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Human Organ Human Trafficking Price Profits

In Health on July 9, 2014 at 11:58

It is only when, under unfortunate circumstances, one needs an Organ for saving a Life, does one come to know of the scarcity of Organs available for Transplantation and the huge costs involved even in the Legal Market.

 

What many of us do not know is the illegal market in Organ Transplantation.

 

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Sale of Body Parts,India.

 

Here are some facts.

 

Illegal Organ Trade Market:$0.075 Billion ($75 Million)

 

Price of Humans

 

 

Illegal Market for Human Organs,India.

 

Patients, many of whom will go toChinaIndia or Pakistan for surgery, can pay up to $200,000 (nearly £128,000) for a kidney to gangs who harvest organs from vulnerable, desperate people, sometimes for as little as $5,000.

The vast sums to be made by both traffickers and surgeons have been underlined by the arrest by Israeli police last week of 10 people, including a doctor, suspected of belonging to an international organ trafficking ring and of committing extortion, tax fraud and grievous bodily harm. Other illicit organ trafficking rings have been uncovered in India and Pakistan.

The Guardian contacted an organ broker in China who advertised his services under the slogan, “Donate a kidney, buy the new iPad!” He offered £2,500 for a kidney and said the operation could be performed within 10 days.

 

THE TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS ACT, 1994 ,India
ACT NO. 42 OF 1994
[8th July, 1994.]

An Act to provide for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs; AND WHEREAS in Parliament has no power to make laws for the States with respect to any of the matters aforesaid except as provided in articles 249 and 250 of the Constitution;
AND WHEREAS in pursuance of clause (1) of article 252 of the Constitution, resolutions have been passed by all the Houses of the Legislatures of the States of Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra to the effect that the matters aforesaid should be regulated in those States by Parliament by law; 2 BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows:- CHAP PRELIMINARY CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY
Short title, application and commencement.
1.Short title, application and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994.
(2) It applies, in the first instance, to the whole of the States of Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra and to all the Union territories and it shall also apply to such other State which adopts
this Act by resolution passed in that behalf under clause (1) of article 252 of the Constitution.
(3) It shall come into force in the States of Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra and in all the Union territories on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint and in any
other State which adopts this Act under clause (1) of article 252 of the Constitution, on the date of such adoption; and any reference in this Act to the commencement of this Act shall, in relation to any State or Union territory, means the date on which this Act comes into force in such State or Union territory.
Definition. 2. Definition.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) “advertisement” includes any form of advertising whether to the public generally or to any section of the public or, individually to selected persons; (b) “Appropriate Authority” means the Appropriate Authority appointed under section 13; (c) “Authorisation Committee” means the committee consti-
tuted under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (4) of section 9; (d) “brain-stem death” means the stage at which all functions of the brain-stem have permanently and irreversibly
ceased and is so certified under sub-section (6) of section 3; (e) “deceased person” means a person in whom permanent dis- appearance of all evidence of life occurs, by reason of brain-stem death or in a cardiopulmonary sense, at any time after live birth has taken place; (f) “donor” means any person, not less than eighteen years of age, who voluntarily authorises, the removal of any of his
human organs for therapeutic purposes under sub-section (1)
or subsection (2) of section 3; (g) “hospital” includes a nursing home, clinic, medical centre, medical or teaching institution for therapeutic purposes and other like institution; (h) “human organ” means any part of a human body consisting of a structured arrangement of tissues which, if wholly re- moved, cannot be replicated by the body; (i) “near relative” means spouse, son, daughter, father, mother, brother or sister; 3 (j) “notification” means a notification published in the Official Gazette; (k) “payment” means payment in money or money’s worth but does not include any payment for defraying or reimbursing; (i) the hcost of removing, transporting or preserving the human organ to be supplied; or (ii) any expenses or loss of earnings incurred by a person so far as reasonably and directly attributable to his supplying any human organ from his body; (l) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (m) “recipient” means a person into whom any human organ is, or is proposed to be, transplanted; (n) “registered medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner who possesses any recognised medical qualification as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, and who is enrolled on a State Medical Register as defined in clause (k) of that section; (o) “therapeutic purposes” means systematic treatment of any disease or the measures to improve health according to any particular method or modality; and (p) “transplantation” means the grafting of any human organ from any living person or deceased person to some other living person for therapeutic purposes.
CHAP AUTHORITY FOR THE REMOVAL OF HUMAN ORGANS CHAPTER II AUTHORITY FOR THE REMOVAL OF HUMAN ORGANS
Authority for removal of human organs.
3. Authority for removal of human organs.- (1) Any donor may, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, authorise the removal, before his death, of any human organ of his body for therapeutic purposes.
(2) If any donor had, in writing and in the presence of two or more witnesses (at least one of whom is a near relative of such person), unequivocally authorised at any time before his death, the removal of any human organ of his body, after his death, for therapeutic purposes, the person lawfully in possession of the dead body of the donor shall, unless he has any reason to believe that the donor had subsequently revoked the authority aforesaid, grant to a registered medical practitioner all reasonable facilities for the removal, for therapeutic purposes, of that human organ from the dead body of the donor.
(3) Where no such authority as is referred to in sub-section….”

 

Citation.

 

http://giftalife.org/organ-donation-and-the-law

http://www.havocscope.com/tag/organ-trafficking/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/may/27/kidney-trade-illegal-operations-who

 

Fat Lipid Cholesterol Causes Heart Attack Lie

In Health on June 17, 2014 at 19:43

You would find even an illiterate advising you that fat causes heart attack.

 

Media Channels are awash with advertisements screaming at you about the danger of fat.

 

It would settle in the arteries to the heart and cause Heart Attack.

 

Many people nowadays live as a Goat eating only leaves as an effort to control fat.

 

You have food products, Drinks that claim to reduce fats.

 

There are Slimming centers which scare you and claim that they help you reduce Fat and thus reducing the chances of a Heart Attack.

 

One such organisation recently sponsored one kilo Gold to the winner of a Reality Show!

 

They resort to Lipo suction.

 

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Heat Attack.

 

My cousin brother’s daughter( 43) the next morning after this treatment.

 

She had no other ailments excepting the fact that she was Obese.

 

Just how true is this story of fat causing Heat Attack?

 

If excessive fat  settles in Arteries , why does it settle only in the Arteries of the Heart?

 

We have no heard of kidney Attack!

 

Doctors may respond with Data.

 

Read this.

 

Basically the Lipid Hypothesis says that you eat a lot of fats and cholesterol, they settle out in your arteries, then your arteries clog and form plaque, plaque and resulting clots then cause heart attacks.

 

This concept first arose as a result of research done in 1913 after a scientist named Nikolai Anitsdikow fed rabbits a good deal of cholesterol and they formed plaque in their arteries.

 

The theory was formally written up in 1951 by 2 doctors (Duff and McMillian) and published in the American Journal of Medicine.

 

It was then heavily promoted by Ancel Keys who published a paper and wrote a book in 1953.

 

Ancel Keys’ viewpoint was largely based on a study of seven countries that showed, he claimed, a direct a direct correlation between fat in the diet and heart attacks.

 

In 1960 an American Heart Association committee embraced the lipid (fat) hypothesis based on a 3 page report and as a result of all the press a young staffer incorporated it into Senator George McGovern’s Dietary Goals for the United States in 1977. It became part of a political platform.

 

There were some initial cholesterol drug trials that seemed to show a small relationship between lowering cholesterol with drugs and heart incidents so this was used as support for Eat Less Fats and Cholesterol” to have a healthy heart. That is where our Heart Healthy Diet came from.
There are problems with the “Lipid Hypothesis” however.

 

In the 1940’s and 1950’s the majority of cardiologists did not accept it.

 

It would affect all of the arteries, they claimed, not just the heart arteries.

 

There were no “kidney attacks” or “spleen attacks” only heart attacks.

 

It was also felt that if plaque in the arteries was caused by saturated fats and cholesterol “settling out” the smallest vessels would be afflicted first

 

. This was not the case. Furthermore the composition of arterial plaques is only a small amount (16%) of cholesterol and most of the fat was unsaturated (not animal fat). Most importantly the research and findings did not support it.
Feeding rabbits cholesterol, a meat based substance simply didn’t make sense. Rabbits are herbivores. Also the type of plaque was of a different kind than found in humans with atherosclerosis (plaquing).

 

When Ancel Keys wrote that the countries that ate more dietary fat had more heart problems he only used seven out of the 22 countries that he had the data on. He simply only used the ones that matched his theory.

 

At the time that the Lipid Hypothesis was embraced and formally adopted by the Dietary Goals for the United States there were only 7 randomly controlled studies done on fats and coronary (heart) artery disease, some poorly done, with very ambiguous results………..

 

They pooled data from 21 studies that included 347,747 people.

 

The conclusion: “There is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) or CVD (Cardiovascular disease).”

 

Thanks to:

http://nutritionalmuscletesting.com/index.php?p=2_92

 

Image credit.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/images/heart_coronary_artery.gif

 

* I had a Heat attack about 10  years back.

 

I took medicines for a year an as there was no improvement, I threw the medicines out and am continuing my regular diet.

 

Prison Industrial Complex Business India To Join

In crime on June 14, 2014 at 09:33

In Mr.Bean, the Villain from France, would propose, among other things, to create an open prison of the world in the UK , to house all Criminals  of the

 

world.

 

 

I thought it was really funny befitting a French Man’s dig  at Englishman.

 

But how misinformed am I?

 

 

United Kingdom was the first country in all of Europe to use prisons run by the private sector to hold its prisoners.

 

Wolds Prison opened as the first privately managed prison in the UK in 1992., as one of a number of prisons built by the public sector but contracted to the private sector to operate under 5 year contracts.

 

Soon private prisons were established under the government’s Private Finance Initiative, where contracts are awarded for the entire design, construction, management and finance of a prison under 25 year contracts.

Later, Government attempted to ‘market test’ prisons operated by the public sector, though no prison transferred from public to private operation through this route until Birmingham in 2011.

 

Prisons operated by the private sector are subject to re-competition at the end of the contract, when the public sector may bid, and on 3 occasions has done so successfully.

Privately run prisons are run under contracts which set out the standards that must be met.

 

There are now 14 prisons in England and Wales operated under contract by private companies.

 

Between them they have the capacity to hold about 13,500 prisoners or approximately 11% of the entire prison population.

 

There are also 2 privately run prisons in Scotland. Current operators in the United Kingdom are G4S , Sodexo Justice Services (formerly known as

Kalyx, and prior to that UKDS) (4) and Serco (6)

 

 

 

Prison Industry In US.

 

 

There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country.

 

According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.

 

” The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people.

 

From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million.

 

Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates.

 

It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.

 

 

“The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up.

 

Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their

 

workforce. The system feeds itself,” says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, which accuses the prison industry of being “an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps.”

The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States and its investors are on Wall Street

 

. “This multimillion-dollar industry has its own trade exhibitions, conventions, websites, and mail-order/Internet catalogs. It also has direct advertising campaigns, architecture companies, construction companies, investment houses on Wall Street, plumbing supply companies, food supply companies, armed security, and padded cells in a large variety of colors.”

According to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.

 

HISTORY OF PRISON LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES

Prison labor has its roots in slavery. After the 1861-1865 Civil War, a system of “hiring out prisoners” was introduced in order to continue the slavery tradition. Freed slaves were charged with not carrying out their sharecropping commitments (cultivating someone else’s land in exchange for part of the harvest) or petty thievery – which were almost never proven – and were then “hired out” for cotton picking, working in mines and building railroads. From 1870 until 1910 in the state of Georgia, 88% of hired-out convicts were Black. In Alabama, 93% of “hired-out” miners were Black. In Mississippi, a huge prison farm similar to the old slave plantations replaced the system of hiring out convicts. The notorious Parchman plantation existed until 1972.

During the post-Civil War period, Jim Crow racial segregation laws were imposed on every state, with legal segregation in schools, housing, marriages and many other aspects of daily life. “Today, a new set of markedly racist laws is imposing slave labor and sweatshops on the criminal justice system, now known as the prison industry complex,” comments the Left Business Observer.

Who is investing?

 

At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons.

 

The list of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society:

 

IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s, Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more.

 

 

All of these businesses are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor. Just between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion.

 

Inmates in state penitentiaries generally receive the minimum wage for their work, but not all; in Colorado, they get about $2 per hour, well under the minimum.

 

And in privately-run prisons, they receive as little as 17 cents per hour for a maximum of six hours a day, the equivalent of $20 per month. The highest-paying private prison is CCA in Tennessee, where prisoners receive 50 cents per hour for what they call “highly skilled positions.

 

” At those rates, it is no surprise that inmates find the pay in federal prisons to be very generous.

 

There, they can earn $1.25 an hour and work eight hours a day, and sometimes overtime. They can send home $200-$300 per month.

Thanks to prison labor, the United States is once again an attractive location for investment in work that was designed for Third World labor markets

 

. A company that operated a maquiladora (assembly plant in Mexico near the border) closed down its operations there and relocated to San Quentin State Prison in California.

In Texas, a factory fired its 150 workers and contracted the services of prisoner-workers from the private Lockhart Texas prison, where circuit boards are assembled for companies like IBM and Compaq.

 

There is a move to bring in Private Prisons in India and if my source is to be believed  a Single judge Committee has recommended Private Prisons.

 

There are some pretty big Business Houses promoting this concept and have their sources to manipulate the Media to high light the cost of running the

Prisons(for the Government and to sensationalize law and Order situation in India , including the prisons.

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_prison

Sri Yantra Crop Circle In US

In Hinduism, Interesting and funny on May 13, 2014 at 19:23

 

 

A Crop Circle appeared at the bottom of a Dried out Lake in Oregon US in 1990 for a short periods of Time.

 

 

 

The Sri Yantra. The colours are not the origin...

The Sri Yantra. The colours are not the originally used colours of the Sri Yantra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It was in the shape of Sri Yantra.

 

 

 

 

It is not visible now.

 

 

 

There are Theories doing the round that this Sri Yantra Circle was from Aliens and that they are monitoring us through this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Yantra as 13 mile long crop circle (or, better to say, geoglyph) in the bottom of a dried-out lake, which allegedly appeared over a very short period of time in 1990. It is not visible today, which fuels conspiracy theories about the aliens imprinting it in the sand and the military destroying it. Including a couple of youtube videos along with the usual info.

 

 

 

Sri Yantra Crop Circle

Sri Yantra Geoglyph in Oregon

 

 

 

Name: Sri Yantra Geoglyph in Oregon

 

Lat, Long: 42.738105,-118.314011

 

Location: Princeton, Oregon, USA

 

News Source.

 

http://www.weirdgoogleearth.com/sri-yantra-geoglyph-in-oregon/#.U3IgCVWSz3R

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Calculate Thithi Hindu Festivals US Europe

In Hinduism on April 17, 2014 at 08:09

The Devout in the US face this problem of finding out the dates of Hindu Festivals,Thithis, Amavasya,Upakarma ,Gayatri Japa and other Festivals like

Deepavai Makara Sankaranthi.

 

Hindu way of Calculation of Time

Time Calculation by The Hindus

 

The general practice as I understand from the US and UK is that the priests there use some kind of Calculators, convert the days /dates directly and

 

arrive at the Information.

 

I received  some information  on this,

 

  Let us consider the recent lunar eclipse which was observed in USA (15 April 2014) and not in India. It should occur only on a full moon day even in USA as it is in India. According to Srirangam punchangam the pournami was approximately from 2pm  Monday(14th April) to2pm  Tuesday in Srirangam. This puts the middle of Poornima about 2am on Tuesday in Srirangam. The total lunar eclipse occurred about2am central time, Tuesday, in USA.  This clearly shows that we should apply Indian timings as they are to correspond to the same timings with sun rise correction in USA.  



   I was taken aback when some temples in USA observed Gayathri Japam on the day when lunar eclipse was going on about 4, 5 years back asking followers to wait to do the japam until the eclipse came to an end instead of doing Upakarma on that day ( that day being a pournami  as predicted in Indian punchangam ). Gayathri japam should be done early morning after Sandya vandam on the following day of Upakarma. There are no Doshams attached to this.



  The USA temple priests are not punchanga nirnayam experts eventhough they are asked to act like one. The Indian astrologers still believe the earth to be flat and at the center of our planetary system. So their opinions to translate the timings to suite other geographical regions are not acceptable.”

Dr.K.P Sarathy.

 

Valid Point.

 

What is the correct procedure?

 

Find the time of Sun Rise.

 

Check the Panchaangam for Thithi , Nakshatra presence in the day in Naazhkai.

 

Covert the Naazhikai into normal time.(One Naazhikai-24 minutes)

 

In conjunction with the Sunrise find out the presence of Thithi on a particular day.

 

Those who follow Chaandramaana,(Lunar Calendar), must celebrate the function on the day when the Thithis is least(Thithi should be less than 51 Naazhikai)

 

For more on this please refer my posts on this subject under Hinduism/Time.

 

The reason to say that direct conversion is incorrect is that our Panchanga Timings are not Absolute.

 

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