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Elin Nordegren on Tiger Woods: ‘I’ve been through hell’

Posted on August 25, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else, Social Media | Tags: |

By Jay Busbee

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After nine months, Elin Nordegren has broken her silence on the infidelity scandal that rocked her family and led to the dissolution of her marriage to golf star Tiger Woods.

In what she says will be a one-time-only discussion of her side of the story, Nordegren spoke with People magazine for 19 hours over four days. The revelations were sobering, and in some cases surprising.

The three key takeaways from Nordegren’s story are:

• She says she is in no way a violent person, calling any speculation that she swung a golf club at Woods on Thanksgiving night “ridiculous.”

• She was completely broadsided by the news of Woods’ extramarital affairs, believing that she was the only woman in his life. In short, she was as surprised as most of the rest of the world that the persona Woods put forth – dedicated competitor, family man – was a carefully constructed sham. “I’m so embarassed that I never suspected [his affairs] – not a one,” she said.

• In line with that, she said she believed fully that her relationship with Woods was a real marriage, not an act orchestrated for cameras and sponsors. “The word betrayal is just not strong enough,” she told People. “I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children.”

[Photos: More of Tiger’s Swedish ex-wife, Elin Nordegren]

Woods, who will be playing in this weekend’s Barclays Championship in New Jersey, has not yet commented on Nordegren’s interview. Clearly, however, she plans on him being in the picture as the father of her children – daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 19 months – as she didn’t scorch the earth with her comments. She declined to go into more detail about the events of Thanksgiving, and she would not comment on the size of her divorce settlement – rumored to be in excess of $100 million – except to indicate that it is substantial enough that she won’t have to work initially and will be able to focus on raising her children.

[Related: a complete timeline of the Tiger Woods scandal]

The People magazine article gives the impression that Nordegren is both very aware of her celebrity – perhaps infamy – as the aggrieved wife, and also very understanding of the fact that she is something of a punch line for gaining so much money in the divorce settlement. As such, she intends to remain a private person and has no intention of being a celebrity – refreshing in an age where everyone who nabs a single headline is rushing to sign a reality-TV or talk show deal.

[Photos: More images of Tiger Woods]

Most surprisingly, throughout all the drama of the Woods scandal, Nordegren quietly spent time as a humble college student, taking night classes in pursuit of a psychology degree. According to her, she’s 40 credits short of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and hopes to follow that with a master’s and, at some point in the future, work as a therapist herself. Perhaps fittingly, she took a clinical approach to her own healing, facing it directly and without shame in regular, intensive therapy sessions.

“My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation,” she said. “I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal.”

As for the future, she plans to raise the children in South Florida, near a home she and Woods have been building in Jupiter. So it seems she intends for him to remain a part of her life in some capacity; indeed, the article begins with Woods arriving home with the children during the interview and surprising Elin, who reacts with kindness and respect.

For now, this will close Elin Nordegren’s side of the story. Clearly, though, this will follow her and her family for decades to come.

The issue of People featuring Elin Nordegren on the cover will be inescapable starting Friday. Below, some video from Wednesday morning’s Today Show covering the story:

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Five Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy Online

Posted on July 19, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |

by Jessica Gottlieb on May 25, 2010

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As parents and as social media enthusiasts we have different needs for privacy. As a social media enthusiast you do want your name out there, and maybe even your business address, but certainly not your home address. Right? Jason Calcanis doesn’t trust Facebook, and Jason is kind of a big deal.

Not everything can be controlled, but as Peter Shankman so aptly points out, we are the ones adding the content, so we do have the ability to control some of it. This is a good thing. Here are five easy ways you can begin to safeguard your privacy online.

1. Do not enter your private information online. Really, not for anything, not for Classmates.com, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, resume building sites… everywhere. Either make up an address, don’t enter one, or use a business address. No one really needs your address, they aren’t sending you gifts in the mail.

2. Remove your information from WhitePages.com. Unfortunately WhitePages.com doesn’t follow best practices, it is opt out, as opposed to opt in. You’ll need to search for your name, and then click on each search result to remove yourself from their directory. The very bad news is that both my children were listed at WhitePages.com with our correct address and phone number, the good news is that removal was almost instantaneous. Here’s an example with my friend Lolita’s data. Click here to watch the how to video.

3. Remove your information from Intellius.com. According to Intellius this is how:

In order for us to suppress or opt out your personal information from appearing on our Website, we need to verify your identity. To do this, we require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver’s license. If you are faxing a copy of your driver’s license, cross out the photo and the driver’s license number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. We will only use this information to process your opt out request. Please fax to 425-974-6194 and allow 4 to 6 weeks to process your request. We will only process opt out requests received by fax and no request will be processed without complete information (i.e., name, address and date of birth). Requests for opt out will not be processed over the phone or via email.

4. Use Private registration for your websites. Anyone can go to WhoIs and search for the registered domain owner of any site. When you buy a domain name, you must enter a name, address and phone number, for an extra couple of dollars each year you can hide this information. If you don’t want to make the registration information private, then I suggest a PO Box and a cell phone number.

5. Remove or modify your profile at MyLife.com and Classmates.com. No one is going to find you at either of these places, there’s no social networking to speak of, and they’re just giant data mills.

For the most part we have overshared our own data. Taking it back bit by bit is difficult, but worth doing.

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Giving Your Child Real, Life-long Survival Skills: Verbal First Aid

Posted on July 14, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |


The Magic of Mental Mastery

By Judith Acosta

Part 1 in a 2-Part Series

According to military advisors, survival is a matter of thinking. It’s not just a positive “attitude.” It’s precisely what we say to ourselves that can make the difference between health and illness, life and death.

One true story demonstrates just how much our minds matter:

Lt. Costello (Name and location changed) sat behind a large, conspicuously clean desk at a small Westchester, NY police station. He was cool, composed, and seemed as uncluttered mentally as he was physically. The awards on his book cases and certificates on the wall attested to a long, successful career. “I paid my dues,” he smiled as he scanned the room and the work it all represented. As he saw it, however, his career really started in Vietnam when he was only a teenager serving in the U.S. Army. It was there, assigned to an armored car division sent deep into the jungle, that he learned what it took to survive physically, mentally, and emotionally.

He was on a mission in the Delta, it was summer and the temperature outside had reached upwards of 115 degrees before noon. Inside the tank it was at best unbearable under normal conditions. On one particular day he still remembers with stunning clarity, it was life-threatening.

“It must have been 130 or more inside. It was hot in a way I had never experienced before. I couldn’t stop sweating, couldn’t drink enough, couldn’t just get up and go to the bathroom. I was burning up. I don’t mean that metaphorically. I was literally burning up and I had to lower my body temperature somehow or I was going to die.

“Funny how it didn’t scare me. It was just as clear to me as the coffee in front of me now. It was a fact. I had no air conditioning. I couldn’t get out of the tank. There was nowhere to go except a POW camp, if I was lucky enough to get caught and not killed right away. I remember thinking that I should have been panicking. Instead, I was utterly, crystal clear. It was in the space of such a small moment that I realized it was completely up to me. Whether I survived or not was between me and my own mind.” The lieutenant sat forward, his body compressed with the intensity of the experience, still vivid in him.

“For some reason, I remembered something about monks in the Himalayas going outside in sub-zero temperatures to meditate without getting frostbite. They raised their own thermostats. And I figured if they could do it that way, I could lower it. To this day I don’t know exactly what I did or how I did it, but I imagined cool water inside me and around me, like I was dunking myself into a cooler filled with ice or skinny dipping in the lake back home. And hell if it didn’t work. I’m here. I never forgot that,” he sat back. “This,” he pointed to his head, “was my greatest weapon of all. And it has served me ever since, no matter what or where the battle.”

The good news for parents is that those survival skills may be learned in early childhood and can be taught with a very simple protocol. Anyone, anywhere can help children utilize their own minds to stay calm and change their biochemistry.

The Magical Mental Abilities of Children

Children have an even more extraordinary capacity for mental mastery–when they are shown how to do it. Compared to adults, they have superior imaginative abilities, are more naturally dissociative or internally focused, and are far more likely to suspend disbelief. Unlike adults, they have not learned how to dismiss “possibilities” as unrealistic.

I know of one young person, who, despite life-threatening injuries, recovered because she kept calm and saw herself as being bathed in Angel Light. She was not in denial. She knew the situation was grave. She saw her parents fret and weep outside her hospital room door, thinking she couldn’t see or hear them. But she assured them, “The Angel’s light is moving through me. It’s going to be okay.”

Another woman whose child was receiving chemotherapy, told her repeatedly that the medicine was “pure love and it will fill you like happiness fills a room.” They put signs all over the room and on the IV bags: “Love.” She went into remission.

What happens when we change our thoughts? We change our chemistry. What we feel determines how we heal.

Best-selling author, Dr. Larry Dossey, has written, “Images create bodily changes–just as if the experience were really happening. For example, if you imagine yourself lying on a beach in the sun, you become relaxed, your peripheral blood vessels dilate, and your hands become warm, as in the real thing.”

If this is even partially true, it is an astonishing statement.

The case to definitively establish the link between mind and body was opened almost 1,500 years ago when Hippocrates wrote that a person might yet recover from his or her belief in the goodness of the physician. It was continued in 1912 when one doctor reported that tuberculosis patients who had previously been on the mend, when given bad news (e.g., that a relative had passed away) took sudden turns for the worse and died. And today the data supporting the connection between thoughts and health, indeed between mental images and survival, are mounting.

Brain scans have shown that when we imagine an event, our thoughts “light up” the areas of the brain that are triggered during the actual event. Sports psychologists conducted one study in which skiers were wired to EMG machines and monitored for electrical impulses sent to the muscles as they mentally rehearsed their downhill runs. The skiers’ brains sent the same instructions to their bodies whether they were doing a jump or just thinking about it.

What does this mean for a child who’s just fallen off a swing or burned himself on a hot stove or woken from a nightmare in terror?

Verbal First Aid in Real Life

Asthma is unfortunately more and more common in children around the world. And though we are fortunate enough to have inhalers in emergencies, there are times we find ourselves on our own. The following is a typical situation handled with Verbal First Aid so that a crisis is handled and a life is saved.

Sam and his son, Jared, went to play in the park. Sam was sure Jared had packed his inhaler. Jared was sure his dad had packed it. When they had played about a half-hour, Jared was straining for breath. When they realized they’d forgotten it, Sam was smart enough to take a deep breath himself so that when he turned to his son he was calm, focused, and sure-footed.

Sam:Jared, I can see you’re breathing but that it’s a little tight?

Jared:(Nods, but can’t speak.)

Sam:Sit with me here and lean forward like this. Put your head forward like this so your bronchial tubes can open and smooth out. [At this point, Sam’s voice drops in pitch and slows down so that it’s soothing and controlled. He “paces” his son’s breath with his own, carefully so as not to hyperventilate, just enough so that there is a joint rhythm. As he speaks to his son, his breathing slows down just a little bit at a time, “leading”  his son back to normal breathing.) And as you do, you can remember very clearly how your inhaler feels when you take a puff on it, a little cool, a little tingly and how it opens you up pretty quickly, you can remember how it  feels when it’s working “a little more open now” a little more open, a little cooler, until you can get a really good deep, slow, even breath”.

With his father’s steady guidance and well-chosen imagery, Jared’s breathing returned to a more normal rate and they were able to get home safely. Even more than averting a respiratory catastrophe, Jared came away from the experience with a body memory, a knowing that he could change the way he thought, felt, and healed. Although the crisis lasted a few minutes, that learning would last a lifetime.

This article will be continued with another demonstration tomorrow.

Author’s Website: http://www.wordsaremedicine.com/verbal-first-aid

Author’s Bio: Judith Acosta is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and speaker. She is also a classical homeopath based in New Mexico. She is the co-author of The Worst is Over (2002), the newly released Verbal First Aid (Penguin, 2010) and the author of numerous articles on mental health and cultural issues. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and grief, working with people all over the country. She has her practice in New Mexico with her canine therapeutic assistants. She has worked with trauma, anxiety and fear in patients for twenty five years. She has watched it, felt it, wrote about it, and helped heal people from it. As a result, she has learned a few things about fear, particularly that growing epidemic she calls VIRAL FEAR.

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Giving-Your-Child-Real-Li-by-Judith-Acosta-100713-70.html


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Stimulating fingers, lips and face could prevent strokes

Posted on July 14, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |

A good massage, listening to a song or otherwise stimulating the right nerve endings could prevent strokes, if a discovery in rats could be translated in humans, revealed a study by UC Irvine researchers.The study found that stimulating a single whisker could prevent the most common type of stroke in rats.

And researchers claim that the findings could be translated to humans, and stubble is not required, as we have sensitive body parts wired to the same area of the brain as rodents’ fine-tuned whiskers.

In people, “stimulating the fingers, lips or face in general could all have a similar effect,” said UCI doctoral student Melissa Davis, co-author of the study,

“It’s gender-neutral,” added co-author Ron Frostig, professor of neurobiology and behavior.

He warned that the research is a first step, albeit an important one.

“This is just the beginning of the whole story, with the potential for maybe doing things before a victim even reaches the emergency room,” he said.

A stroke usually happens when a main artery bringing oxygen and nutrients to the brain either ruptures or is blocked by a clot, causing partial brain death.

The key to preventing strokes in rats whose main cerebral artery has been obstructed, UCI researchers found, is to stimulate the blood-starved brain area.

The team discovered that mechanically stroking just one whisker for four minutes within the first two hours of the blockage caused the blood to quickly flow to other arteries – like cars exiting a gridlocked freeway to find detours.

But unlike freeway off-ramps, which can quickly clog, the alternate arteries expanded beyond their normal size, opening wide to allow critical blood flow to the brain.

The technique was 100 percent effective in preventing strokes in rats with arterial obstruction.

People believed to be suffering a stroke are currently told to lie still and stay calm in a quiet environment.

And Frostig said that a good massage, listening to a song or otherwise stimulating the right nerve endings might work better.

Kleinfeld cautions that the rodent findings might not be relevant to humans.

But with such clear evidence that strokes in rats were prevented.

“It would be criminal not to try” controlled human studies, he said.

The study appears in the June issue of PLoS One. (ANI)

Big News Network.com (ANI)     Wednesday 14th July, 2010

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Ticket to a Mercury-Free Body

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |

The Age of Toxicity

Heavy metals aren’t music to anyone’s ears. Frequent headaches, dizziness, brain fog, and nausea are just a few of the symptoms that tell us that mercury and other neuro-toxic heavy metals are increasingly evident in our air, food, water, and even the medicines we take, causing many members of the medical community to call the 21st Century “The Age of Toxicity”.

These deadly substances kill neurons in our brains and throughout our nervous systems, progressively wreaking havoc with our delicate biological processes. However, one “super hero” in the wings may just be mercury’s kryptonite. It’s a little green algae called chlorella.

Peculiarly, as medicine advances, we find that it’s often wisest to reach back into the past to find natural alternative remedies that work with our bodies, instead of beating our bodies into submission with synthetic pharmaceuticals. Although chlorella was first identified in the late 19th century, this tiny algae has been around since the beginning of time.

What is Chlorella?

Through its 2.5 billion year existence, chlorella has generated specific detoxifying proteins and peptides that combat every existing toxic metal. A single-celled plant, chlorella’s fibrous, indigestible outer shell (the cell wall must be broken before it can be of benefit to us) is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and amino acids.

Chlorella is a fresh-water green algae. Green algae contains some of the highest sources of chlorophyll in the world. Of all green algae, chlorella is the highest source or chlorophyll, ranging from 3% to 5% pure. In fact, because of its purity and high nutritional value, chlorella was initially researched as a food source.

Chlorella was first identified late in the 19th Century and cultivated soon after in Holland. In the early 1900s, European, and especially German scientists sought to take advantage of the 60% protein composition of the fast-multiplying plant and began researching chlorella as a food source.

Although researchers were enthusiastic about this potential new food source, World Wars I and II interrupted studies until 1948 when Stanford Research Institute successfully grew chlorella in a pilot study. However, research was again tabled due to financial constraints until the 1950s when the Carnegie Institute completed the study and concluded that chlorella could be grown on a commercial scale.

Japan, with a serious postwar food shortage, partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation, co-sponsoring Dr. Hiroshi Tamiya’s study at the Tokugawa Biological Institute. Dr. Tamiya developed the technology to grow, harvest, and process chlorella on a commercial scale. Several other Japanese organizations were established to continue research and development of chlorella growth. However, the high costs of growing chlorella as a food source proved to be poor competitors against the ready availabilities of rice and wheat and most research was discontinued.

However, in the early 1960s, Japanese researchers began concentrating on the medicinal and dietary values of chlorella and chlorella took its place as a popular dietary supplement in Japan.

Making War on Mercury

Detoxification is currently a hot topic. Health spas expound the virtues of body wraps, soaks, steam baths, and saunas. Yet, heavy metals, like Mercury, attach themselves to our internal tissues and organs (including the brain) and aren’t easily eliminated. If we are serious about detoxification, we need to consider ways to free these heavy metals from our tissues to help our body put them in their place – on the outside!

Chlorella is just one of our many natural weapons in helping our bodies both mobilize and eliminate Mercury and other heavy metals.

Chlorella assists our body’s removal of Mercury through a process called chelation. It’s fibrous outer shell latches onto Mercury before it attaches to our tissues. The chlorella binds with the Mercury, enabling our bodies to eliminate it naturally.

A leading detoxification scientist, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt says, “The body is constantly trying to eliminate neurotoxins via the available exit routes. However because of the lipophilic/neurotropic nature of the neuro-toxins, most are reabsorbed by the abundant nerve endings of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in the intestinal wall.”

Klinghardt, also one of the founding fathers of chelation therapy, clearly asserts that mobilization is different than, and necessary to detoxification. Mobilization means ferreting mercury out of its hiding places. Dr. Klinghardt says, “Mobilization may lead to excretion. It also may lead to redistribution. Detoxifying or detoxing means mobilizing AND moving it out of the body.”

If mercury is not excreted, the body reabsorbs it. This is a critical factor that determines the success, or as in the case of most conventional treatments, the failure of chelation therapy.

Ninety percent of Mercury elimination takes place through fecal excretion. The binding action of chlorella facilitates fecal excretion of Mercury. In addition, chlorella stimulates, regulates, and helps clean the bowel, enabling our bodies to mobilize attached Mercury into the bowel where chlorella effectively continues the elimination process.

How Safe is Chlorella?

While the trend today is towards oral or intravenous chelation methods, synthetic chelation therapies such as DMSA, DMPS, and high dose EDTA, mobilize mercury and other heavy metals but do not necessarily carry them out of the body. It is for this very reason, that many of these treatments can cause disastrous side effects due to reabsorbtion in the intestinal tract.

Several factors influence the safety of a chelating substance in Mercury elimination:

Can you both metabolize and eliminate the drug with or without mercury?

Does the drug adversely affect other minerals and nutrients in your body?

Will the drug mobilize mercury, yet redistribute it instead of eliminate it?

Will the drug too rapidly pull mercury from body tissues not allowing it to effectively control elimination?
A major benefit of chlorella is that it isn’t a drug. Chlorella is a whole food. Not only does it allow natural elimination of Mercury as well as other heavy metals and toxins, it provides your body with nutrients to improve your overall health and well-being. Moreover, because chlorella is a food and not a drug, overdosing is nearly impossible.

Chlorella also improves elimination in all four major elimination channels, which is key to detoxification of the body.

Detoxifying with Chlorella

Chlorella is available in tablets, liquid extracts, and powder. Powders can be baked into breads, cakes, and cookies and liquids can be blended with fruit and vegetable drinks.

The general recommendation for chlorella in tablet form is to begin with one gram of chlorella taken three times daily, about 30 minutes before mealtimes. After determining its effect on your bowel, you may gradually increase dosage up to ten grams for very active detoxification. After a couple of weeks, decrease the dosage again to one gram again for maintenance. However, do follow container directions and indications for the specific application of chlorella you choose.

Side effects are most often those from the mobilization of toxic metals. You can avoid most side effects by increasing your chlorella dosage. Small dosages mobilize more metals without binding them, while larger doses bind more of the toxins and speed detoxification and elimination.

There are many producers of chlorella, with all of them not necessarily producing clean product. Be sure to do your research on the company you purchase from. What do we recommend? Yaeyama chlorella is by far the freshest, purest, and most readily attainable chlorella on the market. Many manufacturers repackage the yaeyama product under their own brand name, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find.

by Chuck W.

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Today’s World – Le Monde d’Aujourd’hui

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |

‘Today’s World needs money to survive… ‘

– (think ‘capitalism’) –

‘… like the world of the Indian needs Spirituality for Growth…’

– (think ‘Love and Well-Being’) –

Today’s World needs money to survive…

Le Monde d’aujourd’hui a tant besoin d’argent…

… like the world of the Indian needs Spirituality for Growth..

.. de même est-il pour le Monde de l’Indien, qui, lui, a besoin de sa Spiritualité pour croître ses Connaissances Spirituelles…’

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Luc Majno: … A little on ‘RACE’ … STOP!

Posted on July 11, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: , , |

There is a continuing NEED to misunderstand the problem on the ‘Indian’…
so that the racial problem persists… not for me. (Poor John A. Macdonald!!)
I did my homework.
In fact, I believe there is NO SUCH THING as RACE, and no ‘biological’ distinctions or differences that ‘separate’ us. This is all fallacy. There is no ‘one’ superior race. The ‘catholics’ or ‘believers’ may like to think so, and it is real practical for them, too, but no such luck.

Indians have gotten to know themselves, and portray themselves, and live — the way WE see them. We see them as, well, rather smelly, and can’t tell time too well, and that they’re stupid and backward — We see them as inferior, weaker, less intelligent, and as refuse, and that is EXACTLY the way these people live. Just drive through a reserve sometime. You will see exactly what WE did to them, and they now live in their own garbage, the suicide rate among them is up to five times higher for them in some places than others… thanks to us.

Unless WE make a difference, unless WE embrace them (as they did US way back when), unless WE learn to get to know them and the richness of their Culture.

We simply have no idea…

Why am I writing this? Well, I am hoping that someone will hear or read this, and even agree! The Indians supposedly have the ‘gene’ for drunkenness, or the ‘gene’ for suicide, or that they are more violent, or that ‘they can’t seem to integrate into society’… That is because THEY DON’T WANT TO! I wouldn’t want to either! Not in this world, anyway…

It is really sad. It is said  of Afghanistan, that drugs of all sorts and alcohol are being used to ‘evade’ the war… Well here, it is exactly the same thing, although the ‘war’ is not bombs exploding and material destruction, but assimilation, Genocide and ‘polite-and-proper’ extinction of a Race that sees fewer and fewer reasons to exist in a world where we are tearing one another apart, and TEACHING one another to do so through RACIAL descrimination, and bigotry.

Thank you for listening.

Thanks to TF and Roland Chrisjohn for my information!!

16 July – 1763 — Jeffrey Amherst writes: P.S. You will Do well to try to Innoculate the Indians by means of Blankets, as well as to try Every other method that can serve to Extirpate this Execrable Race. I should be very glad your Scheme for Hunting them Down by Dogs could take Effect, but England is at too great a Distance to think of that at present.

Well stated, especially to remind people that Indians do not want to belong to this world that is being thrust on them. I read Kent Nerburn’s, Wisdom of the Native Americans. There were some amazing responses from some of the elders with regards to Christianity, the life people were trying to thrust on them, and what it is like to be Indian. I …  thought the best was a response to a Minister. The minister had spent a bit of time trying to tell the elder about Jesus. When the elder tried to talk, he would talk over him or tell him that he needs to put it all behind him. So the elder sighed and just listened and let the minister ramble on. When he was done he asked the elder what he thought of Jesus. The elder told him, “I think this Jesus must be an Indian”. Can you just imagine the veins bursting in the ministers head?

LUC MAJNO: What if it were THE OTHER WAY AROUND?? aha!
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Axiom 2010: “The Truth Tellers Conference”

Posted on July 10, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else |

Utah area then please attend:

We Are Change of Utah's home page

Location: Salt Lake Community College – Larry H. Miller Campus – 9750 South 300 West – Sandy, UT 84070

Date: Friday, Jul. 30, 2010 – Sunday, Aug. 01, 2010

Two Youtube shorts on the conference –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8eslDDDfg


To reserve space for the conference – http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=203595

Several local government administrations have contacted CAFR1 to discuss implementation of the TRF in their local government (City and County). Also a Candidate for governor of one of the largest states in the country may run on the platform of the TRF to eliminate all taxation in that state.  CAFR1’s talk at the conference will release this important information at that time and why it is now being done.

Sent FYI and be there if you can, and if you can not, if you know people from Utah or close to it, make sure they know about this event also.

Walter Burien – CAFR1
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936

Tel. (928) 445-3532

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Axion 2010: “The Truth Tellers Conference”

Posted on July 10, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |

Utah area then please attend:

We Are Change of Utah's home page

Location: Salt Lake Community College – Larry H. Miller Campus – 9750 South 300 West – Sandy, UT 84070

Date: Friday, Jul. 30, 2010 – Sunday, Aug. 01, 2010

Two Youtube shorts on the conference –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8eslDDDfg


To reserve space for the conference – http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=203595

Several local government administrations have contacted CAFR1 to discuss implementation of the TRF in their local government (City and County). Also a Candidate for governor of one of the largest states in the country may run on the platform of the TRF to eliminate all taxation in that state.  CAFR1’s talk at the conference will release this important information at that time and why it is now being done.

Sent FYI and be there if you can, and if you can not, if you know people from Utah or close to it, make sure they know about this event also.

Walter Burien – CAFR1
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936

Tel. (928) 445-3532

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Sweden tops EU in citizenship approval rate

Posted on July 7, 2010. Filed under: Everything Else | Tags: |

Sweden tops EU in citizenship approval rate

Published: 6 Jul 10 14:47 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/27638/20100706/

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Sweden is the most generous country in the EU when it comes to approving citizenship applications, according to a new report from Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, on Tuesday.

    A total of 30,460 people acquired Swedish citizenship in 2008, a drop from 33,630 in 2007. However, the country had the highest rate of citizenship approvals among all EU countries in 2008, at 54 citizenships granted per 1,000 resident foreigners, followed closely by Portugal at 51, Poland at 48, Finland at 47 and Hungary at 43.

    Sweden also topped the list in 2008 when comparing the rate of citizenship acquisition against the total population of each member state, with 3.3 citizenships per 1,000 inhabitants, ahead of Luxembourg at 2.5 and France, Portugal and the UK at 2.1 each.

    In 2008, 695,880 persons acquired citizenship of an EU state, compared with 707,110 in 2007. The new citizens in 2008 came mainly from Africa (29 percent of the total number of citizenships acquired), non-EU Europe (22 percent), Asia (19 percent) and North and South America (17 percent).

    EU citizens who acquired citizenship in another EU country accounted for eight percent of the total. In 2008, the highest number of citizenships were granted by France (137,000), the UK (129,000) and Germany (94,000), which together accounted for over 50 percent of all citizenships granted in the EU.

    The lowest rate of citizenship approval in the EU in 2008 belonged to the Czech Republic at 3 per 1,000 resident foreigners and Ireland and Luxembourg, both at 6. The EU average in 2008 stood at 23 per 1,000 resident foreigners.

    Ten member states granted less than one citizenship per 1,000 in 2008, with Poland registering the lowest rate, followed by the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Slovakia. The EU average was 1.4 citizenships granted per 1,000 inhabitants.

    In 2008, the largest groups that acquired EU citizenship were citizens of Morocco (64,000 persons), Turkey (50,000), Ecuador (27,000), Algeria (23,000) and Iraq (20,000).

    France granted 45 percent of all the citizenships acquired in the EU by Moroccans and 88 percent of those acquired by Algerians, Germany 49 percent of those acquired by Turks, Spain 93 percent of those acquired by Ecuadorians and the UK 44 percent of those acquired by Iraqis.

    In some member states, a large part of the citizenships was granted to citizens from only one country. The member states with the highest concentrations were Romania (89 percent of new citizens came from Moldova), Hungary (68 percent from Romania), Greece (59 percent from Albania) and Bulgaria (51 percent from Macedonia).

    In Latvia and Estonia, 96 percent and 92 percent respectively of the new citizens were recognised non-citizens. The majority were citizens of the former Soviet Union.

    A recognised non-citizen is a person who is neither a citizen of the reporting country nor of any other country and who has established links to the reporting country which include some but not all rights and obligations of full citizenship.

    The Local (news@thelocal.se/08 656 6518)

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