Wednesday, August 31, 2005

There have been some interesting headlines about homeopathy in the last few days, after a Lancet paper, looking at past trials of homeopathy and allopathy, said that homeopathy doesn't work.

However, the article also points out that a forthcoming WHO review indicates that homeopathy is better than placebo. At the end of all that it's hard to know what to believe.

Perhaps everyone is looking in the wrong place. Because in the end illnesses and 'cures' are likely to be relate to energy and the relative harmonics of that energy. After all, in the end biology is chemistry, and chemistry is physics which in turn is all about energy. Thus in the final analysis biology is energy, and illness therefore must be a function of energy. Finding ways to comprehend what is going on will lead to cures.

At present we are only addressing the first two steps in that logic chain in allopathy, whereas homeopathy does at least seek to engage the fourth step in the context of water memory. There is already recent evidence that water association in the cytosol may influence enzymatic function through changing microelectrical field distribution. That, in turn, affects how efficiently the cell performs its biochemical functions and contributes to its role in the particular tissue. If it goes wrong the tissue misfunctions and we talk about an illness.

Scale things up and then consider a human sitting in front of a computer. That human is an energy signature, surrounded by a suit of others - the chair etc., since all matter is ultimately energy - which exist within a matrix of other energy fields such as TV signal distribution, mobile phones etc. Step out of four dimensional thinking and it gets even more interestingly interwoven.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

I see George Bolton, Bushes 'ambassador' to the UN, is busy trying to destroy consensus on world poverty, climate change, global education and so on, and scupper the UN's Autumn summit on the topics. How many more years do we have to put up with this corrupt and immoral administration? Meanwhile Pat Robertson, Bush's 'Christian' chum who leads part of the christian right alliance, calls for the Venezualan president to be 'taken out'. These yanks really have a grip on Christian ethics and values, eh? All because Chavez has the temerity to want to siphon some oil wealth to create a better Venezuala for Venezualans.

Chavez was elected in a democratic election, as declared by independent monitors. George Bush says he wants to export democracy world wide, so why the blatant interference in Venezuala? Because his mates in the oil industry are hurting.

If you wonder why the World generally despises or hates America guys, this is why. Arrogance, greed, ignorance and/or wilful denial, bullying, rapaciousness, murderousness, duplicitousness. These are the consistent components underpinning US behaviour around the globe. Driven by profit greed and, increasingly, naked fear.

I think that, ironically, the catastrophic consequences of this administration's behaviour, especially if the next administration or two are as corrupt as this one, which seems entirely probable given the US population and how it behaves, will be the collapse of the US. Because its social philosophy has come down to simply the acquisition of money the denizens of the US will fight each other when the chickens of climate change, 'Free Trade', etc. come home to roost.

Since they're mostly armed to the teeth (apparently it is a right for everyone to be tooled up enough to kill each other) this will be a messy process. But at least it has the virtue that they will have less time to strut around other peoples' countries. Bin Ladan should relax and be patient.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bloggery is, it seems, a hard thing to keep going since life seems to be so busy. Since the last posting, my cousin Erik and his partner Annet have been over for a visit, many ceilings have been painted, Willem has had his 14th birthday and Nick has returned unexpecctedly from Australia. Bill and Claudia from Shanghai are about to show up to stay for a few days, which will no doubt keep me fully occupied. And then there's the garden, and finding a new job. Pretty 'phew' really.

I gather Senators Clinton and McCain have been to Alaska and conclude that there is evidence of global warming and the Senate should get on and do something. Try getting past vested interests, chaps. Your corrupt administration has all bases covered I'll warrant. They'll be able to fillibuster this to death whilst keeping their snouts in the trough.

However, I am cheered to start to observe serious opposition to Bush and his chronies. I should be even more cheered to see serious debate about the way in which US politics is undertaken and structured. The fact that the Bush clan were able to effectively rig both elections should be a cause for serious concern in any case, but I think the two party system is too restricted and in need of some serious restructuring.

If your politicians are so corrupt that vested interest can exercise the degree cof influence that is obvious in US politics, then the only recourse is to pit the vested interests against each other or else bleed them by making them split their bribes across too many options. If the politicians are really interested in government of the people, by the people, for the people then the two party approach can work. But what I observe in the US is government of the people by the politicians and officials, for the politicians and industry (including agri-business) and their bank accounts.

Next time, a treatise on religion and energy. Intriguing, eh?

Saturday, August 06, 2005

It transpires that hurricanes can generate waves in excess of 90 feet high. Apparently a previously unknown fact. I'm not surprised, who could survive such a thing? I must make sure not to be at sea during a hurricane. It's important to remember these things in life, you never know when they might come in useful.

It's just like having learned that pulling Bracken Fern by the stem in an attempt to uproot it is a silly thuing to do, because the odds are it'll get you first. This is where actually remembering the useful fact becomes important as well. Sadly I forgot the other day and received a cut to the inside of my finger that contrived to open an arteriole. Very messy. So now I'm walking around with a wonky finger. Thus is the importance of memory reinforced in my mind, such as it is.

Last weekend we decided that we were going to have to postpone the spiritual ceremony we were going to have as the second component to our wedding this year. In the end we had to move location, and it became apparent last wekend that we simply didn't have time to prepare things on the new territory. So it'll have to go back to May next year, on the anniversary of the civil ceremony, which seems appropriate anyway.

The Permaculture project is gathering some pace, and my first copy of the Permaculture magazine has arrived with a host of useful contacts and resources. This looks more and more like the direction we shall take for the coming decades. But looking at it I would estimate that there are a couple of years of research and learning to do first, and a bunch of practising.

Meanwhile the house is getting a make-over, so if you're coming round be warned that you will feel like HRH the Queen, because the smell of new paint is everywhere. We seem to be having a very focused clear out of the old and the unused in the house. It proves to be very satisfying. Speaking of which I hear a ceiling calling, and the light looks about right for painting, so more reports tomorrow.

And Nick's coming home soon. Hurrah!!!!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Strewth, Cumbria is a long way from here - 320 miles in the event. Charles' wedding was a nice affair and everyone seemed to have a good time. However, the unexpected highlight of the weekend turned out to be a visit to Leighton Moss wildlife reserve in Silverdale just across the bay (Morecombe - no cocklepickin' jokes please) from where we were staying for the wedding.

I saw my first Marsh Harrier, aswell as some Red Deer stags making their way through the reed beds, a Water Rail juvenile, Buzzards, Grey Herons, and a host of ducks etc. Sadly no Bearded Reedlings, or the very rare Bitterns which live there. But the Marsh Harrier was the highlight, and made several appearances, so we were able to get a good idea of size, hunting technique, colour and so on.

It turns out we were lucky, since the Harriers leave in early August and head South for the Winter. The trick for them then, of course, beyond the usual climatic and feeding issues, is to avoid being shot by some ignorant Spaniard or Maltese who thinks they have a 'right' to kill migrating birds. Quite why they 'need' to hunt is a mystery - they don't eat their kills. They should hunt each other, it would be a more even contest, and add greatly to the experience for both parties.

But I am grateful to have had the chance to see the Harriers. They are bigger than I had expected, around as large as a Buzzard or maybe a tad larger. They skim across the top of the reed beds in a graceful, very purposeful way that really is poetry although I doubt that their prey species would describe it thus.

I see the US Energy Bill has cruised through the Senate, and is the expected catastrophe. Naturally they dropped the bit requiring better SUV mpg and a requirement to cut motor fuel consumption. They also droppped the permission to drill in the Arctic reserve, but that is now expected to be snuck in through the forthcoming spending bill. The whole thing is a massive wasted opportunity, but I guess when the world is looked at through the greed lenses that the Americans seem to constantly wear such issues are invisible.

I think that the Bush administration is probably the best ever recruiter for anti-Americanism, bar none. I'm bloody glad I'm not an American; it would be so shaming.