Friday, November 25, 2011

Human Rights and world scourges a French blog about human rights, world scourges and solutions.
With some friends we're working on a new blog/mag in France called It's mainly run by Scientologists but not exclusively, our purpose is just to raise the awareness of the world scourges and show that there are solutions to these.

Human Rights are a problem in far too many countries, even in the west there are huge problems with human right, racial discrimination, religious discrimination and more. Just look at the news, how some journalists are stigmatizing Muslims with terrorism it's wrong. It's part of the disrespect for human right.

Drug addition is a massive problem and it get's watered down and "made nothing of" in books like Steve Jobs' biography which is almost an advertisement for LSD, one of the most mind bending and probably the most permanently damaging drug on the market.

And the list goes on. We thought that instead of just talking about the problems and how it's all bad we would balance it between the problems and the solutions and show that there are solutions.

If you can write French then drop by our site and propose an article, we'd love to have more viewpoints.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Norway killings is the world unsafe?

I'm still trying to get over the insane and tragic news of this weekend with the Norway killings. How a peaceful country like Norway can be the victim of such a killing spree. I've lived in Copenhagen for a long time and I've always regarded Denmark and Norway as some of the most peaceful countries in the world. 

But this incident is beyond me. My condolences go to all the victims their families and to the people of this country whose minds have been scarred by a psychotic guy (or several). 

Now I see comments on twitter and in the news how the world has become unsafe because of this? And that we're all in danger etc etc. Here are people taking advantage of some psychos to spread chaos to everyone. As long as there are psychos around (and unfortunately it's not tomorrow that they'll all be gone) of course we can be victims of such insanity, but that does not mean the world is unsafe. 

There have been psychos for thousands of years, yes I agree that since those that are meant to fix the problem (psychiatrists) are now just feeding them mind bending drugs then telling the world "there's nothing that can be done about it" and worse letting them loose on the population with statements like "well nobody really knows" or crap like that. BUT that doesn't mean we all need to run around feeling unsafe and terrified of our lives. 

Societies work because everyone in them make them work. If we're all aware of what is happening around us and aren't looking the other way when we see someone being weird we can make our area safe. It's not luck or fate that determines how safe we are. It's us as individuals that create the safety, it's us making sure that our neighbors, co-workers, friends, acquaintances and what not are doing well, helping them in times of need, lending a hand and building an atmosphere of safety that's what makes us safe. 

When some nut who should have been locked up long time ago, does go loose he stands out like a sore thumb because he will inevitably not be part of that neighborhood or workplace and these guys will be seen before they do such insane acts. 

And if and when they slip through and commit such atrocities, then we better get even closer and help each other make it safer. Not dish out classic merchant of chaos statements that we're all unsafe.

Let's try and make our world a better place for our kids and for their kids. It starts with us and we make it safer.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wikileaks and Operation Payback

I've been following the Wikileaks and Operation Payback a little recently and have a couple of viewpoints to share about this.

Wikileaks, a service like that can actually be quite practical. In theory it could help put pressure on governments around the world that possibly forgot that they are there SOLELY in order to help the people (sometimes it seems they think the people are there to help them). Well such a site would help keep the moves of governments in line. Somewhat like Yelp or Qype does for restaurants and hotels. They can't mess around anymore since they know future customers will find out.

Unfortunately it seems Wikileaks is turning into another merchant of chaos system of who can create the biggest scandal. For example the last release - well how much of that actually helps anyone?

Haven't we all told a friend about how stupid the waiter was? Now show those comments to the waiter, wow did you help anyone?

Such sites should be careful and keep a real ideal, something that helps the people.

The second point is Operation Payback. Yet another Terrorist move by the Anonymous banner. That Wikileaks hasn't distanced themselves from that bunch sort of tells us where they are at.

Terror, destruction, intimidation, these are just not healthy ways to lead the world for a change. For example the French revolution, did it bring more freedom to France... well if Napoleon was freedom.

But look a Gandhi, he actually did make a change. Look at Nelson Mandela, he actually managed to get his message through.

I agree that free speech tools need to be used to make known what is happening in those "secret" places like corrupt governments. But it's got to be done right.

What this Operation Payback is going to do for Wikileaks is classify it as an extremist "conspiracy" site for the people and lose it's credibility.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ash Cloud - really that bad?

The recent ash cloud has been the story for several days. There is something about it that doesn't quite make sense.

Shutting down almost all European airports for 4 days? I have never seen that happen in all my years.

How is it that no planes can fly another route? The sky is huge, there's got to be a way to fly around the cloud.

Then on TV they announce that "unfortunately there is no rain to push away the cloud" which is just another non-sense since the cloud is seemingly over 10,000 meters.

Frankly there is something about this whole shutting down of airports that makes no sense. Who is going to benefit on this?

Well if someone knows more about this please comment as I am sure many others don't understand this either.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

H1N1 Swine flu virus - what about those healed?

What's happening with all the people that had swine flu and don't have it anymore?

TV reports daily about the increase and increase of people infected. It just goes on and on, but what about those not infected any more?

The kid of a friend of mine had it. She is totally OK now, TV didn't mention anything.

Maybe there are only a few thousand that still have the flu, maybe it's all cool and nobody is telling us.

A few days ago the French TV media line was that there were very few people showing up to get their vaccines. They showed schools with only 10% people showing up. They showed other places ready to get their vaccines but nobody attending.

Since then the Minister of Heath seemingly got her self vaccinated on TV (was it really a vaccine), the TV media line has changed to promote the howling success of the vaccine and the two recent deaths were specifically announced as being people that haven't been vaccinated.

Can someone do a count of how many people are cured? I know of 1 at least.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

H1N1 - Swine Flu remedy?

The daughter of a friend of mine was diagnosed with swine flu some days ago. I was pretty concerned and asked her immediately what she was doing about it.

Her daughter had high fever for several days and was told to wear a facemask and to take Doliprane.

Aside from that I asked what the doctor had told her to do. As far as I know doliprane is a painkiller and as such doesn't actually fight the virus much. She (the girls mother) told me that the doctor told her to give orange juice and kiwis to her daughter for breakfast as they contain C vitamin.

That was it. NOTHING MORE!!!

I was shocked. What about telling her to take C Vitamin? What about the classic flu/infection remedy of taking garlic? What the hell!? Just Doliprane and wait?!

This is sick. Obviously if someone has a virus for several days the natural immune system of the person is fighting the disease, it needs to be helped with elements that make the immune system stronger.

So why in the world does this MD just say "pain killers"?

I'm not even going to get started on the whole hype around the swine flu, frankly I think it's massive media hyperbole and drug companies need something to boost their economy. The French government has already spent upward of 1 billion euros to finance an untested drug.

Wow that's the best "beta product" I have seen released on the market. So what, after many failures we'll see "version 1.0" and then it's another few billions?


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Exxon, Shell and Fortune 500

global-fortune-500On my return from holiday I bought Fortune magazine to read on the 4 hour train ride from south of France to Paris. It's first time I buy the mag and I actually enjoyed it. It changes from the usual bad-news/gossip mags that are out there.

But when going through the global list of fortune 500 companies I was slightly taken aback.

The number one company for profits in 2008 was Exxon Mobil? Hold on a second, I must have read wrong. We had an oil crisis in 2008, the price of crude oil skyrocketed. Low-cost airlines went broke across the world due to skyrocketing gas prices. People were left without jobs, travelers were left around the world needing to pay new flight tickets. And I could go on about the problems the oil crisis. exxon-logo

Yet what am I reading... that Exxon Mobil had the highest ever profits in their history AND not only that, it seems they beat the records for profits of any American company.

Wow, that's slightly disturbing. It's just against any concept of exchange, value for money or service that I know of. If the price of crude goes up, it is understandable that the price to the consumer would raise. But the price of crude went up to about $151 in 2008. It then went back down to $67 today.

That change hasn't been turned over to the consumers.

Now I went through the list of global 500 companies and find the oil companies all over it. It's OK that they make a lot of money and we all heard the story of the Black Gold. The next surprise... Shell is the biggest company in the world!

In fact Fortune's editor puts a little comment "America's Exxon Mobil remains the most profitable company, with income last year of $45.2 billion. In fact, last year's high oil prices allowed global energy companies to dominate this year's list, capturing 7 of the top 10 slots." 

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It's a little sad to see that while the world is struggling to find solutions for the incredible pollution problem, for the low economy and incredible job losses.

And in the back of that the oil companies (which make or break many industries since they all rely on oil) are racking in the profits on their backs!

As a Scientologist there is one fundamental datum that is taught again and again. It's the concept of exchange, to always give slightly better service or product than one has received exchange for. I have always lived with that concept and apply it on my work all the time. The results speak for themselves. The companies I work with are all turning around their sales in an otherwise difficult year.

It seems oil companies could learn from these concepts.