The Great Entanglement … oops the web.

Increasingly i think the web is in fact the Entanglement … The Great Entanglement, to be spoken of in future generations such as the Enlightenment, a  signal of change but this time its for the worse.  We are heading toward a situation that we read predictions indicate a major part of world power generation will be consumed with online data surveillance / storage and whacko ‘get rich schemes’ as bitcoin.

We do something, some small activity and that alone warrants a followup posting and texting and endless selfies, I’m slightly guilty re this blogging but its mostly me writing to myself, collecting useful material and pushing forward, developing my ideas.

We are losing the point of what life is about, endless consumerism, mindless ‘enjoying’ viewing, sampling and nothing beyond; browsing the immediate. A major ‘de-tech’ would do us all good. Admittedly i realise business demands connectivity, thank God  I can choose my own level, I have the benefit of having practical work to perform in a very old fashioned manner,that cannot easily be displaced or altered.

Yesterdays radio news tells us Uber being floated has never made a profit and possibly will never generate a profit. Be mindful its costs are being covered and salaries, fees, fixed and variable costs being met; but all the same asking punters to put money in to something that on the face of it generates no return on capital is again just plain whacko! When things such as this are happening its time to eliminate exposure to stock market fluctuations. I likewise dread the American crash once trumps shenaigans and inability with Economic Management comes home to roost. That little old thing called debt, a self proclaimed ‘King of Debt’ should NOT be President and his denigration and belittling of overseas trading partners is crass beyond belief, but hey … its djt !

Useful reading …

Consumerism, human disregard … https://opensociet.org/2019/04/12/the-man-who-saw-trump-coming-a-century-ago-a-readers-guide-for-the-distraught/

Surveillence capitalism … https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/84273524/posts/2240984298

We need to hear this (AOC) …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks her conscience when many turn aside and would rather not voice any criticism. A fine incisive mind, that can detect crusty old nonsense, unthinking bigotry and perpetuated un-earned privelige from a great distance.

Anyone that has a small asteroid named after them has to be worth knowing !

This world and particularly America needs clarity of thought, to ask for actions to be justified, for people to be held accountable for misleading and less than honourable intentions. Its was a fine moment to witness AOC make it plain and clear when questioning Michael Cohen a few weeks ago that trump deliberately misled and knowingly falsified figures, knowing how it would increase his financial positon with phoney over-valued assets and property for insurances purposes and wifully undervalued assets by huge amounts so as to minimize and falsify his tax position.

Well done Alexandria for making this plain and clear to us all.

We need role models, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an exemplary role model, donald j trump is not, yet the USA is saddled with him, literally saddled, he is riding America.

Thank goodness she is entering her prime, I extend my greatest heartfelt wishes to her continuing good work. A real person with real abilities and life experience, AOC majored in International Relations and Economics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez

 

 

 

Statins …. over-prescription?

Maybe…. and in my case no cardiovascular disease, reasonably okay healthwise for born 1958, yet at no request of mine steered to take statins when in my opinion unrequired. The only factor mentioned in our conversation at the GP clinic to prompt being prescribed statins was borderline cholesterol, which is something i’m working on with diet anyway.  We’ve now got blood pressure down and the weekly or more cause of panic attacks namely my wife has now left this planet. By panic attack i mean rigid steel bar right up my central core, horrible pain, steel tube in throat, along into jaws, temples, iron band around my head and my usual exhortation to shut the f up. No-one could ever tell me what this was whist she was alive, two years after her death a Pharmacist admits ‘panic attack’. At worst case it also generated a v intense burning at the base of my spine. Luckily no pain down left arm. And I got out of marriage alive.

Apart from asking what i did for a living there was utterly no enquiry as to my frame of mind, daily chores / activity, outlook on life – nothing. Nor diet and what i would term pleasure or happiness or hobbies and enthusiasms. Tweaking any of these things would be as good as a daily statin.

I took then for a month and stopped (this was a year ago) with no intentions etc  …. the fatigue was horrible, a problem I already raise when at the Docs. My own answer is to find one own ‘natural high’ to without drugs get happy, live life from what suits one-self, generate ones own happiness. I’m lucky i have my own little one–man business and i have incredible freedoms.

What did alarm me is that statins can prompt Parkinsons and / or diabetes. I mentioned the latter and all i got from the glib, slimey ‘Pharmacist’ at the GP Clinic was that “we can control that with diet” … and for the former its the last bloody thing I need as i live alone. Even when she took my BP couldn’t even tell me the answer, without my prodding as to …..

Seems to me we need some ‘joined up thinking’.

 

Postscript, my wifes death was totally avoidable, with hindsight the Docs were blind to the obvious. Paramedics insisting here in this house she slows her breathing when in fact with undiagnosed blood clots on the lungs needed to breathe rapidly. When ordered to breathe slower in my arms she responded “I can’t I can’t” …. ten days morning and night this fast breathing and mentioned five times to the professionals over this ten day period … NOT ONE REALISED this obvious sign. Forty years ago my dad dieing of cancer was undiagnosed until his last few weeks (a fortnight). I’ve seen other things too, other people whose deaths i think were as much the result of Paramedic incompetence as anything else, Mr s in the next town whom i gardened for, he too suffered when kept out in the cold by the Paramedics, they had no knowledge of him having a ‘weak chest’ yet his voice would be (and gasping) an instant giveaway.  Its baffling the lack of accumulated expertise, the fog and bullshit of procedure, protocols, as if automatons rigidly adhering to a checklist whilst the patient dies. Forgetting what they witnessed yesterday and every day previous.

To my mind the problem with the NHS is attitude.