The college conspiracy

Please watch this..It is very interesting!

Just an interesting fact:

Five hundred thousand Indians got online degrees in engineering! It seems that digital online learning is the economical way to go!

Shame my friend Jess from the US did not know this. He owes sixty thousand for his college degree and has no job to pay it off! 


Emotional roller coaster of a week!

There was a river of emotions flying around this week..

My friend’s 2 year old toddler who has had constant mucous running down her nose for the last six months since her last vaccination was diagnosed with pneumonia..

Another friend who is pregnant spent the last two weeks throwing up all food and sometimes water too..

Another close friend has had depression and has requested I help them.

It is 1:30 in the morning and I am waiting for my princess to come home. She went to a friend’s house to watch the Barcelona vs Manchester United football game.

I don’t normally wait up but I am a little delicate at the moment because this Tuesday gone she had an accident at home. She crashed into the corner of a fancy door I have that splits in two midway..

Anyway, the result was that she threw up and lost her vision for a few hours. It is at times like that when you feel so raw and wounded that you CAN dig deeper into the pitcher of

spiritual strength that we all carry. I did and prayed to God for her well being.

At such times as each hour then days pass by as your loved one is recovering one realises with a greater degree of understanding, how precious life is.

Her hugs are sweeter, I don’t feel angry by her “teenage behaviour”.. the way I have done so the last few years…

It is two now and I am tired .. so I am not going to wait anymore….

Funny that as soon as I typed the above line her friend’s car pulled up!

Her royal highness has arrived lol..

 

Hope you all are ok

love and light x

P.S Comiserations to all Man U fans…


Clinical trial deaths and compensation in India

By Ed Silverman // May 5th, 2011

An investigation by India’s health ministry has found that drugmakers running clinical trials in the country have not compensated survivors of most volunteers who died during their studies. Of 671 deaths that were reported last year, there is evidence that compensation was given in just three cases, The Business Standard writes.

And so, the health ministry has asked 44 drugmakers to explain why they have not provided compensation, which is mandatory under the current law. Among those queried were Eli Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Bayer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi-Aventis. For instance, data compiled by the ministry show there were 152 deaths reported during Sanofi trials and 138 took place in Bayer trials.

A Novartis spokesperson tells the paper that its clinical trial investigator insisted any deaths were not caused by a medication, but instead due to the progression of underlying diseases. And compensation is not required in such cases. Other drugmakers offered a similar argument. Ministry officials also say that most deaths, which were attributed to cancer or cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders, seemed to have occurred due to the advanced stage of illness among volunteers. (How can they be so sure that the medication did not weaken the individual)

However, there were 26 deaths that went unexplained. These occurred during trials run for or by Lilly, Amgen, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi and Pfizer. Quintiles, the contract research organization, was also on the list. And some members of the Committee on Government Assurances, which conducted the probe, are not satisfied with the explanations provided.

“Of the 671 deaths they (ministry) have mentioned, 26 are directly related to the administration of the experimental medicine. But they are not sure about the other cases as they use terms like ‘could be’ and ‘may be’, instead of outright rejection. They need to be more specific,” Maneka Gandhi, a member of Parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party, tells the paper.

The committee began its probe because the ministry did not have records on the number of deaths and the socioeconomic status of the clinical trial subjects who died. According to Gandhi, the growing number of clinical trial deaths – 137 deaths registered in 2007, 288 in 2008 and 637 in 2009 – prompted the review.

These companies are so filthy rich yet seem so wretchedly POOR because they cannot even bring themselves to part with a miniscule percentage of profit they make thanks to  millions of such guineapigs.

 


Luciano offerings of roots reggae

I love this guy because his music and lyrics come from a very pure spirit. I went to see him years ago in concert.. it was a fantastic experience..

 

 

 

“Reggae is music and much more. It is a rhythm set to a poor man’s cry”


¿Aspartame produce cancer?

En la última edición del European Journal of Oncology (Eur. J. Oncol., vol. 10, n. 2, Julio 2005) se publica un estudio realizado por el Dr. Morando Soffritti y sus colaboradores, pertenecientes al Centro de Investigación del Cáncer de Bologna, Italia, quienes confirman la relación entre aspartame, leucemias y linfomas (1).

El aspartame es un edulcorante artificial consumido por cientos de millones de personas en el ámbito mundial, desde que fue aprobado por la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos (FDA) de los EEUU en 1981. Se encuentra en más de 6.000 productos, incluyendo bebidas gaseosas, goma de mascar, caramelos, yogurt y algunos medicamentos.

Soffritti y colaboradores realizaron este estudio para determinar si el consumo diario que se considera aceptable (entre 40 y 50 miligramos por kilo de peso) es un límite adecuado. A pesar de que en la década de los 70 se realizaron tres ensayos para evaluar el potencial carcinogénico del aspartame, cuyos resultados fueron negativos, ninguno de esos estudios cumplió con las exigencias básicas requeridas actualmente. Por ello, el grupo de científicos decidió realizar un mega-experimento, bajo las pautas de experimentación aceptadas en la actualidad. 

Los investigadores italianos utilizaron 3.600 ratas de laboratorio genéticamente uniformes, consideradas apropiadas para evaluar los riesgos carcinogénicos del aspartame, debido a que metabolizan esta sustancia de forma idéntica a los humanos y a que los resultados obtenidos en estos animales son consistentes con los riesgos de padecer cáncer en humanos. 

Las ratas fueron divididas en grupos que recibieron diferentes cantidades del edulcorante. Su estado físico y su comportamiento fueron examinados tres veces por día, hasta el día de su muerte y se guardaron registros de su crecimiento y evolución. A su muerte, se les practicó autopsia y evaluación de tejidos. 

El aspartame produjo un aumento estadísticamente significativo en la incidencia de leucemias y linfomas, con dosis muy cercanas a las que los seres humanos se ven expuestos. 

Los autores concluyen afirmando que “Los resultados de nuestro estudio obligan a reevaluar los niveles de consumo diario de aspartame considerados como aceptables, para proteger especialmente a los niños”. 

El neurocirujano Russell Blaylock, una de las autoridades mundiales sobre neurotoxicidad del aspartame, luego de revisar el estudio de Soffritti escribió lo siguiente (2): “Este estudio cuidadosamente realizado demuestra claramente que beber una sola gaseosa endulzada con aspartame podría aumentar significativamente el riesgo de desarrollar leucemia o linfoma, enfermedades malignas que han aumentado significativamente desde que se popularizó el uso de este edulcorante. Este estudio debería aterrorizar a las madres y a todas aquellas personas que consumen productos endulzados con aspartame, aún cuando se ingieran bajas cantidades” Y añadió el Dr. Blaylock: “No existen razones para consumir esta sustancia. Por lo menos debería ser prohibida inmediatamente en todas las escuelas.”

1) http://www.ramazzini.it/fondazione/docs/AspartameGEO2005.pdf 

2) http://www.wnho.net/new_aspartame_studies.htm

http://www.ecoportal.net/Temas_Especiales/Salud/aspartame_una_epidemia_ignorada                 

 http://www.adaptogeno.com/svms/noticias/noticia1.asp  


The Truth: My anthem thanks to Joey Jay- May you always be “High on Hope” x

The Truth
Ever since I was a youth,
I have always been searching for the truth,
But having been told so many lies,
Life like good music never dies,
So the question is posed,
Only who in Heaven knows,
why is a man respected when he is dead ?
Should’nt that respect be paid to the living INSTEAD.

Alive a man is sufferer of no mean order,
But dead he has an estate to the value of a Million and over,
I must die one day,
You’ll all hear people say,
Yet praying for Salvation,
In corrupted meditation,
Storing up wealth, ignoring their health,
But, a tree is known by its fruits,
There is no life in lies,
It’s all in the truth.


The ugly face of Casteism

I love India, the country of my birth. However the disease of casteism still needs weeding out from the roots as the below clip shows.