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The Stink of the Rotten Fish….

I have the dubious privilege of a mortgage on my terraced house, built in 1938, in Totnes, Devon, England. Twenty five years ago, I received from various dharma friends some £5,000 to put down as a deposit on the house that cost around £25,000. Continue reading 



Behind Closed Doors of a Science Laboratory

We keep hearing from scientists about the significance of stem cell research. Stories regularly appear in the media of breakthroughs that will enable medical scientists to provide medication to stimulate the cells in the brain to reverse Alzheimer’s disease or arrest Parkinson’s disease. It is only a matter of time, we are told. Continue reading 



Rotten to the Core’

A friend advised me the other day to look at the Greenpeace report on computers. He asked me if I owned an Apple Mac. I said “no.” I told him that I have a four-year-old Toshiba laptop and a two-year-old Dell desktop. I had a look at the Greenpeace report on the Net.

I did not find the report an easy read because of the technical jargon but it made clear that some of the worst known toxic chemicals, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) are found in laptops Greenpeace said that Apple computers contained the highest level of contamination among the computers they tested in Danish laboratories – followed by Hewlett Packard. Continue reading 




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