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CMP (Canadian Mind Products)’s purpose is to stand up for the rights of plants and animals. Animals also includes cetacea, humans, gay people, atheists, war victims and invertebrates. CMP attempts to inculcate planetary consciousness — concern for the planet as a whole. A subgoal is to teach people to use computers effectively, particularly with the Java computer language.
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IAP (Internet Access Provider) Scams

IAP, cellphone and cable companies, e.g. Telus and Shaw, are adopting two standard scams. They don’t even blush when confronted.

  1. They phone you up and say that if you switch plans you can get a low introductory rate of only $5 a month. The catch is they don’t tell you that in 6 months they will quietly crank up the rate by $50 a month, then increase it quietly at random times thereafter, hoping you won’t notice because of your convenient electronic bill payment plan that is fully automatic. They never post the precise details of the deal on their website, just the low introductory price. It is like pulling teeth to get the information on the phone and even that verbal guarantee is not worth the paper it is written on.
  2. They offer some tempting trinket — an iTouch, monitor, router, smartphone… that you don’t really need, free bundled with the deal. If you bite, you will notice that company and its competitors will soon start offering the service at a lower monthly rate. They use this gimmick to lock customers into the old higher rate. When they do lower the monthly price they are offering others, they don’t notify you of the new lower price and, of course, don’t give it to you automatically. If you try to switch, they tell you that you may not. In the fine print you apparently signed up for 3 years or have to pay some whacking huge penalty, higher than the value of the trinket to cancel.

I chastise and then hang up on any telemarketer who offers me any introductory deal. They might as well say, I represent an unscrupulous company, who, if you survive this scam, will nail you sooner or later, you chump.

Evolutionary Diet

We humans have evolved for feast and famine. Whenever food is available we eat as much as possible. This suggests the way to successful weight control is simply to make food unavailable periodically.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)

Andrew Wakefield

Back in 1998, when Wakefield was still working as a physician (he’s since been stripped of his medical licence, found guilty of abusing a position of trust as a medical practitioner, and found guilty of dishonesty in his studies), London’s Royal Free Hospital held a press conference to publicise a paper he’d written (which has since been retracted) for the esteemed medical journal The Lancet.

The paper was about vaccinations.

In it, Wakefield claimed that one vaccination in particular, a popular inoculation for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), could be linked to the onset of autism, a serious neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by impaired social interaction.

In the weeks and months to come, scientists, doctors, and public health experts jumped to point out the multiple, flagrant weaknesses in his paper.

But the damage was done. And its after-effects continue to be felt today, from vaccination rates that declined in the wake of Wakefield’s publicity to new outbreaks of measles and other illnesses for which perfectly safe inoculations exist.

The new film, whose official synopsis, according to Indiewire, doesn’t even allude to any of the above, is set to premier 2016-04-24, at the Tribeca Film Festival.

~ Erin Bodwin, Business Insider source

The movie Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe promoting his quack ideas has since been pulled from Tribeca. I think Wakefield should be charged with murder. He spread his dangerous advice, knowing perfectly well it was both false and deadly. I can only assume his motive is the same as other quacks — money.

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