Too Much Kung Fu

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Grenville Phillips II, Leader of Solutions Barbados

I recently examined category 5 hurricane damage in the worst affected Bahamian islands.  As usual, it was the simple things that caused unnecessary building failures.  I plan to publish our findings, for the benefit of home-owners, in a subsequent article.

To visit the Bahamian islands and return home, I had to go through airport security eight times.  After the collapse of the Twin Towers in 2001, airport security guards confiscated water and sharp objects from carry-on luggage.  However, once you passed through the security scanners, you could purchase water and sharp objects in the departure area, and board the plane with them.

That same year, an airline passenger tried to detonate explosives hidden in his shoes.  Since then, everyone must remove their shoes for inspection before boarding a plane.  For safety reasons, I do not object to the inconveniences of airline travel.  However, I do object to the unsanitary methods.

The guards would to direct travellers to place their shoes in the same bins that they instructed travellers to place their cell-phones, wallets, pens, and jackets.  For the past 18 years, I explained to the guards the unsanitary nature of their instruction, and would place my shoes directly on the conveyor belt in protest.

Dogs and birds walk on the same pavements as humans.  Therefore, most people unavoidably walk on animal excrement.  After walking through animal jobbies, those same shoes are placed in a bin.  Passengers are then forced to place their cell-phones in these filthy bins, and then place their jobby-contaminated phones to their faces when answering calls.

I have seen improvements in my recent travels.  However, Barbadian guards still allow this unsanitary practise at our airport.  While they are trained to protect the public from harm, they appear to be allowing more harm than they are preventing.

Barbadian guards who work at our public buildings appear to be trained differently.  They do not seem to be trained protect the public from harm.  Instead, they seem to be trained to protect public officials from the public.

It is important that our public officials, including judges, tax officials, and regulators, feel safe while working.  If a judge feels that his life is in imminent danger, he may render an unfair sentence.  A fearful tax official may erroneously calculate an excessive tax demand.  To keep them safe, they are provided with our elite unarmed guards.

Before the public can enter some government buildings, they must have their bags and bodies scanned for weapons.  However, most public buildings do not have this service.  Perhaps, because it is not weapons that our public officials fear.

Our public officials are intimidated by a greater threat – an untucked shirt.  Our unarmed guards spring into action when they see one of those.  It matters not that the shirt was specifically designed to be worn untucked.  Our guards insist that there are only two options, tuck it in, or leave.

In order to do business at some government offices, I have had to tuck in all sorts of shirts designed to be worn untucked.  So far, I have only been inconvenienced.  However, I was reliably informed that a guard insisted that a fellow tuck in his shirt jac.  His choices were to either walk around like a clown or leave.

These guards do not care whom they humiliate.  They are sworn to protect our public officials from untucked shirts at all costs.  I can only hope that the next time they see me, they do not insist that I tuck in my jacket.

While men merely suffer inconvenience or humiliation, our women are forced to miss important appointments because they are denied entry.  There are few things more intimidating to our public officials than a strapless dress.  Our women can return home and put on an identical dress with straps, and they would be allowed entry.

If a woman arrived with a back-out, then that would justify a code-red.  A back-out is simply too much kung-fu.  However, the greatest threat to the safety of our public officials are exposed toes.

It matter not how much the shoes cost.  Once our guards see the ten commandments, they go into a cold sweat, and start to see those black stars.  If the lady makes it into the building, there must be a mandatory evacuation.

Why are our public officials such fragile snowflakes?  We graduate hundreds of secondary school graduates every year, who will have to visit public buildings for the first time.  They are not aware of these dress codes.  Why frustrate them so early?  Why can’t our guards exercise some discretion?  Why should our women have to travel back home to change, just because the dress does not have straps?

Countries that try to control every aspect of their citizens’ lives know these methods all too well.  Once you make insignificant actions major offences, with severe consequences for non-compliance, then you can get a compliant population without much national disruption.  A secondary benefit of this method of control, is that it easily identifies those who would likely be non-compliant in the future, so that they can be targeted for re-education.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados.  He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Grenville II

    Do you not know that when a society tries to robotise every process . Workers in that society become robotised? The guards are following orders. Discretion is not a faculty that is usually activated or required. Machines are about to take over. LoL!!!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    The auto-correct is working overtime again. Making nonsense punctuations and spelling.

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  • GRENVILLE, every week you come here picking nits, but neglect to address the weightier matters such as

    IMPROVING THE POLYCLINIC SYSTEM, OR
    FIXING THE HOSPITAL ISSUES OR
    GETTING THE GARBAGE PICKED UP OR
    FIXING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF BARBADOS OR
    FIXING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OF BARBADOS

    When are you going to tell us what you propose to do about your solutions for all these things?

    Is Ironside correct when he suggested that you should stick to your Tuesday, where you may find more support.

    Is Ironside correct when he suggested that your next sermon be on the message to the Church in Laodicea? [Rev. 3: 14 -16] and that you should stick to your Tuesday Sermon, where you may find more support there.

    Is Ironside really suggesting that you are LUKE WARM, NEITHER HOT OR COLD AND ONLY WORTHY OF BEING SPEWED FROM THE MOUTH?

    Is Ironside really suggesting that you are politically wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:?

    Would the text below describe you in anyway?
    “You tithe mint, dill and cummin, and every kind of garden herb, yet you have neglected the weightier matters such as justice, mercy, faith, and the love of God. These things you should have done without neglecting the others.” (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42).

    Can you furnish answers to any of these reasonable questions from a poor citizen of Barbados?

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  • Very good post.

    These seem like problems that can be easily fixed if attention was given to them.

    One general email and an accompanying PDF file with the new rules to be posted at the door.

    The new rules can also be posted on a government website

    Silly rules provide an opportunity for guards to have a power trip.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Thanks Grenville. This is so funny.

    You haven’t mentioned “arm-holes” Of course every dress has to have arm holes, otherwise how would any lady most of whom have two arms get into it?

    But “arm-holes” that is sleeveless dresses drive minor Bajan government officials crazy.

    They seem to believe that the naked arms of a 60 or 70 year old woman, will give the young male clerks such powerful erections, that said clerks will go mad with sexual desire and and be unable to complete their tasks. Such will NEVER, NEVER happen. Lolll!!!

    If a sleeveless dress was so powerful an aphrodisiac then we wouldn’t need Viagra or Cialis would we?

    The guards are being silly, and their supervisors, managers and department heads who made up these pointless rules are just plain stupid.

    The supervisors, managers and department heads make me ashamed to be a Bajan.

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  • Put you phone inside of you shoes and you would not have to worry about it touching the bin.
    OR
    Take a tissue with you to put you phone on.

    When one is travelling they usually have a carryon bag, place the phone in your bag along with you keys and any items from your pockets.

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  • Airport security does not only confiscate water – they confiscate any liquids, gels or aerosols over 3.5ozs. many of which you can later obtained after you have passed through security (I assumed that they have already been checked by security before being placed in airport stores).

    Name a sharp object that is confiscated by airport security that you can obtain after you have passed through security?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    In almost every pharmacy and airport shop one can buy alcohol impregnated wipes, often is single packages good for wiping down phones etc. Or one can buy baby “Wet Ones” which do the same job.

    But I honestly don’t worry too much about germs. Humans have been around for thousands of years. We are the survivors of all the germs that mother nature has ever tossed at humanity.

    So yes I am immunised, yes i wash my hands with soap and water. Yes I take a bath once or twice a day, and yes like all sensible people I do not go bare unless I am planning to reproduce. and I haven’t planned to reproducein nearly 40 years. Lolll!!!!

    Apart from these things I don’t worry overmuch about germs.

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  • John2:

    I did not state that airport security only confiscates water. Most travelers are aware that there is a list of liquids.

    I have purchased sharp local-craft items in the departure areas in the Caribbean.

    The security instructs passengers to place their laptops and cell phones in the bins. Where do you put your laptop, jacket, cell phone, and any pens you may have?

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  • Simple:

    I used to walk around outside barefeet for most of my life. We had a farm, so I stepped in my share (and more) of dog, cat, cow, sheep, goat, and chicken waste.

    I began to be conscious about germs after our son was born. Since he used to crawl around the floor (before he could walk), I would insist that visitors to our home remove their shoes at the door.

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  • Neither did you state that they are other items beside water.

    Not only liquids – gels and aerosols also.

    So not to misplace my items or forget them, I place them in my carry on bag. if I have a jacket I place it over the carry on.
    If I have a laptop I place in in a separate bin by itself as I was instructed to do a million times.

    After I have been scanned everything goes back where I want them to be. I do not expected to be treated differently to the millions of passenger that travel each day because of a little shit.

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  • When you stepped into all that farmyard manure did it make you sick? NO!!!!

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  • Have you ever had a sharp object taken away and then purchased the same item after security.

    Large scissors are taken away but small ones are allowed so when you say craft items then you would have to check the sizes.

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  • “Name a sharp object that is confiscated by airport security that you can obtain after you have passed through security?”

    That’s the level of debate that you have to deal with

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  • John2:

    You wrote: “When you stepped into all that farmyard manure did it make you sick? NO!!!!”

    Were you there? Why not ask a question and then wait for a response?

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  • If I really needed an answer I would have waited, don’t you think?
    I don’t have to be there to know that the only sick it would have made you is a momentarily sick in the stomach.
    I can add human to the list of your animals. stepped in all barefooted. Nothing a little water wouldn’t take care off.

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  • The enforcement of the dress code appears to be more important than providing a good customer service, e.g. processing an ID card or passport within 10 working days. Are our public officials putting the “cart before the horse”?

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  • RE You wrote: “When you stepped into all that farmyard manure did it make you sick? NO!!!!”

    Why not ask a question and then wait for a response?

    I AM WAITING FOR ANSWERS TO MY SEVERAL REASONABLE QUESTIONS

    GRENVILLE, every week you come here picking nits, but neglect to address the weightier matters such as

    IMPROVING THE POLYCLINIC SYSTEM, OR
    FIXING THE HOSPITAL ISSUES OR
    GETTING THE GARBAGE PICKED UP OR
    FIXING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF BARBADOS OR
    FIXING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OF BARBADOS

    When are you going to tell us what you propose to do about your solutions for all these things?

    Is Ironside correct when he suggested that you should stick to your Tuesday, where you may find more support.

    Is Ironside correct when he suggested that your next sermon be on the message to the Church in Laodicea? [Rev. 3: 14 -16] and that you should stick to your Tuesday Sermon, where you may find more support there.

    Is Ironside really suggesting that you are LUKE WARM, NEITHER HOT OR COLD AND ONLY WORTHY OF BEING SPEWED FROM THE MOUTH?

    Is Ironside really suggesting that you are politically wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:?

    Would the text below describe you in anyway?
    “You tithe mint, dill and cummin, and every kind of garden herb, yet you have neglected the weightier matters such as justice, mercy, faith, and the love of God. These things you should have done without neglecting the others.” (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42).

    Can you furnish answers to any of these reasonable questions from a poor citizen of Barbados?

    IS IT THAT YOU ARE HOPELESS CLUELESS AND REALLY DO NOT REALLY HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS?

    IS IT THAT YOU ONLY HAVE DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Grenville II

    There are some submissions you need to scroll past . Please exercise your discretion.

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  • VINCENT
    ARE YOU SAYING THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANSWERS TO MY REASONABLE QUESTIONS?

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Georgie Porgie at 7 :21 PM

    My advice to Grenville did not mention names. Why would you select your submissions?

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  • QUID DIXI SCRIPSIQUE DIXI SCRIPSIQUE
    I AM ASKING ARE YOU SAYING THAT SOLUTIONS BARBADOS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANSWERS TO MY REASONABLE QUESTIONS?

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  • @GP

    Please answer you own question and stop dogging the man.

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  • I AM NOT RUNNING FOR POLITICAL OFFICE SIR——-HE IS!
    AND I AM NOT DOGGING A SOUL——-I AM ASKING REASONABLE QUESTIONS ANY POLITICAL WANNABEE SHOULD BE ANSWERING
    THESE ARE REASONABLE QUESTIONS HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER AND NEEDS TO ANSWER
    AFTER ALL HE SAYS HE WILL BE LESS CORRUPT AND MORE HONEST THAN ANY ONE IN THE LAST 50 YEARS
    HE SAYS HE IS AS BOLD AS A LION. WHY IS IT THAT HE CAN NOT STAND UP TO QUESTIONING

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  • You have asked the questions several times it is prerogative to not answer, move on please.

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  • YOU SEEM TO HAVE A VERY SHORT MEMORY SIR, I DONT

    BUT ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE INABILITY OR UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR POLITICAL PEOPLE TO ANSWER REASONABLE QUESTIONS POSED BY THE POPULACE IS THEIR PREROGATIVE?

    I AM CONFUSED SIR

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @nextparty246November 6, 2019 4:32 PM “I began to be conscious about germs after our son was born. Since he used to crawl around the floor (before he could walk), I would insist that visitors to our home remove their shoes at the door.”

    I worried too about dirty floors when i had crawling infants, and yes I still keep a mat near to the main entrance where the family and visitors can leave shoes.

    But the baby will survive, because that baby too is a survivor of all the germs that have been thrown at humanity.

    Once I was worried about a toddler eating off the floor, and a visiting sister, a nurse, told me not to worry, that ALL toddlers sometimes eat off the floor, and that a bit of dirt might actually strengthen their immune systems.

    The toddler is now middled aged, and healthy as a horse. Lol

    I saw a toddler happily eating cookie crumbs off the floor yesterday. I am sure that she will long outlive me.

    We humans are marvelously resilient.

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  • SS
    THERE ARE STUDIES THAT INDICATE THAT MODERN DAY CHILDREN WHO DONT PLAY IN THE DIRT ETC HAVE REDUCED IMMUNITY

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  • @GP

    The people will decide.

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  • RE You have asked the questions several times

    I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY I CANT GET ANSWERS DAVID

    AFTER ALL THIS IS A MAN WHO HAS LOTS OF DEGREES AND HAS WRITTEN BOOKS AND IS MORE GODLY AND RIGHTEOUS THAN EVERY ONE ELSE, AND HAS APPARENTLY BEEN MADE A JUDGE OF MEN ON EARTH

    I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY I CANT GET ANY ANSWERS

    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT THE WIDOW IN LUKE’S GOSPEL THAT WOKE UP THE IMPORTUNATE JUDGE?
    IS NOT THIS WIDOW AN EXAMPLE FOR US TO EMULATE?

    IF HE HAS NO ANSWERS – AND HE OUGHT TO IF HE WANTS TO LEAD THE COUNTRY—WHY DOES HE NOT SAY SO?.
    WHY ARE YOU SO BIASED IN DEFENDING THIS DEAR SAINT OF GOD

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GPNovember 6, 2019 2:42 PM

    IMPROVING THE POLYCLINIC SYSTEM
    It would help if the polyclinics operated an appointment system, except for emergencies of course. The polyclinics offer excellent care, but the wait can be burdensome. We all have smart phones in our hands. Let us use them smartly. Patients should be able to make appointments via their phone, just as they make online appoints for American visa interviews. But yes the technology costs money, and it must be very secure.

    FIXING THE HOSPITAL ISSUES OR
    According to the last Sunday’s Sun newspaper, page 31A the PM has set the new executive director and the QEH’s team to work on this.The PM wants continuous maintenance. She wants better meals, she wants Wi-FI, she wants more community nurses, including some to work with those who are having difficulties managing their diabetes and other chronic illnesses. I am sure that we can all add to this to-do list. The PM was worried about dust. Dust? And the hospital has PAID housekeepers on staff? I would like to see all newborns tested for sickle cell, so that as young adults people would know their own status and can make informed decisions about whether to have children and with whom. Testing infants for sickle cell has to be cheaper than life long treatment for sickle cell.

    GETTING THE GARBAGE PICKED UP
    Let us start with sorting in our own kitchens. Let the private sector pick up the clean plastic metal and glass once a month or even once a quarter. How can it hurt to keep a clean ketchup bottle in our homes for a few weeks. Let the SSA pick up the smelly food waste once per week. Once per day in Bridgetown and other commercial districts

    FIXING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF BARBADOS
    This is a biggie and perhaps the most difficult fix of all. Throw more training for teachers, and more money at the thing. Everybody, parents, children, principals, Ministry officials show more respect for the work that teachers do. Dare i suggest a library in every school? And a library period added to every timetable, even if the school day has to go to 3:30.

    FIXING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OF BARBADOS
    I fixed this already. I use the American saying “follow the money”. Who is benefiting for the current disarray. It sure as as hell ain’t the poor tail drivers and conductors. As a condition of getting and keeping a licence to move PEOPLE not pigs, make Mr. and Mrs. Deep Pockets spend more of the money treating their CUSTOMERS well. And paying the drivers, conductors and mechanics well. And look i would even go hardcore on this. People should have to bid for the privilege of transporting the paying customers, and in order for the bid to be successful it would be clearly stated up front exactly what the expectations are. Then for goodness sake, enforce, enforce, enforce. Mr. and Mrs. Deep Pockets who chose to be Hardears will lose their licences.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    3A, not 31A

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @john2November 6, 2019 5:28 PM “small ones are allowed so when you say craft items then you would have to check the sizes.”

    Some twit at Piarco took away my tiny nail scissors, as though in the half an hour between Piarco and Adams I had a plan to break into the cabin and kill a whole big man with them.

    Stupssseee!

    I was so tired, i just wanted to get home.

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  • @Grenville, great and timely article. In a country like Bermuda, where there is no litter, the speed limit is 35Kph, noo peeing on streets, no squatting, no wayside vending and Anti Corruption Legislation is enforced such asinine rules do not exist. Why not Barbados? Some politicians and lawyers have messed up de damn country for their own selfish gains, the #Unpalatabletruth be told!

    It also saddens the whole country with nearly 1600 or more lawyers not one of them has the belly to challenge these non-essential extreme rules. Perhaps, the persons with power who institute these rules lack authority in their homes thus become drunk with government power.

    Humility and empathy are sadly lacking in Barbados among many with powers who seem to forget social-emotional justice is required for humanity to coexist in peace. The crux of the matter is that too many in Barbados abuse gazetted powers and many fail to realize conferred power is temporary thus the said pen that appoints can disappoint.

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  • GP:

    You have asked those questions before and I answered them. Our answers are also on our web site, and have been there for the past 4 years – you may refer to them at any time. Nevertheless, our answers follow.

    IMPROVING THE POLYCLINIC SYSTEM

    The basic problem with public services are that they are poorly managed. The solution is to better manage them. The question is, what management system can we use? We propose to use the proven international management standard, ISO 9001. It works well in the public sector.

    FIXING THE HOSPITAL ISSUES

    Ditto. We actually had a public workshop where we invited Dexter James, and the CEOs of all public services to learn how to implement the management standard. At the workshop, we used the QEH as an example, and designed an ISO compliant system for the QEH within 2 hours to show how easy it actually was.

    GETTING THE GARBAGE PICKED UP

    The twin problems are management and maintenance. Therefore, we plan to manage it properly, and allow private sector mechanics to tender for the repair of one truck each. The repair contract would include a 6-month maintenance period, where any maintenance issues arising during those 6 months would be repaired at no cost to the Government.

    Once mechanics have properly repaired one truck, they will be allowed to tender to repair other trucks, in addition to the one they previously repaired.

    FIXING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

    The main problem is the curriculum – which is designed to benefit the 20% of students who are able to grasp the information earlier than their classmates. Therefore, we would re-arrange the curriculum, so that the more exciting, easier-to-learn practical/marketable aspects of subjects are taught before the more complex theory. This way, all students should benefit.

    Therefore, we would teach conversational language before conjugating the verbs, music by ear before music theory, applied sciences before theoretical, etc. Once students find that they are benefiting from learning, they are more likely to exercise the discipline required to understand more complex material.

    FIXING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

    Similar to the garbage. It is mostly a management and maintenance problem, and it is solved in a similar manner.

    You may read many of our proposed solutions and implementation plans at the link below.

    https://solutionsbarbados.com/solutions/

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  • GRENVILLE
    YOUR ANSWERS ARE MOST UNSATISFACTORY AND LACKING IN THE REQUIRED DETAIL- JUST AS I EXPECTED

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT I AM NOT ONE OF THE SEMI ILLITERATE BAJANS WHOM YOU MIGHT FOOL OR IMPRESS WITH YOUR PUERILE PROPOSALS.

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  • SSSPFL wrote:
    “According to the last Sunday’s Sun newspaper, page 31A the PM has set the new executive director and the QEH’s team to work on this.The PM wants continuous maintenance. She wants better meals, she wants Wi-FI,…”

    Mia, providing sick people with continuous 24/7 exposure to EMF microwave radiation might be worth a second thought (especially if they bring in 5G).

    Prof. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Washington State University, Cellular Effects of Wi-fi and 5G via VGCC (voltage-gated calcium channels). November 2018 conference of Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE).

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  • GREEN MONKEY
    DO YOU KNOW WHAT A VOLTAGE CHANNEL IS AND HOW THEY WORK?
    WHAT IS AN EMF?

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  • GREAT DOWN TO EARTH ARTICLE to the point on Overvaluations from those who seek to Control the Masses First by Frustrating the Life out of them by Petty Rules. It All about Power and Control that in Essence is their first Priority instead of Considering the Waiter Matters.

    SADLY ON ANOTHER POINT, GP11 Response to the Learned GP was Quite Explanatory with a Link to point him in the Direction to acquire additional information as needed. However that is IRRELEVANT TO THE OBSTRUCTIONIST who will NEVER BE SATISFIED WITH ANY EXPLANATION GIVEN…The deficiency does not Lie with GP11, THE TIME-WASTER GP has an Agenda to Destroy GP11 by DISCREDITING AND NAME CALLING. Is this a stalwart example of a Christian who has been given an Opportunity by Generosity of the Blog Master to Share the Good News. This Example and kind of Behaviour puts a damper of what being Christian minded should mean, certainly its not about Backbiting and Seeking the Demise of another by Improper Conduct!…He excuses his manner by proclaiming that “he is a sinner not a saint”. We all are sinners that is why Repentance is necessary THAT WE DO NOT CONTINUE IN THE ERROR OF OUR WAYS! The Blog Master was Correct… David
    November 5, 2019 2:14 PM @GP “You can do better.”

    The Tragedy in this Scenario is that the lil person in the big boy clothes is WELL EDUCATED BUT LACKING UNDERSTANDING and COMPASSION see… Freedom Crier November November 6, 2019 2:32 PM https://barbadosunderground.net/2019/11/05/tuesday-sermon-jesus-parable/

    His Behaviour is Quite Juvenile, “LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME”, while jumping up and down to get attention. IT IS SO DISHEARTENING TO SEE A PERSON OF THIS CALIBER LOOSING THEIR CREDIBILITY BY THEIR OWN PERFORMANCE!

    Remember the Scripture that says “Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return unto him.”

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  • @GP, do you know what is Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) Its a claimed sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, to which negative symptoms are attributed. … The majority of provocation trials to date have found that such claimants are unable to distinguish between exposure and non-exposure to electromagnetic fields.

    Types of EMF exposure
    There are two types of EMF exposure. Low-level radiation, also called non-ionizing radiation, is mild and thought to be harmless to people. Appliances like microwave ovens, cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, as well as power lines and MRIs, send out low-level radiation.

    High-level radiation, called ionizing radiation, is the second type of radiation. It’s sent out in the form of ultraviolet rays from the sun and X-rays from medical imaging machines.

    EMF exposure intensity decreases as you increase your distance from the object that’s sending out waves. Some common sources of EMFs, from low- to high-level radiation, include the following:

    Non-ionizing radiation
    microwave ovens
    computers
    house energy meters
    wireless (Wi-Fi) routers
    cellphones
    Bluetooth devices
    power lines
    MRIs
    Ionizing radiation
    ultraviolet light
    X-rays

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  • There’s disagreement over EMF safety because there’s no strong research suggesting that EMFs harm human health.

    According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), EMFs are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The IARC believes that some studies show a possible link between EMFs and cancer in people.

    One item most people use every day that sends out EMFs is the cellphone. Use of cellphones has increased significantly since they were introduced in the 1980s. Concerned about human health and cellphone use, researchers began what would become the largest studyTrusted Source to compare cancer cases in cellphone users and nonusers back in 2000.

    The researchers followed cancer rates and cellphone use in more than 5,000 people in 13 countries around the world. They found a loose connection between the highest rate of exposure and glioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the brain and spinal cord.

    The gliomas were more often found on the same side of the head that people used to speak on the phone. However, the researchers concluded that there was not a strong enough connection to determine that cellphone use caused cancer in the research subjects.

    In a smaller but more recent study, researchers found that people exposed to high levels of EMF for years at a time showed an increased risk of a certain type of leukemia in adults.

    European scientists also uncovered an apparent link between EMF and leukemia in children. But they say that monitoring of EMF is lacking, so they’re not able to draw any certain conclusions from their work, and more research and better monitoring is needed.

    A review of more than two dozen studies on low-frequency EMFs suggests these energy fields may cause various neurological and psychiatric problems in people. This studyTrusted Source found a link between EMF exposure and changes in human nerve function throughout the body, affecting things like sleep and mood.

    Danger levels
    An organization called the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) maintains international guidelines for EMF exposure. These guidelines are based on the findings of many years of scientific research.

    EMFs are measured in a unit called volts per meter (V/m). The higher the measurement, the stronger the EMF.

    Most electrical appliances sold by reputable brands test their products to ensure EMFs fall within the ICNIRP’s guidelines. Public utilities and governments are responsible for managing EMFs related to power lines, cellphone towers, and other sources of EMF.

    No known health effects are expected if your exposure to EMF falls below the levels in the following guidelines:

    natural electromagnetic fields (like those created by the sun): 200 V/m
    power mains (not close to power lines): 100 V/m
    power mains (close to power lines): 10,000 V/m
    electric trains and trams: 300 V/m
    TV and computer screens: 10 V/m
    TV and radio transmitters: 6 V/m
    mobile phone base stations: 6 V/m
    radars: 9 V/m
    microwave ovens: 14 V/m

    https://www.healthline.com/health/emf#levels

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  • According to some scientists, EMFs can affect your body’s nervous system function and cause damage to cells. Cancer and unusual growths may be one symptom of very high EMF exposure. Other symptoms may include:

    sleep disturbances, including insomnia
    headache
    depression and depressive symptoms
    tiredness and fatigue
    dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation)
    lack of concentration
    changes in memory
    dizziness
    irritability
    loss of appetite and weight loss
    restlessness and anxiety
    nausea
    skin burning and tingling
    changes in an electroencephalogram (which measures electrical activity in the brain)
    The symptoms of EMF exposure are vague and diagnosis from symptoms is unlikely

    https://www.healthline.com/health/emf#symptoms

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  • Wifi in itself may not be a bad idea at QEH but it needs to be time-controlled and not running at 100% 24x 7 x 366 days a year. The cumulative impact from the many neighbors wifi running 100% may impact persons with weak DNA or compromised immune system over time. Perhaps, in time we will know after the development of new detection protocols.

    Err or caution is the common sense thing to do. As a ham radio operator, I have had to build my radio room as a Faraday Cage to eliminate PV noise, wifi and its harmonics from overloading my radio systems.

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  • GP says:

    “GREEN MONKEY
    DO YOU KNOW WHAT A VOLTAGE CHANNEL IS AND HOW THEY WORK?
    WHAT IS AN EMF?”

    I gather that voltage channels exist to control the amount of various elements or chemical substances that are allowed to pass through the cell membrane into the cell interior to maintain optimum cellular health. By the word “voltage” in their name I would gather that their normal operation is regulated by sensing a naturally occurring voltage differential at some point which causes them to open or close as needed and thereby control how much of the particular substance that particular channel regulates is allowed to enter the cell. In Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Science Prof. Martin Pall’s presentation above, it is apparently the voltage channels that control the amount of calcium entering the cell that he says research shows malfunction in the presence of EMFs.

    What is an EMF? = Electro Magnetic Field. (I do have O level physics at least, if not biology)

    4 sets of question for you GP?

    Before you give a vaccine to a child or adult do you/would you review the vaccine manufacturer’s insert (the one that comes in the packaging of all vaccines) with the patient (or its parents if a child)? Would you go over the possible side effects or reactions to the vaccine listed in the manufacturer’s insert and explain what treatments might be needed and could be offered by local doctor’s, health clinics, hospitals to restore the patient to health and what treatment expenses the patient or parents might have to cover on their own. Especially so, if a reaction is severe such as brain damage, seizures etc. and the patient lives in a country with somewhat limited medical resources, like Barbados (or apparently Ireland)?

    2 Would you advise any vaccine recipients or parents of child vaccine recipients before receiving the vaccine to always ask the doctor or administrator of the vaccine to review the vaccine insert to see what possible reactions and side effects or harm might come from receiving the vaccine?

    If a parent came to you and asked your advice on giving their daughter (or son – note that now apparently Big Pharma wants us to give HPV vaccines to boys too, not just girls) the HPV vaccination, stating that they had concerns about the safety of the vaccine after viewing the video I’ll paste below:

    Would you tell them “no worries” and give the vaccine the thumbs up like the Irish medical authorities? Would you reassure them that the apparent brain damage suffered by some Irish females after getting the vaccine was just a “co-incidence” and not a reaction to the vaccine?

    Would you tell them you would not recommend one way or the other, but they will have to decide on their own whether or not their child should get the vaccine – being, aware that as well as the proposed benefits, the child could possibly incur significant brain damage or ill health, and in a worst case scenario the reaction could be extremely life disrupting and expensive for the patient and/or parents with little or no support from the medical establishment?

    Do you always walk around with your nose at 90 degrees to the horizontal, because you are GOD’S GIFT TO THE REST OF US LOWER LIFE FORMS OF PLANET EARTH AND TO THE WORLD MEDICAL PROFESSION, AND YOU KNOW IT? LOL

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  • re Do you always walk around with your nose at 90 degrees to the horizontal, because you are GOD’S GIFT TO THE REST OF US LOWER LIFE FORMS OF PLANET EARTH AND TO THE WORLD MEDICAL PROFESSION, AND YOU KNOW IT? LOL

    NOT AT ALL SIR
    I AM REALLY QUITE COOL & NOT HALF AS SNOOTY AS YOU THINK

    BUT I AM NOT ACCUSTOMED TO WALKING AROUND WITH FOLK WHO KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT MEDICINE OR BIBLE, AND DONT KNOW THAT THEY DONT KNOW, AS IS OFTEN THE CASE ON BU

    I AM ACCUSTOMED TO WALKING AROUND WITH FOLK WHO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT AND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT LOL

    I AM ACCUSTOMED TO WALKING AROUND WITH FOLK WHO ASK REASONABLE QUESTIONS, AND ATTEMPT TO BE SOUND IN THEIR REASONING

    RE Would you advise any vaccine recipients or parents of child vaccine recipients before receiving the vaccine to always ask the doctor or administrator of the vaccine to review the vaccine insert to see what possible reactions and side effects or harm might come from receiving the vaccine?

    I HAVE NOT BEEN SO INVOLVED IN MY TIME AS A DR AS I AM NOT A PAEDIATRICIAN
    IN MY TIME THE NURSES CONDUCTED THE ADMINISTRATION OF VACINES, IN THE PUBLIC CLINICS NOT THE DRS

    vaccine recipients or parents of child vaccine recipients CAN ASK the doctor or administrator of the vaccine WHAT EVER THEY WISH

    I THINK THE BEST THING FOR A DR IS TO TEACH BRIGHT MEDICAL STUDENTS LOL

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  • The writer made a great observation when he alluded to : ” Instead, they seem to be trained to protect public officials from the public.”

    What did he expect? I wonder if he has ever had any information on the antecedents of some of these guards? For example the level of education required for the positions .Most of the persons (especially those in the private sphere) cannot do any better: they want to be able to put food on the table. Therefore, there is the beholden factor, particularly if politics were involved in the process of hiring.. When the fact that lots of Barbadians seem to have so abject a fear of authority: kowtowing becomes a factor of every day life. This subservience to authority is extrapolated into the manner in which members of the public are treated

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  • @nextparty246 November 6, 2019 4:32 PM

    “I began to be conscious about germs after our son was born. Since he used to crawl around the floor (before he could walk), I would insist that visitors to our home remove their shoes at the door.”

    I must confess that I am very curious about what science your paranoia is based on.. Microbes are ubiquitous. They are found in air, water and soil. Some are transported by wind. When my children were young, I did not take off my shoes on entering the house( I have PH.D in microbiology). One of the reasons for an upsurge in allergenic illness, is posited to be the fact that cleanliness has been taken to an extreme. The young of today do not come into contact with microbes over a period of time and therefore their immune systems do not build up resistance to ordinary run-of-the mill microbes. They are not allowed to play in dirt because they might be come ill. My second son when he was small playing with toys and eating a sandwich, would sometimes rest the sandwich on the tiled floor, continued playing and would take an occasionally bite from the sandwich. I would laugh and tell him not to do so. One can only imagine how regularly ,he did so when I or his mother were not in the room. As the saying goes to each his own.

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  • Every Instance of Wrong Doing or incorrect behavior cannot be Listed for it will be too long but if you teach someone to have introspection and to come up with a few points on how to control their behavior that will be beneficial instead of itemizing the long List of Wrongs.

    When GP11 Speaks about the Absurd Regulations that the Government uses to foster on the populace he was Speaking about the PRINCIPLE of Countless, Meaningless, Stupid, Irrelevant Regulations and their Intended Consequences of making a Society Compliant and Controlled, so people of Dissenting views are Easily Identified and Targeted. GP11 was Teaching Principles using Simple Ridiculous Humorous Examples. What he also showed is that the least intelligent can be used to Control the more intelligent! Freedom thinks that GP11 has a Gift of Explaining Complex Issues of Control and Compliance of the Population with these Simple Examples.

    To Share another Example an Old Man with Grey Hair going to a Supermarket to buy a Bottle of Liquor must now show his ID, to prove he is over a certain age, but they are moving towards Legalizing Marijuana. If you Can’t See the Humorous Ridiculousness of Government Actions then something is Wrong with our Sense of Perception.

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  • re robert lucasNovember 7, 2019 4:00 PM

    @nextparty246 November 6, 2019 4:32 PM

    “I began to be conscious about germs after our son was born. Since he used to crawl around the floor (before he could walk), I would insist that visitors to our home remove their shoes at the door.”

    I must confess that I am very curious about what science your paranoia is based on.. Microbes are ubiquitous. They are found in air, water and soil. Some are transported by wind.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    MAN IF THIS AUTOCRATIC DICTATOR WAS TO COME TO POWER HE WOULD HAVE WORST PROPOSAL THAN AOC AND THE DUMMIES IN THE GLOBAL WARMING CAMP IN THE USA

    HE IS EXPOSING HIMSELF DAILY

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  • FIRST WE HAVE A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR THEN WE HAVE HIS SIDEKICK THE NARCISSIST!! GO FIGURE.

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  • You just described Donald Trump. Amazing that you can’t see that. Amazing!

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  • Robert:

    Your final sentence is accurate: “As the saying goes to each his own.”

    Each family must do their best in raising their children, based on their unique environments. If your neighbour was so concerned about weeds in his lawn that he used Round-Up weekly, then perhaps you would not want your child playing in their lawn.

    I am careful not to judge any parent on the restrictions they place on their own children – because I do not know their individual circumstances.

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  • RE Microbes are ubiquitous. They are found in air, water and soil. Some are transported by wind. THIS IS A FACT THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED. ONLY AN IDIOT THINKS OTHERWISE. ONLY A MORON WOULD TRY TO CONTRADICT THIS SCIENCE

    FREEDOM CRIER
    I HAVE A VERY LOVING WIFE WHO SIMPLY ADORES ME
    ALL MY CHURCH FRIENDS LIKE ME AND TREAT ME VERY WELL
    MY TWO BOYS THINK THAT I AM THE BEST

    NOW PLEASE SUBSIDE AND GO BACK TO YOUR LAIR

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  • Apologies for going off topic again, but I believe this warrants serious attention by the local medical authorities and parents of young girls/teenagers (and possibly in future of young males as well) who might feel pressured into giving permission for administration of the HPV vaccine to their children.

    There is mounting evidence worldwide that this vaccine can unpredictably cause long lasting, crippling and even life threatening reactions in some recipients. There is a half hour documentary available on the internet on the topic called “Sacrificial Virgins”. Everyone in Barbados or elsewhere who has a child that is offered this vaccine should be made aware of the worst case possibilities. Because if the worst happens it could mean the death of their child,or at least an expensive, life disrupting event for child and parent. From the documentary it appears that some parents of injured children were intentionally not fully informed by their local doctors or medical authorities of the already known possible harmful reactions the vaccine could cause before giving permission for their child to take the vaccine.

    Sacrificial Virgins description from their web site:

    Sacrificial Virgins – so named because the vaccine is often given to girls before they become sexually active – exposes increasing evidence of serious neurological damage following the HPV injections. It calls for the vaccine to be withdrawn in the hope that this will help to halt another global tragedy.

    The documentary is divided into three parts.

    Part I “Not for the greater good” questions whether HPV actually causes cervical cancer. It states that there is so far no proof that the HPV vaccination of girls can prevent cervical cancer in her later life and highlights compelling evidence that the risk of severe, neurological side-effects outweighs its unproven benefits.

    Part II “Pain and suffering” focuses on two young British victims who are paralysed and on a likely cause of the adverse reactions: the use of a new type of aluminium in the vaccines and also the addition of other aluminium content which was not included in the safety trials.

    Part III “A penny for your pain” looks at the growing litigation around the world following HPV vaccine damage. Over a hundred cases are going through the courts in Japan . There is ongoing litigation in Spain and a class action in Colombia involving 700 injured girls.
    :
    You can watch the 30 minute documentary on the home page: http://www.sacrificialvirgins.org/

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @greenmonkey “the worst case possibilities.”

    Well there is also a worse case possibility to contracting cervical cancer. That worse case possibility is DEATH.

    It is estimated that 27 Barbadian women DIE of cervical cancer each year:
    https://hpvcentre.net/statistics/reports/BRB_FS.pdf

    These women are not data points.

    They are our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, granddaughters.

    They are us.

    DEAD.

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  • I NOW HAVE TWO ANSWERS TO MY QUESTION ON IMPROVING THE POLYCLINIC SYSTEM

    HERE IS GRANVILLE’S NON SOLUTION SOLUTION
    The basic problem with public services are that they are poorly managed. The solution is to better manage them. The question is, what management system can we use? We propose to use the proven international management standard, ISO 9001. It works well in the public sector.

    HERE IS SIMPLE SIMON’S ANSWERS ON IMPROVING THE POLYCLINIC SYSTEM
    It would help if the polyclinics operated an appointment system, except for emergencies of course. The polyclinics offer excellent care, but the wait can be burdensome. We all have smart phones in our hands. Let us use them smartly. Patients should be able to make appointments via their phone, just as they make online appoints for American visa interviews. But yes the technology costs money, and it must be very secure.

    NOTE SIMPLE SIMON IS NOT SEEKING TO RUN THE COUNTRY BUT AS A USER OF THE SYSTEM SHE HAS OFFERED A T LEAST ONE SIMPLE PRACTICAL SOLUTION’

    IN THE 90’S THERE WAS A LADY AT EDGAR COCHRANE CLINIC, WHO RAN A VERY strict EFFICIENT APpOINTMENT SYSTEM, AND THE CLINIC WORKED LIKE CLOCKWORK

    TELL ME WHICH OF THESE ANSWERS IS THE BETTER ANSWER?

    HERE IS GRANVILLE’S NON SOLUTION SOLUTION ON FIXING THE HOSPITAL ISSUES
    Ditto. We actually had a public workshop where we invited Dexter James, and the CEOs of all public services to learn how to implement the management standard. At the workshop, we used the QEH as an example, and designed an ISO compliant system for the QEH within 2 hours to show how easy it actually was.

    HERE IS SIMPLE SIMON’S ANSWERS FOR FIXING THE HOSPITAL ISSUES
    According to the last Sunday’s Sun newspaper, page 31A the PM has set the new executive director and the QEH’s team to work on this.The PM wants continuous maintenance. She wants better meals, she wants Wi-FI, she wants more community nurses, including some to work with those who are having difficulties managing their diabetes and other chronic illnesses. I am sure that we can all add to this to-do list. The PM was worried about dust. Dust? And the hospital has PAID housekeepers on staff? I would like to see all newborns tested for sickle cell, so that as young adults people would know their own status and can make informed decisions about whether to have children and with whom. Testing infants for sickle cell has to be cheaper than life long treatment for sickle cell.

    NOTE SIMPLE SIMON IS NOT SEEKING TO RUN THE COUNTRY BUT AS A CITIZEN SHE HAS OFFERED A T LEAST ONE SIMPLE PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO AVERT THE INCIDENCE OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE

    TWO WEEKS AGO SHE GAVE AN EXCELLENT AND PRACTICAL SUMMARY OF HOW SHE WOULD GO ABOUT CLEANING THE HOSPITAL’

    TELL ME WHICH OF THESE ANSWERS IS THE BETTER ANSWER

    WHILE SIMPLE SIMON IS GETTING SOME ISSUES FIXED, THE EXALTED WANNABEE POLITICIAN TALKS ABOUT HOLDING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS WITH Dexter James, ……….. to learn how to implement the management standard.

    NOW IF YOU READ THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, JAMA, AND OTHER MEDICAL JOURNALS YOU WILL FIND THAT SIMPLE SIMON’S APPROACH IS THE PREFERRED ONE, AND THE ONE THAT IS PRACTICED HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE AS SEEKING TO PREVENT MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE COMMUNITIES SERVED BY THE HOSPITALS IS WHAT IS DONE

    SIMPLE SIMON HAS HERE AGAIN SOUGHT TO ADDRESS A REAL PRACTICAL PROBLEM THAT MIGHT IMPACT THE HOSPITAL’S FUNCTION AND EFFICIENCY

    GRENVILLE
    YOUR ANSWERS ARE MOST UNSATISFACTORY AND LACKING IN THE REQUIRED DETAIL- JUST AS I EXPECTED

    COME AND TELL ME ABOUT MANAGEMENT, AND I WILL TEACH YOU ABOUT HOW POLYCLINICS SHOULD WORK
    COME WITH YOUR ATTACK DOG AND TALK ABOUT HATE ETC
    BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND BRING YOUR BIBLE AND TALK ABOUT FRUIT

    THEN GO AND READ AND LEARN HOW TO FIX THE ABOVE ISSUES

    To be continued

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie PorgieNovember 7, 2019 7:25 PM “I HAVE A VERY LOVING WIFE WHO SIMPLY ADORES ME. ALL MY CHURCH FRIENDS LIKE ME AND TREAT ME VERY WELL. MY TWO BOYS THINK THAT I AM THE BEST.”

    If you are not careful the next time you attempt to pass through a doorway, you will find that your head cannot get through the 36 inch wide space

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    I would also like to see more sidewalks, but sidewalks are not sexy.

    But what if there were enough sidewalks that we could all walk the short errands, the children to school, to the corner shop, to the polyclinic, to church on Saturdays and Sundays, to the mosque on Fridays, to visit our MP’s office (lol!) to visit neighbours and friends nearby.

    What if we could all walk more and do so safely.

    And while you are about it ensure that the sidewalks are well lighted. Nobody likes walking in the dark.

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  • HERE IS GRANVILLE’S NON SOLUTION SOLUTION ON GETTING THE GARBAGE PICKED UP

    The twin problems are management and maintenance. Therefore, we plan to manage it properly, and allow private sector mechanics to tender for the repair of one truck each. The repair contract would include a 6-month maintenance period, where any maintenance issues arising during those 6 months would be repaired at no cost to the Government.
    Once mechanics have properly repaired one truck, they will be allowed to tender to repair other trucks, in addition to the one they previously repaired.

    SAME SONG management and maintenance……….management and maintenance

    LETS FIX TRUCKS…………WHILE THE POPULACE CONTRACTS LEPTOSPIROSIS AS THEY WAIT TO HAVE THEIR GARBAGE PICKED UP.
    THE WAY TO PICK UP GARBAGE————–IS TO PICK UP GARBAGE

    HERE IS SIMPLE SIMON’S ANSWERS FOR GETTING THE GARBAGE PICKED UP

    Let us start with sorting in our own kitchens. Let the private sector pick up the clean plastic metal and glass once a month or even once a quarter. How can it hurt to keep a clean ketchup bottle in our homes for a few weeks. Let the SSA pick up the smelly food waste once per week. Once per day in Bridgetown and other commercial districts

    NOTE AGAIN SIMPLE SIMON DOES NOT SEEK ANY POLITICAL OFFICE ….BUT NOTE THAT SHE HAS A PRACTICAL PROGRESSIVE PROPOSAL INVOLVING SORTING OF GARBAGE, the private sector, and AND the SSA
    I have my ideas on this, but I have no plans to give the BLP GOVERNMENT any of my ideas whatsoever.

    HERE IS GRENVILLE THE SAGE ON FIXING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

    The main problem is the curriculum – which is designed to benefit the 20% of students who are able to grasp the information earlier than their classmates. Therefore, we would re-arrange the curriculum, so that the more exciting, easier-to-learn practical/marketable aspects of subjects are taught before the more complex theory. This way, all students should benefit.

    Therefore, we would teach conversational language before conjugating the verbs, music by ear before music theory, applied sciences before theoretical, etc. Once students find that they are benefiting from learning, they are more likely to exercise the discipline required to understand more complex material.

    HERE IS SIMPLE SIMON ON FIXING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF BARBADOS

    This is a biggie and perhaps the most difficult fix of all. Throw more training for teachers, and more money at the thing. Everybody, parents, children, principals, Ministry officials show more respect for the work that teachers do. Dare i suggest a library in every school? And a library period added to every timetable, even if the school day has to go to 3:30.

    SIMPLE SIMON SEEKS TO HAVE MORE LIBRARIES. MORE TEACHER TRAINING
    THE SAGE IS EFFLUXING FROM HIS SHELVES OF HOUSTON LIKE A BU BETZPAENIC BRIMBLER! BECAUSE HE WAS A SLOW LEARNER BY HIS OWN ADMISSION SO HE WANTS TO REARANGE THE CURRICULUM TO ACCOMODATE THOSE OF HIS ILK, WHILE THE BRIGHTER STUDENTS ARE BECOMING BORED AND DISINTERESTED BECAUSE THEIR TIME IS BEING WASTED

    ‘we would teach music by ear before music theory‘ REALLY? THEY USED TO DO THAT AT QC AND HC WITH GERALD HUDSON FROM WHEN HE CAME TO BIM IN THE 30’S

    I HAVE LED CHURCH CHOIRS IN ABOUT 6 COUNTRIES NOW, BUT I WISH TO GOD I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MUSIC THEORY

    DOES THIS FRAUD KNOW THAT SOME FOLK JUST DON’T HAVE A MUSICAL EAR, AND WOULD BE WASTING TIME IN HIS MUSIC BY EAR CLASSES?.

    HOW EXACTLY DO YOU TEACH applied sciences before theoretical? WHY NOT FIND BETTER WAYS TO TEACH THE NEED FOR TEACHING THESE CONCEPTS, AND WHAT ARE THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF BEING EXPOSED TO THESE CONCEPTS?

    RE You may read many of our proposed solutions and implementation plans at the link below.
    https://solutionsbarbados.com/solutions/

    WHY WOULD I READ YOUR GARBAGE?

    GRENVILLE YOUR ANSWERS ARE MOST UNSATISFACTORY AND LACKING IN THE REQUIRED DETAIL- JUST AS I EXPECTED

    WILL BARBADOS CONTINUE TO HAVE SUCH VISION LESS FOLK FOISTED UPON US AS WOULD BE LEADERS
    HOW LONG WILL THE PEOPLE SUFFER?
    IT IS WRITTEN “WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH” BUT WHERE THERE IS VISION THE PEOPLE FLOURISH!

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  • SS

    If you are not careful the next time you attempt to pass through a doorway, you will find that your head cannot get through the 36 inch wide space

    I TOLD THE TRUTH JUST AS I PRESUME THAT YOU DO WHEN YOU COME HERE TALKING ABOUT YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES.

    DO YOU WANT ME TO LIE?

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  • @nextparty246 November 7, 2019 6:53 PM

    “If your neighbour was so concerned about weeds in his lawn that he used Round-Up weekly, then perhaps you would not want your child playing in their lawn”.

    You have not addressed “I must confess that I am very curious about what science your paranoia is based on.”

    As an trained agriculturalist, I wouldn’t be concerned about Round-Up. being used weekly. As a matter of fact, i would inform my neighbor that. Round-Up is a systemic herbicide( that is, it is absorbed into the vascular system of the plant and destroys the targeted plant from the inside outward) and that he was wasting money spraying weekly. I am pretty sure there would be an amendment of his ways, since the chemical is very expensive. If I found the smell to be disconcerting due to wind drift, I would suggest that he use a shield to prevent drifting of the chemical by wind and also suggest that spraying be done in the early morning or late evenings when wind speeds are at their slowest. In any event, the chemical is broken down by the ultra violet rays present in sunlight From a toxicological aspect, there is no need to be concerned, since one would have to be exposed to massive doses to get an adverse reaction.

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  • @ Robert Lucas,

    Have you heard this news (below), and what are your thoughts – seeing as glyphosate is the main ingredient in a mixture of different chemical products used in the herbicide Roundup, and we in Barbados live in a hard water country?

    AAAS gives scientific freedom award to scientists who identified possible glyphosate kidney disease link

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has stood firm against industry pressure and confirmed that it is giving the 2019 Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility to two Sri Lankan scientists, Sarath Gunatilake and Channa Jayasumana, who hypothesized a connection between glyphosate herbicide exposure and chronic kidney disease.

    The AAAS had first announced its intention to give the award to Drs Gunatilake and Jayasumana at the beginning of this year. But its announcement unleashed a furious backlash from defenders of glyphosate. These included the GMO and pesticide promoter Kevin Folta, who falsely claimed that “there were no data” presented in the scientists’ published papers.

    snip

    Gunatilake and Jayasumana investigated a kidney disease epidemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives in their home country of Sri Lanka and around the world. Their research pointed to an association between glyphosate herbicide exposure and chronic kidney disease in farmers in areas with hard water. And in a series of peer-reviewed papers, they presented their hypothesis that glyphosate was transporting arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals to the kidneys of those drinking contaminated water, causing chronic kidney disease. As a result of their work, Sri Lanka has introduced a partial ban on glyphosate herbicides on a precautionary basis. But the researchers themselves have been subjected to a campaign of vilification and even suffered death threats.

    Commenting on AAAS’s decision, the veteran science journalist Michael Balter said that he was very glad to see the award to Drs Gunatilake and Jayasumana going ahead: “Their hypothesis is reasonable and their research is suggestive of such a link. It certainly indicates that further study is necessary rather than industry-sponsored dismissal and obfuscation.”

    https://gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/19204-aaas-gives-scientific-freedom-award-to-scientists-who-identified-possible-glyphosate-kidney-disease-link

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  • RE robert lucasNovember 8, 2019 1:29 AM

    @nextparty246 November 7, 2019 6:53 PM

    “If your neighbour was so concerned about weeds in his lawn that he used Round-Up weekly, then perhaps you would not want your child playing in their lawn”.

    You have not addressed “I must confess that I am very curious about what science your paranoia is based on.”

    HE HAS NOT addressed “I must confess that I am very curious about what science your paranoia is based on. BECAUSE HE CANT

    NOR CAN HE REFUTE THE TOXICOLOGY AND PLANT PHYSIOLOGY YOU HAVE PRESENTED ABOUT ROUND UP
    THE MAN IS UP A CREEK WITH OUT A PADDLE HERE, AND WAY OVER HIS HEAD WHEN IT COMES TO PROPOSING PROPER PROGRAMS AND POLICIES

    THE MORE HE CLIMBS THE TREE THE MORE HE SHOWS HIS TAIL
    THE MORE HE STRUGGLES IN THE QUAGMIRE OF HIS IGNORANCE OF MOST THINGS THE MORE HE SINKS INTO THE MIRE OF REVEALING HIS INABILITY TO LEAD A BARBADOS IN THIS ERA
    SOLUTIONS BARBADOS HAS NO REAL SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS uh lie?

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  • re they presented their hypothesis that glyphosate was transporting arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals to the kidneys of those drinking contaminated water, causing chronic kidney disease.

    DID THEY PROVE THIS?

    DID THEY INDICATE HOW glyphosate was transporting arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals to the kidneys

    IS arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals A COMPONENT OF GLYCOPHOSPHATE?

    HAS arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals BEEN SHOW TO CAUSE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?

    WOULD ARSENIC NOT CAUSE DEATH BY ITS ACTION IN OBSTRUCTING GLYCOLYSIS THE MAJOR METABOLIC PATHWAY IN THE BODY BEFORE CAUSING KIDNEY DISEASE

    WOULD GLYCOPHOSPHATE BE MORE LIKELY TO FIRST CAUSE LIVER DISEASE THAN KIDNEY DISEASE?
    JUST ASKING/

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  • IN ONE SENTENCE ITS ALL ABOUT I I, ME ME ME & MY… VERY TELLING OF A PERSONALITY DISORDER…in psychiatry, a personality disorder characterized by the patient’s overestimation of his or her own appearance and abilities and an excessive need for admiration. In theory, emphasis is placed on the element of excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness and seeking attention…

    A Perfect Example Exemplified as Follows…

    Georgie Porgie November 7, 2019 7:25 PM “I HAVE A VERY LOVING WIFE WHO SIMPLY ADORES ME. ALL MY CHURCH FRIENDS LIKE ME AND TREAT ME VERY WELL. MY TWO BOYS THINK THAT I AM THE BEST.”

    SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife November 7, 2019 10:29 PM

    “If you are not careful the next time you attempt to pass through a doorway, you will find that your head cannot get through the 36 inch wide space”.

    GreenMonkey November 7, 2019 9:56 AM

    “Do you always walk around with your nose at 90 degrees to the horizontal, because you are GOD’S GIFT TO THE REST OF US LOWER LIFE FORMS OF PLANET EARTH AND TO THE WORLD MEDICAL PROFESSION, AND YOU KNOW IT? LOL”

    RE…Georgie Porgie November 7, 2019 7:25 PM “FREEDOM CRIER…NOW PLEASE SUBSIDE AND GO BACK TO YOUR LAIR”… THE CHIEF AGGRESSORS SAYS!

    THE PERSONALITY DISPLAYED HERE UNCEASINGLY AND RELENTLESSLY IS NOT ONLY BIG-HEADED BUT ONE OF A TORMENTOR, A PERSECUTOR, A INTIMIDATOR AND AN AGGRESSOR, THESE TRAITS ARE ALL SIGNS OF BULLY!

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  • EWG’S DIRTY DOZEN FOR 2019
    Strawberries
    Spinach
    Kale
    Nectarines
    Apples
    Grapes
    Peaches
    Cherries
    Pears
    Tomatoes
    Celery
    Potatoes

    Each of the above foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce. Key findings:

    More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines, and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides.
    Multiple samples of kale showed 18 different pesticides.
    Kale and spinach samples had, on average, 1.1 to 1.8 times as much pesticide residue by weight than any other crop

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  • Robert:

    Are you aware that this matter has already been adjudicated, with both sides having an opportunity to present their experts? Are you suggesting that we simply ignore that recent US$2 Billion compensation award? Are you suggesting that we risk the health of our children simply on your dissenting opinion?

    “Bayer has now lost a third important lawsuit aimed at its subsidiary Monsanto for damages involving the use of weedkiller Roundup. The jury found in favor of a couple who contracted cancer, and awarded them two billion dollars in damages.”

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  • RE nextparty246 November 8, 2019 11:46 AM

    Robert:

    SO WHAT? WERE THE FOLK ON THE JURY NOT SCIENTIFIC ILLITERATES AS YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE?
    DONT COURTS FILLED WITH NOT SCIENTIFIC ILLITERATES ADJUDICATE SENSIBLY OR SCIENTIFICALLY?
    HAS JUDGES AND COURTS ERRED THROUGHOUT THE EXPANSE OF TIME ?

    HOW CAN ANYONE OR ANY JURY PROVE CLINICALLY AND SCIENTIFICALLY THAT ANY ONE CONTRACTED CANCER BY USING ROUNDUP? EXPLAIN THIS TO ME.
    WHAT EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED IN HUMANS?
    NONE! CAUSE IT WOULD BE UNETHICAL SO TO DO.

    LETS HAVE A CLINICAL TEST
    WE WILL GIVE GROUP A, A PLACEBO
    AND WE WILL GIVE GROUP B ROUND UP
    WHERE HAS THAT EVER BEEN DONE EXCEPT IN BETZPAENIC BRAINS ?
    IT WILL NEVER BE DONE BECAUSE THIS IS UNETHICAL

    SURELY THE VAST AMOUNT OF USERS HAVE NOT CONTRACTED CANCER
    SURELY THE VAST AMOUNT OF PERSONS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED CANCER HAVE NEVER USED OR BEEN EXPOSED TO ROUNDUP

    HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF AN OBVIOUS SCIENTIFIC ILLITERATE SEEKING TO CONTRADICT ROBERT – A MAN WHO HAS EARNED HIS SPURS IN SCIENCE

    HOW CAN THE BAJAN POPULACE IN THIS AGE SERIOUSLY EVEN THINK OF TAKING THIS GPII SERIOUS?

    EVERY TIME HE OPEN HIS MOUTH ON BU BOVINE EXCREMENT EFFLUXES

    EXTREMELY HILARIOUS!
    MONKEY TRYING TO HANDLE MUSKET

    ANY ONE WHO GETS CANCER IN BARBADOS TODAY CAN BY THE LOGIC OF THIS IDIOT CLAIM THAT THEY CONTRACTED THEIR CANCER BY COMING IN CONTACT WITH GRENVILLE OR JUST BY READING THE BOVINE EXCREMENT HE EXUDES ON BU DAILY

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  • SURELY THE VAST AMOUNT OF USERS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED CANCER HAVE NOT USED ROUNDUP

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  • Just on a hunch I went to my browser and searched on the three words: kidney disease Barbados. And what do you know – hard water and a wide use of Roundup is not the only thing we have in common with Sri Lanka. (That is until a precautionary partial ban on Roundup was recently instituted by the Sri Lankan government.) Kidney disease is increasing significantly in Barbados too, just like in Sri Lanka. Lt Col Bostic our Minister of Health and Wellness says on average we are seeing 12 new cases each month.

    Kidney disease on the rise
    Article by Barbados Today Published on Oct 29, 2019

    An alarming 12 new cases of chronic kidney disease each month are placing tremendous strain on the health care sector’s ability to provide much needed dialysis treatment for those diagnosed.

    According to Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, the situation has become so dire that both public and private sector facilities were finding it difficult to meet the growing demand.

    As a result of the growing prevalence of renal disease, he told Barbados TODAY the planned enactment of legislation to facilitate tissue and organ donation has become even more important than before.

    “The capacity of the country, including the public and private sectors is being threatened daily and monthly because I am advised there are about 12 new cases every month and that is why we have had to first of all look at the whole question of tissue and organ donation and transplantation and the Cabinet recently approved a policy paper and we are in the process of framing the legislation along with the Chief Parliamentary Counsel so that we can introduce the bill to parliament to be able to facilitate this process,” Bostic said.

    More: https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/10/29/kidney-disease-on-the-rise/

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  • @ Green Monkey November 8, 2019 6:52 AM @ nextparty246 November 8, 2019 11:46 AM

    As I have stated else where on this blog, when the matter reaches the US supreme court ,most of the damages awarded will be over turn. I also outlined the NOEL( no observable effect level) and the LOEL( lowest observable effect level) effect level where carcinogenic compounds are concerned. I pointed out that there is no such thing as a safe compound. If taken in excess, water kills. I also pointed out that the Food and Drug Cosmetic Act considers that any substance, no matter what the concentration used, if deemed to be carcinogenic is automatically banned( there are exceptions made for the chlorination of potable water using chlorine: at high concentrations, chlorine is carcinogenic).There is also the problem of extrapolation of animal model studies to humans. Even among humans there differences in reactions to medical drugs when race, age and so on are taken into consideration I also pointed out that the levels of the compounds the test- animals are exposed to in model systems are several magnitude of that ,that a human would in a normal life time be exposed to. In other words, the test samples used are non-realistic. There is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)which comes with all chemicals. The user is expected to follow the safety guide lines. having worked in agriculture. ,I can tell you that the MSDS is seldom followed in practice. As I have said previously one is dealing with risk assessment.
    European Food Safety Authority,Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance glyphosate. EFSA Journal, 2015.13(11):p. 4302.
    Recently the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) decided that the widely used herbicide, glyphosate “is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans.”

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    GPNovember 7, 2019 11:12 PM “DO YOU WANT ME TO LIE?”

    Nope.

    Just pulling your leg!

    Glad that you are well beloved by your family and your church.

    Love is a good thing. You will never hear me say a bad word about love.

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  • GREEN MONKEY

    RE Kidney disease on the rise
    Article by Barbados Today Published on Oct 29, 2019

    An alarming 12 new cases of chronic kidney disease each month are placing tremendous strain on the health care sector’s ability to provide much needed dialysis treatment for those diagnosed.

    According to Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, the situation has become so dire that both public and private sector facilities were finding it difficult to meet the growing demand.

    As a result of the growing prevalence of renal disease, he told Barbados TODAY the planned enactment of legislation to facilitate tissue and organ donation has become even more important than before.

    “The capacity of the country, including the public and private sectors is being threatened daily and monthly because I am advised there are about 12 new cases every month

    UNDER WHICH HEADING DID THESE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE FALL?
    WHAT WAS THE RENAL PATHOLOGY

    Congenital cystic disease of the kidney?
    Vascular renal pathology: renal artery stenosis, Benign nephrosclerosis of essential hypertension?
    Renal cell carcinoma?
    Renal lithiasis and complications?
    Acute tubular necrosis?
    Acute and chronic pyelonephritis:?
    Clinicopathologic correlation for Glomerulonephritis including Lupus and Diabetic nephropathy?
    Which of these Renal syndromes below
     Acute renal failure
     Chronic renal failure
     Nephrotic syndrome
     Nephritic syndrome

    Which of these are associated with roundup?

    WHY IS KIDNEY DISEASE ON THE RISE IN BARBADOS
    IF I HAD TO GUESS FROM MY PERCH FAR AWAY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA IT WOULD BE RENAL FAILURE SECONDARY TO LEPTOSPIROSIS CAUSE WE CAN NOT COLLECT THE GARBAGE AND THE FACT THAT THERE ARE BIG RATS RUNNING AROUND BARBADOS.

    OR IS IT FROM RENAL FAILURE SECONDARY TO DENGUE HAEMORHAGIC FEVER

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Natural MysticNovember 8, 2019 10:40 AM “Spinach, Kale”

    I do like my grandparents did, grow the spinach over de paling. Grow my own kale too. I weed by hand or with a hoe.

    Are my crops still part of the dirty dozen?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GreenMonkeyNovember 8, 2019 2:08 PM “Kidney disease is increasing significantly in Barbados too, just like in Sri Lanka. Lt Col Bostic our Minister of Health and Wellness says on average we are seeing 12 new cases each month.”

    Some of our kidney disease may be genetic. I know of one family that has lost members over 3 generations to kidney disease before the age of 55. Very likely genetic.

    Hypertension and diabetes. Are all hypertensives and diabetics compliant with their medicines, diet and exercise? If nor what are the consequences?

    I have used a modest amount of glyphospate myself, but truthfully I haven’t used it in more than 10 years. I am not a commercial farmer. i grow for the pot and to get exercise, so I don’t need glyphosphate, but many, perhaps most commercial farmers need this herbicide, since cheap labour is no longer available.

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  • re Some of our kidney disease may be genetic. I know of one family that has lost members over 3 generations to kidney disease before the age of 55. Very likely genetic.

    VERY TRUE SIMPLE
    THERE WERE TWO BROTHERS WHO ATTENDED HC IN MY TIME SO AFFLICTED

    THIS IS Congenital cystic disease of the kidney– VERY GENETIC SIMPLE. IT IS AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT
    HEREDITARY, PKD1, PKD2
    FOLLOWS AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT PEDIGREE
    COMPLEX GENETICS
    RENAL FAILURE in 50’s

    IT MAY PRESENT AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE IN CHILDREN
    KIDNEYS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE ADULT TYPE
    PKHD1
    PATIENTS WHO SURVIVE CHILDHOOD OFTEN DEVELOP HEPATIC FIBROSIS

    WE HAVE A LOT OF NEPHROTIC SYNDROME WITH

    MASSIVE PROTEINURIA
    HYPOALBUMINEMIA
    EDEMA
    LIPIDEMIA/LIPIDURIA
    NUMEROUS CAUSES:
    MEMBRANOUS, MINIMAL CHANGE, FOCAL SEGMTL.

    SECONDARY TO DIABETES, LUPUS AND DRUGS

    WE HAVE A LOT OF FOCAL SEGMENTAL GLOMERULO-SCLEROSIS
    THIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH HIV, Heroine, Sickle Cell, Obesity AND IS THE Most common cause of ADULT nephrotic syndrome

    WHAT ABOUT ANALGESIC NEPHROPATHY DUE TO ASPIRIN, TYLENOL, AND OTHER NSAIDS

    AND THERE IS MALIGNANT NEPHROSCLEROSIS (i.e., malignant hypertension) associated with rapidly progressive hypertension (1-2% of HTN) VASCULAR DAMAGE & SIGNIFICANT LUMENAL NARROWING

    THE ABOVE ARE COMMON CAUSES OF SERIOUS KIDNEY DISEASE SEEN AMONG US LONG BEFORE THE ADVENT OF ROUNDUPI

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ GP at 2:47 and 3:33 PM

    Thanks Georgie. Very comprehensive and lucid.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Questions for GP: Is the consumption of large amounts of alcohol, and of cigarette smoking likely to induce kidney disease?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GPNovember 8, 2019 3:33 PM “SECONDARY TO DIABETES, LUPUS AND DRUGS.”

    When you say drugs, do you mean prescribed medicines? Over the counter medicines? Illegal drugs?

    All of the above?

    Some?

    None?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    How about pregnancy and kidney disease? Can pregnancy “stress” the kidneys and induce temporary or permanent kidney damage?

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  • Q Is the consumption of large amounts of alcohol, and of cigarette smoking likely to induce kidney disease?

    A SMOKING AFFECTS THE LUNGS ALCOHOL, THE LIVER

    Q When you say drugs, do you mean prescribed medicines? Over the counter medicines? Illegal drugs?

    A All of the above? YES ANY DRUG THAT IS ELIMINATED BY THE KIDNEYS MIGHT AFFECT THE KIDNEYS

    Q Can pregnancy “stress” the kidneys and induce temporary or permanent kidney damage?
    A PREGNANCY IS NORMAL. IN PREGNANCY THE GOOD LORD HAS DESIGNED THE FEMALE BODY TO ADAPT ITS PHYSIOLOGY TO THIS STATE IN A MOST WONDROUS WAY.
    I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING ANYWHERE THAT SUGGESTS THAT pregnancy “stress” the kidneys and induce temporary or permanent kidney damage

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Thank you.

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  • Significant kidney disease increase also noticed in the USA After the introduction of Roundup and GM crops.

    Just another of those amazing coincidence, no doubt – sort of like the amazing coincidences in the videos I posted earlier that shortly after receiving HPV vaccine jabs some previously healthy HPV vaccine recipients suddenly died (and not in traffic accidents or by falling down stairs) and others developed symptoms of severe neurological damage or exhibited other chronic ill health conditions, even though this was entirely unrelated to any effect from the HPV vaccine – just write it off as another of the amazing coincidences of our crazy, crazy world. (As some of the victims were told by their medical authorities.)

    Dramatic Increase in Kidney Disease in the US and Abroad Linked To Roundup (Glyphosate) ‘weedkiller’

    Posted on:
    Friday, March 14th 2014 at 7:15 pm
    Written By:
    Sayer Ji, Founder
    This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2014

    snip

    This information, while shocking to many who still consider glyphosate herbicide and the GM food produced with it to be relatively non-toxic, is not surprising to those who have been tracking the published research on glyphosate’s wide ranging harmful effects, and which now shows a link between glyphosate and several dozen health conditions. You can view the first-hand toxicological citations here: Adverse Health Effects of Glyphosate Formulations (Go to source for a hyperlink /GM)

    snip

    .A series of graphs based on data from the USDA, National Cancer Institutes, Centers for Disease Control, have recently surfaced, depicting at steep rise in the rates of kidney disease in the US from the time of the introduction of glyphosate and GM food, reveals that the US may also be suffering from an epidemic of glyphosate-linked kidney damage.

    The first graph below depicts the ‘Age Adjusted Acute Renal Failure Deaths’ in the US from 1981 to 2009 plotted against the percentage of GE soy and corn planted, and the tonnage of glyphosate applied to corn and soy, showing death rates more than doubling over the past 30 year period. (Go to source to view the various graphs /GM)

    snip of various graphs

    The implications of this data are highly concerning. The steady increase in acute and chronic kidney disease in the US population dovetails so closely with the increased use (and therefore human exposure) to glyphosate and glyphosate contaminated food, that it is hard to write off the correlation as coincidence.

    Source : https://www.greenmedinfo.health/blog/dramatic-increase-kidney-disease-us-and-abroad-linked-roundup-glyphosate

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  • @SB
    Remain steadfast my friend.
    You may learn a lot from having high quality and consistent opposition. Study their lines of attack and be slow and wise in providing a response.

    There is a silent majority that follow these exchanges so keep your bowling tight, no long hops or loose balls.

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  • but Theo a bad bowler can only bowl long hops and other loose balls.

    when a man REALLY belongs to the under 16’s he cant perform wid test players dont care how steadfast he is

    SB is a STEADFAST long hop and other loose balls. bowler

    I love to beat bad bowling on BU and I will make it my busyness to take the time to beat the steadfastlong hop and other loose balls bowling of GPii BECAUSE SOLUTIONS BARBADOS HAS NO REAL SOLUTIONS FOR BARBADOS.

    BOVINE EXCREMENT IS BOVINE EXCREMENT DONT CARE HOW YOU ANALYZE IT

    watch apologist 1 and 2 appear now and add to my mirth this morning

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  • I saw Mia having her 15mins of photo op to tell the people of barbados that the bridge would be fixed on Monday the bridge located in St.Lucy collapsed after the torrential down pour cause by flooding.

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