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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AIDS truth exposed: Un-cut exclusive footage from House of Numbers


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Thursday, October 1, 2009

So Easy ...

I'm back for another post, hello again. How's it been going with you these past days, Friend?

"You Lie," Rep. Joe Wilson shouted from his seat as President Barack Obama spoke about his health care program before a joint session of the U.S. Congress early last month. News of that incident spread fast and wide around the world and tons of opinion have been published since.

I am not going to comment on that on my post today for I am not in any position to do so, not because I am not an American which necessitates that I keep my mouth shut on the matter out of respect, but because of the fact that I have, on occasion, lied, myself, albeit white lies (e.g., when a friend asks me if I have already eaten lunch or dinner and I say 'yes' when 'not yet' is the truth). But white lies or big lies, it makes no difference. A lie is a lie and is ... unjustifiable.



Can anyone come out clean -- spic-and-span -- as regards lying?

"He who is without sin, cast the first stone," Jesus Christ told the crowd who put before Him a woman they accused of adultery, allegedly caught red-handed.

Lying is the EASIEST thing to do in any given situation and requires very little effort (none at all, in fact, with white lies) to do it. And so we see people lying with abandon ... even kids, barely out of the crib, who lie their way out by resorting to crying when confronted.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Hearty Laugh For A Healthy Heart

The wisest man who ever lived, King Solomon, said: "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven ...."

Wisdom is not limited to "serious stuff." Quoting a line from King Solomon's Book, Ecclesiastes:

" ... a time to weep and a TIME TO LAUGH, a time to mourn and a time to dance." 

God is a God of humor. If He is not then we won't be seeing anything like this:



Or this:





So, how about a good laugh today, eh?

Here's one from the "Dead Poets ..." Green-ery:

"From 20 to 30 if a man lives right,
     It's one in the morning, and one at night.
From 30 to 40 if he still lives right,
     He cuts either one, the morning or the night.
From 40 to 50, it's every now and then,
     From 50 to 60, only God knows when.
But from 60 to 70, if he is still inclined,
     Don't let him kid you, it's only in his mind." (AFP)

Here's another good one:



That's all Folks! Till next post. C ya :)


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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Benefits of Social Networking

Greetings, Friend.

I tried my hands at verse-writing drawing inspiration from my newfound friend's blog who writes in verses. What do you know, I was able to compose one after several tries and not getting it right.

It's a lot easier writing in prose but sometimes you get tired of it you want to try something new. Indeed, verse-writing is a challenge but it's fun. Let me share with you what I've done. You don't need to critique it like you would a real poet's piece because it doesn't qualify to be one in the first place. My objective is just to have a little fun -- making a fool of myself -- pretending to be a Sir Walter Raleigh, just this time. OK? :)

Also, please allow me to dedicate this composition to GIlson whose writings awakened me to the beauty of poetry which I have been foolish not to appreciate before. I haven't given the piece a title but it speaks of my experience with this blog that never had any visits until I tried social networking which I frowned at before. So here goes:


When I started blogging
In the summer of '09,
The idea of social networking
Never crossed my mind.


True friends on the Net? Heck, it's an illusion
At first, I thought; brushing aside advice,
That I give it a try even just for fun
'Nothing to lose, just tired eyes.'


I made posts to my blog and everyday
I checked; Perhaps a visit, perhaps a name,
Nothing; "there must be a better way
I must not fret, this is just a game."


Pausing to consider, I mused, "why not?"
Then I made my rounds: Facebook, Twitter, My Space;
Till the morning hours, you could call me nuts
Crisscrossing the labyrinth of cyberspace.


Hours and days turned to weeks,
Nothing real, just tricks;
But ... what I looked for I didn't find
Because I approached with a biased mind.


I changed my outlook, made a fresh start
"Arquivos Halcyon" my first-stop blog,
Hmm... the writer's got the poet's mark
Not a wasted time reading his verses, neatly tagged.


Never thought the writer will notice
My visits to his blog, reading every piece;
He initiated friendship, think he's real,
Speaks from the heart, you can really feel.


GIlson's his name, honest like a child
Open and sincere, he's not masked.
His feelings he doesn't hide,
Makes a great friend, more than you can ask.


Got visits now, can't be happier,
I'm even more inpired to write;
The Internet's a real wonder,
Worth spending hours
Till the morning light.



How about that for a Sir Walter Raleigh impostor, huh ... LOL

Thanks again for joining me in the little fun in my blog today ... for a break. After all, it's "serious stuff" I'd been writing, we need to have balance. 

Before I go, may I ask you to click the banner below for the health information that I"m sure you'd find a big help to you to keep you in good health -- disease and ailment free -- all the the days of your life.

Till next post. C ya. Enjoy the day. :)


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Sunday, September 27, 2009

When Songs Aren't Just Songs



Warm greetings to you my friend. How are you today?

Do you enjoy music? What's your favorite song?

I like music (but my best friend says the music doesn't like me). I enjoy singing but I can only do it under the shower or I'd be stoned to death by my neighbors. I can play the guitar but only for a moment or those around me would tear me to pieces.

Regardless, music is my first love and no one can take it away from me. Too bad, I haven't been endowed with a voice that could entertain. Even my dog howls at me when I sing. LOL.

But I think God made it so for a reason. And that is: so I can learn to see and admire talents other people possess. Like my newfound buddy, GIlson, who expresses his thoughts through verses (check out his blog: http://arquivoshalcyon.blogspot.com/). Boy, is he good at it ... a modern William Shakespeare in the making, I must say.




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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our Health Is Our Real Wealth

Our Health Is Our Real Wealth

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For The Love Of Money ...


Hello again. How are you doing?


What would your reaction be if, one morning as you check your email, you see in your inbox an issue of the newsletter you regularly receive from a trusted and credible source and its headline reads:

The Swine Flu Conspiracy: A Plan to Commit Mass Murder

It's boxed summary reads:

"A chilling tale of conspiracy to commit mass murder by those who are responsible for protecting human lives. The Swine Flu Conspiracy: A Plan to Commit Mass Murder -- coming to a town near you."

And the shocking story:

A medical journalist named Jane Burgermeister has recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking government and corporate officials concerning their attempts to commit mass murder via the swine flu. [Source: NaturalNews]

This comes in the wake of charges filed last April against US-based pharmaceutical company, Baxter AG, and Avir Green Hills Biotechnology. Baxter was recently connected to the disturbing scandal involving flu vaccines. Several sources, including the Times of India, reported that last December, Baxter inserted deadly live avian flu viruses into vaccines that were distributed to 18 countries around the world to be injected into patients as "flu shots" -- allegedly as a deliberate act to trigger a pandemic and profit from the sale of vaccines.

However, a batch of the tainted vaccines was first tested on ferrets in the Czech Republic before being shipped out for injection into humans. Every one of the ferrets died -- and the SHOCKING discovery was made.

Since the contamination of the vaccination couldn't be blamed on an "honest mistake," newspapers immediately questioned whether the events were part of a conspiracy to deliberately provoke a pandemic, following up on accusations already made by health officials in other countries.

Jane Burgermeister contends that the WHO, the UN and high-ranking corporate government officials conspired with each other (and others) in a covert international program involving the pharmaceutical companies Baxter and Novartis.

The conspiracy entailed the bioengineering and then releasing of lethal biological agents -- specifically the "bird flu" virus and the "swine flu virus" in order to accelerate the pandemic by making the virus ever morevirulent(with the addition of the Avian flu). This would then make an otherwise mild swine flu outbreak disastrous enough to justify forced mass vaccinations.

Such a forced mass vaccination program would rake in billions of dollars in vaccine revenues -- while the hoards of people who are vaccinated run the risk of suffering serious injury or even death in massive numbers! 



In case you didn't know ...

Can you REALLY be forced to take the swine flu vaccine?

Most people have never heard of the international health regulations and the national pandemic plans that ALLOW mandatory flu vaccinations. Most people think that no one can be FORCED to take the swine flu vaccine. Wrong!

Did you know ... that in the event of a Pandemic Level 6 emergency declaration, you would be required to follow the orders of the World Health Organization? In such an emergency, the WHO has the authority to force anyone (and that includes you) to be vaccinated and also to be quarantined.

Under such circumstances, it would be a CRIMINAL OFFENSE if you refuse to be vaccinated.

So what's the worst thing that could happen if you were to be vaccinated?

For starters, if the vaccine you receive happens to be laced with live avian flu viruses, which Baxter has demonstrated itself capable of doing without being penalized-- the vaccine would be virulent enough to kill you.

This is the basis for Burgermeister's charges against the WHO and UN for conspiracy to commit mass murder.

Furthermore, if the swine flu vaccine doesn't kill you, you may have an increased CANCER RISK.

According to German lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg (who is also the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council), the swine flu vaccine's nutrient solution contains CANCEROUS cells from animals. It therefore stands to reason that injection of the vaccine might also cause cancer in humans.

The swine flu vaccine contains shockingly higher concentrations of squalene than was used in the anthrax vaccines, which caused hundreds of thousands of troops to suffer the catastrophic effects of Gulf War Syndrome.

Furthermore, the swine flu vaccine, which is being rushed to market without the appropriate testing and evaluation, may cause a repeat of the swine flu vaccine catastrophe of 1976, in which people died or developed crippling Guillain-Barré Syndrome or paralysis as a result of the experimental vaccine.

In the event that forced vaccinations are implemented, what can YOU do?

You can just say "No!"

Would it make you a criminal offender -- and possibly land you in jail -- if you refused the vaccine?

If large numbers of people refuse the vaccination, the government would NOT have the resources to enforce a mandatory vaccination -- nor have the capacity to imprison hundreds of thousands (or millions) of people.

That's why it's necessary to urge as many people as possible to refuse the swine flu vaccine.

Should you refuse the vaccine, you definitely WON'T be alone. According to research reported in the August 25 issue of the British Medical Journal...

... more than 50% of doctors and nurses in public hospitals would refuse the swine flu vaccinebecause they're concerned about its side effects, and have doubts about its efficacy.

And according to a Fox News poll conducted in August, the MAJORITY of Americans now believe that the swine flu vaccine may be DEADLIER than the swine flu virus itself.

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As I write this post, I am still in a state of shock, I don't know what to think or say about the matter. All I know is that I'd be remiss in my self-assigned duty to inform through this blog if I don't post the info here just as the source has requested:

"Don't forget to forward this article to everyone you know because no one can escape exposure to the swine flu virus this flu season. It's that important. You might even end up saving someone's life."

Remember, FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED.

Thanks for reading. C u next post.



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Monday, September 21, 2009

Barry Schwartz On The Paradox of Choice




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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Barry Schwartz on Our Loss of Wisdom





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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love, Marriage and Sex




Hello again. How are you doing?

Have you ever wondered ...

What is love ...?

Why is there such a thing as marriage? Why the need for it? Can't we just go on with our lives without it?

What is sex? Why does it have to be between man and woman? Why not man with man and woman with woman or man with animals?

This is serious discussion that I want to have with you today. I just hope that what I write here would not turn you off. If it does, I'm sorry.

First, let me say: I believe in GOD and the things He said which He caused to be written into a book, better known as the Bible, by His prophets who wrote as He put in their minds what to write or as He instructed them by direct, actual communication. This book survived the ravages of time and prevailed against "the gates of hell."

Of the millions of books ever written, no book has been as controversial -- and as popular -- as the Bible, particularly on the matter of the "Gospel of the Kingdom of God."

Notwithstanding the differing interpretations/opinions of religionists, preachers, evangelists, Bible scholars, ministers and what have you, I am more than convinced that, as written in the Bible, GOD will establish a literal kingdom on earth. And He gave signs when that will take place.

I take His word for it.

The Bible speaks about a profound mystery: "the mystery of the Kingdom of GOD."

This mystery is so profound no man -- no matter how intelligent -- can understand it unless GOD gives him understanding.

In that connection, I cannot thank God enough that He opened my mind to understand said mystery, in spite of myself -- a wretched sinner. He made me understand not because He favors me more than any man but for the accomplishment of His purpose. I could not have understood it on my own.

About the mystery of the kingdom, it may surprise you to know that LOVE, MARRIAGE AND SEX are part and parcel of it.

Today I want to share with you that understanding via an excerpt from the book GOD allowed me to write in spite of my limitations (I'm not an accomplished writer), titled: THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Here goes:

Our understanding of the mystery of the Kingdom of God will not be complete if we leave out the subject of love, marriage and sex. Regardless of how we view it, sex has everything to do with the Kingdom. Without sex, God’s purpose vis-√†-vis mankind will not be realized. It was incorporated in God’s Master Plan of creation—the part that involved mankind—from the beginning. We will see shortly.

A good number of people, the prudes especially, regard the subject of sex as taboo when talking about God and religion. To them sex is evil—it is dirty. It should not be mentioned, even in casual conversations. On the other hand, the great majority find amusement on the subject. Often, it is the principal theme of songs, poems, advertisements, news, articles, movies, TV and stage shows, and every other activity man could engage in. But what is sex and why sex? Would mankind be better off without it?

It is very unfortunate, indeed, that because of the absence of understanding of the mystery of the Kingdom of God and the direct relation of sex to it, people have fallen into all sorts of trouble and misery involving sex. It is mankind’s greatest weakness. In the face of temptation men and women become powerless. Through the ages, the mighty and powerful—men of note and great caliber—have fallen because of sex scandals. Countless people lived miserable lives (many still do) because of unbridled sex. From the rich to what society calls “dregs,” most, if not everyone, gave in to the alluring appeal of sex at one time or another during their lifetime.

Just what is the purpose of sex?

We cannot have an objective, intelligent and sensible discussion of the subject unless we take it up in the context of the Kingdom of God. Our starting point would be God’s Plan of creating man to replicate Himself

Earlier, we have seen that because of God’s transcendent purpose in creating mankind which was to raise a family of like beings as Himself to populate the Kingdom that He was going to establish for His Son, it was of necessity that He created them physical beings in accordance with the natural law of reproduction or the direct transfer of the basic properties, attributes and qualities of the progenitor to the resultant offspring from generation to generation without loss of identity, regardless of the number of times the process is repeated—the “DNA” that science has come to call it.

With all the power available to Him (“For with God nothing is impossible” [Luke 1:37], God could have created Adam a single-celled living being capable of reproducing itself by fission like the amoeba, to achieve His purpose, but He did not. Instead, He created Adam multiple-celled incapable of reproducing himself, on his own. He needed a partner to perform the process. Why?

Let’s read Genesis 2:18, “the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’” He then formed Eve from Adam’s body (verses 21-22) instead of forming her from dust as He did with Adam.

From this very brief account of Adam’s creation, God is giving us an insight into the deep meaning of love which is the basic component of His nature, the foundation of everything that He is. “God is Love” (1 John 4:16).

God imbued Adam with His basic attributes and traits, principal of which is love, that Adam would then pass on to His children and his children to their children, on down to each and every generation afterward. “Let us create man in our image, after our likeness,” God said (Gen 1:26). Thereafter He told Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it” (verse 28).

In addition to other attributes, God created Adam with the capacity and the capability to feel and express God’s reciprocal love. It is a feeling of concern for others that is of equal degree as concern for self. It’s an innate desire for companionship and togetherness—to love and be loved. It’s not instinct as in the case of animals. This considered, logic will tell us that it was but natural, therefore, that God should create a woman as partner for man, for how could Adam love if he had no one to love with?

But why did it have to be a woman instead of another man? To answer the question, first we have to consider the natural law of reproduction involving begettal or impregnation in contrast to fission. Science will tell us that except for the single-celled amoeba that reproduces by fission or cell division, all other living creatures that are multiple-celled: animals, insects, and birds, reproduce through fertilization—the union of the sperm cell and egg cell which are present in separate entities—the male and the female.

By the process of conception, the physical properties, along with other attributes, of the parents are directly transmitted and developed in the offspring. This process of reproduction necessitates the intercourse between two opposite sexes (male and female) with distinct but complementary reproductive organs, to produce an offspring. There is no way that a child can be naturally conceived except by said process. Science has come up with “cloning” as alternative to this natural process but that is not acceptable to God.

That God created man necessarily to need a woman has everything to do with love. He created the woman from man in order that the man would desire for the woman who is part of himself; and for the woman to desire for the man of whom she is part. God meant for them to complement each other—to make complete what is lacking in their individual, separate selves. God created them one flesh for said purpose (Genesis 2:24). They share the same basic physical properties but are equipped with different reproductive organs to carry out God’s purpose in creating mankind. God’s purpose cannot be realized between man and man or between two women. It just doesn’t work technically, morally, and spiritually. Any same-sex partnership that mimics the kind of relationship (sexual act included) that God intended to be had only between man and woman is an abomination to Him (Romans 1:26-27).

God created in man and woman the desire or urge for sex, independent of the time factor, as the ultimate expression of their love—not LUST or LIKING—for one another. That’s why there is orgasm in sex; also why the urge for it could come any time to either the man or the woman. Contrast this to the sexual behavior of animals and other living organisms that copulate or mate by instinct in response to nature’s call solely for the purpose of reproduction, hence, cyclical or seasonal.

Satan hates mankind because of their potential to be in God’s Kingdom while he himself will be cast out. He is thus bent on destroying man and one of his more effective tools in carrying out his evil plan, is the drive for sex. It’s a weakness that he observed in Adam when he consented to Eve’s seductive invitation to eat the forbidden fruit. He had since perfected his craft and has never stopped corrupting the minds of people with lust through the ages, down to our time. Worst, he has influenced man to perform perverted acts even savage beasts do not do.

God knew, from the very start, of men’s (and women’s) weaknesses as regards sex so He set guidelines for sexual behavior and responses by way of the written code (the law) which Jesus Christ later magnified in His “sermon on the mount.” He instituted marriage to formalize and bind the union of the man and woman in love with each other. God intended that sex, in fulfillment of His purpose and as an expression of love, must be done within the confines of marriage between husband and wife. He then richly blesses the faithful relationship with the birth of lovable kids and a happy, God-centered family. God hates sex outside marriage. Satan, however, greatly delights in it.

While the basic physical act of intercourse is the same for both man and other living creatures, the objective, however, is different. That’s why with man, God incorporated the element of love in the process. God wants children who are born because of love and not because of lust.

Sex is the most wonderful experience a man and a woman in love could enjoy in their physical lives if done with God’s Plan of the Kingdom in mind. It is not only gratifying but also truly fulfilling since by said act, the child that God forms after His likeness and image—a replica of Himself—is brought forth and with each child born, God’s Master Plan of the Kingdom gets closer to realization.

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That's just about it for now. Thanks again for the time. Oh, by the way, if the above excerpt made any sense to you and you want to read more of the book mentioned above, feel free to request a copy. I'd be more than happy to share it with you. After all, it's not mine. It's GOD's.

Have a nice day. Till next post. C ya.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our HEALTH Is Our REAL Wealth ...


When I was young, I didn't bother at all about my health. Just like any healthy kid, then and now, health was the least of my concerns, even though it was a subject we studied in school. Thankfully for me, I grew up in a remote rural village where the only health-destroying junk food one can buy from stores were candies. But even that didn't appeal much to me as freshly picked fruits were more delicious to the palate. For meat, milk, eggs and vegetables, we didn't have to take the trouble of crossing a river and ride a rickety bus 20 kilometers to the nearest market. We raised poultry and grew vegetables in our backyard for our needs and to share with neighbors. Our farm animals provided the milk. Thus we had a daily supply of farm-fresh and healthy foods that didn't cost us a penny but the time we spent in growing them.

Years later I moved to the big city, hundreds of miles from home, for my college education. It was altogether a new life for me with so much city glitter to feast my eyes on. Food has always been my FIRST interest so on my first trip to the supermarket, the beautifully packaged foodstufs prominently displayed on the shelves with images of mouth-watering, finger-licking "so delicious" food, grabbed my attention ... and had me buying without hesitation.

Did I like what I bought? No. Maybe because I was not used to the taste of processed food the same way that city kids do not enjoy eating natural foods because they are not used to it. Over the years, that bias never changed. And boy, was I grateful that it was so because, without me realizing it, it kept me in tip-top shape all along, healthwise.

So I grew up in the best of health and remained so to this very day. I've never experienced hospital except once when I figured in a minor vehicular accident on my way home from work for which I was brought to the hospital by my cousin, a doctor, who closed the cut on my leg with a 9-stitch needle work. But I didn't have to lie in bed. I went home right after the treatment. Oh, yes, I did get sick through the years but they were ordinary ailments like flu, colds, headaches, upset stomach.

At my age now (secret), as I reflect on life, I couldn't help but be thankful that I grew up eating -- and loving -- natural foods. Quite a number of my friends, some of whom years my junior who were born with a silver spoon in mouth, are now suffering from degenerative diseases like heart ailments, cancer, diabetes, etc., and are hospital frequenters; some spending days on end in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives, others already "gave up the ghost."

So ... what's my point in saying all these in this post?

Well ... I just wanted to share my view, developed from experience, that HEALTH is our only REAL WEALTH in this life. Lose it and everything else becomes meaningless.

You may be the richest man on earth living in a palatial home, traveling the world on your own Gulfstream G550 jet, riding the waves in your own multi-million dollar luxury yacht but ... would you appreciate food if you are suffering from stomach ulcer or colon cancer? Would you desire to take part in a dance party with friends when you are stuck in your wheelchair? Would you gleefully sing under the shower when you have to be assisted to be able to bathe?

So don't take your health -- and your family's -- for granted.

Now, let me share with you an information I stumbled on while searching the net for info about a friend's heart ailment to be educated about the disease. "Forewarned is forearmed," as the saying goes. 

You see, I always turn to OTC drug whenever I feel sick to relieve me of the physical pain that's afflicting me, albeit ordinary, like migraine. So I was skeptical, at first, about the author's statement (especially because she's not a medical authority) that one doesn't need chemical-based medical remedies to get cured of every disease that he/she may be suffering from ... that even the terminally-ill have hope to be restored to vibrant health without having to go under the knife or be subjected to painful radiation therapy.

But as I read through the information, I saw her point. She may be "just" a researcher/writer but the information she spent years researching and generously shares in her book, frrank and honest, are much more credible than any knowledge and education that could be gained from medical schools or those propounded by biased scientists.

Her research is not without objective scientific proofs. But even if it is not backed up by actual cases of successful clinical treatment of people who have recovered completely from life-threatening diseases and published as case histories, I am inclined to agree with her because of the glaring fact that in spite of advancements in medical science and technology, there is no end to the growing number of people getting sick -- and sicker -- necessitating, thereby, the putting up of more hospitals, especially in the third world, since existing ones are bursting at the seams such that patients had to to be accomodated and treated in hallways and corridors.

I'd like to tell you more about the book but I'd rather that you read the information yourself at http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?af=1055680 so you can better appreciate its value as the information that the world needs very badly. A chapter of the book can be downloaded for free.

Relative to our topic, I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of one of my favorite actors, Patrick Swayze, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. I was just thinking maybe ... just maybe ... he could have been saved from an untimely death had he known about the ONE-MINUTE CURE book.

We have lost another great actor (how many more would we lose?) to the scourge of cancer which medical science cannot -- and never will -- find solution to for as long as it remains a tool of the pharma industry for revenue growth rather than for the interest of the public at large, that is, disease prevention instead of merely treating symptoms.

Indeed, something is wrong -- really, really wrong -- with our health care system. But it is a multi-billion dollar industry now fast approaching the trillion dollar mark. It's good business, don't you think? The more people falling ill, the more money in the bank, right?

Never mind if the wretched sick are sucked dry down to their last penny and then ... die. Who cares? Not the giant pharmas! Not the greedy capitalists! Not the heartless doctors! ... not the funeral parlors!

Would you simply go on with your life as though you'll never get sick ... never die of disease? 

Well, it's been another fulfilling day on this blog writing something meaningful to share with you. Thanks again for your time reading. I would appreciate a comment from you.

Have a nice day. C ya.










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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Worm in the Brain ...?


This video says it all.




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Saturday, August 15, 2009

The All-Important B R A I N ...



Hello Again. Nice to be back for another blog post after one whole week of brain-wracking work.


Oh yes, the BRAIN -- that all-important soft tissue inside my "coconut shell." I haven't given it much thought until today when one of the frames in the video bar (see side bar of this blog) arrested my attention and had me clicking on it.

I first thought of just taking a quick view of it -- probably just a minute or two -- as I always do with videos owing to speed constraints (my subscription is limited to 384 kbps), but then the topic being discussed was just too important to forgo watching the video in its entirety.

Then it dawned on me ... might as well make said video the focus of my blog post today, i.e., invite you to view it yourself so you can better understand why it is extremely necessary that we keep our brain in good health.

It will take you an hour and 14 minutes -- rather long -- to stay glued to your computer screen but, I tell you, it's every minute worth watching and you won't regret it.

That's just about it for now. Thank you very much again and happy viewing :) C u.




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Monday, August 3, 2009

I Stand Corrected ...




Hello again,

How are you today?

Oh how time passes by real fast. We're into another brand new month. I wonder what's in store for us in the closing months of the year.

I'd been busy the past two weeks, I hadn't had time to even visit my blog. But today I deliberately took time off to make another posting and how pleasantly suprised I was when I saw a comment to my last post.

Boy, am I glad for it! And also, because the traffic map indicated visits from both sides of the globe. Which means, my blog is also visited and read. All along I thought it's just some kind of a billboard standing in the fringes of cyberspace, far out of surfers' reach.

Let me take this opportunity to thank Crystaline for posting a comment to my last blog post. Judging by the name, I think it's safe to assume that the writer is a she. For no "he" would ever call himself by that name unles he is a "s/he." :)

At first, I thought of just responding to her comment but a glitch in my computer had everything that I have already written wiped off completely. I tried to rewrite the original but my memory failed me for the exact words.



That made me decide to write a full blog instead.

Thank you very much Crystaline for the comment and for being nice with it. In a sense, you breathed life into my blog. At last, it has become what it was planned to be as stated in the header.


Thank you very much, too, for providing information about Barry Manilow's "I Write The Songs," that I'm sure not many people knew about, myself included (please see comment).

I stand corrected for writing that Barry wrote the song. How stupid of me to be very casual about the matter because most singers don't write the songs they sing, although Barrry is a song writer himself. I apologize.

Allow me, however, to clarify some points vis-a-vis my blog post.

My mention of Barry and "I Write The Songs," was purely incidental. The thought of mentioning him and the song in my post did not even enter my mind until I was about to write the closing parapraph of my piece.

Please don't get me wrong. Barry Manilow is one of my favorite singers and "I Write The Songs" was my favorite tune when it was hitting the top of the charts in the '70s, until a friend called my attention to the subtle message behind the lyrics of said song.

I did not accept his argument outright but in the course of time, as I pondered the matter, I have come to see that my friend was right. The message indeed was so perfectly crafted that it blended beautifully with the enchanting melody. And it has some magical power in it such that anyone singing the song would find himself deeply immersed and carried away, not just entertained.

He gets captivated, lifted up and then feels glorified. Some tremendous power sweeps over him and makes him relate to the song as though it's him that the music speaks about. Yes, that's how I felt back then whenever I sang and hummed the tune as it saturated the airwaves.

Who could have masterfully written the song without inspiration from the greatest invisible composer that ever lived ... and continues to live? He himself said he's "BEEN ALIVE FOREVER."

To a discerning mind, however, the words were inspired by the MASTER MUSICIAN to reveal himself and to make the world understand, in no uncertain terms, that he is lord and that he can make anyone sway to his pleasure and entertainment, via music.

Of course, not every song is inspired or influenced by the GREAT MUSICIAN. But countless MANY are.

I hope you will not get the impression that I presume to be a critic of songs and singers. Far from it. I am not qualified in any way for the job. And I acknowledge my own limitations. In fact, I am not an accomplished writer. English is not even my native tongue.

I am able to write only because I love writing, albeit, ordinary and not up to literati standards.

So there. I hope I have made myself clear vis-a-vis Crystline's comment lest she thinks: 'who does this guy think he is?' :)

For the truth is: I'm nothing. I'm just sharing my simple observation of the world we live in and our puniness in relation to the grand scheme of creation -- just micro specks in the vast, limitless universe -- yet with a potential so awesome our limited human minds cannot fully comprehend. As the great psalmist wrote: "What is man that thou art mindful of him ...?"

Note this: in the realm of the invisible ... in the dark alleys of cyberspace ... and in the deep recesses of our unsuspecting minds, dwells a VERY POWERFUL INFLUENCE that even the most brilliant and the mightiest among men cannot stand up to, on his own. How many great men have fallen from their pedestals because of the "Dark Force"?

Well, it's been another wonderful time that I had with you today. Thank you for sharing a moment with me as you read another piece of my mind. Please feel free to comment. Just be nice as Ms. Crystaline was. You are my friend whether you agree with me or not.

You matter to me, as a friend, much more than opinions and thoughts. Le's maintain an open mind. We can always "disagree without being disagreeable."

See you next post. Have a nice day. :)

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

"Music Power"


Do you love music? I do ... very much. And that was the reason why I posted 2 You Tube music videos in this blog which you can view below for momentary pleasure.

Now, what has music got to do with wisdom and understanding which are the main thrusts of my blog?

A lot. But first, I'd like to ask you a question. Do you know who the greatest musician is?

Whatever your answer, you may be right but only partially because the actual greatest musician who ever lived -- and continues to live -- but remains incognito is none other than ... believe it or not ... SATAN.

Let me prove to you why Satan is the greatest musician, irrespective of my or your or anyone's view of the matter. If you believe in the Bible (but even if you don't, it doesn't make any difference), here's what it says, referring to Satan:

Eze 28:13 "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created."

Please note the words "tabrets" and "pipes" which we know to be musical instruments used in Biblical times.

Who among us, humans, could be greater than Satan in every field of endeavor as far as creative qualities are concerned?

Now you may ask, 'so ...?'

So ... you may discern whether the music you are listening to or watching on video is POWERED by The BIG S. Don't underestimate or take for granted the tremendous power BIG S wields using music to his advantage and to your detriment. He's always on prowl, ever-ready to get you, or me -- anybody, when the opportunity presents itself. He's cunning, crafty and deceitful.

Yes, the music you listen to -- or watch on video -- may be "beautiful," "captivating." Listen or watch to your own peril. You may be enjoying yourself but watch out because you could be taken for a ride. Before you know it, you're hooked.

Are you familiar with Barry Manilow's Top Hit: "I Write The Song"? Do you think he was referring to himself when he wrote the lyrics of that song? Let's take a look (Note the first lines):

I Write The Song
By: Barry Manilow

I've been alive forever (literally), and I wrote the very first song
I put the words and the melodies together
I am music and I write the songs

CHORUS

I write the songs that make the whole world sing
I write the songs of love and special things
I write the songs that make the young girls cry
I write the songs, I write the songs

My home lies deep within you
And I've got my own place in your soul
Now, when I look out through your eyes
I'm young again, even though I'm very old

CHORUS

Oh my music makes you dance
And gives you spirit to take a chance
And I wrote some rock 'n' roll so you can move
Music fills your heart

Well, that's a real fine place to start
It's from me it's for you
It's from you, it's for me
It's a worldwide symphony

CHORUS

CHORUS

I am Music (music) and I write the songs.

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So there. Draw your own conclusion.

Thanks again for taking time to read my blog. See you again soon. Have a nice day.


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Friday, July 24, 2009

Just One More Song To Brighten Up Your Day




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Sing A Song Today. Music is the Language of the Soul




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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Law of Cause and Effect -- How It Impacts Your Business and Your Life



“All that we are is made up of our thoughts; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with a pure thought, happiness will follow him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” -- Dhammapada.
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When starting a business, it is essential that you have a plan carefully thought out, researched, written, studied, analyzed, and fine-tuned before execution, to ensure that you get your business off to a good start and minimize mistakes along the way. As the saying goes: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
It is to your own advantage that you write the plan yourself no matter how “crude” it may appear to a seasoned business writer. Ask help from professionals but don’t let someone else write the plan for you. You are not writing for the Wall Street Journal, you are writing your formula for success. Basically, your success formula starts with your passion for your “baby,” which a business writer may not share with you. A good business plan is not measured by how well it is written but how feasible it is, to achieve success.
The importance of a plan when going into business, be it “just” a home-based business, cannot be emphasized enough. And don’t let your business plan just sit on the bookshelf gathering dust. Make it your handy reference material, dog-ears on its pages for quick access. Make necessary revisions to stay in step with changing technology and trends as you go along.
But there is something even more important than the business plan that you need to ponder early on -- and always keep in mind -- if you are really dead serious in your pursuit of success, whether with your planned business or the much bigger business of living your LIFE that was meant for you to enjoy when you were brought forth into this green orb called earth. You see, the Majestic Creator, who filled the earth with abundance did not intend that man should live in misery in the midst of plenty.
First, you have to come to terms with the fact that there is no such thing in Nature that is called blind chance, accident or luck. Everything—yes, everything (tangible or intangible, physical or spiritual)—is governed by definite and active Universal Laws set in motion by the Great Law Giver. You may not agree but what you think -- or believe --doesn’t nullify the fact that such laws do exist. Take, for example, the Law of Gravity. If there were no such law, do you think there would exist anything on earth, say, at the equator where it rotates on its axis 1,038 miles per hour? What would happen if the earth suddenly stopped spinning?
It is not the purpose of this blog to educate you on all the Universal Laws – there’s just too many of them to even mention here (space would not allow even if I wanted to), but one particular Law that I would like to impart to you knowledge and understanding of is the Law of Cause and Effect, and another law correlated with it, the Law of Financial Success.
The Law is precise: For every Effect there is a Cause, and for every Cause, an Effect.
Here’s how one insightful author put it:
“Under the same conditions, a given Cause will always produce the same effect. This is what we call "Law." If we could make a close analysis of our lives, we would find that in their detail and entirety, they are the result or product of Law. This must be self-evident to every thinking person for the reason that without a "Cause," an "Effect" is impossible, and it will also be apparent that if we would control the effect, we must first put the right Cause into action.
"We are so accustomed to accepting thoughts, methods and conditions which have been handed down from our ancestors, or which are the product of social or economic evolution as the only right thing, and binding upon us, and of attributing the various things that come to us as "Chance" or "Happenstance," that we cannot at first realize the immensity of the fact that in our whole Life-expression, we are governed and controlled absolutely by Law! It staggers us at first, and while we can discern the workings of Laws in certain spheres, we are slow to grasp the transcendent fact that in all that concerns us, in our Success or Failure, Plenty or Poverty, Happiness or Unhappiness, and in Health or Disease, all, ALL is governed and determined by Law!”
The Law springs to action the very moment you let a thought enter your mind (Cause), dwell on it and then act it out. As you figure things out in your mind, and so they form and materialize (Effect) accordingly.
The mind possesses an innate power that when unleashed, can alter landscapes and reshape civilizations. The Great Creator Himself recognizes the power of the mind to Cause and bring about a corresponding Effect. When He thwarted the plan of mankind to build the Tower of Babel to a dizzying height, He said: “… they have begun to do this, then NOTHING they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
Applying the Law
Pause for a moment and think why you are planning to put up your own business. What is your purpose, your motive, your goal? What is your dream … your vision?
Ah, yes … VISION. How many of the 6 billion people in the world today have vision?
In the Book of Proverbs, we read: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Have you noticed how this little book of wisdom correlated vision with the law?
If your only motive to go into business is to make money—lots of it, better think again. Money is not the “be all, end all” of life. Space would not allow a lengthier discussion of money in this blog for there is so much to talk about it. But the short story of King Midas (you must be familiar with it) which I have included here would put everything in perspective:
King Midas
King Midas was a very kind man who ruled his kingdom fairly, but he was not one to think very deeply about what he said. One day, while walking in his garden, he saw an elderly satyr asleep in the flowers. Taking pity on the old fellow, King Midas let him go without punishment. When the god Dionysus heard about it, he rewarded King Midas by granting him one wish. The king thought for only a second and then said I wish for everything I touch to turn to gold." And so it was.
The beautiful flowers in his garden turned toward the sun for light, but when Midas approached and touched them, they stood rigid and gold. The king grew hungry and thin, for each time he tried to eat, he found that his meal had turned to gold. His lovely daughter, at his loving touch, turned hard and fast to gold. His water, his bed, his clothes, his friends, and eventually the whole palace was gold.
King Midas saw that soon his whole kingdom would turn to gold unless he did something right away. He asked Dionysus to turn everything back to the way it had been and take back his golden touch. Because the king was ashamed and very sad, Dionysus took pity on him and granted his request. Instantly, King Midas was poorer than he had been, but richer, he felt, in the things that really count.
The Law of Financial Success
Back to your planned business. The short story of King Midas illustrates how the mind works and how the Law of Cause and Effect functions in relation to a thought.
No one can dispute the fact that money is the primary purpose of a business for why should one go into business if he does not intend for his business to make money?
What I am trying to point out here, though, is how money should be approached since there are two different ways that it can be viewed, viz.:
  • Money as an end, and
  • Money as a means to an end
Following is how one author describes the two approaches:
“In this approach (money as an end), the idea is that money is what should be pursued. It’s the end objective of effort. In this approach, money can be accumulated and it can be immobilized. And immobilization implies uneven distribution, which means that the money will accumulate heavier for some (the rich) and will be scarce and sparse for others (the poor) as a consequence. This is the case, because in this approach there is a limited supply of money. Therefore, the end objective should be to accumulate as much as possible, as this will supposedly provide for ‘security’ and ‘financial independence.’
“In … (approaching money as a means), the idea is that money is the means towards the end objective of experiencing something, simply for the feelings of excitement and happiness that come with the experience. Money itself is not the end objective, but rather are the things that money can buy. Money is merely the means of exchange in buying or selling goods and/or services that can bring the experience of desire. In this approach, money does not accumulate but circulate.”
What is your personal view of money? Do you look at it as “an end” or the “means to an end”? Now, you relate that view to your planned business. You have to have everything clear at the very outset. That way, your decisions will not be based on what is expedient but what is right.
Would you go into business so you can have tons of money to your name? Do you “feel” the need to accumulate money and have this kept in the bank for “security” and “financial independence”?
There was this story of a retired old man during the Great Depression who, one morning as he scanned the day’s paper, found out a little too late that all of the money he kept in the bank -- his lifetime savings -- was worth ONLY one round-trip ticket around Berlin. You know what he did? He withdrew all his money, bought a ticket, took a trip around Berlin, went home, locked the door behind him and shot himself to death.
Do not aim for the money as though it is all that matters in the world. Desire instead for the things that money can buy that will make you enjoy life. Somebody said some place, “money is a bad master and a good servant.” Indeed. As the Great Master said: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
You have a good business idea? Go for it but don’t slave yourself for the money. As one author put it: “No man ever became very wealthy working with his hands alone; this applies to the brain worker also. The only way to obtain much money is to make money work for you.”
There you have it. Let money work for you. Invest your money wisely and make it grow. Money is meant to be circulated not hoarded. I don’t mean that you shouldn’t save. You should, to provide for the “rainy days.” What I am trying to say is: don’t be stingy and greedy at the same time.
Learn from Nature because it is never selfish. It adequately provides for everything that man needs, not just for him to survive but to enjoy life. Each morning you wake up to a fresh supply of everything you need to stay alive: air, water, sunlight and the plants and animals that provide food, clothing and shelter.
Ever noticed how the grass you cut the day before sprouted out new blades to welcome the beautiful morning sun? Those pesky little weeds were pained by your cutting but that didn’t stop them from doing as Natured intended it. They didn’t shrink back, they grew out new leaves.
Those flowers you picked from your garden, did it bother you that they wilted in the evening? No, because you knew that you’d have a fresh replacement – lots of it – on the morrow. When you pruned your fruit trees, did it worry you that they might not bear fruits again? No, because you knew that by cutting the branches, those trees would grow new ones and bear even much more fruit.
So that’s how you should deal with your money. Practice economy but don’t hoard. And as your chest fills to the brim, do something even more worthwhile doing—and achieving—like making a difference in a world gone mad, say.
The world’s richest man, Bill Gates, is no longer involved in the day-to-day operation of Microsoft, the company that he really fought tooth-and-nail to build into the world’s biggest software empire. He is enjoying his life actively leading the fight against malaria with his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He continues to make a difference in the lives of people.
He had his VISION clearly etched in his mind early on and he pursued that vision with dogged tenacity, against all odds. He had Faith in his ability. He had Purpose: “Windows® in every desktop.” He contributed greatly to productivity, continual increase and never-ending advancement of technology. He was efficient in his actions. And he became rich – “filthy rich” as people call it – in the process.
For him to become the very rich man that he is today, do you think he followed Certain Laws and Principles? You bet he did. Money did not just fall on his lap from heaven. Nor did it come with him just sitting all day and wishing that money rain down from the skies or flow into his bank account from the vaults of giant Swiss banks.
Money came to him because he was in complete harmony with the Universal Laws that govern financial success, viz.:
  • The Law of Cause and Effect (Opening the Way with a Workable Plan).
  • The Law of Action and Reaction (The more you give, the more you receive)
  • The Law of Gratitude (Be grateful even for the little things that come your way).
  • The Law of Attraction (“As A Man Thinketh In His Heart, So Is He”).
And the principles involved:
  • Vision. (Definiteness and fixedness of Purpose)
  • Faith (Confidence and belief in one's Ability)
  • Efficient Action (“Be The Best of Whatever You Are”)
  • Will and Determination (“Never Surrender”).
  • Expectancy and Persistency (Only dead fish float downriver)
  • Right Mental Attitude (Build your ideals and live in them mentally)
Together, the above laws and principles constitute the Law of Financial Success which governs the accumulation of wealth. To become rich, you have to do things the “Certain Way,” not unlike following mathematical formulas when solving math problems. To illustrate: there’s just no way that you can come up with the answer “1” when your formula is “1 + 1.”
Don’t be fooled when some glib-tongued “guru” tells you that to become rich, you only need to follow the Law of Attraction like it’s shown in the movie, “The Secret.” Said law is just one of the factors that determine success. No amount of desiring, wishing, imagining, visualizing for your planned business will enable you to get what you want if you just roll in bed all day or dream your life away in ‘Never Never Land’ like Peter Pan.
“Yes, You Can”
You have come this far in your reading of this blog and I take it to mean that its contents interested, inspired, and motivated you enough to “follow your dream” and “GO FOR THE GOLD.”
I am not foolishly telling you that this writeup is all you need to succeed in your planned home-based business. In fact, I encourage you to devour every reading material on entrepreneurship that you can lay your hands on and adequately equip yourself with the tools needed to realize your dream. I only hope that I am able to impart to you right knowledge and good understanding of the rudiments of home-business and the Universal Laws and Principles that “govern and determine the result of our every act—of the success or failure of our every effort!”
If, at this point, the whole picture of your planned business is already clear in your mind, then don’t hesitate a second. ACT NOW. “Time waits for no man.”
Sweep away from your consciousness all thoughts that may be causing you to doubt your ability and capability to follow through your plan till you see yourself vacationing in the Bahamas not the least worried about your business because it continues to pile up cash for you, 24/7, on autopilot.
For as long as you are in harmony with the Law of Financial Success as discussed in this blog and not remiss in what is expected of you, especially in the infancy of your “baby,” then things should go well with you and your home-based business. “Just do it.”
“YES, YOU CAN.” Powerful words that U.S. President Barack Obama used to inspire and move throngs to elect him to the most powerful office in the world. You can say the same to yourself, “YES, I CAN.”
In closing, I leave you the following verse quoted from Napoleon Hill’s book,Think and Grow Rich.
“If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
“If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will—
It’s all in the state of mind.
“If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
“Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”
- THE END -
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© George Estrella, 2009.






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