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The Maya of Pandemics

June 2, 2011 4 comments

Diseases that affect West the most, always seem to originate outside the West?

The pattern. Blame Africa, Asia for such unprovable theories. Announce aid programme. Continue intervention, meddling, and neo-colonial hold over power. (Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson; Courtesy cartoonistgroup.com). Click for larger image.

The pattern. Blame Africa, Asia for such unprovable theories. Announce aid programme. Continue intervention, meddling, and neo-colonial hold over power. (Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson; Courtesy cartoonistgroup.com). Click for larger image.

Excuse to meddle

NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) superbug story is too much like ‘AIDS-started-in-Africa’ kind of hoax.

While Hong-Kong and China were being targeted for swine-flu, the real story lay, South of USA, in a US-owned slaughter house.

An 86-year-old Ontario man was found to be carrying bacteria resistant to most antibiotics because of NDM-1, or New Delhi metallo-1, an enzyme that alters the DNA of various types of bacteria. NDM-1 is endemic in India and Pakistan and has spread worldwide due to global travel.

But the patient, who was admitted to hospital and then a rehabilitation centre after suffering a stroke last October, had not travelled outside southwestern Ontario for the last decade. None of the man’s family members or other close contacts were carrying the superbug, nor had any been to parts of the world where NDM-1 is widespread.

“So it’s really unfortunately a mystery in terms of his source, and it certainly suggests that he acquired it here in the southwestern Ontario region,” said Dr. Susan Poutanen, an infectious disease physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

“So whether it was in Toronto, whether it was outside of Toronto, whether it was in hospital or whether it was in the community, at this point we really can’t say,” added Poutanen, principal investigator of a study describing the case. (via Case of NDM-1 superbug appears to be first acquired within Canada: researchers  |  05/30/2011  | Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter  |  The Canadian Press).

With a large commercial sex worker population in EU and USA, a flourishing pornographic industry, significant drug usage, the West is the ideal candidate for origin of AIDS. (Cartoonist - Signe Wilkinson; courtesy - cartoonistgroup.com). Click for larger image.

With a large commercial sex worker population in EU and USA, a flourishing pornographic industry, significant drug usage, the West is the ideal candidate for origin of AIDS. (Cartoonist - Signe Wilkinson; courtesy - cartoonistgroup.com). Click for larger image.

Another hot-air balloon

For the last two years, India was held responsible for this ‘creation’. First detected and peddled by British ‘scientists’, this super-bug ‘discovery’ is hogging media attention.

Western medical science trying to show certainty and assurance, where none can be possible (currently), uses these tools for propaganda purposes. Truth maybe real victim of methodology.

Maya it is.


Why is Hillary Clinton talking to India on Blackberry issue

September 3, 2010 8 comments

Canadian trap-doors

This is interesting!

RIM-Blackberry is a Canadian company. Their main business is to provide safe, secure and reliable system for mobile email over mobile phones. Operating in more than a 100 countries having tie ups with most mobile operators in the world.

From computerworld cartoons by John Klossner.

From computerworld cartoons by John Klossner.

India (among other countries) see a security threat with the Blackberry system due to its high encryption rate. The Blackberry system uses a AES-Triple-DES-128 bit encryption system, which cannot be broken in real-time.

Blackberry claims that they do not have any trap-doors or back-doors for access to data – which seems doubtful.

But the absence of trap-doors and back-doors is possible, as Blackberry system has not suffered from too many malware attacks or hacking of its servers.

US back-doors

The use of Blackberry system by terrorists is stoking the fears of Government of India (GOI). To get over this threat, the GOI has asked Blackberry to install Blackberry servers in India. This ensures that access to decrypted data on a real-time basis – as the data on the server resides in a decrypted form. Blackberry is resisting this solution.

From computerworld cartoons by John Klossner

From computerworld cartoons by John Klossner

“We are reaching out to those countries – the UAE, Saudi Arabia, India and others – to understand the security concerns and see if we can work collaboratively to find solutions.

“So that’s a process that is ongoing here at the Department of State. I’ve got no, you know, announcements to make at this point,” State Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters at his daily news conference.

The United States has also been in touch with RIM, the Canadian company that operates the BlackBerry network worldwide. (via US to hold talks with India on Blackberry issue).

Blackberry is a Canadian company. A purely commercial organisation. Why is the US Government getting involved at all. In fact even the Canadian Government has no role, as far as I can see. GOI is asking Blackberry to follow the law of the land. It is security (for GOI) and a commercial decision (for RIM-Blackberry).

Are you telling me that US does not have alternatives to Blackberry for secure data transmissions!

Are you telling me that US does not have alternatives to Blackberry for secure data transmissions!

One report tries explaining the US interest

The United States has also been in touch with RIM, the Canadian company that operates the BlackBerry network worldwide.

Earlier … Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “We are taking time to consult and analyse the full range of interests and issues at stake because we know that there is a legitimate security concern, but there’s also a legitimate right of free use and access. So, I think we will be pursuing both technical and expert discussions as we go forward.”

If some of these countries follow through on the BlackBerry ban that they have announced, it would have an impact on the US government and its diplomats operating in different countries.

A case of severe crackberry

Now would the US Secretary of State be involved if Blackberry usage for some 2000 diplomats was affected? Two things.

One – the Indian Government would be able check on all Blackberry emails that US diplomats are sending via Blackberry. That will mean US diplomats will need to send encrypted mails over internet – which is not such a difficulty.

Two – This reminds me of the Australian-PM’s-speech-copied-by-Canadian-PM’s-speechwriter scandal.

Give me a good story otherwise.

Canadian economy shows the way …

June 4, 2010 3 comments

 

Canada has done a good job, in concentrating their problems in one mortgage institution – public sector behemoth, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, (CMHC).

Whu runs Canada - USA, Britain or Canadians?

Whu runs Canada – USA, Britain or Canadians?

Canada leads …

In obfuscation, cover-up  and propaganda.

Canada has done a good job. In concentrating their problems in one mortgage institution – public sector behemoth, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, (CMHC).

Then funding the CMHC with public monies, and postponing the crises to another day, may be in another form.

Strangely, there has been much talk that the Canadian economy is in better shape – especially compared to the US and Britain. This is surprising, going by the way the Anglo-Saxon bloc members mimic each other.

The only and real reason why Canada can still manage despite all its debt and mortgage problems is oil. With huge proven reserves of oil, and a small population, Canada can simply sell oil to work its way out of recession.

The Canadian problem

Europe has taken away attention from some other problem economies. The most prominent of those is the Canadian economy – actually,

“according to the IMF, actually the third worst of the G7 countries, behind the US and Britain, in terms of financial stabilization costs.(Canada spent some) $75 billion to buy up iffy mortgages from the big five banks, through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, taking them off the banks’ balance sheets … equivalent the US bailout – it spent ten times as much, $700 billion, and its economy is about 10 times as large. Harper government established a fund of $200 billion to backstop the banks … called the Emergency Financing Framework … the government now insures 100% of virtually all mortgages through CMHC eliminating risk for the banks …

“These measures are considered ‘non-budgetary’ or ‘off book.’ They do not show up as expenditures, which increase the federal deficit and debt. Rather, they appear on the books of CMHC and the Bank of Canada. But they have increased the government’s borrowing from $13.6 billion in 2007-08 to $89.5 billion in 2008-09, or double the fiscal deficit now projected for 2009.”

Premature celebrations? Lull before the storm?

Premature celebrations? Lull before the storm?

Similar views have been echoed by others too! The Financial Post goes to uncover that,

In Toronto, 44% of disposable income goes to housing and in Vancouver the figure is a whopping 68%. The trend is likely not sustainable.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the crown-owned business that owns a large proportion of Canadian mortgages, has seen the value of mortgages it holds on it’s books (appropriately called ‘liabilities’) rise from $80-billion to $400-billion over the last five years. Jackson rightly notes, “any time you see a business increase its liabilities by that amount, it’s intriguing.” Some say intriguing, others say worrying.

Canada’s GDP last year was US$1.5 trillion.

Just one business entity, CMHC has debts equalling 25% of Canada’s GDP. Canadian household debt is “an all-time high of $1.41 trillion.” Gross Household debt equal to GDP is one, very scary situation. After a round of crises in EU, action could shift to Canada.

Welcome to the Great Recession!


 

Have you faced the new Asian tigers?

Mirror, mirror n the wall? Can this be tolerated, at all?

Mirror, mirror n the wall? Can this be tolerated, at all?

However, there’s another phenomenon that I believe is on the rise: racism by brown people against other brown people. Or let me put it differently: discrimination directed at Indians by Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Kenyan Asians, etc.) who live abroad.

It could be a coincidence but almost the only times I’ve ever had trouble at Heathrow immigration is when there’s been an Asian manning the desk. My own visa status is slightly complicated. Though I have an Indian passport, I have right of residence in the UK because I was born in London. (via Have you faced the new Asian tigers? – Columnist – livemint.com).

Brown vs Brown

Vir Sanghvi makes an interesting observation. I wonder how valid this observation is. Is this an isolated incident and experience – or a trend? Another Report from Times Of India states:

Overly zealous British home ministry officials are “humiliating, harassing and abusing” legal Indian and other migrants at airports across the country, a campaigning group said on Thursday.

“Though migrants are used to discrimination and harassment, these new revelations show how the treatment of legal immigrants by border control now has stooped to the lowest of levels,” the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme (HSMP) Forum said in a statement.

Green is the colour of envy

After reading these two together – I am beginning to wonder! Are these the same immigration officers of Indian-origin who are giving a tough time to Indians?

Worth a thought!

Canadian PM aide admits to plagiarizing

I didn't do it! He did ...

I didn't do it! He did it ...

The opposition Liberal Party released transcripts and video of a speech delivered by then-Australian Prime Minister John Howard on March 18, 2003, and one given two days later in the Canadian Parliament by Harper, who was then the opposition leader.

Liberal foreign affairs spokesman Bob Rae said nearly half of Harper’s speech was a word-for-word recitation of Howard’s comments supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq.(Aide to Canadian PM admits plagiarizing speech, resigns – CNN.com).

The Actual Scandal

After all what is the worth of a typical political speech? Little or negligible! It is not copying the speech – it is the similarity in thinking.

To all those who think that the Anglo Saxon Bloc is imaginary, this is the proof!

Failed Westernisations

February 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Guernica / America’s Century of Regime Change

More by Kinzer on Regime Changes.

Failed Westernisations

For ambitious nations wanting to modernise, the easy way out seemed to be ‘copycat’ westernisation. Amongst the first ‘copycat’ states were China and Turkey. China, led by Sun Yat Sen, was the first major power, which tried going down the western path. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria sounded the death knell of the Chinese Republic and Monarchy.

Ataturk’s Turkey

Turkey – led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the next ‘copycat’ attempt at westernisation. After WW2, the victorious allied powers dismantled the Ottoman Empire. Turkey was reduced to a rump state.

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The Anglo Saxon Bloc

February 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Overthrow - Americas Century of Regime Change

Overthrow - America's Century of Regime Change

Though Iraq is the most recent example of the United States exerting its power to alter another country’s leadership, Kinzer notes that it is certainly not the first. He notes that Iraq “was the culmination of a 110-year period during which Americans overthrew fourteen governments that displeased them for various ideological, political, and economic reasons.” (via NPR: Author Kinzer Charts ‘Century of Regime Change’).

Interesting article on US Government changing regime – like they change underwear. The Anglo Saxon bloc has 3 of the 4 largest countries of the world; wiped out native populations in these 3 countries, acquired these countries by force, sequestered the world’s natural resources and are united by their will to dominate and exploit the rest of humanity.

They control more than 67% of world gold production and more than 80%, if you include Anglo-Saxon countries, colonies and companies (like Anglo Gold, Barrick, BHP, Rio Tinto, etc).

Interestingly, the real question is why do Australia and Canada cling to Britain?

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