even though she never met this person. She also develops a more assertive personality. A third heart recipient strangely picks up his donor's musical taste.

Research with the human cell has taken science on molecular adventures and beyond into the DNA, which is, in effect, the Cabalistic Tree of Life. The discovery is that each individual holds within every cell a memory of ancestral history that reaches back to his or her origins.

From all indications, the cells communicate with one another, passing new memories on throughout the body when foreign cells are adhered to the body. This might explain why some humans have vivid memories of past lives, especially when under hypnosis, that were never lived. They are reacting to cellular memory, not reincarnation.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


I was deeply offended by the recent theft of several photo images from my personal website for the pursuance of a personal grievance.
My website clearly indicates it being Internationally copyrighted.
If you want to ignore that, at your cost, at least courtesy demands applying for approval to use any part of my website.
Clearly it is a widespread practice to use (copy) varied material displayed on the Internet and in many cases encouraged by website owners but obviously not for objectionably usage. I do not have an objection to benign use.
I'm not revealing the perpetrator's name or website address at this stage as I'm investigating what remedies I have available (legal and otherwise) to remedy the abuse and the least thing I intend to do is to give him the exposure he craves.
If any one has a grievance and wishes to publish this widely their case, if the facts are not correctly recorded and resort is taken to steal images it raises the obvious conclusion that alleged problem is a fallacy and a means to create self publicity.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled in the USA.
STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linkedto increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 inthe three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternativeMedicine.
Although the US authorities have already acted, nothing has yet been forthcoming from our own (dear) Ministry of Health in Australia!!!!

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:
Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold PowderComtrex Flu Therapy & Fever ReliefDay & Night
Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour CapletsCoricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp ElixirDimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & NasalCongestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup Co ld & Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough

To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:

Sunday, March 12, 2006


I had an unpleasant experience with another usurer to beat them all.
I signed up for a Coles Myer Master card a few months ago principally for the petrol discount vouchers paying the monthly due amount each month except last month when the monthly payment was credited to another company, the result of an Internet banking error.
When I discovered this I immediately paid the total amount due on the day following the due date.
I subsequently discovered that I was charged $9.17 interest, an interest rate charge of 1.8229% for one day eg 667.6455% per annum.
This contrasts with the obligatory statement what their interest charge is which they stated at 18.5% per annum.
Obviously they use a different calculator.
To make matters worse instead of the banks who take a day to process their payments (overnight processing) several days later I'm still waiting to see the payment credited to my account. Not only that, the poorly designed web account is not secure either. Perhaps problems like this have caused their consumer loss of confidence.

Friday, February 24, 2006


The comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Peter Costello about obligations becoming an Australian or for that matter being an Australian resonated with me.
I emigrated from Holland to New Zealand adopting that Country and naturalizing as a New Zealand citizen and years later emigrating to Australia and subsequently naturalizing as an Australian citizen.
As far as I can remember, an old? bloke at 74, I have always firmly believed my wish and need to integrate in the country, area, city and community of my choice and this seems to be a trait of most Dutchmen over the many years in distant history to today. Have you ever heard of cultural or religious clashes about Dutch people in any country?
It's difficult to relocate yourself to another country, the younger you are the easier that is and likewise the the older you are more difficult it is and the subtle pressure by the elders of the family who either or both don't understand or don't want to adopt (or change) makes it difficult for the younger people to find their feet.
This brings me to my belief that in order to be part of a community, country, you have to compromise, adapt without need to compromise your individual values, morals, standards, religion and what ever is important to you. If that is not possible there may be another country more suitable for for you.

Friday, February 03, 2006


I just watched another chapter of the TV program 'Dinosaurs' which showed us the lush rain forests on the South Pole reminding us that Earth has undergone numerous major global temperature changes during the millions years past (ice ages) hence the ozone hole in the sky has shrunk or become larger for as yet no understood reason. Apparently (according to eminent scientists) all man made causes having an effect on the ozone hole getting larger is in the order between 1 to 2 percent.
An interesting radio program had the senior reporter commenting on a discussion years ago with a senior retired DSIR scientist here in Australia who commented at the time that he was the one responsible for floating the idea of pollution casing the 'enlarging ozone hole' as he was desperate at the time to obtain more research funds and needed to find a attention grabbing reason for that. He said once the cat was out of the bag with the mischievous statement that man made pollution caused the ozone hole getting larger he was unable to retract it.
Be sure to focus not on the side issues but on the overall picture.
If you don't believe me do your own research searching the Internet using say Google. Start by looking at this website:

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Buy Australian?

This will put the cat amongst the pidgeons.
I find this argument strange that we should 'buy Australian' and boycot foreign goods.
In any case the majority of people clearly vote to buy which is the better article at the best price. We are in a truly global community and if you are a producer you need to think global by being able to produce a better article at a better price, the reward? Export your product as well as being successful in your home country Australia. But hold on in whatever foreign country should they boycot 'Australian made' to support their local producers who can't quite make it in the global sphere?
Some do well out of the 'buy Australian' slogan. Look at did Dick Smith, an astute business man trading on the sentiment 'buy Australian' setting up his factories to produce just that, a bit pricy but good promotion largely fixed that. But guess what, he sold out at a handsome profit. As I said if you produce the right article in the right quality at the right price I would buy it Australian or where ever made and support an emerging nation perhaps.