Disease outbreak feared after mass hysteria over “sweet” water in Mumbai


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

“18 hours of mass hysteria” (according to the Sunday Times of India) broke out last Friday in Mumbai as hundreds of residents flocked to Mahim Creek, one of the most polluted creeks in India that receives thousands of tonnes of raw sewage and industrial waste every day after reports that the salt water had suddenly turned “sweet”.

Television reports showed people drinking water on the spot with their hands, and others bathing, apparently to wash away their sins with the “holy” water.

At the height of the hysteria, bottled mineral water was selling for Rs 50 (RM4.50), with people buying the mineral water simply for the bottles, pouring away the mineral water and filling the bottles with water from the creek.

News reports of the Mahim Creek incident sparked further mass hysteria at Gujarat within hours, with residents there claiming that seawater at Teethal beach in Valsad had also turned sweet. About 400 people had gathered by the beach in the evening.

In the aftermath of the incident, local authorities stated that they were being were extra vigilant because of the possibility of a severe outbreak of water-borne diseases, such as gastroenteritis as a result of so many people drinking contaminated water. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had warned people not to drink the water, but despite this many people had collected it in bottles, even as plastic and rubbish had drifted by on the current. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai had ordered a bacteriological report into the “sweet” water, but suspected that “contamination in the water might have been reduced due to the waters from Mithi River flowing into the mouth of Mahim Bay“.

By Saturday morning, the hysteria had died down, as the taste of the water had returned to normal.

Tennessee Lieutenant Governor suggests that Islam is a ‘cult’


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A Tennessee politician has been criticised by Islamic groups and Islamic leaders by suggesting that Islam is a cult and is therefore ineligible for protection under the first amendment of the United States constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion.

Though Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, at a campaign stop in Chattanooga earlier in the month, said he’s “all about freedom of religion”, he also said that “[y]ou could even argue whether that being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult or whatever you want to call it”.

Lt. Gov. Ramsey had been asked about a proposed Islamic mosque and community centre that has been slated for construction in the town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and also about the “threat that is invading our country from Muslims”.

Ramsey’s comments have been scrutinized by groups all over the country, while Ramsey’s rivals for the lieutenant governor position tried to avoid the controversy.

Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called Ramsey’s remarks “part of an unfortunate trend in our society” and part of “a disturbing trend in our nation in which it is suggested that American Muslims should have fewer or more restricted constitutional rights than citizens of other faiths.” Hooper also encouraged Ramsey to find people “who can offer him balanced and accurate information about Islam.”

Ramsey’s Republican rivals, U.S. Representative Zach Wamp and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, both tried to avoid the controversy about the cult comments. According to campaign spokesman Sam Edelen, Wamp declined to comment as he was “busy with voting”. Meanwhile Bill Haslam’s campaign spokesman Dave Smith stated in an e-mail that “The mayor’s faith is very important to him, and he respects the right of others to practice their faith, so long as they are respectful of the communities in which they live and the laws of the land.”

Later, Ramsey clarified his position by stating that he has “no problem — and I don’t think anyone in this country has a problem — with peace-loving, freedom-loving Muslims that move to this country and assimilate into our society.” However, Ramsey said he’s concerned that “far too much of Islam has come to resemble a violent political philosophy more than peace-loving religion. It’s time for American Muslims who love this country to publicly renounce violent jihadism and to drum those who seek to do America harm out of their faith community.”

According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, there are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world and 7 million in the United States. The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has stated that there are 63,000 Muslims in Tennessee, or 1% of that state’s population.

Why Bank Bailouts Will Make The Deflation Economy And Greater Depression Worse


By Delwyn Lounsbury

Bank bailouts are the major way the monetary scientist socialist elite transfer debt and/or the responsibility for that debt to you and I, the taxpayers.

1913 was the year the Federal Reserve Bank, a cartel and a monopoly, was planned in secret to create a one-world-order. International bankers figured they will plunder the world via taxes, debt, inflation, bank bailouts and the farce of fiat currencies. Wars and even global warming were to be smokescreens for weakening the once strong America. Additionally, having the U.S. as policeman of the world and the major foreign aid source were also part of the plan. Congress formally passed the Federal Reserve Act in 1920 creating the central bank we now call the FED.

Since the U.S. was so strong back then, the rich bankers needed the cover of a private central bank to bring America down. What better cover for their conspiracy than a central bank with the name federal in it. Bank bailouts and corporate bailouts transfer the money the bankers had lent out over to the taxpayers. Bank bailouts are a fraud.

What a bunch of dummies we are to let them so easily take our freedoms. It has happened slowly and we hardly notice. Bank bailouts have been the main avenue for the advance of the one-world-order takeover by the power elite banksters. The “Big Brother” era will be here sooner than you think if we keep letting them do these corporate and bank bailouts. Each one is a guarantee of debt or a transfer of the debt over to the public sector. You and I and our children – the future taxpayers – get the bill.

The Fed is not federal, a reserve or a bank. It is not even subject to an audit or accountable to anyone. Who owns it? The shares are not traded on any exchange. It is a private corporation watering down our money with inflation. Now, after QE1 we get Ben Bernake starting QE2 (quantitative easing #2). This means the FED will buy large amounts of government bonds with just a computer entry. They don’t even need to put ink on paper to flood the country with stimulus. QE2 is projected to be 75 to 100 million dollars per month.

It won’t work. The de-leveraging of all the excess credit in the private sector and the price drops in assets like real estate are occurring too fast.

The U.S is now policeman and foreign aid giver of the world thanks to the Federal Reserve and socialist politicians. We fund bank bailouts and company bailouts (GM and Chrysler) left and right. Key leaders of both political parties have been in on this scheme.

Now, we will get deflation and the

GREATER DEPRESSION

. Will the banksters foreclose on everything and get richer? Smaller government due to reduced tax revenues will be a good thing. Mark my words! Unless private money backed by gold catches on we are doomed to a runaway inflation driving gold to $5,000 per ounce in the distant future. The deflation economy will have its way with the whole world first. 2016 to 2020 may be the bottom. By then most assets will have lost 90% of their value.

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Bank bailouts along with the bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler are bad news. The bill always gets paid by the taxpayers, you and I and our children. No wonder they are calling GM, “Government Motors.”

Governments worldwide are already stressed out. Some of the strongest European countries are implementing austerity measures and loaning money to tide the weaker countries over. Yes, more worldwide bank bailouts. This is nothing new. It has been going on for years with the help of “Big Brother” type organizations like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. World government leaders should look at ways to reduce taxes and give a lift to business. Instead they are acting like snails and pulling back into their shell.

Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIGS) are reducing workers pay and pensions due to stress over 20% unemployment rates choking off tax revenue causing them to catch the bank bailouts disease. Now, even France is extending the age for retirement.

Five states in the U.S. are technically bankrupt. There is talk of requiring work for welfare. Yes! Do it! 41 million Americans are on food stamps. That number is up a whopping 45 percent since President Obama was elected. What’s up with that! Is it a new kind of farm subsidy? Big socialist government just does not work.

279 American Banks have failed in the last few years – the most since the 1930’s. The FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, has been privatized. You an I now become the insurers of last resort. That’s another one of the big bank bailouts. With government run insurance banks and lenders have no risk. Therefore they make unwise money decisions. Just look what happened to the Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were GSE’s, government sponsored enterprises. With the federal government to back them up, they made unwise lending decisions leading to bankruptcy. Now, you and I own them. It’s just another one history’s bank bailouts.

Obamacare putting 20 per cent of our economy under government control is a bailout. It will be the ‘straw that broke the camels back.’ There will be a lot of health care rationing. Don’t let them fool you. Reduced tax revenue due to the business slow down and more people on the system will mandate rationing. This will lead to long lines, long waits and denial of service because of age. All because of the economic reality of reduced tax revenues coming in to government coffers in the

GREATER DEPRESSION

.

The Federal Reserve and President Barack Hussien Obama both want America weakened and its reputation ruined so a new-world-order world government can take over. I am serious here. The wars, bank bailouts, foreign aid, global warming hype, cap & trade (a business killer) ideas are all smokescreens to hide the elitist big brother – one-world government ambitions.

Now, President Obama apparently has ambitions of getting back at the European, the British and the American colonialists. Obama wants America to pay for what he sees as oppression and a big rip off of natural resources from third world countries that has been going on for the last 300 years. His socialistic ambitions are apparently a fulfilling of his fathers anticolonialist dreams of getting even with these empires. Obama’s father’s socialist dreams are becoming the world’s nightmare. Obama Jr’s dream starts with a vastly more fascist state right here in America. Juniors self written autobiography is titled,

DREAMS OF MY FATHER

. So, don’t tell me otherwise.

You might have a lot of buyer’s remorse about electing him when you realize you have helped an anticolonialist fascist ruin America.

The power elite world banksters plan is to control us by ruining the value of the money thereby weakening our morals and fortitude. Then they plan rob us of our freedom and make us pawns in their game. They don’t care how long it takes. That is why I joined the Libertarian Party. Libertarians believe in small government. Contract out as much as government as possible to the lowest bidder, but keep a military. Free enterprise is the only solution.

Don’t trust the Federal Reserve. They are not accountable, subject to an audit, federal or a reserve of anything. They are not even a bank. You can’t walk in and open an account.

The Federal Reserve is an agent for the world power elite and money banksters. Rothchilds? Morgans? Warburgs? – Who knows who? Some people are definitely on a nefarious 100 year-old scheme to bring the once strong America down by ruining the value of the money. The dollar of 1913 is now only worth 4 cents. This is so they can have world control and a one-world government. Complete control of people cradle to grave. You had better start protecting your

LIBERTY

or you won’t have any.

The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, other countries central banks and the United Nations are all partners in their new-world-order plan. Now, the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama is joining the conspiracy on a mission to make America pay for invading, occupying and looting the third world nations.

First financial freedom goes – thereby foreclosing free will and liberty. I am serious. We are being duped. WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO! This

TYRANNY

is

TREASON

. Read the book

THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND – A Second Look At The Federal Reserve

by G. Edward Griffin 1994, if you don’t believe me. Every word is true!

What is deflation? It is the de-leveraging of the 100 years of credit inflation and bank bailouts. Credit inflations always crash. The credit deflation goes much faster. It picks up speed and size the way a snowball rolls down a hill. The

GREATER DEPRESSION

started in 2000 with the dot com stock crash so we are only halfway through it. The real trying times are yet to come.

Copyright 2010 by Delwyn Lounsbury – THE DEFLATION GURU

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Wallace and Gromit sets destroyed by fire


Monday, October 10, 2005

The sets and props of popular claymation characters Wallace and Gromit have been destroyed in a warehouse blaze this morning in Bristol, UK.

The disaster comes only days after the US release of Nick Park‘s latest film featuring the characters, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, which topped the box office chart and took US$16.1 million (GB£9.1 million) over the weekend. The film is scheduled for UK release this Friday.

Sets and models from the new film escaped as they had not yet been added to the Aardman Animation collection hosted in Bristol. Among the damage caused by the blaze, the character Morph was lost; for many UK children the appearance of this character in Tony Hart‘s BBC art programmes was their first introduction to stop motion animation.

The warehouse, located near Bristol’s central railway station, dated from the Victorian era and was formerly part of Ismbard Kingdom Brunel‘s Great Western Railway.

Ten fire crews attended the blaze, in which flames shot 100ft into the air, from 0600 BST into the afternoon, but were unable to prevent the collapse of the roof, interior walls and all three floors of the building.

An investigation will begin once the building has been made safe.

Wikinews interviews You-peng Wang of Taipei Electrical Commercial Association


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Besides becoming a political stomping ground for the Pan-Green and Pan-Blue coalitions, there are other changes from past years of Taipei Audio Video Fair (TAVF). With those changes in mind, Wikinews reporter Rico Shen interviewed You-peng Wang, chairman of the Taipei Electrical Commercial Association (TECA), the main organizer of TAVF, about the 60th year anniversary of TECA and the changes to the show.

10 Ways To Tell If You Might Be An Internet Marketer


By Scott Lindsay

Everyone seems to have their own top ten lists and ways to tell if someone fits a certain description. I thought Id try my hand at a list describing an Internet marketer. See if you fit the description.

10) If you believe in your business and want to do something about it

9) If you understand that people need to hear your message

8) If you know the difference between the web and the Internet or are willing to learn

7) If you are a power blogger with purpose

6) If you dream in web design

5) If you draw up battle plans for list building

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4) If you use lots of three letter abbreviations like RSS, PPC and SEO

3) If you develop podcasts where you opine and are pithy

2) If your video streams are both witty and meaningful

1) If you are willing to barter or beg for backlinks

you might just be an Internet marketer.

Perhaps its not the best list, but it does point out that Internet marketing is more than a simple task performed once and forgotten. It is an ongoing act of belief in your business. It is the desire to be in business next year at this time. For some marketing is an obsession.

Every grade school student seems to plant a few beans in a Styrofoam cup as part of a science experiment in school. It isnt long before those bean plants begin to grow and children urge their parents to become bean farmers. This visual is how it is with Internet marketing.

You start small with the beans of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), link building and networking. As those seeds grow in the fertile soil youve prepared you need to realize your work isnt done. The plants wont last in the container you started with so they need to be transplanted in a larger container and a few other nutrients and seeds planted (you want a staggered crop).

For most businesses the problems begin when they try to plant a few seeds in unprepared soil and believe they have done all they can. They dont water the soil, transplant the plants for improved growth and they fail to sow new seeds.

Its sort of like painting your house once and believing it will never need to be repainted again or putting tires on your vehicle and assuming they will never need to be replaced or cutting your hair once and believing that will be enough to keep your hair healthy and manageable for life.

Like a seed it can take some time to see growth so it can be easy to pay attention to other parts of your business while neglecting the marketing seeds.

The growth of a business depends on getting the word out.

I had someone tell me recently they didnt believe in advertising then they handed me their business card. Am I the only one to see the irony in that? Advertising was not important to them (or so they said), yet they were very interested in telling me about their business.

If you have a business online you MUST believe in advertising. You can only grow when you have an Internet marketing attitude enhancement.

If you cant find yourself in the top ten list above maybe its time to move into exploration mode.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Torbjorn Zetterlund, Willowdale


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Torbjorn Zetterlund is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Willowdale riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Australia makes changes to Boxing Day cricket test team


Friday, December 26, 2008

Following its recent loss to South Africa, the Australian Cricket team has replaced player Jason Krejza for Nathan Hauritz in the traditional Boxing Day test to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of an expected crowd of 70,000. Australia lost the first test of the three game series by six wickets after South Africa chased down an almost world record 414 in their second innings. Only West Indies have done better making 7-418 in Antigua during the 2002-03 tour.

All rounder Andrew Symonds kept his place despite being restricted in training with knee-soreness. Victorian speed bowler Peter Siddle was also thought to be on the verge of replacement yet managed to retain his place in the team. There has been rumour that the injury would keep Symonds out and Queenslands team mate Shane Watson would be returned after time on the sidelines.

News.com.au quotes Australian Captain Ricky Ponting “We have only made the one change in the side and that’s Nathan Hauritz will come in for Jason Krejza. Otherwise we are pretty happy with what most of the rest of the guys did in Perth.”

Australia, currently leading the work test team rankings must avoid a 3-0 loss to South Africa if they are to retain their current rankings. If they do loose the series, it will be the first time they have done so on home soil since they lost the West Indies in 1993.

Following their emphatic win, South Africa has named an unchanged side putting aside doubt over vice-captain Ashwell Prince making a comeback as he continues to suffer with a thumb injury. South Africa will train before joining family and friends in the traditional Christmas Day luncheon for both teams.

Plane crashes into office block in Austin, Texas/suicide note


This is the online suicide letter authored by Andrew Stack, the man believed to be responsible for flying a light aircraft into a building in Austin, Texas. It was originally posted at Stack’s site, http://embeddedart.com/. The hosting company, T35, took the site offline per an FBI request. The note is reproduced here in its entirety.

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

While very few working people would say they haven’t had their fair share of taxes (as can I), in my lifetime I can say with a great degree of certainty that there has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind. Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than [sic] what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

How did I get here?

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s. Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English. Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy. We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling [sic] from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God). We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their “freedom”… and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Before even having to make a shaky recovery from the sting of the first lesson on what justice really means in this country (around 1984 after making my way through engineering school and still another five years of “paying my dues”), I felt I finally had to take a chance of launching my dream of becoming an independent engineer.

On the subjects of engineers and dreams of independence, I should digress somewhat to say that I’m sure that I inherited the fascination for creative problem solving from my father. I realized this at a very young age.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker. Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement. Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement. All she had was social security to live on.

In retrospect, the situation was laughable because here I was living on peanut butter and bread (or Ritz crackers when I could afford to splurge) for months at a time. When I got to know this poor figure and heard her story I felt worse for her plight than for my own (I, after all, I thought I had everything to in front of me). I was genuinely appalled at one point, as we exchanged stories and commiserated with each other over our situations, when she in her grandmotherly fashion tried to convince me that I would be “healthier” eating cat food (like her) rather than trying to get all my substance from peanut butter and bread. I couldn’t quite go there, but the impression was made. I decided that I didn’t trust big business to take care of me, and that I would take responsibility for my own future and myself.

Return to the early ‘80s, and here I was off to a terrifying start as a ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ contract software engineer… and two years later, thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706.

For you who are unfamiliar, here is the core text of the IRS Section 1706, defining the treatment of workers (such as contract engineers) for tax purposes. Visit this link for a conference committee report (http://www.synergistech.com/1706.shtml#ConferenceCommitteeReport) regarding the intended interpretation of Section 1706 and the relevant parts of Section 530, as amended. For information on how these laws affect technical services workers and their clients, read our discussion here (http://www.synergistech.com/ic-taxlaw.shtml).

SEC. 1706. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.

(a) IN GENERAL – Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

(d) EXCEPTION. – This section shall not apply in the case of an individual who pursuant to an arrangement between the taxpayer and another person, provides services for such other person as an engineer, designer, drafter, computer programmer, systems analyst, or other similarly skilled worker engaged in a similar line of work.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE. – The amendment made by this section shall apply to remuneration paid and services rendered after December 31, 1986.

Note:

· “another person” is the client in the traditional job-shop relationship.

· “taxpayer” is the recruiter, broker, agency, or job shop.

· “individual”, “employee”, or “worker” is you.

Admittedly, you need to read the treatment to understand what it is saying but it’s not very complicated. The bottom line is that they may as well have put my name right in the text of section (d). Moreover, they could only have been more blunt if they would have came out and directly declared me a criminal and non-citizen slave. Twenty years later, I still can’t believe my eyes.

During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time. I spent countless hours on the L.A. freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity. This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”. Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was loosing income that I couldn’t bill clients.

After months of struggling it had clearly gotten to be a futile exercise. The best we could get for all of our trouble is a pronouncement from an IRS mouthpiece that they weren’t going to enforce that provision (read harass engineers and scientists). This immediately proved to be a lie, and the mere existence of the regulation began to have its impact on my bottom line; this, of course, was the intended effect.

Again, rewind my retirement plans back to 0 and shift them into idle. If I had any sense, I clearly should have left abandoned engineering and never looked back.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks. Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s. Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that. The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco. However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall. Again, I lost my retirement.

Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed. Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare. Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months. This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive. Ironically, after what they had done the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY! After these events, there went my business but not quite yet all of my retirement and savings.

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change. Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while. So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done. I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work. The rates are 1/3 of what I was earning before the crash, because pay rates here are fixed by the three or four large companies in the area who are in collusion to drive down prices and wages… and this happens because the justice department is all on the take and doesn’t give a fuck about serving anyone or anything but themselves and their rich buddies.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA. This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income. I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need. The sleazy government decided that they disagreed. But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out. Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

So now we come to the present. After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again. But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle. After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order. I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting. Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit. By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented). Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone. The end result is… well, just look around.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the “great” depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn’t it ironic how far we’ve come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn’t have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it’s “business-as-usual”. Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution.

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

Ide NT Ify The Signs Of Ovarian Cysts


IDENTIFY The Signs of Ovarian Cysts

by

Mary Parker

Cysts are very small bags looking like blisters and filled with fluid. Women who are of the reproductive age commonly have cysts. They look like growths that are the size of almonds on each side of the uterus. This said, the imbalance of progesterone and estrogen, two of the female hormones, can also give rise to abnormal cysts such as dermoid cysts, endometrinoma cysts and cystadenoma cysts. In many cases these are not harmful and clear up by themselves. There are many signs concerning ovarian cysts, which allow for early detection if you know how to recognize them.

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For many women, ovarian cysts do not result in any specific symptoms. Inactive tumors will probably not cause any symptoms. This is certainly the case when the cyst is very small. Sometimes the tumors that generate particular hormones can lead to specific symptoms. Bleeding even after menopause may start for women with a feminizing tumor. Girls with ovarian cysts who are still too young for puberty may start bleeding early and grow breasts and body hair. In some cases cysts will grow and bring on abdominal bloating as they become bigger. A woman in this case will go to the toilet often because of the additional pressure on the bladder and the bowels. In this case such a crucial indication of ovarian cysts must not be neglected. Other indications include pain during intercourse. A further frequent sign of ovarian cysts is when periods are heavy or irregular. If a woman has an active masculine tumor, then periods may stop and she may begin to develop masculine features such as deepening of the voice, increased size of the clitoris and facial hair. It is possible for a woman to live with a cyst for many years without knowing it. However if the cyst has grown on a stem and the stem becomes twisted, this may also produce serious pain, an increase in the rate of heartbeat and vomiting. The name for this critical condition is torsion and it requires immediate action. If a cyst ruptures, the effects on a patient will depend on what the cyst contained, as well as any degree of bleeding or infection. A cyst that ruptures typically causes some pain but not necessarily as much as with torsion. If you experience an abnormal swelling of your abdomen then be sure to consult a doctor or a clinic. Because of the absence of symptoms in the cases of many ovarian cysts, they are often only discovered during ultrasound scans or routine checkups being performed for other reasons. So as to achieve long-term relief from ovarian cysts and their symptoms, the only real solution is a holistic treatment. Conventional medicine does not give effective treatment for ovarian cysts because it only focuses on relieving pain for symptoms. Several drug exists that may be prescribed for ovarian cyst treatment, but they do not bring a permanent solution. Many of them also have unfortunate second effects. No unique sign of ovarian cysts exists for diagnosing ovarian cysts reliably. In certain instances, there is no symptom whatsoever. In other cases the symptoms manifest themselves as ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory diseases and endometriosis. Other ailments seemingly unrelated such as appendicitis and diverticulitis have also proved to generate symptoms and indications looking like those of an ovarian cyst. However, it is imperative to keep a lookout for any of the above. The classic sign of torsion in an ovarian cyst is intense abdominal pain accompanied by fever and nausea. Another common sign of ovarian cysts is menstrual cramps that are also known under the name of period pains, or by their medical appellation of dysmenorrhea. Up to a certain level, period pain may be usual, but some patients accept a high level of pain considering it to be normal. Bad menstrual cramps may suggest other impairments including those of ovarian cysts. An indication of ovarian cysts is a continuing dull pulsing pain spreading from the lower back out to the thighs, as is a piecing pain in the pelvis just before the period starts or just before it ends. Other signs also linked to ovarian cysts are vomiting and fever and the sensation of a heavy or full abdomen. These signs may be numerous in some cases and completely absent in others. In the early stages, victims of ovarian cysts indicate a feeble pain or a feeling of fullness. The existence of ovarian cysts may also be signalled by pain when having intercourse. Piercing pains when pressure is applied to the bowels or during bowel movements are also to be treated with suspicion. In addition, signs often taken to be signs of pregnancy such as tenderness of the breasts, nausea and vomiting, can in fact indicate ovarian cysts. The best plan is to obtain counsel from a certified gynaecologist if you notice any of the above symptoms. In order to remedy and prevent future ovarian cysts, a smarter choice is a holistic treatment that allows for the cure and elimination of ovarian cysts permanently. Even if several options of treating or managing ovarian cysts are available, some of these only target the diminution of the painful symptoms rather than resolving the underlying disease. A holistic solution is also the quickest and safest way to rid yourself of ovarian cyst infection today and for the future.

Mary Parker is a certified nutritionist and author of the #1 best-selling e-book,

Ovarian Cysts No More

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