I have had an interest in photography, since about 1956 when my parents bought a Voigtlander camera. Since that time, lots of photos were taken some good and a lot of duds as well.
In retrospect, I view photography as a time machine. It gives us a chance to see where we have come from, what it was like back then. It certainly gives us a memory jogger, sometimes with embarrassment as in "was I like that" or "did you do that". I also see it as an art form. One that I only aspire to and accidentally attain a level of satisfaction from.
From a health perspective, photos can be illustrative to show what happens say in spinal degeneration. It can record without a lot of words what a patient was like on the day, their posture, facial creases, the droop of an eye lid in a way that no other medium can do.
My current camera collection include:
Panasonic FZ50 This is truly a beautiful digital camera, though a bit dated now after a short ownership.Richo Caplio A good stick it in your pocket digitalMinolta Dynax 7000i - For its time an advance 35 mm See Photos
During 2007, I have learned French Polishing from a true master of the art and a person who I think is a National Treasure - Karl Lutz. Under his guidance I have managed to take some ordinary looking bits of furniture and turn them into something you don't mind having about. See the Photography page for what I mean. See Photos
There was a time when if a small plane flew overhead I just had to take a look at it to see what it was. Oh hell ... I still do that.
I managed to get my unrestricted pilot licence a while back. And what with work, kids and other more pressing commitments, flying has taken a back seat. But there are plans! While aeroplanes can certainly get you from point A to point B, for safety, shear fun and exhilaration of flying at one with a machine, you can't beat a gyrocopter.
If you are interested in flying at all, you owe it to yourself to check out a couple of sites on the WWW. Click on "Birdy flying his Feral Gyrocopter, Part 2" and then marvel at a man melded to his machine. Part 1 especially at the very end show its manoeuvrability of his flying and the gyro. This man knows his machine! Awesome!
But for what I have a hankering for see http://www.cartercopters.com/ Ah! I do dream on
Until very recently I never knew I had a STRAWMAN all of my own. My guess is that you don't know that YOU have one too. I stumbled across this notion purely by accident and I have resolved to get to know the old scarecrow better. More
So why is there so much stuff about UNITED STATES OF AMERICA's Laws and Statutes in this document and why could it possibly be relevant to us here in Australia? Well .... see this.
And say "Oh!" Just like I did. Then take a look and any of your government issued documentation and see if this applies to YOU. If you chose to learn more, the internet is full of related matter. I am sure a whole new framework will open up to you that you somehow knew was out there beyond the "matrix" we all seem to live in.
Based on a design system
for living. This system can be applied to your home, backyard and scaled up
to farming and community living level. See my links
page for an idea of how powerful simple physical strategies can change our
environment for the better. "Think deeply live lightly" so you can "Live
well and prosper".
Web site development
I am putting together this site. It has been a learning and creative process that is still in the process of being
I am using Yahoo!SiteBuilder 2.5 to assemble the pages and make the site a coherent whole. Most of the time
its is fun but at other times like when I switched to the Vista operating system, it is downright frustrating and
annoying. After frustrations with Yahoo!SiteBuilder, I have switched to Frontpage. I've worked the basics but I am aware there is lots more that it can do....should be fun.
Cartel (Conspiracy) Theories
Most conspiracy theories have at their heart, the desire to control income from a set market. These are really cartels. The most common of these relate to the oil , pharmaceutical, computer, water and food production industries as well as unnecessarily big government. These may at times inter-relate.
Below when I write of a conspiracy, read also as cartel.
All conspiracy is an attempt to gain either riches or power over another group of people. The word for that is greed.
Being a chiropractor, I am acutely aware of the influences on my profession of sections of special interest groups, most notably the Medical industry's attempt to eradicate my profession. This was proved in the Wilkes case in the USA, which proved in court that the AMA (USA) did in fact conspire to eradicate the chiropractic profession.
In 1980 the Wilkes suite went to court, were the AMA and other defendants were found not guilty of all charges. That decision was overturned and a new trial was ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals in February 1983.
Judge Susan Getzendanner found the AMA and others guilty of an illegal conspiracy against the chiropractic profession in September of 1987, ordering a permeate injunction against the AMA and forcing them to print the courts findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Several other of the defendants settled out of court helping to pay for the chiropractors legal expenses and donating to a chiropractic non-profit home for disabled children, Kentuckiana Children's Center.
This decision was upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1990 and again by the U.S. Supreme Court that same year.
Even with success of the Wilkes Case and other anti-trust litigation, the AMA continues to this day to wage a campaign against chiropractic. Today the attacks take the form of over-stated concerns for the safety of chiropractic health care. The truth is that chiropractic has proven it self over the last 100 plus years, to be a safe and effective means of maintaining health and treating musculo-skeletal injuries.
Containment of the chiropractic profession by medical interests in Australia also extends to limiting the
usefulness to the people of Australia, the government payments via Medicare and Veterans Affairs. The way this is achieved is the limiting of access to patients referred by a general practitioner in the case of Medicare and the "approval" of further care prior to care continuing after 6 treatments, which often results in long delays in the treatment process. This together with time consuming mandatory reporting, makes the use of both of these "available" services via government payments, uneconomic for practitioners to provide. The end result is
containment of the profession.
Is this a conspiracy, collusion, political posturing, or just being smarter by half? Which ever way you look at it,
the Australian people continue to suffer.
Other conspiracy theories include:
Suppression of technology by the oil industry (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIgOn1kRw5s)
Meyer who you see in the film clip driving a water powered car is said to have been poisoned for his trouble.
Suppression of cures for cancer by drug cartels (see http://www.worldwithoutcancer.org.uk/)
and http://www.worldwithoutcancer.org.uk/ralphmoss.html and http://www.essiacinfo.org/
The book "World without cancer, vol 1" shows the science behind the use of Vit B17 in its ability to control
cancer. It also tell how Nobel Prize winner Krebs of "the Krebs Cycle" fame, was treated for publication of his
findings on Vit B17.
Homoeopathy is another case. http://www.share-international.org/archives/health-healing/hh_ebhomeo.html
The USA's Food and Drug Administration over the years has been accused of improper practices normally expected of a government administrator of the law and "natural justice" also known in Australia as "a fair go".
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is running a criminal extortion racket designed to shift money from health supplement companies to the pockets of top FDA contractors. At least three different companies have been targeted for extortion by U.S. Food and Drug Administration employees ...... http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/13/the-fda-is-running-an-extortion-racket.aspx (13 Nov 2008)
The Australian Constitution has problems still see http://foundingdocs.gov.au/item.asp?dID=23
As stated on this government site that the signing of the League of Nations founding documents was "This was a major step in the recognition of Australia as an nation and not a colony of Britain. It was in fact a declaration of independence in the eyes of international law."
The problem with this and the later reaffirmation of this independence with being a founding member of the United Nations still is that we since 1920 have a constitution that seems to be now void. Australia's constitution is called "The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom at Westminster". the problem part of this document is contained within it name "Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom at Westminster"If you are independent, a country's previous laws become invalid unless formally adopted by referendum. That step was never taken in Australia's history.
The Australian signature on the League of Nations founding documents in effect voided our constitution. To my knowledge this has never been rectified to the satisfaction of the Australian people at large. The referendum that failed to alter the constitution in the year 2000, in effect changed nothing as the intention of the people was not clearly to become a republic, and since it was never made clear to the people of Australia that they were ruled invalidly since 1920. The NO vote to maintain the status quo was hence to maintain the invalid status and was not to ratify it as the valid constitution of the nation. I can imagine some federal judge disagreeing with my interpretation of the referendum's outcome.
The "government" web site states "1999 - 'No' vote wins in referendum on Australian Republic; Australia remains a constitutional monarchy". That is an interesting slant as at the time we had no constitution and had no valid monarchy due to the declaration of independence.
Here in lies the conspiracy. We the people of Australia were never openly told of the invalidity of the law we had been living under for years. WHY?
Possibly because all of the laws created after the time of signing of the League of Nations into existence would be invalid since they were created under a constitution that ceased to exist under international law. So things like Taxation law and traffic fines, levies, custom duties, council rates and jail sentences etc were enforced under duress without any "legal validity" only an "assumed validity" by the People of Australia.
Why is it that politicians can't feel they can be straight with the people of Australia?
It is about time we the people of Australia demanded the right to "Citizen Initiated Referenda".
This would ensure the will of the people in a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Anything less than this means you an I are a chattle of the state and are in fact a quasi slave even if that government seems to be as benevolent as it is at present.
Freedom does not mean doing what you want. But it does involve choice as to who you associate with, what you think, what you say, what you believe, what services you wish to use, what you chose as food and nutrition. This all comes with responsibility. Responsibility to and for yourself and your family.
I have full faith that things will change. It is only a matter of time. Governments come and they go. BUT the people, when they have had enough of the "Circuses and bread" may just go on and remember that they do desire to be fully free. It is in our nature.
Conspiracies & Cartels, there are lots more but I think you get the idea by now.
Here are some interesting quotes I came across to think about. I have not verified them. If these folks didn't say them then someone should have, and obviously did.
"For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery." Jonathan Swift
Where does that leave Australians?
- Things seem to be reversed to what we are being told.
I'll get to that another day.
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