warren greer | 1 Apr 01:13 2008
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Re: Back-atcha, Cayitano! {was:Hello Warren [was: Tibetan Crackdown Demands Response]


Leslie:
If my msg to you suggested paternalism, I do
apologize and hurry to try to correct that impression.
The only point on which I might differ with you is the
use of the word "independence," since it is so clearly
not independence, but SECESSION which is the outcome
the Dalai Gang are trying to bring about. We fought
that tactic in the 1860's and even warned the
Europeans to stay the hell OUT of our domestic
affairs.
And one other thing I seem to have left unclear:
all these (little 'd') democrats in sheeps' clothing
seem to think there was not chattel slavery under the
holy rule of the lama's feudal theocracy, but there
was. Just as the Pharaonic theocracy of Egypt used
slaves as the means of production, so did the Tibetan
lamas.
I'm sorry that carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't
permit me to write more in defense of my point of
view, but as long as you are writing, the truth will
out.
Warren

--- Leslie Lowe <Artisanlo <at> yahoo.com> wrote:

> Warren,
>
> How can one acknowledge and commend another whose
> views are shared without appearing patronizing,
> hooking little fingers ?
>
>
-------------------------------------------------------
> This is directed to all the blinkered people that
> advocate a boycott of the Chinese Olympic.
>
> Had they knowledge of world history, imperialism,
> colonialism and occupation they would know that the
> present China / Tibet problem was planned long ago
> by previous Imperialist Western nations to use the
> Dalai Lama as a pawn and spring board at a time of
> the Olympic to embarass China and later gradually
> bring about secession of Tibet, that over time will
> be in the Western camp and controlled by them..
> Western imperialism are envious that Nations they
> once controlled, exploited and
> dictated to are now independent and playing a
> significant role in world affairs.
>
> The USA.- a preditor nation - aided by England -
> the old master of "divide and rule"-
> France, Germany et al, hatched this move at least
> a year ago, or so it appears to me.
>
> France right wing President Sarkozky the most
> vocal in criticism of Chinas retalliation
> and advocate of a boycott, seems to forget his
> reaction to the rioting in Villers--le-Bel
> a Paris suburb, when brutal measures were used..
>
> Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, another right
> wing, also met with the Dalai Lama
> last fall.
> England PM.Gordon Brown is set to met with him in
> a few weeks when he visits London.
>
> Czech President Vaclar Havel met with the Dalai
> Lama and while slurring China, in the same breath
> asking China to meet with the D.L.
>
> This past october G.W. Bush met with the Dalai
> Lama.and attended a ceremony on Capital Hill whem
> the DL. was awarded the Congressional Medal of
> Honor.
> All this is being done while knowing China's stand
> against independence for Tibet.
>
> Are intelligent people to be made to believe that
> the private meetings with the above mentioned with
> the Dalai Lama did not dixcuss and planned the time
> and place for the rioting and attack on Chinese
> businesses and killing and beating of many ?
>
> It is always easy to mask subversive schemes,
> plots etc. in the name of democracy and
> human rights that fool many.
>
> The Bushes, Sarkozkys, Merkels, Browns, Havels,
> Pelosis of the world have not the
> moral authority to speak about democracy and human
> rights while engaging in and supporting
> indiscriminate slautering of innocents as is being
> done to the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq, the
> starving and erecting miles of wall to hold whole
> societies
> in open air prison who are not even allowed to use
> their shores..
>
> It is well past time when we all should determine
> who are the real terrorists..
>
> The Chinese leaders and people are fully aware of
> the history of Western Nations to
> splinter and divide established historical Nations
> that will then be easier to control and exploit for
> its natural and human resources.
> Africa a typical example, no continent or people
> have been more robbed and raped by
> White Western Imperialists to a point where they
> will never in the foreseesable centuries enjoy
> genuine independence.
>
> More recently Serbia ( originally Yugoslavia led
> by Martial Tito,
> a very close friend of a very close friend )
>
> Then there is Iraq -- widely accepted as the
> cradle of civilization-- next in line, never to
> regain even a fraction of its past history in a
> hundred generations.
>
> All moves point that this is the fate reserved for
> China by those that hold the view that
> they have a mandate to rule, and for whom enough
> is never enough.
> The USA, Britain, France, Germany and others are
> presently in Iraq and Afghanistan bombing them with
> depleted uranium bombs killing over an estimated two
> million men, women and children, plus the other two
> millions living as refugees in atrocious
> substandard conditions in their own land without
> water, food, sanitary conditons, the
> basic for human needs.
> Pause for a moment, how would you feel having to
> live in those conditione even for a day
>
> Yet falsely criticize Chinafor thr Darfur and
> Tibet problem
>
> This past october President Bush met with the
> Dalai Lama and attende a ceremony on Capiiol Hill
> when the D L. was awarded the Congressional Medal of
> Honor.
>
> Do these people expect China to bow to their
> demands and have talk with the DL.under these
> conditions when the DL.is actively supporting
> independence ?
>
> This China / Tibet confrontation comes as no
> surprise to me, one cannot fail to see the gradual
> mounting pf slurring of everything Chinese over
> recent times by the media and
> bigots full of envy whose agenda is to demonize
> China in the eyes of the world.
>
> It is the tried and proven system used, use the
> Media to mount a campaign and slur the intended
> victim, repeat it often till it becomes fact, then
> when we goes in with our Missiles and Marines we can
> say that our people are in approval.
>
> How this will end remains to be seen, one thing
> though, we are again entering another cold war era
> and where the western media will again be playing a
> major role in conditioning the minds of those
> already somewhat biased and unable to fathom facts
> from fiction.
>
> Leslie
>
> warren greer <warrengreer <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> You didn't know slavery was practiced in Tibet?
> You believe the Nat'l. Geog. isn't part of the
> establishment? What'd N. Geo. say about Guantanamo?
> Were they there when we kidnapped the freely elected
> president of Haiti? Of course you saw their articles
> about the thirty years of genocide in Guatemala. How
> was the coverage of our valiant invasion and
> toppling
> the government of Grenada? Paraguay, the Geo doesn't
> show us, is still C.I.A. base of last resort in the
> So. American outback. When our military dictators
> usurped Argentina a la bu..sh.., did N.G. show the
> mothers there with the photos of their "disappeared"
> sons and daughters who had been thrown from flying
> planes? Tell me about the over forty years of
> fascism in Burma, and how clucking our tongues at
> the slaughter of Buddhist monks in Burma makes us
> holier-than-China and shocked -- I tell you,
> SHOCKED!
> about the wicked Chinese! Scuttle their Olympics!
> I'm afraid Lugo is selling a bridge in Brooklyn,
> to finance a blue-dog Republican run for the Senate
> and you, out of the purity of your heart and
> trusting
> nature, are buying.
> As Kangas on the Nightly Business Report always
> says, "I wish you the Best of Buys!" (Byes)
> Warren
>
> --- Cayitano Jones <cayitano <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > warren greer <warrengreer <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Talk REAL Democratic politics to us, Chris. No
> more
> > of this geo. w. bu..sh.
> > Warren
> > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> >
> > You do seem to be unaware of the history of
> genocide
> > that has taken place in Tibet since 1949, Warren;
> > not of the Chinese by Tibetans, but by the Chinese
> > against the Tibetan and his way of life which in
> > your opinion was a slavery the Chinese liberated
> > them from by death. Pick up a copy of National
> > Geographic and get a feel for what it is like to
> be
> > objective without a political agenda. There have
> > been numerous articles in it on Tibet.
> >
> > Cayitano
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------------
>
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warren greer | 1 Apr 03:05 2008
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Re: "Over there"


Dear Janet,
A poem of passion is always appreciated, of
course, but tell me: does it say that we must not
party while the "brown and brownish" people are
suffering, or does it imply we should care for our own
unfortunates, Lisa, before we give thought to the
victims in the under-developed countries?
As a matter of fact, the "little brown people"
of Ruanda are the Watusi, who are very tall and very
graceful people. And beautifully black.
The Belgians, who mis-ruled there for quite some
time, learned well the European game of divide and
conquer. At one point, they divided the people into
two groups, saying to one small group, "You are
Tutsis. You are superior, and will have a more favored
place in governing for us." The rest were the
"Hutus," and were a subservient majority. The recent
bloodbaths there were a direct result of this cynical
racist manipulation, and were not laid at the door
step of the Belgian colonialists, some of the world's
worst. I suspect they were getting Lisa off the
street and clucking about the barbarous little brown
people.
Warren

--- janet phelan <jcphelan10 <at> yahoo.com> wrote:

> The little brown people
> are suffering so
> in Burundi, Rwanda
> and it hurts my heart
> to know this is so
>
> The little brownish people
> are so oppressed
> in Palestine, Iraq
> and what are we do?
>
> Let's throw a party!
> We can raise money
> and send it to the brown
> and brownish people
> who are so suffering so
> far, far away
>
> Chandra can order in the food
> Deirdre can set up for the band
> and Michael and Vickie can do up the flyers
>
> We'll have so much fun!
> And we will so help
> the brown and brownish people
> who are suffering so
> We will dance by the poolside
> under the stars
> drink the finest Chianti
> and send all the money
> overseas
> so that the brown and brownish people
> can buy food, medicine, whatever they need
>
> I so love a party!
> Don't you?
> I'll draw up the guest list
> Lisa used to do that
> but she lost her house
> and is living on the streets
> and we can't have any of that
>
> We're nice people
> We're good people
> and we are so concerned
> about the brown
> and brownish people
> who are suffering so
> far, far away
>
> Janet Phelan
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janet phelan | 1 Apr 03:47 2008
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Re: "Over there"

Dear Warren,

What I am attempting to address here is a peculiar sort of blindness that has been visited on so many Americans. So many Americans can clearly see the war in Iraq, but are blind to the war at home. So many people of conscience can clearly see racism and oppression abroad, but are blind to their own prejudices or proclivities to behave or think in ways that may, even subtly, be advancing oppression at home.

That was what I meant to communicate. I certainly did not intend to suggest people not hold parties, or to suggest that Lisa was more deserving of attention than those in other parts of the world.

I hope that clarified things some.

Janet Phelan

warren greer <warrengreer <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
Dear Janet,
A poem of passion is always appreciated, of
course, but tell me: does it say that we must not
party while the "brown and brownish" people are
suffering, or does it imply we should care for our own
unfortunates, Lisa, before we give thought to the
victims in the under-developed countries?
As a matter of fact, the "little brown people"
of Ruanda are the Watusi, who are very tall and very
graceful people. And beautifully black.
The Belgians, who mis-ruled there for quite some
time, learned well the European game of divide and
conquer. At one point, they divided the people into
two groups, saying to one small group, "You are
Tutsis. You are superior, and will have a more favored
place in governing for us." The rest were the
"Hutus," and were a subservient majority. The recent
bloodbaths there were a direct result of this cynical
racist manipulation, and were not laid at the door
step of the Belgian colonialists, some of the world's
worst. I suspect they were getting Lisa off the
street and clucking about the barbarous little brown
people.
Warren

--- janet phelan <jcphelan10 <at> yahoo.com> wrote:

> The little brown people
> are suffering so
> in Burundi, Rwanda
> and it hurts my heart
> to know this is so
>
> The little brownish people
> are so oppressed
> in Palestine, Iraq
> and what are we do?
>
> Let's throw a party!
> We can raise money
> and send it to the brown
> and brownish people
> who are so suffering so
> far, far away
>
> Chandra can order in the food
> Deirdre can set up for the band
> and Michael and Vickie can do up the flyers
>
> We'll have so much fun!
> And we will so help
> the brown and brownish people
> who are suffering so
> We will dance by the poolside
> under the stars
> drink the finest Chianti
> and send all the money
> overseas
> so that the brown and brownish people
> can buy food, medicine, whatever they need
>
> I so love a party!
> Don't you?
> I'll draw up the guest list
> Lisa used to do that
> but she lost her house
> and is living on the streets
> and we can't have any of that
>
> We're nice people
> We're good people
> and we are so concerned
> about the brown
> and brownish people
> who are suffering so
> far, far away
>
> Janet Phelan
> copyright 2008
>
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* * Action Alert -- Last chance to protect 2008 election from fraud


VERY URGENT ACTION NEEDED today (Tuesday), and early Wednesday morning!

Call or fax your Congressperson NOW and tell him to co-sponsor HR
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HR 5036 is scheduled to have a markup in the House Administration Committee
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• This bill is not a mandate. All of this is totally opt-in, only for
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Please be aware that you may hear rumors over the next day or so that this
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File - Ponder This


Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
environment where we live?

OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
environment.

I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.

I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.

Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.

Ponder This:

What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?

Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.

Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
do not know.

What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
won't be so insignificant after-all.

* Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.

* Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
in other media, such as the medium of digital computation

AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?

Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml

Hank

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ENIAC

ELECTRONIC NUMERICAL INTEGRATOR AND CALCULATOR

The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (Eniac), was
only a dream in the 40s. My interest in computers goes way back
to the late 50s to the ENIAC. I had been a Ham Operator since
1955 (K4EVY), when I was still in high school. There was no such
thing as a personal computer then.

But, my excitement about computers really began when I saw the
first computer, the ENIAC, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland
in the 50s. I was in military school in Georgia then but on one of
our family visits to Pennsylvania and Maryland my uncle invited me
to see his laboratory and the ENIAC.

As early as the 40s (1943) scientists at the University of Pennsylvania
proposed a machine which would calculate "firing tables" - settings used
for directing artillery under varying conditions vis-a-vis weather,
distance to the target, etc. to be used for aiming artillery, which
up to that time sometimes took hours to calculate. That is when the
computer age was actually launched. The ENIAC, which weighed 30 tons,
was funded by the U.S. Army.

Dr. Goldstine lobbied a committee headed by Oswald Veblen, mathematician,
who influenced the army to go forward with funding at the Aberdeen
Proving Grounds (in 1943) with a request for half a million dollars
to pay for the research and the computer. Up to that time the army
had been shipping their guns without firing tables. Col Leslie E. Simon
was then the director of the Army's Ballistics Laboratory, where my
uncle worked. Simons retired as a general. Dr. Goldstine was in charge
of the operation for the army. A team of scientists and engineers at
Penn's Moore School built the computer. The project was secret.

After three years of military school and one year of regular high
school I enlisted in the army. It was there that I was selected for
a secret assignment and after extensive investigations by the FBI and
the Secret Service I worked at the White House for the President of
the United States. I had a top secret clearance but also a crypto and
nuclear clearance. I was privy to everything the President said and
later on the Chiefs of Staff ("need to know" was extended to everything
I heard). In the 60s I worked in the War Room for the Chiefs of Staff at
the Pentagon (before going to helicopter school and before the Yom Kipper
War in 73).

My uncle was a physicist who died when he was only about 49 years old
from a cardiac condition but while he was employed as a scientist for
the army he invented the fastest camera in the world and he used the
very first computer in the ballistics lab at the base, which was also
his research facility for developing munitions for the military.

In 1957 I enlisted in the army because a war was about to
start and I wanted to get in on it.

One of the most exciting days of my life however was when I saw the
world's first computer, the ENIAC in the 50s, which was built at the
Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland,
and was funded by the Ordnance Corps of the United States
Army.

My memory is admittedly a bit vague by now, because it was such a long
time ago, but I do remember, the ENIAC used thousands of vacuum tubes
and generated a lot of heat. Obviously there was very little memory and
it was extremely slow.

Later on a subsequent tour of duty in the War Room at the Pentagon, just
down the hall from where I worked they were using a newer generation
computer, which still used tubes - and I recall how huge it was also
and all those diode multipliers and bullion adders with their flashing
lights. I also remember the heat and an array of tubes which military
personnel were constantly replacing as they burned out. It seemed like
that was their only job. To this day I don't know what this equipment
was used for. But I do know the tubes were a problem and RCA had to
develop a new tube which had a longer life just for the application
there at the Pentagon.

I worked cryptology in the War Room and my equipment used mechanical
coding wheels and also used tubes. The wheels were metal rings which
had to be lined up in exactly the same configuration and started exactly
at the same time as those who we communicated with in the Six Fleet
or where-ever they were. Army Security Agency (ASA) kept trying to break
our codes but they couldn't.

These were not text devices. They generated synthesized speech which
did not sound at all like the person using them - and speech was encrypted.
We were armed with sawed off shotguns. And we not only guarded the equipment,
we swept the room for bugs and we monitored all of the speech.

My job was the same at the White House when I did a three year tour
there but included other things, a lot of other things and my training
was at Ft Monmouth and at NSA. I worked in all kinds of communications
including the first television hookups for the White House, which we
assisted in the engineering process. I taught single sideband and
various types of multiplexing, including packet communications when
it was new.

ENIAC was the first electronic computer which could compute a trajectory
in only one second (pretty damn fast when it took an hour before the
computer was developed). It was completed in 1945 and it was very BIG. It
was enormous. The system was 80 feet long and was 8 feet high. It
contained 18,000 vacuum tubes. The speed was 100,000 pulses per second.

It didn't really begin to calculate firing tables until the war was over
since it took so long to build. From the time it was imagined in 43 to the
time it was completed in 1945.

It became public in 1946. It was built at the Moore school and moved to
Aberdeen in 1947 where it was utilized until 1955.

When I finally left the military I went to school under the G.I.Bill and I
got an LL.B degree but I also studied programming and systems design. I
learned COBOL, RPG, Lisp, BASIC and various other languages, including
assembly code. I built and owned several computers and all of the first
ones I learned to program them using their individual machine language. In
those days that was not uncommon. COBOL was probably my favorite
programming language because although bulky it was plain English
and easy to use - but still no personal computers then and I had
to program main frames using punch cards. My very first personal
computer was a Commodore 4K and later a Commodore 2001. My first
hard drive cost me $1,700 for that Commodore. My next computer
was better; it was an IBM XT. Since then I have had more computers
than I can remember and the operating system for most of them has
been Linux. I cut my teeth on UNIX. And I still prefer DOS to
Windows (g).

Hank Roth
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-BearDog- | 1 Apr 13:28 2008

Re: "Over there"


If you are suggesting behavior, the web is not a place to pontificate
about morality because how one behaves is essentially too complicated.
There are instinctual and cultural differences which are not going to
change with patronizing poetry. You can't make connections that way. You
can make connections with death which is why elegies are so frequently
written and read - everyone can relate. And why it all doesn't matter
Janet is because everything is based on survival though that is secondary
to reproduction (without which there cannot be reproduction). Survival is
not selected for, reproduction success is.

And all the moralizing in the world does not change
the natural world from consuming each other - which does cause conflicts
(including what you call racism). Very basically we are consumers
which at the most basic level is consuming oxygen which enables
respiration. We eat each other. We consume other organisms as is natural
in this world of consumers and producers.

And our waste with photosynthesis enables plants to produce the oxygen to
repeat the cycle minus the small amount of oxygen lost to space or
absorbed by rocks & everything is part of that basic life cycle and
morality has nothing to do with ANY of it except to make someone feel
better about the pain of consuming.

Black and white and all colors in between are immaterial. Racism is a non
sequitur to consumers and producers - and - life and death. Everything
else is a distraction which you can rationalize but it really doesn't
matter.

Hank

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, janet phelan wrote:

> Dear Warren,
>
> What I am attempting to address here is a peculiar sort of blindness
> that has been visited on so many Americans. So many Americans can
> clearly see the war in Iraq, but are blind to the war at home. So many
> people of conscience can clearly see racism and oppression abroad, but
> are blind to their own prejudices or proclivities to behave or think in
> ways that may, even subtly, be advancing oppression at home.
>
> That was what I meant to communicate. I certainly did not intend to
> suggest people not hold parties, or to suggest that Lisa was more
> deserving of attention than those in other parts of the world.
>
> I hope that clarified things some.
>
> Janet Phelan
>
> warren greer <warrengreer <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Janet,
> A poem of passion is always appreciated, of
> course, but tell me: does it say that we must not
> party while the "brown and brownish" people are
> suffering, or does it imply we should care for our own
> unfortunates, Lisa, before we give thought to the
> victims in the under-developed countries?
> As a matter of fact, the "little brown people"
> of Ruanda are the Watusi, who are very tall and very
> graceful people. And beautifully black.
> The Belgians, who mis-ruled there for quite some
> time, learned well the European game of divide and
> conquer. At one point, they divided the people into
> two groups, saying to one small group, "You are
> Tutsis. You are superior, and will have a more favored
> place in governing for us." The rest were the
> "Hutus," and were a subservient majority. The recent
> bloodbaths there were a direct result of this cynical
> racist manipulation, and were not laid at the door
> step of the Belgian colonialists, some of the world's
> worst. I suspect they were getting Lisa off the
> street and clucking about the barbarous little brown
> people.
> Warren
>
> --- janet phelan <jcphelan10 <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > The little brown people
> > are suffering so
> > in Burundi, Rwanda
> > and it hurts my heart
> > to know this is so
> >
> > The little brownish people
> > are so oppressed
> > in Palestine, Iraq
> > and what are we do?
> >
> > Let's throw a party!
> > We can raise money
> > and send it to the brown
> > and brownish people
> > who are so suffering so
> > far, far away
> >
> > Chandra can order in the food
> > Deirdre can set up for the band
> > and Michael and Vickie can do up the flyers
> >
> > We'll have so much fun!
> > And we will so help
> > the brown and brownish people
> > who are suffering so
> > We will dance by the poolside
> > under the stars
> > drink the finest Chianti
> > and send all the money
> > overseas
> > so that the brown and brownish people
> > can buy food, medicine, whatever they need
> >
> > I so love a party!
> > Don't you?
> > I'll draw up the guest list
> > Lisa used to do that
> > but she lost her house
> > and is living on the streets
> > and we can't have any of that
> >
> > We're nice people
> > We're good people
> > and we are so concerned
> > about the brown
> > and brownish people
> > who are suffering so
> > far, far away
> >
> > Janet Phelan
> > copyright 2008
> >
> > ---------------------------------
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EpSil0n-// | 1 Apr 19:44 2008

Elderly Addiction


Drugs and the Elderly

Drug use appears to negatively affect the health of the elderly at a
higher rate than other populations. Data suggest detrimental drug
reactions occur 3 to 7 times more often for older adults (Crandall, 1991)
and 12% to 17% of acute hospital admissions for adverse drug reactions
occur in this population (Crandall, 1991). Similarly, Adams, Zhong,
Barboriak, and Rimm reported that 11% to 20% of acute care hospital
admissions among the elderly were alcoholism related (1993).

America's elderly face growing drug addiction problem

If you are in your "golden" years this information may be more than a
passing interest to you. You may have concerns about yourself or someone
close to you who depends on drugs, perhaps even elicit drugs. Is is a
problem? Should it be? Your comments are encouraged.

Read: http://pnews.org/news/index.php/AgingAndAddiction

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-BearDog- | 1 Apr 14:48 2008

False Reality and Manufacturing a War


The Negotiations Broke Down with the Taliban and They Became Expendable

"Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a
carpet of bombs" is what was told to the Taliban if they did not accept
U.S. demands for the oil pipeline. The war is immoral and it is sheer
hypocrisy for George Bush to call the Taliban "evil."

What would have been acceptable to the US government is an oil colony like
Saudi Arabia, where women have no rights and there is NO democracy. A U.S.
government representative said, "We can live with that" as reported in
Britain's New Statesman mag by John Pilger. But the Taliban would not
cooperate and it was determined that the US would have to manufacture some
excuse to attack Afghanistan.

Unocal even flew Taliban to Houston, Texas to it's corporate headquarters
where they (the Taliban) were offered 15% of the revenue. The Taliban
chose the carpet of bombs. And George W. Bush went to war for oil and for
the corporations. You didn't really think this was a democracy for the
masses, did you? The Decision to Attack the Taliban was Made Before 9/11

President Bush has continuously lied about the war. The Democrats failed
their Constitutional obligation to bring Articles of Impeachment and the
government continues to be more responsive to big business than to the
people. Obviously a Republic doesn't work for the masses. Do you favor a
new type of government or a new party?

False Reality continued
in the Hack Attack Weblog at http://pnews.org/news/

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The Elderly, Drugs and Addiction


Drugs and the Elderly

Drug use appears to negatively affect the health of the elderly at a
higher rate than other populations. Data suggest detrimental drug
reactions occur 3 to 7 times more often for older adults (Crandall, 1991)
and 12% to 17% of acute hospital admissions for adverse drug reactions
occur in this population (Crandall, 1991). Similarly, Adams, Zhong,
Barboriak, and Rimm reported that 11% to 20% of acute care hospital
admissions among the elderly were alcoholism related (1993).

It's not just prescription drug abuse that is on the rise. Illicit drug
use is also increasing....

If you are in your "golden" years this information may be more than a
passing interest to you. You may have concerns about yourself or someone
close to you who depends on drugs, perhaps even elicit drugs. Is is a
problem? Should it be? Your comments are encouraged.

Read the entire article "Aging and Addiction" at the Hack Attack Weblog
http://pnews.org/news/

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