Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dettol Kills Cats!

Honestly. I was recently informed of this by my vet. She says no veterinary clinic has Dettol on the premises. One of its ingredients - a big long name I can't remember - causes almost instant respiratory failure and death. Is there a warning on the package? "Not recommended for use around cats." Well that's an understatement. And here's me with a bottle of it using it to clean and disinfect things around my poor Emma! Binned now. But here are two things I'm wondering. 1) If the makers of Dettol know how dangerous their product is to cats, why don't they remove the offending ingredient which is obviously not used in similar products like Savlon? 2) If it's that dangerous to cats, how safe can it be around babies?! And while I'm warning all you cat lovers to pass this on, please note that Easter lily plants - the ones with the orange powdery stamens - can also cause death to cats! The leaves are toxic to them but also if the orange stuff gets on their paws and they lick it off, they are in serious danger. If not treated within 18 hours, they will die of kidney failure. Florists have resisted putting any kinds of warnings on these plants, so again, the information must be passed by word of mouth. And if you don't believe me, google it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Top Executives of American Tobacco Companies

I just watched "The Insider" on television. Fantastic film about corporate evil and the tremendous courage of one man who stood up for the truth. Then look what I found on youtube. You really have to wonder how these people sleep at night. But the the truth is there are so many of them: all those top executives making a fortune out of polluting air, water, human lungs, manufacturing and selling arms that they know are fuelling wars and killing women and children, defrauding pensioners and ruining lives with their scams (Enron, bankers etc), destroying small farms for agribusiness, abusing animals in giant factory farms, and don't forget all those corrupt politicians and lawmakers protecting same ... it goes on and on. Pure evil. Those who stand against them are called "leftists" or "anarchists" or "bleeding heart liberals." It's such a strange world we live in. Sometimes I honestly believe this is some level of hell and the demons rule!

toxic wastes.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Picard Video

I've never made any bones (get it?) about the fact I am a Trekkie from way back. Here's a brill video I found on youtube with my second favourite captain.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Yes to Bribery, Blackmail & Bullying

Well the Irish gave the correct answer to their European masters this time around. It was a decisive "yes" in the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty aka new European constitution held because the Irish people did not give the right answer the first time. As one blog remarked there should now be a third referendum as this is a draw - one/one - in the so-called decision-making process. There's no question but that the single cause of this face-about in opinion was sheer terror that the European rulers would punish us for not playing ball; and we simply couldn't afford that given that our government has beggared us. Still, there's hope that the drive towards an undemocratic corporate united states of Europe may yet be halted. If the Czech euro-skeptics can hold out long enough till the British people get to vote, there is every likelihood the Conservative Party will win the next election. The latter have promised their people the referendum that the fake British Labour Party refused to give them. Politics makes strange bedfellows. Imagine depending on the British Conservative Party to save Irish sovereignty! These be bizarre times.