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Natural News Special Report….

I recently sent out an email, about vaccinations, telling people to get educated. I’ve now found some more info for you all, with a special report from the team over at NaturalNews.com (www.naturalnews.com)….

It’s free, it’s about the HPV vaccine being touted as essential for our daughters and soon to be, our sons. Click here to read the full report.

Like I always say, get yourself educated. Don’t assume that the government or big drug companies have your best interests at heart. Turn off your TV for a bit, I’m sure Pop Idol will still be on later, and your soaps will all be repeated.

Meanwhile your kids are being, for lack of a better phrase, "experimented on, for profit. If you don’t care, fine. But then, don’t moan when it’s too late and accuse the rest of us of blowing things up out of proportion….

Think I’m joking? Paranoid?….

Best-selling Sanatogen vitamin pills are dyed with harmful additives

Britain’s best-selling vitamin pill is dyed with artificial colours which can cause rashes and hyperactive behaviour in children. Sanatogen’s Kids A To Z Strawberry Flavour vitamins have another suspect additive: the red colouring Ponceau 4R.

Two colours – sunset yellow and quinoline yellow – criticised in an official study which led to their censure by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) last week – are found in Sanatogen Gold, the country’s leading multivitamin brand.

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/4jlm3r

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20 Degrees Today….

It’s 7.30am, just made the scrambled eggs and the tea, waiting for the 20 degree sunshine to hit the Okanagan today….

….yeah, 20 degrees! 21 in Vancouver! Mind you, it goes down again later in the week, with possible snow flurries by Wednesday. The weather has gone mad….

The interview went OK. I am now a classed as a "freelance photographer/journalist" for various newspapers in the Okanagan, didn’t get the full time post, not enough experience. I wasn’t surprised, so not disappointed. Whether I get anything published (and paid!) or not, depends on what I get.

What else is ahead? My trip to the UK is becoming finalised for May/June, with rehearsals starting as soon as I get there. The Phantom is auditioning drummers now. Johnny (4) Eyes, bass man extraodinaire gets in end of May. Phantomville hits the road very soon….

I have a recording session client here at The ElectroVoodoo Studio, my first since coming to Canada, not including myself, through April. Nigel Keane, a friend and poet, has asked me to help record an EP with him, which begins next week. I am meeting up with him tonight to discuss things and get the ball rolling. Should be fun.

Are we all going back? I doubt it. The prospects for the UK, along with news items I read and emails I get from people there, don’t fill me with confidence. My kids are safer and enjoying themselves more, here in Canada. So, we will probably stay. Although, not in the Okanagan. Wages are not enough, the cost of living is too high and we’ve had enough here for now. Opportunities are better in Vancouver, so that’s where we are going. The weather in Toronto has put us off!

OK, now that the eggs are gone, next job on the list, fix Sam’s hockey net….

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News From the Front….

Being involved in a number of news and current affair projects, I’ve decided to start posting some of the more "important" pieces of news, I find in my travels around the world and, of, the web.

Comments, as always, are welcome. We do after all, live in a free world….

Tranquillisers putting children’s lives at risk

‘New evidence has shown children’s lives are being put at risk by a surge in the use of controversial tranquillising drugs which are being prescribed to control their behaviour, the Guardian has learned. The anti-psychotic drugs are being given to youngsters under the age of six even though the drugs have no licence for use in children except in certain schizophrenia cases, the report says.

The number of children on the drugs has doubled since the early 1990s as the UK begins to follow a trend started in the US, but critics say they are a "chemical cosh" that could cause premature death.’

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/4g4stf
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BBC Caught Editing Story To Appease Global Warming Lobbyist

‘The BBC has sensationally been caught red-handed editing a news story about global warming in order to appease a rhetorical e mail sent by an environmental activist, while it has also emerged that BBC writers are aware of the growing suspicions about apparent attempts to censor skeptics of man-made global warming.

A report concerning the fact that global warming stopped in 1998 by the BBC’s environment analyst Roger Harrabin was altered to omit the fact that such evidence is cited by skeptics as a reason to doubt the link between Co2 emissions and temperature increase, and the headline was also changed.’

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/4arju6
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Death of the Bees: GMO Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America

‘Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North}America’s crops and that web of nourishment encompasses everything from fruits like peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries and more, to nuts like California almonds, 90 percent of which are helped along by the honeybees. Without this pollination, you could kiss those crops goodbye, to say nothing of the honey bees produce or the flowers they also fertilize’.

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/33mctq
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Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

‘Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics – ruthless legal battles against small farmers – is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.’

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/3ocfwa
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Use of mobile phones on planes in Europe approved, (but it will need new technology on board to work) – So how come they worked so flawlessly on 9/11 without the technology they now apparently require??

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/7dehq
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Those hotel magnetic key cards….

This is only for those who still feel that we have a right to privacy, of course… and for those who may wish to take steps to limit their exposure to identity theft… all those who’d rather think ‘if yoo’ve dun nuffink wrong, yoo’ve got nuffink to ‘ide’ can go back to the latest episode of eastenders, or pop idol….

HOTEL KEY CARDS

Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key card?

Answer:
a. Customer’s name
B. Customer’s partial home address
c. Hotel room number
d. Check-in date and out dates
e. Customer’s credit card number and expiration date!

When you turn them in to the front desk your personal information is there for any employee to access by simply scanning the card in the hotel scanner An employee can take a hand full of cards home and using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer and go shopping at your expense.

Simply put, hotels do not erase the information on these cards until an employee reissues the card to the next hotel guest. At that time, the new guest’s information is electronically ‘overwritten’ on the card and the previous guest’s information is erased in the overwriting process.

But until the card is rewritten for the next guest, it usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!

The bottom line is: Keep the cards, take them home with you, or destroy them. NEVER leave them behind in the room or room wastebasket, and NEVER turn them into the front desk when you check out of a room. They will not charge you for the card (it’s illegal) and you’ll be sure you are not leaving a lot of valuable personal information on it that could be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device card reader.

For the same reason, if you arrive at the airport and discover you still have the card key in your pocket, do not toss it in an airport trash basket. Take it home and destroy it by cutting it up, especially through the electronic information strip!

Or, if you have a small magnet, pass it across the magnetic strip several times. Then try it in the door, it will not work. It erases everything on the card.

Information courtesy of: Queensland Police Service.

FORWARD to friends and family, if you are at all bothered by this information…..

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A funny thing happened….

"Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans." – John Lennon

Well, there we were, trying to decide what to do next, Vancouver, Toronto, when I get a Skype call from the Phantom, saying I need to get back to the UK, soon, as he may have some gigs lined up and a possible support slot for a band on their European tour in 2009, due to some of the music we have been recording being heard. Funny old world.

So, plans are underway, for a return to the UK, for me and maybe the rest of the clan if projects become more long term. I have a photo assignment scheduled at the start of April for a couple of days, then may leave for the UK from mid April for at least a few weeks, to start rehearsing, do some more recording and to put some finishing touches to the album, which I hope we’ll finally get out in May.

JB @ The Mean Fiddler, London, UK

Exciting times are afoot again, Jesus Boom may be dusting off the old disco shirt for one more stint on the dancefloor as they say…. or as a doctor once said to his captain….

McCoy: You’re hiding. Hiding behind rules and regulations.
Kirk: Who am I hiding from?
McCoy: From yourself, Admiral.
Kirk: Don’t mince words, Bones. What do you really think?
McCoy: Jim, I’m your doctor and I’m your friend. Get back your command. Get it back before you turn into part of this collection. Before you really do grow old.

I knew it was about time I discovered my old ST collection and always thought there was more magic in there, if you got past the wobbly sets…..

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The Names Bond….

Who would have thought it, eh…. just as we are working on the album, the opportunity comes up for us to submit a tune for a new James Bond audiobook….

So, this morning via Skype, we’ve been bouncing ideas back and forth and we think we have a rough tune bubbling away. The mic is warming up and The Phantom is figuring out the arrangement, meanwhile I’m dusting off the old Shirley Bassey voice, getting it ready for a run through.

More news when we get it, as they say.

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Money As Debt….

In light of the current fiasco surrounding Northern Rock, back in the UK and banking, mortgages and loans problems, I thought I’d post an interesting video I saw, which certainly sheds some light on the whole banking industry.

So, do yourself a favour, make yourself a cup of tea, free up 45 mins (let’s face it, your favourite soap probably takes 30mins, plus ads…), and see how the whole money industry works and why they aren’t going to be teaching kids the “system” in schools….

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Back in the Studio….

It’s been a busy week here in the Boomerverse….

At Work 1....I’ve been in "the studio" recording vocals for some new tracks, preparing for an album, which should be out soon.

I finally got round to getting my hands on a decent mic and it’s making a huge difference, should have done it sooner. So what with the Mac, the mic and the desk, you don’t need a whole lot more. I actually like the sound of my own voice again. I’m just letting the thing warm up, so it’s ready for some more takes.

That’s the best thing about the wonders of technology these days. I’m here in Vancouver, Canada, whilst The Phantom is in the UK, at present, so what happens is he sends me a file to drop into Garageband, I lay the vocals tracks down and send the new file back, whilst he listens in via Skype live.

Stay tuned.

For the throat....The Engineer....The Studio Door....

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It’s time to find your voice….

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After reading John Pilger’s book, "Freedom Next Time" (I urge others to read the same book, and feel the same way about their lives as they did prior), not that I wasn’t already "out", I’ve joined the campaign. I see no other answers, not that I ever did and maybe, this will encourage others, who feel the same way.

Click on the logo, or here, to find out more.

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News Round Up

Scientists ask: Where have all the dolphins gone?

‘The alarming drop in numbers of the Bay’s three most common species of dolphin — the striped, bottlenose and common — can be attributed to one or both of two causes, Clive Martin, senior wildlife officer for the Biscay Dolphin Research Programme, told AFP.

"We know for a fact that by-catch is killing thousands of dolphins every year," he said, referring to commercial fishing operations in the bay, which is formed by the northern coast of Spain and the eastern French seaboard up to the tip of Brittany.’

http://tinyurl.com/2mfdgz

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Fingerprint scanning at nursery

‘The nursery said the measures enhanced security A fingerprint scanning system is being introduced at a nursery in Bath to allow only parents and staff access. The biometric controls are being introduced at the First Steps nursery to "enhance existing security arrangements".’

http://tinyurl.com/ys5hjg

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Chertoff: You Will Submit to the Control Grid

‘“Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act,” reports CNN. “The Department of Homeland Security insists Real ID is an essential weapon in the war on terror, but privacy and civil liberties watchdogs are calling the initiative an overly intrusive measure that smacks of Big Brother"

http://tinyurl.com/ysorcq

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Outcry over rise in forced adoptions

‘Record numbers of young children are being removed from their parents and adopted unjustly because of government targets and the "secrecy" of the family courts, it was claimed today. Campaigners say there are now more than 100 cases of possible miscarriages of justice where children have been forcibly adopted.

The figures, revealed in BBC Radio 4’s Face the Facts programme, claims the number of parents in England who have had to give up their children, despite insufficient evidence they were causing them harm, has now hit record levels.’

http://tinyurl.com/yw8fux

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‘Put CCTV in addicts’ homes to protect children’

‘A controversial plan for CCTV to be used to protect children in the homes of chaotic drug-abusing parents has been proposed by one of Scotland’s most eminent drugs experts. Professor Neil McKeganey, head of the centre for Drug Misuse Research at Glasgow University, believes radical measures are required to protect the estimated 160,000 children in Scotland living with an alcoholic or drug-addicted parent.’

http://tinyurl.com/39bu9o