Friday, September 21, 2007

Blaylock Wellness Report

I receive invitations to get a paid subscription to the Blaylock Wellness Report from the news service
I haven't subscribed but just the introductory invitations can be quite interesting. Here is one on the dangers of vaccines.
I have seen quite a bit of info on the dangers of vaccines at, too.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Carlos Slim - Richest Man

Carlos Slim, of Mexico, see previous entry, Richest Men, has been promoted to the top spot as the richest man in the world. I continue to find it interesting. Here is one recent article about him. It talks about the conservative financial operations which he has instilled in his companies, borrowing very little, so that their level of business debt is amazingly low. Of their official operating principles, 'one tenet translates into English as follows: "Maintain austerity in prosperous times (in times when the cow is fat with milk); it accelerates corporate development and avoids the need for drastic change in times of crisis."' It also talks about how Mr. Slim has trained his sons to operate the businesses and presents a perspective of the less than positive side such as their operating and maintaining a monopoly. The article concludes with a quote by Carlos Sr, which I thought was insightful, "Many people want to leave a better world for their children," he told the crowd. "I'm trying to leave better children for my world."
It's not about the external arrangement of things, it is the internal character we build, in ourselves and others.

? for president

We as a nation must learn that civil government is not our savior, nor our big brother to "watch" over us. God has ordained us to rule by His principles, the Spirit of Christ within us. So, merely having external, civil, political reform is not the answer. Civil government is only an extension of the internal government within people. The problems seen in civil government are a manifestation of the lack of internal government by God's principles.

I started this blog entry as an endorsement of a candidate but as I wrote the above paragraph last, I decided maybe I should just make you think a little more, at least for right now. Because more important than having a president with these policies for the nation, is having a nation of people with the internal principles upon which these policies must be based. Here is a list of what I would consider a close to ideal list of policies for someone in political office. I'll just say that there is a candidate for president that fits it.
1. is pro-life, understands the value of life created by God
2. believes in limited civil government
3. will abolish the IRS
4. understands fiscal responsibility (watch out Federal Reserve!)
5. understands personal responsibility - and how that is applied on a national level, stop trying to police the world and force our way of life on them but through good will efforts help those who want it, clean up our own internal affairs first before trying to fix others
6. has an immigration policy which seems much more reasonable and workable, seal our borders to criminals and be inviting and consistent with those who want to come work
I could continue about his policies on other personal and national liberties, with respect to health care, privacy, property ownership, and national sovereignty. Having a proven track record of consistently working to implement these values during years of public and private service is also important.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Inequality in access to and use of resources

The overpopulation myth was mentioned today in a training we had. So, that got me to searching and reading some different articles. Here is one that I found particularly interesting:
It talks about at least one problem with hunger and poverty in many nations is not overpopulation but "Who controls the land." Basically, growing cash crops for export is more profitable for many farmers than growing food for people in their own nations. One quote from the book Paths to Paradise, by André Gorz, talks about that it is more profitable for big landowners in Brazil to grow soya for cattle feed for export than to grow black beans for the poor in Brazil.
"Because our cows' purchasing power has risen above that of the Brazilian poor, soya itself has got so expensive in Brazil that a third of the population can no longer afford to buy either its beans or oil." [11]
When he says "our" I'm not sure to what developed nation he is referring possibly the USA? But you get the idea.
This is what God is talking about when He says, "Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low;" (Isa 40:4) - righteousness in our dealings with others and equality of access to resources.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Richest Men

Very interesting news article I saw today. It talks about Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim has surpassed Warren Buffet as the second richest man in the world.
This article is interesting to me on a couple of points. I believe it is a huge, external indication of how God is realigning the great and the lowly in this world. I have heard it said that the USA will soon (10-50 years?) not be the economic leader of the world. Very soon the richest man in the world will not be based in the USA.
The final sentence in the article, Señor Slim talks about a difference in philosophy between himself and Warren Buffet; '"Our concept is more to accomplish and solve things, rather than giving — that is, not going around like Santa Claus," Slim said. "Poverty isn't solved with donations."'
This is so true but the welfare generation in the USA doesn't understand this yet. It makes me wonder what Carlos Slim understands will solve poverty; maybe developing internal principles, such as discipline, diligence, obedience to the voice of God?
I have just read another article in Spanish and it seems his philosophy may be more similar to Buffet's than the English article indicates. He talks about developing programs to solve people's problems, still not addressing internal character issues?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

cell phone use and cancer

Here is another one I find hard to pass:

Here is another web site dedicated to understanding safety in wireless communications:

One observation I think that puts some rational perspective on the link between cell phone use and cancer, is that high widespread cell phone use has been less than 10 years. Historically, cancer will take more than 10 years of environmental exposure to surface. So, as we see the length of time increase that larger numbers of people have been exposed to these electromagnetic fields, we could be seeing an increase in related cancers.

Worst 5 "foods" to eat

Dr. Mercola's website has so much interesting health information it is hard to stop browsing through his site. Here is a good one, the five worst "foods" to eat:

french fries (almost all commercially fried foods)
fried non-fish seafood (all fried seafood would actually go in the prohibitive commercially fried foods but non-fish seafood is even worse)

So, really it comes down to fried foods and soda are the two worst types of so-called "foods" we can eat.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Updating my website

I have been updating my website some to more fully and accurately reflect God's process of development in my life. Check it out:
Let me know what you think. After the last update the Spanish version is not displaying the unique Spanish characters correctly. I have been considering a better hosting setup. This is just another reason.