It’s a fabulous day in Spain where the sun is shining and the football team has progressed to the next round of the World Cup.
Spain´s government Thursday announced a freeze in electricity prices, suspending a 4.0-percent hike scheduled for July, in order to help households and businesses cope better with the crisis.
“The (economic) situation demands it,” Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian said.
He said energy was “a fundamental factor for the well-being of citizens and competivity” of businesses. Story
Forget sniffling pigs — the real swine behind last year’s flu were working for the World Health Organization.
Some people called me a paranoid conspiracy theorist when I said swine flu was a load of bunk and that the unproven, untested vaccine they rushed out for it was a dangerous moneygrab.
But now, two new mainstream reports accuse the World Health Organization of the same sick behavior I warned you about: Financial conflicts, false panic, rash decisions, wasted money and secret panels — with the identities of many so-called flu experts still protected, like witnesses in a mafia trial.
An official report by the Council of Europe says the World Health Organization wasted “large sums of public money” and created “unjustified scares and fears.” Not only that, but the report warns of health problems from the fast-track vaccine, which has been linked to everything from nerve disorder to death.
I hope you believed me, and not the ethically challenged experts, when I told you it wasn’t safe!
The report even points out that the WHO rushed to protect Big Pharma, not the public, by authorizing only patented vaccines for swine flu — instead of vaccines that could have been created just as quickly, and far more cheaply, using unpatented procedures.
At the same time, a report in BMJ written with the Bureau of Investigative Journalists says the WHO’s 2004 pandemic guidelines were based on the advice of a panel that included three experts who were bought and paid for by the leading manufacturers of flu drugs, and representatives from two major drug companies.
There’s a loaded deck for you — and that was just the warm-up act. Last year, the organization created a 16-member emergency swine flu committee — a group so shrouded in secrecy that we STILL don’t officially know who was in it.
Of the handful of members that have been outed, there’s at least one major conflict of interest.
Expect to hear these sordid tales for years to come… and we’ll probably never know the whole truth — like what was really in all those dangerous vaccines.
So — who’s paranoid now?
Si vamos por el atajo llegaremos antes. – If we take the shortcut, we’ll get there more quickly.
Se puede navegar la computadora más rápido si se usa los atajos de teclado. – You can navigate you computer much faster using keyboard shortcuts.
Echar por el atajo – To take the easy way out
Music Stuff June 26th
1955, Elvis Presley (Scotty Moore and Bill Black) played the first of three nights at the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. The local paper ran a preview which read; “A good looking youngster who has become a juke-box favorite with his That’s Alright, Mama, and Blue Moon of Kentucky……..
1961, Gary U.S. Bonds US No.1- ‘Quarter To Three’, a No.7 hit in the UK.
1964, during a world tour, The Beatles played two shows at Town Hall, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand.
1965, The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song
1974, Cher divorced Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again.
1975, Paul McCartney’s version of the theme to ITV’s UK weekday soap ‘Crossroads’, was aired for the first time.
1976, All members of Roxy Music announced that they were going their separate ways for at least a year.
1976, TV talent show winners from Liverpool The Real Thing were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You To Me Are Everything’, -the first single by a Black British band to top the UK charts.
1977, Elvis Presley made his last ever live stage appearance when he appeared at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Presley would die less than two months later. The last two songs he performed were ‘Hurt’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’
1979, Elvis Presley’s father Vernon died aged 63.
1982, American singer and One hit wonder Charlene was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’ve Never Been To Me’. The song was recorded in 1976 and was reissued by Motown records in 1982 by which time Charlene had moved to England and was working in a sweet shop in Ilford, east London.
1988, Bros were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Owe You Nothing’.
1993, Gabrielle started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dreams’. The single entered the British charts at No.2 which was the highest chart entry for a debut act.
1999, Elton John was reported to be in talks with a City finance house to secure a £25 million loan, using his back catalogue of hits as security.
2001, The Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey caused uproar among theologians after rejecting an application from a rock star for a degree course on religious grounds.
2005, tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history-£249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.
2008, Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever- the best cover version- Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower
Birthday Boys and Girls
1910, Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager. Before working in the music business Parker ran a troupe of dancing chickens.
1942, Larry Taylor, bass, Canned Heat
1950, Junior Daye, Sweet Sensation
1955, Mick Jones, guitar, vocals, The Clash
1956, Chris Isaak, US singer songwriter, actor
1973, US country singer, Gretchen Wilson
1979, Nathan Followill, drums, Kings Of Leon,