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Internationals Get out the Vote/

The United States is a melting pot for people from almost every country on the planet.  Which means that every country has at least one family member or friend who is a citizen of the United States.

In these important last days of the campaign I urge all countries around the world to exhort their friends and families who are citizens of the United States to VOTE, FIRST OF ALL, and of course, vote for Obama/Biden ticket.

From Albania to Zimbabwe and all countries in between – text/email/blog/skype/call your families/friends who are citizens of the United States and remind, urge, implore, tell them to VOTE.  VOTE EARLY, VOTE NOVEMBER 4, 2008, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE…

A vote for OBAMA-BIDEN TICKET IS A VOTE FOR IMPROVED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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Sustainable Futures for our Youth

SuperFutures – The Way Forward for our Youth

SuperTeaching is a methodology embedded in technology.

Sustained Learning is one of the main results of  SuperTeaching.

Sustainable Future is our hope for all peoples on the planet, especially our Youth.

With SuperTeaching and Sustained Learning, a Sustainable Future is possible for our Youth.
The United Nations defines Youth as between the ages of 15 and 24; 45 percent of the more than 6 billion people on the planet is under 24.

What is SuperTeaching?

Super Teaching is a breakthrough, whole-brain, accelerated learning system, designed to automate learning performance in a classroom setting. Each system employs three screens, controlled by patented software, that precisely manages the information presented upon the screens to elevate learner concentration and retention. Following twenty-two years of research and development, Super Teaching was recently classified as a Federally Approved new multimedia technology in the United States. 
ST software automates interface in all cultures countries and global village applications by faculty push of a button. Super Teaching is curriculum and language neutral representing the first standard Global Village classroom platform.

Why SuperTeaching and Youth?

Youth contribute to the sustainable development of the planet. We do both them and the planet a disservice if we overlook their contribution and their potential to influence development efforts in their countries worldwide.

The International Youth Day* offers a day of appreciation to youth and their struggles, their challenges, their commitment to making a difference. 

Their energies are driven by technology and as such their learning is enhanced by technology.  SuperTeaching is a methodology embedded in technology, and can be the motor that drives youth participation, builds youth leadership and capabilities and enhances learning for transformation.

SuperTeaching is a natural alliance for sustainable learning and for forging sustainable futures for youth. 

SuperFutures speaks to Agenda 21 – Youth and Sustainable Development

Many corporations and business environments are supporting youth in building sustainable futures – see article on Microsoft - Microsoft and African Youth in Joint Venture

International Youth Day 

Event will be held at United Nations Headquarters on Friday, 10 August to commemorate the day. Other events will be held in the New York, where the Mayor of the city has also proclaimed 12 August as International Youth Day.

SuperFutures learning centres will enable the superteaching methodology to be implemented where the students and out-of-school youth are, worldwide. Contact us/here for more information on superfutures- the way forward for our youth.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Globalized and Environmentalized

Latest News – Internet issues with Dreamliner 787

Attention has been drawn to potential conflicts between inflight use of computers on the Dreamliner and the airline’s own computer system.

Internet connection in flight in the passenger compartment is connected to the plane’s control, navigation, and communication systems; this means that computer savvy passengers could access — and take control of — the plane’s control systems; Read more

Update – Nigeria set to buy Dreamliner 787

Boeing and Arik Air announced an order for three 787-9s, two 777-200 LRs (Longer Range) and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) at the delivery ceremony for two new 737-700s that will soon begin operations from the airline’s home base in Lagos, Nigeria. The list-price value of the new order is approximately $1.5 billion. Arik Air is the fourth airline on the African continent to order Boeing’s fast-selling 787 Dreamliner, as well as the fourth to order the market-leading 777. Read More

The first globally produced Boeingthe dreamliner 787

America entered the age of the jet transport on July 15, 1954, when the Boeing 707 prototype, the model 367-80, made its maiden flight from Renton Field, south of Seattle. Forerunner of the more than 14,000 Boeing jetliners built since, the prototype, nicknamed the “Dash 80,” served 18 years as a flying test laboratory before it was turned over to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in May 1972.

At that time, all parts and parcel of the planed were produced in the US.

Fast forward to 2000+ with its emphasis on technology, globalization, global warming…

Boeing just released information that its 787 will respond to many challenges of this century.

For example, in a steady globalizing world, most of its parts will be made in many countries around the world, it will address global warming and energy issues, will provide more comfort for consumers (how much will the price of a ride increase/decrease????) etc.

But what was most 21st century of all was the marketing of the announcement of the 787 Dreamliner recently:

At the announcement introducing the technologically advanced and environmentally progressive 787 Dreamliner , it almost rivalled Live Earth in scope and reach. In addition to the participation of employees, airline customers, supplier partners and government and community officials, the 787 Dreamliner Premiere was broadcast live in nine different languages via satellite to more than 45 countries and webcast via http://www.boeing.com and http://www.newairplane.com. Distinguished journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

Approximately 15,000 people attended the Premiere at the Everett, Wash., final assembly factory. More than 30,000 participated via two-way satellite into the event in Everett from Japan, Italy and locations in the United States. As many as 90 other locations around the globe involving 787 customers, partners and many Boeing employees also chose to download the event live or watch it pre-recorded and host their own viewing event.

What a show. We await with bated breath the next event, heralding the first 787.

Will bloggers be invited to the test run?

Is anyone afraid of Google?

Google, enemy or friend?

Hot off the press

 WHO’S AFRAID OF GOOGLE?
Firms in Silicon Valley and beyond fear search giant’s plans for growth
Verne Kopytoff, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, May 11, 2007
 

For a company that pledged to not be evil, Google makes a lot of enemies.

From Madison Avenue to Hollywood, some of industry’s most powerful entities are marshaling their forces to combat a company that has risen to the top of the business world in less than a decade.

Fear is the motivating factor. And with every passing quarter, there is more to be worried about if you count Google as a competitor.

Since going public in 2004, the Internet giant’s market value has grown to dwarf Disney and McDonald’s combined. Earlier this year, it became the most visited Web property in the world and was named the world’s most valuable brand. And its runaway success in search and advertising has big corporations like AT&T and Microsoft crying monopoly without a trace of irony.

In perhaps the greatest testament to Google’s power, media reports surfaced late last week that its archrival Yahoo was considering teaming up with Microsoft in an effort to compete.

“Essentially, the new Microsoft is Google,” said Jeff Clavier, a prominent Silicon Valley investor in startups.

In an interview with reporters Thursday, Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, addressed the perception, saying, “I think, as we get bigger and more successful — and things have gone very well for us — it’s natural for people to think this.” But he denied that Google is anything to fear, adding that his firm has learned from previous examples of companies behaving badly.

Since its founding nine years ago by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google has grown into one of world’s the most formidable companies. Few others compare in terms of profits, profile and ambitions.

But, as a result of its success, Google has attracted some powerful detractors. Silicon Valley executives fret that Google’s success will decimate startups and drive up salaries. Madison Avenue is concerned about the company selling all kinds of advertising, including offline pitches in newspapers and on radio and television. Privacy advocates fret over the vast amounts of information Google collects about its users. And Hollywood is upset about widespread piracy on Google’s video service, YouTube. Some entertainment companies are even bringing legal action.

Google says it is innocent on all counts. In fact, the company claims to be a boon to the aggrieved by helping their businesses prosper. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have Wall Street on your side. The company’s stock remains lofty, closing Thursday at an astonishing $461 per share.

In Silicon Valley, though, some people aren’t as bullish on Google.

King of the valley

In the valley’s cutthroat culture, Google is the equivalent of king. And as in many monarchies, the subjects are both submissive and restive.

Rich Skrenta, chief executive of Topix, a local news and community forums Web site in Palo Alto, described Google as being so ahead of everyone else that there is no real No. 2. Startup executives cower at mounting a challenge, he said.

“It’s past fear — it’s the stages of grief, it’s resignation — and now everyone’s depressed,” Skrenta said.

Trying to build another Google-like search engine, he said, is futile. The only hope is to build a company outside of Google’s crosshairs, in a niche category that has no clear winner yet.

“Grow a spine, people!” Skrenta implored Silicon Valley on his blog recently, hoping to rally the troops. “Get a stick and try to knock G’s crown off.”

Even the big guys are squirming, epitomized by last week’s revelation that Yahoo and Microsoft had recently talked about merging or partnering to close the gap with mutual rival Google. Discussions about an acquisition are no longer active, according to the reports, although the door is still open for the companies to cooperate in some way.

Of course, those challengers, whatever their size, will have to hire the best and brightest to succeed. That can be costly, however, given Google’s deep pockets and penchant for bidding wars.

James Currier, a former venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur who sold the social networking site Tickle to job site Monster.com, said that a company on whose board he serves recently lost a prospective employee to Google. The worker, whom he described as a genius, turned down an offer of $120,000, plus stock options, in favor of a $375,000 salary from Google.

“Google is sucking the oxygen out of the system,” said Currier, who has a new startup in San Francisco, Ooga Labs.

But then he voiced the mixed feelings that many executives have about Google: “You can’t blame them, though. If I were them, I’d be doing the same thing.”

Indeed, Google has a complex relationship with Silicon Valley. Many, such as Currier, admire the company even as they tick off a few grievances.

Rather than operating independently, Google’s business is intertwined with thousands of others. Many Web sites depend on the ads Google farms out to them for revenue.

Without the money, many startups would be unable to exist. To a point, Google gets credit for fueling the current Internet boom.

“It’s a wonderful thing for consumers,” Currier said.

View from Madison Avenue

But Google leadership in online advertising also spooks advertisers. No executive wants to be too dependent on a single company to funnel them customers.

Google will take in 32.1 percent of all U.S. online ad revenues in 2007, according to eMarketer. In search advertising, the company’s share will be a more daunting 75.6 percent.

Increasingly, Google is trying to bolster its ad business by expanding to other kinds of marketing, such as online banners, as well as to newspapers, radio and television.

Take Google’s agreement last month to pay $3.1 billion for DoubleClick, a company that helps advertisers place their banners across the Web. The acquisition would add significantly to Google’s brawn by making it a power player in a new line of business.

Several companies, public advocacy groups and, on Tuesday, the New York State Consumer Protection Board urged the Federal Trade Commission to take a careful look at the merger for fear that it would create an Internet colossus. None other than Microsoft and AT&T, which have had their own antitrust issues, asked that regulators take a close look.

Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, responded to complaints at a recent conference, saying “Give me a break” and calling Google’s share of the $1 trillion global advertising industry minuscule.

“This is an emergent business with lots of different choices,” Schmidt said. “End users have choices, advertisers have choices.”

Google’s plan to take on all kinds of advertising has Madison Avenue worried. Agencies see Google as potential competition in helping clients create and place advertising.

The only solace is that, so far, Google’s offline initiatives have had limited success. But the efforts are nascent, and the company is putting a lot of ammunition behind them.

“It’s like the telephone company owning the wires and the towers,” Daniel Stein, chief executive of EVB, an ad agency in San Francisco, said of Google’s advertising muscle. “But I don’t think Google is going to flex that power.”

A new villain in Hollywood

Copyright is another area that has generated major headaches for Google. To listen to Hollywood talk, the company has as much respect for the law as Jack the Ripper, given the profusion of pirated video clips on YouTube.

Hoping to crack down on illegally posted video, Viacom sued Google last month for $1 billion for alleged copyright infringement. Google denies any responsibility for the clips, which are posted by users, and said that it takes them down when asked.

“Old media companies are wrestling with YouTube,” said Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News. “The exposure can be very important.

“On the other hand, this is copyrighted content that is expensive to create. Someone has to pay for news; it’s not free.”

In the meantime, NBC Universal and News Corp. gave Google a big poke in the eye last month by agreeing to create a YouTube rival. The project, to premiere by summer, will make legal, full-length clips available on Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft and MySpace.

Video isn’t the only copyright battle Google is trying to fend off. A separate attack by the publishing industry is aimed at Google’s copying of millions of library books to make the contents searchable online.

Google building Big Brother?

Fear of Google also extends to its amassing of vast amounts of information about user behavior. Privacy advocates have called the repository of search query histories and e-mail the ultimate Big Brother that law enforcement and civil litigators could use to glean juicy personal information.

Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group in San Francisco, gave the example of a Google user who has HIV but has not told anyone. Anyone who poked around in the user’s search record could be tipped off about the secret if the user searched frequently for information about AIDS.

“People can get sensitive about that kind of information being known. But if Google didn’t keep that information, people wouldn’t be able to get to it,” Opsahl said.

In response to the complaints, Google vowed recently that it would make it harder to link users to what they search for online. Under the plan, the company would shroud the information it collects about users in anonymity after keeping it for 18 to 24 months. Opsahl said the idea doesn’t go far enough.

Google is by far the most popular search engine among consumers, with 53.7 percent of the U.S. search market in March, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Yahoo was a distant second at 21.8 percent.

That dominance puts Google in a key position to control information. Links that appear at the first results page become, in effect, a definitive source, whatever the topic.

For businesses, placement in the search engine can mean life or death because customers inevitably spend their money with those that are high on the list. Companies that fall into disfavor on Google amid the frequent changes to its search algorithm are often incensed, and some have gone so far as to sue, albeit unsuccessfully.

Nowhere is Google’s control of information more controversial than in China, where it built a search engine that censors results deemed dangerous by the Chinese government.

Human rights groups and members of Congress have attacked Google over the matter, comparing the company to a Nazi collaborator. Google responded that it censors reluctantly under the theory that providing some information to China’s residents is better than none at all.

Not quite an ‘evil empire’

Despite Google’s power, few say the company strikes as much fear in them as Microsoft did during the 1990s, when its near-monopoly on computer operating systems earned it the nickname “evil empire.” Google’s spotty track record with new products — few outside of search have much of a following — and intense competition with other Internet companies keeps it a step below.

“With Google, there is still choice,” said Chris Le Tocq, an analyst for Guernsey Research, “so I’m not sure if the ‘evil empire’ epithet can be equally applied.”

But he cautioned that the warning sign will come when Google becomes so dominant that customers cannot do without it. How well will Google deal with its customers’ problems then?

In any case, Ellen Siminoff, chief executive of Efficient Frontier, a Mountain View search engine advertising company, said that power shifts quickly in the technology industry, judging from recent history.

“There was a time when Netscape could do no wrong and a time when AOL could do no wrong, and then Yahoo could do no wrong,” she said. “Now Google can do no wrong, but that can change.”

Wary of Internet giant

Google’s long tentacles have many running scared:

Silicon Valley: Concerned that Google’s outsize ambition is squashing startups and raising salaries in the tech industry.

Madison Avenue: Fears that Google is taking over the advertising business and making established ad agencies irrelevant.

Hollywood: Takes umbrage at widespread piracy on Google’s YouTube video service, claiming it violates copyright law.

Privacy advocates: Worry that Google’s collection of personal information will create a massive database that can be mined by government.

Source: Chronicle research

Google by the numbers
In less than a decade, Google has become a corporate colossus. Here are some examples of its muscle:
12,238
Number of employees.
$10.6 billion
Revenue in 2006.
$3.1 billion
Profit in 2006.
53.7 percent
Share of the U.S. search market.
528 million
Global unique users in March.
$143.5 billion
Market capitalization.
$461.47
Share price.
Source: Google, Chronicle research
E-mail Verne Kopytoff at vkopytoff@sfchronicle.com.
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Tap water, fluoride, cavities – brush with bar soap

Updated 29 June 2007

The article below reminds us of effects over time of actions taken to improve public health, effects which can cause more harm than good in the long run, with the consumer bearing the brunt of the consequences.

The practice of adding fluoride to water started some 60 years ago, and is widely held by dentists and public health experts to have been a major factor in the improvement in dental health seen in individuals living in areas where water fluoridation is practiced… the science shows that water fluoridation is of relatively limited benefit, and has the capacity to do considerable harm – including to our teeth!

Up until recently, the the most comprehensive study to assess the effectiveness of water fluoridation (often referred to as the ‘York study’) found that just one in six people drinking fluoridated water benefits from this practice [1]. However, drinking fluoridated water was also found to cause serious ‘dental fluorosis’, a condition in which the teeth become mottled, discoloured or even pitted due to excess fluoride.

Update 24 May 2007

Diethylene glycol ( an industrial solvent used in engine coolants and anti-freeze) was found in toothpaste sold in the Dominican Republic and Panama .

In the 36,000 tubes of possibly contaminated toothpaste were tubes of toothpaste marketed for children with bubble gum and strawberry flavors sold under the name of “Mr. Cool Junior.”

FDA checking toothpaste imports from other countries, including China. In Australia there is some evidence of contaminated toothpaste.

Wash your mouth with soap

Know about the link between fluoride in toothpaste, fluoride in tap water, and your dental health.

This blog is dedicated to our pearly whites.

I have been researching issues of gingivitis and periodontal disease for over a year now, as I was told that my gums are infected and that I am in danger of losing bone, and of course, teeth, as time progresses, i.e. as we age.

I have since found what I believe is the primer on caring for teeth and gums – Good Teeth from Birth to Death by Dr Judd.

What endeared me to the information in the book was an interesting meet up with two dentists on the same day – the periodontist saying that my gums were very inflamed and that I would have to have surgery; my regular dentist saying, just 20 minutes later, that my gums seemed in good condition, not inflamed in response to my query. Click here for issue of Muriella’s Corner on gum disease and inflammation.

After obtaining the Judd information, I came across Tooth Soap, and have been using it for a while now, combining oil pulling with brushing with soap, and have seen some improvements.

For those, like me, who would like to save their teeth and heal their gums, try Tooth Soap

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Dr Judd has placed in everyone’s hand the complete answer to tooth cavities.

Following this procedure there will not be one more cavity, one more gingivitis case, or one more fluorosed, brittle, cracked tooth in the world. Bad teeth in Ireland, Canada, the USA, Britain, Australia and New Zealand will now be curbed.

Dr Judd’s 55-year fight with fluoride promoters (dentists) in these countries is over since research now establishes for certain that fluoride makes the teeth WORSE and not better. My book, Good Teeth, Birth to Death lays out in no uncertain terms all the detail to achieve my claims. Click here to purchase Good Teeth, Birth to Death
Dr Judd has talked to thousands of people about their teeth, many of whom have perfect teeth. In all those cases of perfect teeth, the practice of rinsing while eating has been the reason, and not fluoride. He found out that perfect teeth have little or nothing to do with genetics. The best way to have perfect teeth besides staying away from greedy or incompetent dentists is to pursue the following behavior:

Rinse acids off the teeth during eating
Brush the teeth with bar soap

Take calcium pills with vitamin D daily

Take monosodium phosphate daily

Take freshly made sodium ascorbate daily for gum connections to the teeth

Dispense with the worry that bacteria harm teeth: THEY CANNOT

Dispense with the worry that sugar destroys teeth. Dr Judd found that sugar has little or nothing to do with cavities

Avoid all fluoride products. They destroy teeth, unravel enzymes and cause 113 ailments

His 117-page book, Good Teeth, Birth to Death covers the perfect teeth subject thoroughly including the fluoride controversy. It is a product of thousands of hours of research. The index alone is 41 pages.
The Journal of Pub Health Dentistry, Nov 1993, published an article about a tooth decay epidemic in the US since 42% of people over 65 years of age have no natural teeth, 44-year-olds have an average of 30 decays, 17-year-olds have an average of 11 decays, the blacks and the poor are twice as bad as this and the American Indians have four times the tooth trouble.

American Indians have free dental care, and have had since almost the beginning of fluoridation. If fluoride helped prevent cavities at a rate of 80% per 15 years as the proponents of fluoride claimed in the beginning of the early studies of the forties, US residents would now have less than 2 cavities per person.

In MediZine, V6 #2, April of 2000, the American Dental Association again stated that a dental epidemic exists and 42% of those over 65 years of age and 25% of those over 44 years of age have no natural teeth. They admit their ignorance as to why.

4 curves representing a total of 480,000 students and covering over 30 years of study indicate that the increasing concentration of fluoride in drinking water from 0 to 1 ppm increases the cavities 7, 43, 22 and 10% in Japan, Tucson, India and the US. In other words, fluoridation about doubles cavitation from the normal (Dr Judd’s calculation). Numerous studies verify the fact that fluoridation of water increases cavities.

Tooth enamel (essentially calcium phosphate) reacts with all acids to form cavities (see any chemistry text dealing with solubilities). The proton of the acid pulls the phosphate right out of the enamel, and fast. By drinking a sip of water along with the acid during eating, the acid reacts chemically with water immediately to form hydronium ion and thus the enamel is saved. One can use milk or coffee for the same purpose, since they are both non-acidic. Dr. Albert Schatz, Nobelist who discovered streptomycin, found several decades ago that sharks’ teeth with their excessive fluoride would dissolve just as readily in citric acid as ordinary non-fluoridated teeth, laying to rest the hypothesis that fluoride would stop cavities.

The American Dental Association pushed aside this discovery and Dr. Schatz’ discoveries regarding excessive baby mortalities caused by fluoridation in Chili, South America as insignificant. They returned his mail 3x unopened and would not deal with him.
Some harmful acids (with pH <4) which are tart to the taste and attack the enamel include lemons, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, vinegar, cider, vitamin C (especially chewable) and stomach acid. The lower the pH, the more rapidly the acids attack. Body acid (extremely weak) is insignificant in this process. Non-acid foods such as beans, bread and potatoes have no action on teeth. Worry about such foods is over.

The only worry about non-acid foods is if they will crack the teeth due to their hardness. Chewing ice, unpopped corn kernels, extremely hard nuts, bones or other hard objects is not smart, since teeth do have a breaking strength.

Reenamelization of the teeth occurs when they are clean. All toothpastes make a barrier of glycerine on the teeth which would require 20 rinses to get it off. A good solution for clean teeth, which Dr Judd has used for 5 years, is bar soap. Wet the brush, swipe the bar two or three times with it, then brush the teeth thoroughly and the gums gently. Rinse with water three or four times. All oils are washed off the teeth and the gums are disinfected. The bacteria are killed by the soap. The teeth are then ready for reenamelization with calcium and phosphate in the diet. The enzyme adenosine diphosphatase delivers phosphate to the enamel surface. Do not use liquid soaps. Their different composition is harmful to the protoplasm.

Reenamelization is necessary on a daily basis because the enamel leaches slightly with water as well as the bones over decades leading to holey bones and holey teeth even in the absence of acid attack. Without reenamelization, we could never have good teeth.

Calcium (1.2 g if it is the only source) with vitamin D can be obtained from Walgreens at a very reasonable price of about 5 cents per pill. Other required vitamin and mineral requirements of the body can be found on page 56 of the book. Vitamin D helps to deliver calcium to its needed site. All acid-soluble calcium compounds such as calcium carbonate or calcium citrate are suitable with D. It goes without saying that calcium is necessary in building calcium phosphate teeth.

Monosodium phosphate is the best supplement for phosphate since it is very pure and highly soluble in water. Simply take about 1/5 teaspoon (1 gram), dissolve it in 1 inch of water in less than a minute, then fill up the glass and drink it daily. This takes care of all the bones, teeth, DNA, RNA and at least 30 phosphate-containing enzymes which are listed on page 53 of the book. Our bodies run on enzymes and we are hard put to lose any of them. Even the brain requires them. Phosphate also regulates body pH.
Vitamin C powder – Put 1 level tsp (4 g) in a glass, add 1/2 tsp Arm and Hammer baking soda, add 1 inch of water, let fizz, dilute to 8 oz and drink. The compound made here is fresh sodium ascorbate. This is about 1000 x as soluble as C, and is more reactive towards antibody and connective tissue construction and viral destruction. Thus the gums knit back to the teeth, avoiding any kind of oral surgery for “receding gums.” Receding gums are nothing but gum pockets caused by toothpaste and especially fluoride, which severs all proteins because of its highly negative character. Fluoride is the smallest negative ion on earth, and consequently is the most intensely negative particle on earth. As such, fluoride breaks the positive hydrogen bonds, which hold the coils together, in proteins and enzymes.
We know that bacteria have nothing to do with loss of enamel. Witness the billions of animal and human remains in the earth which have lost all the flesh and are reduced to tooth enamel and bones. It is quite evident that the teeth have been through bacterial contact but are unaffected. The same with human teeth. They cannot be affected by bacteria, because there is no carbon or hydrogen in enamel, which bacteria subsist on. Study of streptococcic mutans as a source of so-called “decay” is a waste of government funding donated to dental organizations.Sugars (fructose, glucose and sucrose) were found in Dr Judd’s laboratory studies to be unable to dissolve calcium phosphate to any extent, even in hot water solution. The reason for this is that the chelation process of the sugar towards teeth is slow because of the large size of the molecule and perhaps for the particular shape of the chelate formed.

Sugars are not the cause of tooth cavities to any great extent, but still it will do no harm to rinse them off the teeth after consuming candy, especially the sticky variety. The adhering barrier will prevent reenamelization.
Fluoride at very low levels destroys at least 66 out of 83 enzymes by uncoupling the hydrogen bond linkage between the enzyme coils. Fluoride causes 113 known ailments ten of these were established through double blind studies, which although noteworthy, may be of no more significance than the individual diagnoses.

Fluoride in the gels used (inappropriately) to harden the enamel is extremely toxic at a concentration of 13,000 ppm (1.3%). Keith Kantor of McMinneville Oregon was killed in the dentist’s chair 3 years ago by swallowing half a teaspoon of the gel. His brother nearly died from the same treatment, but was saved by having calcium gluconate administered to him.

Three kidney dialysis patients at the University of Chicago Medical School were killed 3 years ago when nurses used unpurified Chicago tap water for dialysis. Chicago water has 2 ppm fluoride in it during the winter.Fluoridated water is lethal to dialysis patients. Fluoride is also very harmful to the kidneys of ordinary people.One can look up the lethal dose of a large number of chemicals all the way from botulinum and snake poison toxins to sugar, a non-toxin, on pages 57and 58 of the book Good Teeth Birth to Death. It is interesting that the lethal dosage of fluoride compound for a 50 kg man is 2.5 mg (fluoroacetic acid), and 400 mg for arsenic oxide. Numerous people, animals and fish on earth, especially in the U.S., have been killed by fluoride, but very few, if any, by arsenic.Toothpaste companies now are required to put warning signs on tubes so children will not consume enough of the 1000 ppm (.1%) material to make them sick or cause death. This requirement arises out of lawsuits in which children were poisoned by fluoride-containing toothpaste.
The best available data indicates about 120,000 cancer patients are killed annually because of fluoride in their drinking water. These include patients with every type of cancer.The dramatic increase of cancer cases in the US in recent times can probably be laid directly on the shoulders of the dentists due to their tireless energies in converting city councils to put fluoride in the water for “the children’s teeth.” They are able to do this because of large government grants. It is irrational to believe just “anything” in the environment causes cancer. The unique character of fluoride ion in destroying enzymes deserves attention.

Source : Dr Gerard F. Judd, Speech, May 2001

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Give Mom Satellite TV for PC for Mother’s Day

 Want to get Mom to use the computer?

Give her a gift of Satellite TV for PC. 

Satellite PC for TV as a gift works in two ways simultaneously.  On the one hand, it demystifies the computer as she could begin to navigate the channels of the TV on the PC, without being aware that she is using a computer;  and, ultimately she will begin to explore what is housing the Satellite TV for PC, what is the computer all about.
She will be confronted with over 3000 channels from around the world and  can thus continue to develop her “choice” muscles, which, of course she has been using over the years, choosing where to send us to school, choosing what area the family should live in, choosing our clothing, choosing our friends, choosing our nutrition…

Now that many of us are grown, her menu of choices has dwindled.  They now relate to choosing which doctor to see tomorrow, choosing which medications she can still afford with the pension she receives, choosing which coupon to clip to take to the grocery store…

She is thus overwhelmed by technology as she ages; technology to her does not offer real choices, except that she chooses not to understand nor use it.

But she more than likely watches TV.  Click here for more information.

The lure of 3000 channels is too good to let up, notwithstanding the pleasure of hearing discussions on TV in the language she might have spoken as a child, if she is an immigrant to this country. 

What is more, she will be in total control of what she views on TV and when she can view her faves, as Dad would no longer control the remote and the times and programmes he is interested in. 

Most of all, she begins to engage her brain again, rebuilding that important muscle which she might have been overlooking or ignoring with the aging process.  Satellite TV for PC is  totally affordable with a huge benefit for Mom. With over 3000 channels and the one-time price of $49.95, Satellite TV for PC is an awesome gift for MoM.  She will love it.  For more information on the wonders of Satellite TV for PC , click here.

Oh, you might also have to buy her the computer.  But hey, she deserves it! And just in case you cannot leave her alone to enjoy her Satellite TV for PC, you might want to consider getting your own download to your PC. 

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 Fabulous quotes for Mom, mother, ma, mama, mommy…

 I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.  ~Pearl S. Buck

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

 The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.  ~Honoré de Balzac

All women become like their mothers.  That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That’s his.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
~William Shakespeare

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.  ~Spanish Proverb

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.  ~Margaret Culkin Banning

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?  ~Milton Berle

Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
~Helen Hunt Jackson

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~Aristotle

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.  ~John Lancaster Spalding

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.  Everything gets reduced to essentials.  ~Meryl Streep

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown

What are Raphael’s Madonnas but the shadow of a mother’s love, fixed in permanent outline forever?  ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson

My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being.  I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.  ~Graycie Harmon

The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.  ~Adabella Radici

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.  ~Emily Dickinson

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  ~Washington Irving

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.  ~Lisa Alther

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.  ~Victor Hugo

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.  ~Beverly Jones

That best academy, a mother’s knee.  ~James Russell LowellThe only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.  ~Honoré de BalzacA father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands.  But a mother’s love endures through all.  ~Washington Irving

My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon Doubiago

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  What’s that suppose to mean?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.  ~Isadora Duncan

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.  ~George Herbert

Mother’s love is peace.  It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.  ~Erich Fromm

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
~Ann Taylor

Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.  ~T. DeWitt Talmage

The precursor of the mirror is the mother’s face.  ~D.W. Winnicott, Playing and Reality, 1971

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.  ~William Makepeace Thackeray

A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.  And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.  ~Victoria Secunda

Mother’s love grows by giving.  ~Charles Lamb

I miss thee, my Mother!  Thy image is still
The deepest impressed on my heart.
~Eliza Cook

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.  ~Washington Irving

I cannot forget my mother.  [S]he is my bridge.  When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.  ~Renita Weems

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.”  ~Keith L. Brooks

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.  Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world.  ~Kate Douglas Wiggin

If I was damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’mine.
~Rudyard Kipling

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.  ~James Joyce

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.  ~Mark Twain

It’s not easy being a mother.  If it were easy, fathers would do it.  ~From the television show The Golden Girls

The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Women know
The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her.  ~Francis Thompson

My mom is literally a part of me.  You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.  ~Carrie Latet

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.  ~Moorish Proverb

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.  ~Abraham Lincoln

No painter’s brush, nor poet’s pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a mother’s name.
~Author Unknown

Women who miscalculate are called mothers.  ~Abigail Van Buren

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.  ~Author Unknown

One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands – bare hands – and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage.  To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon.  Bare hands – a kind of mad courage.  ~Robert Fulghum

One lamp – thy mother’s love – amid the stars
Shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before
The throne of God, burn through eternity -
Holy – as it was lit and lent thee here.
~Nathaniel Parker Willis

No one in the world can take the place of your mother.  Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right.  She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.  ~Harry Truman

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.  ~Jewish Proverb

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.  ~Irish Proverb

Source: quotegarden.com

JVs and the MDGs

Joint Ventures (JVs) and the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)

The cooperation of two or more individuals or businesses–each agreeing to share profit, loss and control–in a specific enterprise.

Investopedia Says: This is a good way for companies to partner without having to merge. JVs are typically taxed as a partnership.

Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) 

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

The United Nations says that a global partnership for development is necessary for sustainable development.

Joint ventures and partnerships underscore the fact that we all need each other to grow, develop and sustain growth.  Joint ventures are becoming increasingly popular in the internet community and I have subscribed to a few.  They help foster networking, relationships and ultimately positively affect your bottomline.

Zig Ziglar said, “You can get anything you want out of life, if you help enough other people to get what they want.” That’s exactly what Joint Ventures is all about – working together to achieve common goals.

The Secretary-General of the UN said : “We will have time to reach the Millennium Development Goals – worldwide and in most, or even all, individual countries – but only if we break with business as usual… Success will require sustained action across the entire decade between now and the deadline. It takes time to train the teachers, nurses and engineers; to build the roads, schools and hospitals; to grow the small and large businesses able to create the jobs and income needed. So we must start now… Nothing less will help to achieve the Goals.”

We are all working together to help each other but somehow we do not necessarily make the link to others across the globe. 

The first goal of the MDGs is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger  and goal 8 is to develop a global partnership for development.

The joint venture strategy can accomplish that without a doubt, but we have to begin thinking outside the parameters of “me” and extend the parameters to “us” as called for in forging global partnerships.

It is so obviously possible that there must be reasons why sustainable global partnerships have not been done before on a large scale – issues like distrust and dishonesty, inequitable application of laws and tariffs, large outputs of funds and lack of accountability, lack of information, cultural issues regarding language and customs…etc., or if they have worked their information is not circulated widely.

Or, perhaps visualizing the joint venture as a strategy for developing global partnerships has not yet been thought through to look at how  small businesses can help small business around the world, especially at micro and meso levels…At the micro level,  not for profit organizations are helping in the area of microfinance, with excellent results. 

But there is a wide gap from micro to meso, with meso having a lot of gray areas yet to be identified and understood.

Using the joint venture strategy as a strategy to achieve goal 8 of the MDGs is possible. The possibility is there, and the time has come. If the will is there, it can be done.  We however would need to cleary define and develop the “it”. Saving the planet depends on all 6 billion plus people working together and supporting each other. In addition to undertaking green practices and behaviors, working together also means helping each other grow and thrive economically.

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