Tuesday, December 01, 2009
After a long time, the long awaited [by the government] roll-out of the identity cards begins in Greater Manchester [UK] and anyone foolish enough to sign up for one can pay £30 for the privilege of owning a biometric ID card.
But this is only the start...once you are on the database it is your responsibility to make sure that your details are up-to-date, in fact you are obliged to maintain the accuracy of the information. This means that you will have to pay to do this for the rest of your life and, if you don't you will pay - in fines or more.
In reality though, it probably will not matter much in the end, it is only the current Labour government that is pushing for the full introduction of the ID cards. If elected at the next election - probably early to mid 2010 - neither of the other main political groups would go ahead with the scheme; in fact, even the 'minor' groups have no intention of imposing the ID card in any way.
The only reason I have for posting this is because I have mentioned the idea before and I just wanted to update the information [am I getting the ID card disease here?].
The whole thing is a complete waste of time and money, estimated to be in the region of £20bn by the London School of Economics, and it will not improve security or prevent identity theft or fraud.
I didn't want to post yet another rant but I feel that this is important.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Under the guise of 'health care' another means of observing and following you is being trialled at present. The so-called 'Smart Plaster' is a sticking-plaster type of strip which is placed on the chest of a patient to monitor blood pressure, heart rate and other factors that are useful in keeping a check on a patients condition in hospital.
The main benefit is that the device is cordless and the lack of cables will free the patient and allow movement when necessary. The initial trials are to assess the integrity of the data sent by the strip to the monitoring computer and will also check on other factors - whether the device can be used during showers and the like.
Now take this to the next stage; I have already suggested that babies can be micro-chipped at birth for 'safety' reasons, to prevent abductions from hospitals and similar issues, the next step would be to implant biosensors to keep a check on health - initially for the high-risk babies but later for all so that health can be monitored whenever it is necessary.
It has already been suggested that these sensor strips should include a location finder so that the nursing staff can find a patient if there is a risk of falls or 'wandering off', a short step from there to a full-scale GPS link to enable any 'health care professional' to track someone when it is deemed necessary to medicate them.
How long before it is compulsory to have all babies micro-chipped at birth? How long before it becomes compulsory for EVERYBODY to be chipped?
Depressing, I know but you have been warned.
Some of this information has been extracted from the article on the BBC News website page - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8362664.stm
Friday, September 25, 2009
My headline is taken from the 'Daily Express' dated 25 Sep 09 and their headline states, in full, New fears over heart pill taken by millions, I dislike having to say "I told you so" but...
The full article can be seen at the above address but a few details are presented here; increased usage of Statins has seen an increase in reported side effects, some of which can be quite devastating - I quote:
"Statins are already known to cause tummy upsets, liver problems and muscle pains in some users as well as a rare but serious lung disorder.
Packets warn patients of these side-effects but last year manufacturers were forced to add new cautions, telling patients that statins can sometimes cause memory loss, sexual problems, depression and disturbed sleep."
Why do the 'health professionals' disregard information that has been presented to them over the years about problems and will only start to take these things seriously when they become fully public knowledge?
I told my doctor about these issues quite a long time ago but he eventually persuaded me to get onto the medication and now this news reaches me.
"[...] we have found one, simvastatin – the version most frequently prescribed in the UK and the main one given to many elderly patients – can cause impairment of pathways regulating muscle mass and metabolism."
I am reluctant to just stop taking the Statins but now I feel that, since my confidence in the suggestions made by my doctor has dropped significantly, I may have no other course of action. This whole feeling is compounded by the fact that Simvastatin is the one I have been prescribed as being the 'safest' Statin to take.
Please read the whole article and make comments to your medical professional if you feel as I do.
I told you so - is no compensation really, is it?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I received an e-mail from Natural News...
[ http://www.naturalnews.com/027093_RFID_vaccination_swine_flu.html ]
...giving information about a possible scenario regarding RFID bracelets and Swine Flu vaccination control, with particular reference to Boston Massachusetts, where there is talk that the vaccination and registration will be made compulsory.
The speculation is that a chipped bracelet would be required to allow the law enforcement people to track all those who had taken the treatment and, incidentally, anyone who hadn't taken said treatment. This bracelet RFID chip would also hold personal medical information so that, in the event of accident or whatever, assistance can be provided even if the subject is unconscious.
This idea is flawed; consider, that the person could remove the bracelet and 'lose' it or just leave it at home.
No problem...implant the RFID chip directly into the subject and the chip reader would link directly to a central computer to provide the information the authorities require.
I talked about this concept in a previous post with regard to babies, chip them at birth for 'safety reasons' after a series of staged abductions then they can be traced at any time thereafter.
Big Brother State had nothing on this, it was only a preview of what could be done.
Picture shows a probable location for the implantation.
Image via Wikipedia
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Some of the earlier posts, from here, have been copied to the new Explorer blog but they haven't been deleted from this blog because I couldn't copy the comments over to Explorer and I felt that the comments were an integral part of what was going on for me.
The copies here are more for reference and explain where I am coming from - with particular reference to the Life-Change.
New posts will appear from time to time and will probably be of the rant variety, though I hope that this will not be too pervasive.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
It has been rather too long since I added something here, I realise that it is mostly because I grew a little tired of my own recent rants. The direction this blog took me, was not the one that I had intended to travel, I may have to start again with another blog.
This general idea was what triggered the Dolphin Muse poetry [and other things] blog into creation, I am pleased with the way that is going and so, am spending more time there, rather than here. I had intended that this blog was to be more spiritual but making note of things that affected me in health and other ways was important too.
This is why I am considering splitting this blog into two parts; one to continue the health, society and conspiracy themes - the second [really the third blog] will be the one to explore more spiritual and personal areas of my life. I have yet to make up my mind about this and have placed it into active consideration. In addition I have to admit that I am not certain how to change this so that it will show as two distinct blogs, I may have to use 'cut-and-paste' to extract the posts I want to move.
There probably is a purpose and a place for a 'rant' blog but I fully intended that this one was going to be spiritual and special interest, like the information about the "Face on Mars near the beginning of this blog and my 11th Re-Birthday post for instance.
This is rather a ramble as opposed to a rant for a change and if anyone can offer advice or suggestions as to how I can make the changes I am looking for, please add something to the comments section below this post.
Thank you for reading this and for your comments too.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
It seems that it assists the body's T-cells to work more efficiently. These cells "remember" past infections and vaccinations to fight current and future illnesses and Metformin seems to improve the strength of the reaction to illness.
Not going to say much more here other than noting that I am pleased that medication I don't feel that I really want is actually doing some good for me.
Smiling for once, about medical news that concerns me.
Love to all - Ainsley
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Image by erix! via Flickrtins manufacturers have on these studies.
Am I only being paranoid [irrational fear] about these things or is there a real threat to our health from things which are being pushed on us by the so-called health professionals.
The comments in the BBC News page
[ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8016006.stm ]
are filled with an alarming number of 'could's 'might have's and similar phrases. This, to me, is raising public fears and encouraging the public to be rather more prone to accepting a mass 'medication' of the general populace, even though there is no need for it and there is a hidden [and probably unpublished] risk of other health problems associated with Statins.
A comment from John Neate, chief executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, is rather telling; "It is too soon to say if the results of these studies could lead to a potential breakthrough in the use of statins to reduce the risk of prostate cancer or to slow its development."
I am willing to make a wager that the government would be quite happy to force this, and other, medication on us without allowing any kind of opt-out for the individual. If added to the water supply, as recommended with fluoride, then the consumer will have to take it and suffer.
I will be the first to admit that these posts are somewhat depressing but it is this kind of health issue that matters to me, in that I am in the middle of medication issues myself.
Love to you all, with the wish that you never have to deal with these things on an involuntary basis.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Using rosuvastatin as the trial base, an American research [from New England] study claims to cut the risk of things like deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Other varieties of Statins haven't been tested in this study but you can be certain that they will be included in any recommendations made by the medical profession.
Image via Wikipedia
The researchers claim that "aggressive Statin therapy reduces life-threatening blood clots in the veins" and that this "carried no risk of excess bleeding...associated with alternative blood-thinning treatments such as warfarin". What isn't mentioned is that Statins have all kinds of other health risks and as such they should be applied to treatments on an individual basis, rather than the blanket prescribing system that is being promoted at the moment.
The suggestion is that Statins should be prescribed on a prophylactic basis to all those considered to be at risk from DVT or whatever. My fear is that this will probably be extended to include everyone in time.
The feeling I am getting is that the chemical manufacturers are really getting desperate to dump their waste by-products in a 'non-polluting way' and are planning to rely on us to do it for them, so many medicines are already entering the waste system that it would be fairly easy to add more - what this will do to the environment is anybodies guess.
Yours, in fairly deep distrust of anything the 'health' profession is trying to push on us.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Planning to test with some images as well.
Image by Nessy Shepherd via Flickr
To see what effect it has on what is present.
This post will probably be removed to free the space but, then again experiments should be kept for reference. Actually, having seen the possibilities I will keep this here, I point out that if something seems to have a 'hover-over' type of link then allow your mouse to sniff at it and see what appears. ☺ You may like what you see.
I think I like what this offers.
Peace - Ainsley
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My statement that it was a suggestion has to be amended now that it looks as though the system is about to be initialised and some ferry, rail and air companies will start to introduce the data collection over the Easter  holidays. Private pilots, owners of light aircraft will also be brought into the scheme and their flight plans will be recorded in the database.
Even weekend sailors and sea-fishermen will face criminal prosecution if they step one foot on foreign soil.
A further twist, one which to me is the greatest joke, has cross-channel swimmers and their support teams also having to file their 'travel plans' for recording in the database.
Probably the most disturbing thing about all of this is the fact that the government will want to know;
Who you are,
Where you live,
How you paid,
Your phone number,
Your e-mail address,
Where you are going,
Who is with you,
Where you will be staying,
When you will be back,
And in most cases all this information will have to be provided at least 24 hours in advance, so no spontaneous holidays should be considered - just in case.
The information for this blog post was gathered from the No2ID pages http://www.no2id.net/newsblog/?p=1095 and http://www.no2id.net/newsblog/?p=1096
Image via Wikipedia
Please visit this site if you care about Liberty in the UK
I had intended to add a picture or two but I didn't think that the material should have any image to distract from the seriousness of what the government is trying to do to us.
It cannot be said that any of this is really going to tackle the issues of terrorism and in my opinion is just going to make '1984' a prophesy rather than a warning.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The research comes from the Maccabi Healthcare Services and Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and the BBC News page doesn't mention any risks involved in taking Statins.
Well here are some information segments from a few other sites, assumed to be responsible in their reporting of any health issues involved in Statins use.
The Mail Online reported in June 2006 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-392689/Statins-Side-effects-anti-cholesterol-drugs-questioned.html) that taking Statins was causing mental and neurological problems like irritability, memory loss and muscle weakness, leading in extreme cases to muscle cell breakdown and kidney failure. Dr Ravnskov said the reason Statins are considered safe is that trials do not include people who are likely to have problems.
"Cholesterol is vital for the development and functioning of the
brain," says Ravnskov, "so it's not surprising that various
psychological problems show up."
A further comment from that same article stated that for a non-drug approach a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2005) found that omega-3 reduced the chance of dying from heart disease more than Statins.
MedicineNet (http://www.medicinenet.com/statins/page2.htm#toce) reported that the most common side effects are headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diahorrea, rash, weakness and muscle pain. More serious but, fortunately rare, effects are liver failure and rhabdomyolysis - a serious side effect in which there is damage to muscles. Starting with muscle pain and progressinsg to loss of muscle cells, kidney failure and eventual death.
I appreciate that these reports are from a few years ago but nothing has really changed and I still wonder if what I asked in a previous blog post is still a valid question. Are Statins an unwanted by-product of some other process and this is a convenient and legal way of dumping this waste material without causing environmental issues?
I have diabetes and as such have to take care of my health, I have fought against taking Statins but my doctor has insisted that Statins are the way to go. I would still love to take something else for the treatment of high cholesterol but the medical professionals seem rather reluctant to take much notice of my requests.
It really worries me that some people, who are actually healthy, are going to be encouraged to take some potentially harmful medication to keep the drug manufacturers in business.
I know that this is yet another rant but I do feel that this is important to bring to the public eye - just because you are over 40 years old you will be screened and probably prescribed Statins.
Is this right?
Yours, in frustration,
Sunday, February 08, 2009
A lot of the complaint comes from the misuse of CCTV data just to convict people who allow their dogs to foul the pavement (sidewalk, for the American readers) or littering - rather than for crime fighting. We, in the UK, have the highest density of CCTV cameras in Europe with an estimated four million cameras.
Image via Wikipedia
The latest (08 Feb 09) joke comes from the fact that the government is compiling a database 'to track and store the international travel details of millions of Britons'. "Computerised records of all 250 million journeys made by individuals in and out of the UK each year will be kept for up to 10 years." To read more on this see the BBC News page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7877182.stm
This information will include names, addresses, telephone numbers, seat reservations, travel itineraries and credit card details of travellers. It will probably also include details of who you are travelling with and where your eventual destination is located.
While I understand the perceived need for screening passengers and checking these against criminal lists, I do wonder why the government wants to set up a database of travellers and keep these records for ten, or more, years and at what financial cost to the country and what personal cost to the individual.
Orwell had it right - Big Brother really is watching you, pass my bottle of gin please.
I called this a joke but there really isn't that much to laugh about.
Take care and try to avoid the cameras.
Love to all, Ainsley
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I am impressed with the service and would recommend the company to anyone who needs a complete building service, if you live in the Penzance area and want details, use the e-mail link from this blog and I will let you have contact details.
Love to all from a very happy Ainsley
Monday, January 12, 2009
After having met Ainsley on a dolphin oriented workshop he called me months later – having been nudged by his hyperspace "dolphin pod" to do something about his fear. I gave him a rough outline how I could be working with him, releasing his fear of water and find the joy in being caressed and supported by water. After only three sessions and an insatiable will to progress Ainsley was for the first time in the deep end of the swimming pool, under water, totally spacing out. It felt to me he was going off into another world, feeling totally safe.
A little quote from my diary:
"I have been wondering if, now that I have started the aqua healing sessions, the various water issues I have been having will now end.
Over the years there have been many water things happening to me; back in London a pipe under the bath leaked, the water heater leaked, the toilet cistern leaked and the toilet bowl broke – in a different toilet in the same house the cistern leaked. Here in Cornwall (in our first house) the seal around the bath leaked, the shower unit leaked, the walls leaked, the window leaked. The toilet cistern valve broke (in our new house) and water leaked down the walls, flooding the kitchen; is it my imagination or is there a pattern here?"
Could it be that all I really needed to do was connect with the water element and embrace it, take it into myself fully and accept it, just so that it could stop having to shout at me?
After the second session:
"Thank you for your congratulations; I really feel that I have truly accomplished something here, I never thought that I would enter the water so willingly and, to be quite honest, for all those years I could never see the point of immersing myself in water - except to bathe and even then there were some parts of me that would stay essentially dry."
After the third session:
"I did not realise that I was so far gone, if only I had realised how much fun being underwater was I would have done this years ago. Then again - if I had, then I would not have found your connection and the loving assistance that you are giving me. From that point of view I am glad not to have learned before."
After the fifth session:
I sent Ainsley to have a pool session without me.
" Well I did it! In the pool by myself without any aids of any kind, other than goggles and nose clip. My lower end still has a tendency to sink but I am getting the idea of using my legs and feet to propel myself through the water.
I don't think I need any more water confidence sessions but I would love to have at least one more water massage, I did miss that today."
This is the article I wrote for Delphiris’ website.
I had never been in a swimming pool. When I was in the sea the water did not pass my mid-thighs and once when I was sitting in the water near the edge of a large pond my partner swam past and the waves sent me into a panic which made me spend the next fifteen minutes picking the mud out from under my fingernails. Even having a shower had me in a panic situation if water went into my ears.
Several meditations I undertook showed me that I had drowned in at least two previous lives and I realised that this was keeping me from wanting to enter any watery place: however, I did not feel that I was actually missing out on anything.
Another workshop introduced me to the idea of a spiritual dolphin pod-mate: she took me to places that I had never even dreamed about and told me and showed me some beautiful things. Recently I attended another workshop, this was also dolphin-related and my pod-mate took me again into places that I found wonderful. Another attendee at this workshop was Delphiris, whom I had met several times before but there had been no "connection" between us, this time however my pod-mate gave me a push and Delphiris and I talked for a while, I found that there was a spiritual connection between us, the teacher that I had been looking for was here with me. After this I had a few other things to do but within three months I was contacting Delphiris to ask if I could have the water confidence treatment that she offered.
Delphiris gave me an outline of what she was going to offer me and ask me to do; she insisted, quite correctly, that everything that she said was only suggestion and not an order. So at no time did I feel that I was "under pressure" to perform yet since I had decided to gain the confidence to be in the water I really wanted to get on with all of this work. I was, of course, terrified and in my first wet session this caused me to miss my footing on the bottom step in the pool and I plunged into and was completely immersed in the water. Delphiris said when she saw this that I had taken myself to the second level of her training before she had even given me the first. It was actually at this point that the real fear vanished and I was left with only the residual nervousness about entering the pool and the water.
Just a couple of weeks later there is something I would like to quote from Delphiris. “After only three sessions and an insatiable will to progress Ainsley was for the first time in the deep end of the swimming pool, under water, totally spacing out…it felt to me he was going off into another world, feeling totally safe."
This was indeed how I felt; I really could not understand why I had not related to water before and there was a real comfort involved in being completely enclosed and almost cocooned by water. Delphiris was there to protect me but she had to surface three times to breathe while I was staying underwater. Over the next couple of weeks Delphiris gave me a few new techniques to integrate the movements of my upper body with my legs and....
This week I went to a private swimming pool alone, unsupervised just to play in the water by myself, lovely. Thank you Delphiris, for showing me what I can do if I just have the confidence and will.
That was the actual article (with some small amendments) and here below is a little additional piece in the form of a testimonial, I am pleased to include it here as well because what I said then is still fully valid.
"I had the pleasure and privilege of taking the Water Confidence and the Aqua Healing Touch with Delphiris. Until I had done this I never knew how lovely it was to be in the water and I will always be grateful to her for the loving treatment she gave me. I highly recommend her therapeutic sessions to anyone."
Ainsley, Tregeseal, Cornwall
Anyone reading this and wanting some further information should click the link in the side panel to go to the dolphinsmiles website and read for yourself what Delphiris has to offer.
I send thanks and love to Delphiris for what she brought to me and I send love to you for reading this.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Initially, it seemed impossible to get hold of an emergency plumber - late on a Saturday is one of the times when these plumbers should be on stand-by for call-out. Eventually we did find one, strangely he was only seven miles from where we live, and he was prepared to come and check out our problem. He closed off the water supply to the header tank and, in consultation with us, has agreed to take on the work of repairing the leak and adding a few things to the pipes to make any further work simpler but this would have to wait till Monday.
So we are without hot water - unless we boil kettles - but at least the shower is unaffected so we can keep clean.
This saga will be reported upon soon...
Friday, January 02, 2009
On 08-01-98 I was working in Adventurine, the New-Age shop Liz (my wife) used to own in Penzance, when I started to feel a little strange. Thinking that it was just hunger, I started to make plans to find something to eat from the bakery on the floor below. I got to the door and was about to take my key out when I felt a sensation I can only describe as a 'pop' in the left side inside my skull. The next thing I knew was that I was lying back against the wall, wondering what had happened and what I should tell Liz.
I tried to reach the phone but found that I couldn't and I propped myself against another wall to await inspiration. At this point everything becomes rather vague, a lot of what I know now comes from what I have been told. It seems that I was discovered by a woman who was looking to find someone who had witnessed her car being hit in the car park outside. It was this angel who contacted the ambulance service to assist me, a policeman who arrived just before the ambulance took one look at me and said, "Oh, he is drunk."
The paramedics knew better and I can remember being loaded onto a wheel-chair to be taken to the ambulance. I know that I tended to drift in and out of consciousness for the next few hours, Liz appeared by my bedside in the assessment room but since I found it difficult to make myself understood I ended up playing with the breathing monitor, making the alarm sound when I took too few or too many breaths.
The rest of the time in the hospital was really boring and I tended to utilise it to perform simple exercises to keep my legs and back fairly supple. When I returned to the out-patients department for a check-up a couple of weeks later the specialist informed me that he was "glad to see you up and around, we didn't expect you to survive a week". Ten days after the event they sent me home.
A few weeks later I had been working in the shop when a friend came in and she expressed great pleasure at seeing me, she knew why I had been absent from the shop for a while and when I said that I thought that I had received 'an awful warning' about my life, she immediately rushed forward saying that she didn't think that what I had said was valid. She placed her hand into my chackric column just above my head and sensed me carefully, what she said next surprised me a bit - but I felt the truth of what she said.
"You were taken out of circulation to be re-tuned and re-aligned so that you can get on with the work you are supposed to be doing."
The next event took place a few weeks after that, Liz pointed out a notice on the advertising board by the stairs inviting people to attend a spiritual healing group to be held locally. This turned out not to be just for healing but to learn the techniques and method of the healing process taught by Ann Moore. This was the first step on my path to where I am now.
After the spiritual healing I was introduced to Advanced Sound-Wave Energy Therapy (Dorinda Hood and Brenda Caldwell - the creator of the AS-WET system), Reiki I (Elizabeth Holman) and Reiki II (Marlene Treloar), Footsteps of the Soul (Pat Angove [creator]), ColourWorks (Melissie Jolly [creator]) and Indian Head Massage (Delphiris Hoffman); all these are for use on clients, though they have to be accepted on a personal basis first. There were several other things but these were for my own development, though these were also tools which could be applied if appropriate.
It then took a period time of working on clients and conversations with my guides for me to understand that 'I am not a healer', the only one who can heal you is you, all I can do is to add energy into the system to assist you to heal yourself. All of which only works if you really want to heal.
After all this I eventually realised that when I looked in a mirror I didn't really know who I was looking at and that all I could see was a mask. I had long hair and a beard and now I felt that I had been hiding behind them for too long, some of my good friends had long been saying that a hair removal was somewhat overdue. The interesting thing was that, after the Great Unveiling, a very short time later I came across a photograph of me - taken when I was about nine years old - and the hairstyle was identical. The 'real' me had re-emerged; one of my healing teachers - Vernon Frost, he offered a couple of Labyrinth meditation workshops, had told me not to hide my light under a bushel - or perhaps he meant a bush (of hair).
The next step I took was to make friends with water, I am still not a 'swimmer' but after the Water Confidence course, with Delphiris, I can now enter a swimming pool without feeling terrified.
So, eleven years on from my re-birth I can say that I am a much more open person and am looking forward to even more learning and development.
At this point I had intended to add a couple of photographs but I realised that the old image of me before the Great Unveiling wasn't relevant any more and only the new image of the 'New me' was 'me' - so here it is.
I hope you find this interesting enough to comment here, I look forward to reading what you have to say.
Love - Ainsley