Monday, October 26, 2015

And again, about the harm of vaccines

Just a few interesting thoughts:

"Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a practicing nephrologist, says the vaccine industry isn’t giving people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or even death."

"Inventors of vaccines have chosen a belief system whereby infants are all born with inadequate immune systems (and therefore need to be “saved” from diseases by vaccines)."

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/doctors-against-vaccines-the-other-side-of-the-story-is-not-being-told/

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician), says the vaccine industry isn’t giving people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or even death. - See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/doctors-against-vaccines-the-other-side-of-the-story-is-not-being-told/#sthash.iZPjMrsS.dpuf
Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician), says the vaccine industry isn’t giving people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or even death. - See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/doctors-against-vaccines-the-other-side-of-the-story-is-not-being-told/#sthash.iZPjMrsS.dpuf

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A few reasons to enjoy "Being Erica"

- If you are tired of typical American TV shows, here's a getaway (Canadian show). Touching, sweet but not overwhelming, mingling reality and SF in a reasonable, enjoyable way.

- The show actually has a point, and offers quite a life lesson to everyone: when you're down, there is always a way to get over troubles and get back in the sadle, and the only one who could help you is yourself! Of course, there is a therapist in the show, but not everybody affords going to a therapist. You can simply become your own therapist, review your entire life, write a list of regrets, and instead of going back in time to fix them, as Erica did, just learn to live with them, see them in a different light, or get rid of them as soon as possible. By the time Erica becomes a therapist in season 4, you should be capable of handling any situation without despair, stay calm and resolute about your most difficult decisions, remain focused on the future rather than the past. Once you get rid of regrets there's nothing holding you back, you are able to let go of everything that happened in the past and open a new symbolical door towards the future.

- Makes you wanna travel through time! Erica's therapy makes it so real and accessible.

- Makes you perceive doors from a different perspective! Every door becomes a new potential world - into your past or your future. More respect for doors! :-) Wish the doors in my life were so flexible!

- Makes you wanna wear a lot of dresses! Erica's collection of dresses is amazing. She rarely wears anything else. She' so feminine and natural... a good example to all women who have no idea how to become more attractive.

- Makes you wanna clean up the mess in your life and start all over again, as Erica did, having a new approach to life - more positive, more optimistic, more considerate towards others, in order to avoid other regrets added to the list!

- At least two or three nice love stories to watch out - Julianne & Brent, Dr Tom & Amanda, Sam & Lenin, and my favorite - Erica & Kai (I don't particularly like Adam...)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Nici o noutate in tratamentul endometriozei

Nici o noutate in domeniul tratamentului endometriozei. De ceva vreme nu am mai cautat nimic, dar acum ca durerile au revenit, am dat iarasi search sa vad cum a mai avansat medicina in acest sens. Si am gasit doar niste porcarii de genul:

"Because female attractiveness could be the expression of higher oestrogen levels, it cannot be excluded that a stimulating endocrine environment might favour the development of aggressive and infiltrating endometriotic lesions particularly in women with the most feminine phenotype." - cu alte cuvinte, femeile care arata bine sunt mai predispuse pentru aceasta boala! uite cu ce isi pierd ei vremea in loc sa inventeze ceva care chiar sa functioneze!!!

"Healthcare providers should be alerted to the increased risk, however slight, of specific subtypes of ovarian cancer in women with a history of endometriosis" - of course they should! they continue to feed us with drugs that contribute to cancer in the long term, such as contraceptive pills!!! In toate prospectele de contraceptive suntem avertizate de riscul de a face cancer... de ce totusi ni le recomanda??? pt ca altceva nu au... in final, trebuie sa alegem intre endometrioza si cancer??? cat de absurda sa fie viata?

sursa: http://endometriosis.org

Friday, January 9, 2015

501ème anniversaire de la mort d'Anne de Bretagne

Anne de Bretagne, née le 25 janvier 1477 à Nantes et morte le 9 janvier 1514 à Blois,
duchesse de Bretagne et, par ses mariages, deux fois reine de France.
Mon personnage préféré de l'histoire de la France.

De ce sarbatorim Craciunul pe 25 decembrie?

Nici un text crestin nu precizeaza clar in cifre data si anul nasterii lui Isus. Suntem nevoiti sa le deducem din diverse surse.
Nu ne indoim de faptul ca s-a nascut anume in acea perioada, dar parerile sunt impartite in privinta datei exacte. Istoric vorbind, el s-ar fi nascut in jurul anului 7 inainte de Hristos si nu in anul zero. Avand in vedere faptul ca in scrierile biblice sunt mentionati ciobani la pascut oile in momentul nasterii lui Isus, nu ne putem imagina ca s-ar fi intamplat in plina iarna, ci poate undeva prin septembrie-octombrie.
Tot ce putem sa aflam din evanghelii este ca s-a nascut in perioada imparatului Irod, marele tiran. Dar Irod a murit in anul 4 i.de H, aceasta data fiind atestata in toate documentele istorice ale vremii. Ceea ce inseamna ca Isus s-a nascut inainte de anul pe care acum in consideram anul nasterii sale. E greu sa se determine exact anul, dar ar fi fost intre anul 7 si anul 4 inainte de H. Pentru a ne apropia mai exact de anul respectiv, sa ne aducem aminte de steaua luminoasa a magilor. Cu siguranta in noaptea nasterii sale s-a produs un fenomen astrologic iesit din comun, pt a explica aparitia unei lumini puternice pe cer. In prezent astrologii, prin formule si calcule pe calculator, pot reproduce toate evenimentele astrologice produse cu mii de ani in urma. Ei afirma ca in anul 0 nu s-a intamplat nimic iesit din comun pe cerul Bethleemului in luna decembrie. In schimb au notat un eveniment spectaculos in data de 05 decembrie anul 7 inainte de H. Jupiter s-a apropiat de Saturn foarte mult de 3 ori la rand, fenomen care se produce extrem de rar (in 3000 de ani numai de 13 ori), vizualizat de pe pamant sub forma unei lumini foarte puternice. Tripla conjonctiune a celor doua planete a fost interpretata de catre oamenii din acele timpuri ca un semn divin.
In ceea ce priveste data de 25 decembrie - la baza sarbatorii de Craciun este o sarbatoare pagana care diviniza zeul soarelui, fixata nu intamplator in ziua solstitiului de iarna. Aceasta sarbatoare era foarte indragita de toti oamenii. Conform traditiei se organizau mese festive si se chefuia in noaptea cea mai lunga a anului.
Decizia de a sarbatori Nasterea lui Isus pe 25 decembrie a fost luata de catre biserica in jurul secolului 4 d. H. pe baza sarbatorii pagane la care oamenii nu erau gata sa renunte usor. Reprezentantii bisericii crestine au fost asadar nevoiti sa le combine pe cele doua si sa-i dea acestei date o noua semnificatie.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

De ce sunt mai buni rusii decat noi

Pentru ca stiu sa-si pretuiasca valorile si isi respecta artistii, indiferent de varsta acestora. In Rusia au loc foarte multe concerte, mai ales in preajma sarbatorilor, dar nu numai, la care participa cei mai cunoscuti si mai in voga cantareti de muzica usoara. Printre invitati figureaza mereu nume grele ale muzicii rusesti, unii foarte in varsta deja, dar foarte iubiti si aclamati de public. E frumos ca acest popor nu uita niciodata de cei mai in varsta, ii baga in seama, ii iubeste, ii aplauda, ii respecta pana acestia se retrag din activitate sau pana mor. Poate suna plictisitor si de neinteles pentru noi, romanii, care avem tendinta sa apreciem numai ce e modern. E pacat ca tinerii nostri nu au avut ocazia niciodata sa asculte muzica romaneasca a anilor 60-70-80, cantareti mai in varsta, din simpul motiv ca aceestia nu apar la televizor, nimeni nu-i promoveaza, nimeni nu le mai compune piese. Ei s-au pierdut usor usor  pana si din amintirea noastra, a celor care suntem ultima generatie care a mai prins comunismul. Multi rad cand aud de Angela Similea, Dan Spataru sau Maria Tanase. Dar pentru rusi, cantaretii lor din perioada comunismului sunt niste zei la care inca se inchina (si cei mai bogati din show-biz-ul autohton). E frumos sa vezi ca exista o asemenea atitudine. Si concertele lor debordeaza de artisti tineri, formatii la moda, dar printre ei, se strecoara mereu si batraneii de baza ai muzicii rusesti. Ei sunt acolo, eterni si zambitori, primind mormane de flori din public si milioane de aplauze, nu neaparat pentru ultimele lor hituri ci mai ales pentru munca lor de o viata pe scena, pentru faptul ca le-au facut si le fac viata frumoasa prin simpla lor prezenta.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Religious behavior: Middle Ages vs 21st century

In the Middle Ages people blindly believed in the church and its power to control their lives. We're in the 21st century now. Let's see what really changed.
Ever since its creation, the church has been an influential institution but also a powerful weapon able to manipulate and hold people hostages of their own fears.

1) Pilgrimages
In medieval times people often travelled hundreds of miles just to see a relic, hoping for a miraculous cure. Churches kept whole bodies of saints, heads, arms, pieces of Jesuss cross, pieces of bone, hair and blood and were expecting pilgrims with bottles of the martyrs blood and even souvenirs.  Well, don't laugh too much. Thousands of people still go on pilgrimages every year in our century.
Stories of miracles used to circulate in the middle ages as well as presently and people believed them to be true, without any evidence. Curiously nobody has ever witnessed such events, we are only expected to believe the legends and fear vengeful saints. Back in those days, most stories were invented by the church to intimidate people, determine them to go on pilgrimages and spend money on saints. In fact, medieval pilgrimages were a huge industry relying on sales of badges, souvenirs, offerings. There are documents that prove that sometimes demonstrations of supernatural power were organized in advance to give people what they expected to see - resurection from the dead, miraculous cures (people were hired to produce miracles for profit). Despite clear evidence of corruption and fraud the church's grip on the medieval mind remained strong in medieval times as well as nowadays.

2) Intolerance of other religions
The word of the church was the word of God. It had the power to absolve sins, protect from evil. If you didn't accept the beliefs of the church you were simply an outsider, an enemy. The church showed a belligerant attitude towards the outsiders. Anyone who disagreed with the church was considered an heretic. In our century, being part of a congregation still means sharing 100% its principles and beliefs, otherwise you are considered an outcast. No idea of reform is ever taken seriously. Unfortunately, many priests sometimes forget that Christianity did not begin as a bellicose religion. Although preaching Jesus, the church takes a different view according to political or social circumstances and require its believers to hate, ignore, deny and even kill for a religious cause. Take for example the crusades - when the pope urged knights to defend Christianity and free Jerusalem from Muslims.


3) Fighting and dying for your faith
The crusades were wholly wars, approved and encouraged by the pope. The church authorised them and offered spiritual benefits in return. The battle between Christians and Muslims became the battle between good and evil. The Muslims could never forget our interferance so many centuries ago and the crusades consequences are felt even today. Our history is full of hatred towards Muslims, Jews, protestants, directed and initiated by the church. "Don't worry, you are doing God's work." Those who attacked the wealth of the church and its involvement in politics were executed. And even in our century, the church generally aims to root out all opposition.

4) Fascination with the supernatural
People used to believe and they still do that going to church can get them rid of diseases, misfortunes, and the evil eye. So, they all go to church, kiss icons and worship bones of saints hoping for a miracle. They do not realize that in fact they don't need intermediaries in their relationship with God and that miracles happen only when they are supposed to happen, according to God's will, not priests' or anyone else's. Your faith is not strong enough if you rely on someone else to do your prayers for you. That's been going on for centuries.

To conclude: the cult of saints still exists, the hostility towards other religions still exists, the great journeys of pilgrimage still go on. So, is there anything that really changed in our religious behavior since the Middle Ages? Not really. 

I could never really understand this need for belonging to a certain religious group, since we are all different, have different ideals and obviously perceive divinity in different ways. Centuries ago, just like nowadays, believers were and are ready to kill others (throw bombs thrown in metro stations, organize terrorist attacks) or suicide (in Islam - Kamikaze) in order to impose their religion on others. The 21st century should be the age of reason, yet humankind continues to interpret Jesus' words as an excuse to do wrong. And the church as an institution survived and still thrives just because most people are too naive and ignorant.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Interesting facts about Christianism

1) According to the earliest Christian documents, Mary Magdalene was a close friend of Jesus, accompanied him everywhere, stood by his side when he was crucified, was the first to discover his resurrection. However, she is not an apostle, her role in Jesus' life has been forever minimized by the church just because she was a woman. Not to mention the legend of her being a prostitute, invented to decrease her credibility, as she tried to continue her friend's work by preaching (after all, she knew what she was saying, after spending so much time with the son of God!).

2) Mary, the mother of Jesus, is believed to have been a perpetual virgin all her life, but actually, she had other children after Jesus. The truth has been very well concealed by the church because the idea of a virgin divine mother suited the new religion's purposes. The same early documents prove the fact that Jesus had 4 brothers and even sisters. Just one reference to the family is mentioned in the New Testament, all the others have been deliberately deleted by the church. 

3) James, the brother of Jesus (traditionally half-brother), preached to the Jewish Christians for 30 years after Jesus' death, however, his role has also been minimized by the church, simply because he was the son of Mary, allegedly a perpetual virgin, but also because of the rivalry between James and Paul (at that time, the Church faced a choice between James’s or Paul’s versions of Christianity).

4) Many people have no idea that John the Baptist was also related to Jesus (a cousin, there is but one reference in the Bible, if you read carefully). Jesus looked upon him as a teacher and admired him very much. The Christian church tried to cover this family relationship for centuries and the admiration Jesus felt was regarded as unworthy for a divine figure.

5) Chistianism, at its foundations, is pioneered by the apostle Paul, who ironically never met Jesus in his life. His beliefs, which later became the basics of Christianity (especially Orthodox and Catholic), relied on a vision he once had, nothing more.

(inspired by - The Secret Family of Jesus, documentary, 2006, UK, by Robert Beckford)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Why do women enjoy "Desperate Housewives"?

Why do women like to watch "Desperate Housewives"? I guess each of them can easily identify with every one of the characters. I have always loved this show, especially the first 5 seasons, and found it hard not to be touched by Susan's natural awkwardness, Lynette's frankness, Gaby's spontaneity and Bree's accuracy.
These four types of personalities overlap so well with our own in different situations.
When cooking and cleaning the house, I am Bree.
When going out, wearing a sexy outfit, I am Gaby.
When taking care of my family, I am Lynette.
When falling in love and playing the victim, I am Susan.
Which one are you?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sa demontam cateva mituri despre sarcina

1. Trebuie sa vorbesti cat mai mult cu bebe din burtica pentru ca el aude totul si memoreaza vocea mamei – si eu credeam orbeste in aceasta teorie dar s-a spulberat in momentul nasterii cand mi-am dat seama ca bebelusul o ia in intregime de la zero, si abia atunci incepe sa cunoasca lumea din jur. Faptul ca plange insistent si isteric chiar si atunci cand mama, cu vocea ei calda si blanda, incearca sa-l linisteasca, demonteaza teoria. Totul este strain pentru el in aceasta lume si nimic nu-l va linisti in primele zile sau chiar saptamani decat lapticul si somnul.

2. Muzica pe care o aude bebe din burtica va deveni preferata lui dupa ce se va naste, sau o va recunoaste cu siguranta – suna bine dar e o alta prostie. Tot ce aude el din burtica se sterge din memorie la nastere. Eu i-am cantat aceeasi melodie in fiecare noapte, dar dupa ce s-a nascut niciodata n-a reactionat la ea in vreun fel anume, sau macar sa zambeasca.

3. Incearca sa mananci diversificat in sarcina ca sa-l familiarizezi pe bebe cu toate gusturile si sa pape de toate – nu e chiar asa. Eu in sarcina am mancat zmeura, morcovi, castraveti si rosii la greu, iar bebe refuza sa le manance, face urat daca ii dau asa ceva (chiar si dupa 1 an). Acelasi lucru se spune si despre perioada alaptarii – mama trebuie sa aiba o alimentatie cat mai variata pentru a transmite la bebe preferintele prin lapte. Nu este valabil. Bebe o ia de la zero cu gusturile atunci cand incepe sa manance solid. Unele chestii ii plac, altele nu inexplicabil... nu are nici o legatura cu ceea ce ai mancat in sarcina sau in perioada alaptarii.

4. Daca in timpul sarcinii studiezi o anumita stiinta sau te pasioneaza ceva anume, se va transmite si la bebe. Deloc sau poate fi doar o coincidenta. Copilul va dezvolta propriile pasiuni care nu vor avea nici o legatura cu ceea ce a studiat mama in timpul sarcinii. Mama mea, de exemplu, pe toata perioada sarcinii a predat in particular biologia si chimia; eu insa nu am nici o predilectie pentru aceste materii, dimpotriva, nu le suport. Pe mine ma pasioneaza istoria Frantei si am citit cateva carti istorice in timpul sarcinii. Ma indoiesc insa ca baietelul meu imi va urma pasiunea.

5. Ecografiile nu dauneaza lui bebe – s-a demonstrat recent ca pana la urma ecografiile nu sunt chiar atat de inofensive. Eu nu am stiut si am facut foarte multe, la recomandarea medicului. Poate din acest motiv bebelusul meu este foarte irascibil si nelinistit.
Cititi mai multe aici:
http://apologeticum.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/avertisment-ecografiile-sunt-foarte-nocive/