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Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
2:59 am - A special week
Tomorrow begins a special week of meetings with Hollywood suits to discuss the production of my movie!

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Thursday, March 24th, 2005
3:37 pm - Minister to Jeb Bush: Disobey court order (governor must 'disregard' judge to save Terri)
Minister to Jeb Bush: Disobey court order (governor must 'disregard' judge to save Terri)

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10:06 am - Hugh Finn's 'Right to Die'
Hugh Finn's 'Right to Die'

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9:59 am - No choice for Terri
No choice for Terri
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Thursday, April 29th, 2004
6:56 pm - Meat Causes Painful Kidney Stones
Meat Causes Painful Kidney Stones

The calcium lost from our bones due to the excess protein of meat
(see Fact City 12) has to go somewhere after it has served its
purpose in our bloodstream. And so does the calcium we have
ingested but have not been able to absorb due to high
phosphorus/calcium ratios. It all ends up in our urine, producing
very high levels of calcium in the kidney system, and all-too
often crystallizing into kidney stones. This is why kidney
stones, the most painful of all medical emergencies, occur far
more frequently in meat-eaters than in vegetarians.

Additionally, there is a great deal of evidence implicating
excessive protein consumption in the destruction of kidney tissue
and the progressive deterioration of kidney function. Extra
protein just doesn't trickle out of the body. It takes hard work
on the part of the kidneys to get rid of the excess. Many studies
have shown that the higher the protein in the diet, the greater
the incidence and the more severe the cases of kidney hypertrophy
and inflammation.

That is why people who have suffered kidney damage or loss are
usually able to preserve their remaining kidney function only if
they are put on a protein restricted diet. Those kidney patiens
whose protein intake is not restricted, and particularly those
who continue to eat meat, show rapid deterioration of their
kidneys to the point where many become dependent ob kidney
dialysis machines.

-- Robertson, W., "Should Recurrent Calcium Oxalate Stone Formers
Become Vegetarians?" British Journal of Urology, 51:427, 1979
-- Coe, F., "Eating Too Much Meat Called Major Cause of Renal
Stones," Internal Medicine News, 12:1, 1979
-- Anon., "Urinary Calcium and Dietary Protein"
Nutritional Review, 38:19, 1980
-- Anon., "Diet and Urinary Calculi"
Nutritional Review, 38:74, 1980
-- Shah, P., "Dietary Calcium and Idiopathic Hypercalcuria"
Lancet, 1:786, 1981
-- Robbins, John, "Diet for A New America"
Stillpoint Publishing, 1987, pg. 200
-- Brenner, B., "Dietary Protein Intake and Progressive Nature of
Kidney Disease . . ."
New England Journal of Medicine, 307:652, 1982
-- Walser, M., "Nutritional Support in Renal Failure: Future
Directions," Lancet, 1:340, 1983
-- Shilling, E., Nutritional Abstracts and Review, 33:114, 1963
-- Walser, M., "Does Dietary Therapy Have a Role in the
Predialysis Patient?"
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 33:1629, 1980
-- McDougall, J., "The McDougall Plan"
New Century Publishers, 1983, pg. 96

Most text in the Fact City series is from John Robbins'
DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA (Stillpoint)
Excerpts reproduced by authorization.

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Sunday, January 4th, 2004
2:36 am - Happy 2004
And beyond!

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Friday, March 21st, 2003
7:16 am - American Indians have lived with terrorism for 500 years
Indians have lived with terrorism for 500 years

By Tim Giago
THE LAKOTA JOURNAL
The Tallahassee Democrat
Sunday, March 2, 2003

America is now experiencing the fear American Indians have felt for more than 500 years. Our ancestors never knew what act of violence or terror would befall them from the American invaders. But death did come. It came in the form of biological warfare when small pox tainted blankets were distributed to the unsuspecting victims.

It came to them from the muzzles of guns that did not distinguish between warriors, women, elders or children. It came to them in the ruthless name of Manifest Destiny, the American edict that proclaimed God as the purveyor of expansion westward.

At Wounded Knee in 1890, a slaughter took place that the white man often called the last great battle between Indians and the United States Army. It was not a battle. It was the last heinous action against innocent men, women and children. Their bodies were strewn across the valley known as Wounded Knee under the barrage set down by the Seventh Cavalry.

They died not knowing why. They died in fear. They died in the frozen snow of that bitterly cold December day while fleeing to find safe harbor among the Oglala Lakota. These Lakota experienced terrorism heaped upon them by a government that did not consider them to be human beings.

When human beings can be publicly acknowledged as less than human, their deaths become meaningless. By portraying all Indians as murdering savages, rapists, kidnappers and worse, the national media of the day laid the groundwork for Wounded Knee. The media laid the groundwork for the expansion west that would claim thousands of lives. Horace Greeley wrote, "Go West, Young Man, Go West."

And they did. By the thousands they came seeking land, gold and all of the natural resources that were out there for the taking. The only thing standing in their way was the Indian people. It was their land and it was their natural resources.

Just as the Christian Crusaders believed it was their manifest destiny to conquer and kill those Arabs they considered as sub-humans and heathens, so did the American Army duplicate their horrible actions. The difference is the Arabs defeated the crusading invaders.

Oftentimes missionaries were sent out to soften up the resistance of the Indians by converting them to Christianity. Many of the Indians slaughtered in the massacres that followed were converted Christians.

And right behind the missionaries followed the treaty makers. They used the treaties as temporary documents of appeasement. A treaty would gain them a firm foothold on Indian land and more control over the people. The treaties were quickly broken and the United States then took total control over the land and the people. The people were herded on to small reservations and treated like caged animals.

The Indian people fought back as best they could, but having been portrayed as savages without human thought or feelings, they were slaughtered by the thousands. Mercenaries such as the infamous African-American Buffalo Soldiers were even used to kill, rape and pillage.

The fear and anxiety felt by the Indian people did not end at Wounded Knee. In many ways that was just the beginning. For the Lakota, Arapaho and Cheyenne, it started in 1876.

With each passing day, there is still fear and anxiety in Indian country. We never know when or if the United States will take away what little we have remaining. Our language, our culture, our traditions and our spirituality have all been under constant attack for 500 years.

The American Indian knows what it is to live in the shadow of terrorism. And now the rest of America is learning.

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Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, is editor and publisher of the weekly Lakota Journal. Contact him at editor@lakotajournal.com or at P.O. Box 3080, Rapid City, S.D. 57709.

Source - http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/opinion/5278814.htm

Jai Maharaj
http://www.mantra.com/jyotish
Om Shanti

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Monday, December 24th, 2001
8:55 am - Prediction about war between India and Pakistan
This is the burning question of the moment: will there be a war between Bharat and Pakistan? My prediction: no, a war such as the last one (Kargil) is very unlikely during the next 30 days!

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2001
6:16 pm - Freak dancing
Forwarded messages

Freak dancing

By Bill OReilly
CNSNews.com Commentary
Friday, June 22, 2001

Posted on 6/23/2001 by ppaul

Here's how bad it's gotten. In June of 1963, I was about
to graduate from St. Brigid's School in Westbury, Long
Island. There were celebratory dances, and parties and
barbecues all over the place. The big show dance song was
"Hey, Paula," by the unforgettable duo Paul and Paula.
Whenever that 45 hit the turntable, it was time to get
close to the 13-year-old girl of your dreams.

But there was a rule for the eighth graders at St.
Brigid's -- we had to leave room for "The Holy Ghost."
There was no "cheek-to-cheek" dancing allowed, and
certainly no fusion of body parts. What the Holy Ghost
was doing at the dance remained a mystery to me, but
chaperones and shark-circling nuns strictly enforced the
rule.

Thirty-eight years later, we have "freak dancing" going
on. This is basically "lap dancing." Somehow what they do
in the strip clubs has been adopted by some of America's
children, and all over the country, teen dance clubs and
school proms have turned into "Playboy After Dark."

You think I'm exaggerating, don't you? Well, I'm not.
Kids from coast to coast are grinding and simulating
sexual acts on the dance floor. They are mimicking Kama-
Sutra positions to the beat of rap and techno music. They
are touching each other in ways that would frighten
Pamela Anderson. Ask any kid.

This is not Elvis swiveling his hips. This is not Chubby
Checker twisting like a madman. This is intimate bumping
and grinding. How did it happen? How did the USA suddenly
become Denmark?

The answer to that question lies in the popular culture
and in the adult world. I asked the owner of a dance
studio in Washington, D.C., whether she was disturbed by
14-year-olds "freak dancing." Not at all, she said. It's
just "creative expression."

Ah, "creative expression," so that's it. Another
rationalization that allows conduct that would have been
unacceptable 38 years ago to flourish today. We don't
abuse drugs and alcohol -- we have a "chemical
dependency." We don't fail to control ourselves -- we
have "anger management issues."

So what's so bad about teenagers bumping and grinding on
the dance floor anyway?

Well, first of all, it is inappropriate behavior. Do we
use that expression in America anymore? Sex, or the
simulation of it, is supposed to be a private pursuit.
It's not supposed to be flaunted as public recreation.

Secondly, sex is supposed to have some meaning to it. We
are not wildebeests -- at least not yet. Humans are
supposed to form some kind of emotional attachment before
we start bumping around. What kind of lessons are
teenagers learning from doing these mating dances? Are
they auditioning for a spot at the "Hot Pants Gentlemen's
Club"?

When I first editorialized about "freak dancing" on
television, I received a bunch of letters from kids who
called me an "old fogey," or other words to that effect.
And I guess that's true. I am of the opinion that America
now accepts behavior that is corrupting and destructive,
behavior that would have been condemned just a few years
ago.

I am not coming at this from a prudish point of view.
What adults do in private should be of no concern to the
government or cranky columnists. But what kids do in
public should be scrutinized, and this "freak dancing"
deal is appalling.

Thankfully, some schools have banned the dancing at
social events on campus. But I have heard little social
outcry from the media. The reason, I believe, is that the
media panders to youth. Magazines and television feed
young people a steady diet of salacious images because
they sell. All kinds of adult conduct are funneled into
articles and programs designed for teens. Seldom is there
a lesson at the end of the provocative display, and that
leaves many kids up "Dawson's Creek" without a paddle.

There is no question that America's children have been
sexualized to a greater extent than ever before. In the
early '60s, kids had their dances and their fantasies and
their stolen kisses. But there was a mystery to adult
behavior, and there were taboos for most of us who were
young back then.

Now the mystery and the stop signs are gone. And the kids
are freaking out.

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Words excape me.
Where are the dads?

Posted on 6/23/2001 by ppaul

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- To: ppaul

As a dad, I hope to raise daughters that would NOT
lower themselves to this level of filth
They will know that this is degenerate. The failure
here is NOT the children, but the parents.

Posted on 6/23/2001 by Mr. K

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- To: ppaul

i definitely remember the Holy Ghost being present at dances, and my guardian angel sitting next to me in class, sharing my seat. sounds like they are needed back on the job!

Posted on 6/23/2001 by xsmommy

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- To: ppaul

I asked my 16 year old son about this after I heard
a piece on NPR. He is extremely socially active and never
misses a school dance (public high school). He said he
never heard of freak dancing and had no idea what I was
talking about and I believe him. I wonder if some people
are making a mountain out of a molehill here.

Posted on 6/23/2001 by jalisco555

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- To: xsmommy

Heck, I graduated from a Catholic high school in
_1991_, and I remember having to leave room for the Holy
Ghost while couples dancing!!

If I had gyrated obscenely at a school dance, my
father would have boxed my ears for me -- AFTER Sister
Two-Chair Pierre, thh Prefect of Discipline, had had her
go at me. Of course, freak dancing falls under the
"creative expression" and "individuality" banners, so no
one will criticize it.

Don't parents even attempt to see what their kids
are up to anymore??

Posted on 6/23/2001 by Malacoda

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End of forwarded messages

Jai Maharaj
http://www.mantra.com/jai
Om Shanti

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Saturday, April 28th, 2001
5:37 pm - One can change the world
I walk on the beach during prayers at sunrise every morning. The golden, soft, moist sand is untouched at that time except by the gentle waves of the ocean which sculpt it according to a Divine intelligence. But my footprints leave their mark on that virginal surface -- not forever, only until the next wave comes moments later and smoothes out the beach. Our world behaves similarly: living beings affect it, and like waves the cyclical ages, the Yug, destroy, rebuild and preserve all that is. One person can
change the world, albeit for a certain duration. History is full of examples of men and women who have single-handedly made desirable changes for periods of time. Like footprints in the sand, each one of us can too.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001
4:01 pm - Where Carl Sagan failed to be a scientist
Where Carl Sagan failed to be a scientist

By Jai Maharaj

The late Carl Sagan was seen as one of the world's most eloquent voices for science and reason, and deservedly so. I will always be his fan, thanks to his books and television series. Many of his theories, observations and conclusions in cosmology are consistent with those of our ancient Vedic sage-scientists.

Dr. Sagan wrote, "As far as I know, India is the only ancient religious tradition on the Earth which talks about the right time scale. In the West, people have the sense that what is natural is for the universe to be a few thousand years old, and that it is billions of years is mind-reeling, and no one can understand it. The Hindu concept is very clear. Here is a great world culture which has always talked about billions of years."

Sagan set a basic example for his audience of millions by doing what a scientist is supposed to do: reach a conclusion about a topic after studying it thoroughly. But there is at least one exception where he published conclusions without studying a science. The science of astrology attracted his attention enough for him to criticize it based on preconceived notions, but he never seems to have found the motivation to study it. The following excerpt is from "The Demon-Haunted World" with my comments:

"Many valid criticism of astrology can be formulated in a few sentences: for example its acceptance of precession of the equinoxes in announcing an 'Age of Aquarius' and its rejection of precession of equinoxes in casting horoscopes [1]; its neglect of atmospheric refraction [2]; its list of supposedly significant celestial objects that is mainly limited to naked eye objects known to Ptolemy in the second century, and that ignores an enormous variety of new astronomical objects discovered since (where is the astrology of near-Earth asteroids?) [3]; inconsistent requirements for detailed information on the time as compared to the latitude and longitude of birth [4]; the failure of astrology to pass the identical-twin test [5]; the major differences in horoscopes cast from the same birth information by different astrologers [6]; and the absence of demonstrated correlation between horoscopes and such psychological tests as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory." [7] ("The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark," Carl Sagan, page 303.)

My comments:

[1] Jyotish, Vedic, or Hindu astrology does take the precession of the equinoxes into account -- it always has. We are not in the "Age of Aquarius" by Jyotish principles.

[2] Refraction is accounted for in Vedic astrology calculations.

[3] Positions of both seen and not-seen, or subtle, bodies in the sky are calculated and examined in Vedic astrology. Asteroids are also taken into account.

[4] The requirements for the birth data of a person, other entity or event for the time and geographical coordinates are consistent in Vedic astrology.

[5] Even apparently-identical twins can be conceived at different moments; Vedic astrology yields unique charts offering significantly varying interpretation for the smallest time differences.

[6] The interpretation of the same charts by different astrologers is a function of their education, skill and experience as in almost any science. How many scientists are divided just on the topic of global warming?

[7] Did Sagan himself not say that the "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"? So the absence of a "demonstrated correlation" is not proof of its absence. Has any scientist, including Dr. Sagan, attempted to correlate Vedic astrology interpretation and MMPI tests?

Perhaps Carl Sagan had planned to study scientific astrology at some point and doubted his own criticism of it, for in 1975 he did refuse to sign an "Objections to Astrology" statement authored by Harvard astronomer Bart Bok and science writer Lawrence Jerome, and endorsed by nearly 200 scientists from the National Academy of Sciences, U.S., including 19 Nobel Prize winners.

Jai Maharaj
Jyotishi, Vedic Astrologer
http://www.mantra.com/jai
Om Shanti

"A king, though endowed with little prowess, starting on an expedition at the proper time, in view of the good positions of the planets, achieves greatness that is eulogized in the scriptures." - Brhat Samhita, 104.60.

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2001
4:57 pm - What will they think of next!

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Sunday, April 1st, 2001
5:27 pm - Erotic Bible 'for adults only'
Erotic Bible 'for adults only'

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Thursday, March 8th, 2001
9:03 pm - Bush makes people panic
March 9 is National Panic Day. What makes you panic?

Oversleeping: 9%
Overdrafts: 11%
Late night phone call: 25%
Called into boss's office: 9%
Being pulled over: 19%
George W. Bush: 25%

Vote here.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2001
4:51 am - Automagical belief system selector
Go here:
http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION/

My score according to them:

Here are your results...The list below is modified by your input. The results are scored on a curve. The highest score, 100, represents the closest match to your responses. This does not mean that this or any religion has every view that you selected. However, the religion at the top of your list shares more of your selected beliefs than the others.

Hindu ... 100
Mahayana Buddhist ... 89
Neo-Pagan ... 73
New Age ... 69
Theravada Buddhist ... 65
Sikhism ... 65
Jainism ... 62
Unitarian Universalist ... 60
New Thought ... 59
Scientology ... 50
Liberal Quaker ... 47
Bah�� ... 45
Orthodox Judaism ... 42
Christian Science ... 40
Orthodox Quaker ... 40
Taoism... 39
Islam ... 36
Reform Judaism ... 34
Mainline to Liberal Protestant... 33
Latter Day Saints... 33
Seventh Day Adventist ... 31
Jehovahs Witness ... 25
Mainline to Conservative Protestant... 25
Eastern Orthodox ... 22
Roman Catholic ... 22
Atheist/Agnostic... 20

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Sunday, February 25th, 2001
12:13 pm - Brr...
It's cold this morning at 4 am on the beach: 77 degrees F. The mercury will rise above 80 after sunrise soon, though. :)

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Friday, February 23rd, 2001
6:36 pm - Group action
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Monday, February 19th, 2001
8:27 pm - Ace racer passes on
Dale Earnhardt's crash has stunned the racing world yesterday; several of my friends and clients are auto-racing enthusiasts. As Earnhardt is mourned by millions, we can reflect on a couple of vital issues: safety in sports, and violent lifestyles. There is some debate about HANS, the head and neck safety device which Earnhardt was not wearing when his car hit a concrete wall at 180 mph, but it may be wise for drivers to wear it to stay on the living side of the line.
Violence does return violence ultimately and this brings up the second point: the Karm sheriff is always keeping tabs. Dale Earnhardt was not only an avid hunter but profited greatly from the suffering and death of animals -- he owned a chain of steak houses. Raam Naam Satya Hoe!

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Saturday, February 3rd, 2001
9:33 pm - Earthquake relief

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Friday, January 26th, 2001
2:37 pm - Earthquake!
A major earthquake hits Bharat, photos here. Raam Naam Satya Hai!

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