Opinion – 10 things we learned at Brookings in June | Brookings Institution – John Gelmini

Brookings Institute findings are interesting nuggets of information, which could be found in lots of separate publications but which would normally be of limited interest in themselves because in most cases they are fairly obvious and not counter intuitive. Putting these elements of information together in the form of a 10 part list is an American speciality, and one which Brookings uses to good effect to help inform and educate it’s readers who demand capsulized information, int bite sized chunks.

Like Dr Alf, I see nothing earth shattering nor revelatory in this 10 part list, as Brookings is a bit like the blonde haired prosecuting Attorney Hamilton Berger, in the old black and white courtroom drama Perry Mason -He always stated the obvious, the expected and the usual because in his mind life was clear-cut, ordered and black and white, with no grey and no complexity to confuse matters.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Flash – Fears 11,000 Australian dental patients exposed to HIV – France 24 – John Gelmini

One cannot but agree with Dr Alf about Sydney, Australia. However, their large homosexual community deserves further focus.

Most people who contract HIV (about 93%), do so because they are gay and because they engage in bizarre and unusual sexual practices, without adequate protection. This happens all over the world but in countries which sexuality and these practices are condoned, and in some cases actively encouraged by high-profile celebrities such as Stephen Fry, the actor and writer and Sir Elton John, the musician, the incidence is higher. The exception to this is to be found in Africa, where certain African heterosexual men engage in these practices as a means of birth control.

Clearly, there will be more of this being reported as the actions of gay men are increasingly liberated by changes in the law, reflecting the laissez-faire approach of politicians to what they see as a new voting bloc with money and influence. Because they represent just 1 person in 90, they are in the minority but because of their preponderance in the media and in our universities, they make up a disproportionate segment of the chattering classes, 33% of the UK’s Opposition front bench, 33% of Church of England clergymen and an unhealthy number of opinion-formers.

Through vociferous lobbying and political pressure on the judiciary, via high-profile court actions against small business owners, they are thus able to shape the political agenda towards an anything goes agenda, diametrically opposed to traditional Judeo-Christian values, which are the foundation of English Common Law and, of course, the Magna Carta.

Those afflicted with HIV cannot be cured by conventional health care systems but the Rife machine, in its modern form, can effect an unofficial and unapproved cure.

John Gelmini