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Did you know that this treaty existed? I know I didn’t until I was researching an article for our radio show: The Uncooperative Radio Show. The article was about the UN and the fact that they had appointed an ambassador to handle space aliens when they come to earth. I should get that article up also, huh?
After all, Halloween is around the corner. Read the whole thing people, its very important.
Treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies.
Opened for signature at Moscow, London, and Washington on 27 January, 1967
THE STATES PARTIES. TO THIS TREATY,
INSPIRED by the great prospects opening up before mankind as a result of man’s entry into outer space,
RECOGNIZING the common interest of all mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
BELIEVING that the exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the benefit of all peoples irrespective of the degree of their economic or scientific development,
DESIRING to contribute to broad international co-operation in the scientific as well as the legal aspects of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
BELIEVING that such co-operation will contribute to the development of mutual understanding and to the strengthening of friendly relations between States and peoples,
RECALLING resolution 1962 (XVIII), entitled “Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space”, which was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 December 1963,
RECALLING resolution 1884 (XVIII), calling upon States to refrain from placing in orbit around the earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction or from installing such weapons on celestial bodies, which was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 October 1963,
TAKING account of United Nations General Assembly resolution 110 (II) of 3 November 1947, which condemned propaganda designed or likely to provoke or encourage any threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression, and considering that the aforementioned resolution is applicable to outer space,
CONVINCED that a Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, will further the Purposes and Principles ofthe Charter of the United Nations
When you read the entire treaty, which only has sixteen amdendments, you will notice that China did not sign on to it. Which begs the question: does that mean that China can do anything is wants in space?
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The Eco-Nazis are never going to stop, never.
From the guardian.co.uk:
The economic case for global action to stop the destruction of the natural world is even more powerful than the argument for tackling climate change, a major report for the United Nations will declare this summer.
The Stern report on climate change, which was prepared for the UK Treasury and published in 2007, famously claimed that the cost of limiting climate change would be around 1%-2% of annual global wealth, but the longer-term economic benefits would be 5-20 times that figure.
The UN’s biodiversity report – dubbed the Stern for Nature – is expected to say that the value of saving “natural goods and services”, such as pollination, medicines, fertile soils, clean air and water, will be even higher – between 10 and 100 times the cost of saving the habitats and species which provide them.
To mark the UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity tomorrow, hundreds of British companies, charities and other organisations have backed an open letter from the Natural History Museum’s director Michael Dixon warning that “the diversity of life, so crucial to our security, health, wealth and wellbeing is being eroded”.
The UN report’s authors go further with their warning on biodiversity, by saying if the goods and services provided by the natural world are not valued and factored into the global economic system, the environment will become more fragile and less resilient to shocks, risking human lives, livelihoods and the global economy.
“We need a sea-change in human thinking and attitudes towards nature: not as something to be vanquished, conquered, but rather something to be cherished and lived within,” said the report’s author, the economist Pavan Sukhdev.
We just did the story about this new movement on our radio show, The Uncooperative Radio Show last weekend. This event on Saturday is going to be interesting to watch.
Leading up to today’s “National Coffee Party Day” – the countrywide launch of a leftwing movement meant as an answer to the tea parties – a CNN article asked, “Will the Coffee Party rise to the scale of the Tea Party movement? Saturday is the first big test.”
If “scale” is indeed the measure by which the Coffee Party will be graded, however, today’s cup-o’-Joe kickoff has earned a resounding “F.”
Despite a news-media buildup over the past few weeks from CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, National Public Radio, Washington Post, Seattle Times and dozens of other outlets, the estimated 350 coffee houses hosting events around the country today welcomed mostly minuscule crowds.
Last year, the fledgling tea-party movement scheduled nearly 2,000 gatherings on April 15, Tax Day. Over the summer, tea partiers packed health-care town halls by the hundreds, overflowing venues and leading to lines running around the block. On Sept. 12, the crowd of tea partiers that flooded Washington, D.C., was estimated into the hundreds of thousands, possibly topping 1 million.
We will be keeping a eye on this movement and will probably do the story on the Uncooperative Radio show this weekend. I love it, the left and our elected “cockroaches” really believe that our Republic is comprised of “commies”. Well we shall see Saturday.
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By Susan Frances Bonner, author of Opening A Registered Nurses Eyes; A life Altering Journey Across North America
Now, before my learnered colleagues turn the page and scoff at the topic of this article, please take into account the times in which we live. There were the E-Coli and Salmonella outbreaks that caused millions of dollars in food and merchandise recalls, there is the threat of Pandemics, including Avian and Swine Flu, and there has been increasing incidences of MRSA infections. Heck, there is just the regular “flu season” that is looming ahead of us this year to consider.
Hygiene is an age old subject that is more timely today than ever. There are many types of Hygiene, but one thing is clear, since the days of Florence Nightingale good hygiene is the hallmark of maintaining good health and preventing the transmission of disease.
The word Hygiene originated in Greek Mythology. From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygiene)
The term “hygiene” is derived from Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation. Hygiene is also the name of the science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health, also called hygienics. Hygiene; refers to the set of practices associated with the preservation of health and healthy living. Hygiene is a concept related to medicine, as well as to personal and professional care practices related to most aspects of living, although it is most often associated with cleanliness and preventative measures. In medicine, hygiene practices are employed to reduce the incidence and spreading of disease. Other uses of the term appear in phrases including: body hygiene, domestic hygiene, dental hygiene, and occupational hygiene, used in connection with public health.
It is our obligation as Health Care Professionals too; not only educate our patients, family and friends about the importance of hygiene and cleanliness; but to practice it. And yes people, I am talking about the most basic of practices: washing one’s hands. As a Travel Nurse I have witnessed, not only Nurses; but Doctors that have gone from one patient to another without touching soap and water. Now that may be acceptable in an emergency situation, but not in an environment that is somewhat stabile.
When should you wash your hands?
* Before preparing or eating food
* After going to the bathroom
* After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom.
* Before and after caring for someone who is sick
* After handling uncooked foods, particularly raw meat, poultry, or fish.
* After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
* After handling an animal or animal waste
* After handling garbage
* Before and after treating a cut or wound
* After handling items contaminated by flood water or sewage
Just as hand washing is the first step to good hygiene, keeping one’s body and clothes clean is the next phase. My husband, who was a New York “inner city” Paramedic before I was a nurse; made sure that every time he came home from work he would take his work clothes off at the front door of our home and put it in a garbage bag and then take a shower. A practice that I continued throughout my Nursing career. It was an easy thing to do and taking a relaxing shower after a hard nights work in a busy hospital worked wonders on my psyche.
I am not going to list every type of hygiene in this article, because you as medical professionals know where you can look them up. But I will stress the importance of keeping vigilant when it comes to this important part of our practice. We cannot stop what Florence Nightingale started by just opening a window and giving patients a bath. We must take it further by practicing what we preach.
By Susan Frances Bonner
Author of: Opening A Registered Nurse’s Eyes; A Life-Altering Journey Across North America
In the two previous articles I talked about using knowledge as your best weapon in the fight to be as medically self-reliant as you can, and dealing with medical self-reliance when you are chronically ill. Now, let’s talk about some of the medication you must have in your arsenal that will help you stay healthy.
Every household should have a well stocked Emergency Kit. This could be one that you buy in a store or one you make yourself. But if you are not medically savvy, I would go with the pre-made kit. It will help get you
started on what is in one; which will allow you to customize one to your unique needs. Make sure that over and above the Emergency kit you have plenty of Aspirin on hand, an alternative anti-inflammatory, Benadryl, Sudafed, an anti-diarrhea medication, as well as a laxative. Cough suppressants and cough expectorants should also be in your arsenal. All of the above medications are readily available and are classified as “over the counter medications”, but most of you already knew that if you don’t live under a rock.
The above medications will help keep you and your family out of the doctor’s office for minor illnesses and trauma, such as a cold, diarrhea, constipation, cuts, scraps and minor allergic reactions. And, again, as a disclaimer, if any of these minor illnesses last for long periods of time or increase in their intensity, seek professional medical help immediately.
As a personal note; when I was growing up in the seventies, (yes, I’m dating myself), my siblings and I, very rarely went to the Doctor’s office. My family did not have the money, my mom was a stay at home mom and my dad’s insurance was limited. So my parents had to make decisions about our health everyday. And with four very active children to keep up with, the task was daunting.
When I asked my mother, God rest her soul, how she decided when to take us to the Doctor, she explained that when she was growing up most illnesses and injuries were treated by her relatives, using folk medicine that had been passed down from generation to generation. And if an injury was too life threatening; people just died. That was the reality of the time. Doctors were few and far apart and most hospitals were located inside a city, so folks relied on each other. She also told me that the population did not have the amount of chronic diseases that we have now.
People were more active, “back in the day”. They did not eat processed foods as much as we do, and there were no hormones or preservatives in their food. They also had no other choice besides; caring for themselves and their family, something; we as a society, need to get back to. We need to become more self-reliant in every aspect of our lives. Back to basics folks, whether you live in the inner cities or the backwoods of our great nation. Personal responsibility in all things will always make for a better life.
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