Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tariq Hossenbux opinion on NYC animal abuser registry

Important New Law Advances NYC Animal Rights

Excellent news here on this progressive law. Creating a registry to list offenders does a lot of good. While on the surface it doesn't increase fines or punishment in reality it does because it threatens the offenders with public shaming. Even sick minded ones  like people who abuse animals don't want to be shamed in front of everyone else. And it does treat them for what they are. The equivalent of perverts and psychopaths. This article is right in saying that how people treat animals will be an effective predictor of how they treat other people. If they do this to animals I would be asking how long it will be before they move on vulnerable people. I am of the thinking though that as disgusting as the pain the perpetrators inflict on animals is, this mentality must be the product of their upbringing. I am not a psychologist but I like to believe that such people could be rehabilitated. If that is true, NYC must also have a system to help those who are having urges to inflict pain on animals. Let them come in anonymously before they do harm and speak with a mental health practitioner in the employ of the city. And publicize it so that everyone in the city knows that there is some help available to them. Surely the people who abuse animals are acting out rage and frustration at what has happened to them in the past.The law makes it more difficult for such people to continue those violent hurtful actions by preventing them from buying animals from pet dealers. This will save some pets who otherwise may fall into the possesion of those who would harm them. These pets will have the opportunity to contribute to society.
Many animals are doing valuable work as virtual citizens and are totally lacking in protection from crimes. Dogs work with police, the military, customs, as therapy dogs, and many other roles. They do work for humans but at the end of the day only ask for our companionship in return for their loyalty. Even dogs that do not work provide their owners with priceless companionship. Shouldn't the punishment for harming such loyal companions reflect what they add to society?  While it dosn't increase fines/punishment for abusing animals, the New York Registry is the first step in recognizing them  as thinking beings who are virtual citizens. As such it is a giant step, and a statement of the civilization of New York City.

Pictured: Rufus is an example of a dog rescued from abusive conditions.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Infants Addicted to Their IPADS

 Telegraph Article On Infant IPAD Addiction

I sometimes mention the radiation concerns with cellphones to a doctor I know  in Ottawa and he is very dismissive. Doctors tend to like to stick to whatever the conventional thinking is at the time. But as far as the addiction to electronic devices in the general population goes it's very scary. People get on the bus and feel the need to plug themselves in to a device and isolate themselves that way. What if something dangerous or maybe just interesting is happening around them? They might just not even know ! Are people missing out on their life when they plug in too much? Are some important social skills already being lost because people are communicating more with text messages and less with speech? Sometimes people complain that they don't even get service when they walk into a store. Is it because people treat real life the same way as they treat an internet chat or forum?  I think so.....

Tariq Hossenbux

Monday, 14 April 2014

Tariq Hossenbux on Brandeis University Cancelling Islam Critic's Honorary Degree

Tariq Hossenbux's Opinion on Brandeis University cancelling Ali's Honorary Degree

CNN Article on Brandeis University cancelling Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Honorary Degree

Self Hater probably describes Ali pretty well. She has obviously has some psychological problems related to her barbaric mutilation but who can blame her for that? Some of the tribes in her ancestral country have some pretty primitive practices but that doesn’t have much basis in religion. Maybe the university has some counselors on hand that could give her some free therapy as a consolation prize instead of that honorary degree. Regarding the people with bigoted attitudes towards ANY group of people: You should leave the insular world  and go and meet some people from other cultures. Even if they are Muslim or gay or whatever group you think are demonic barbarians who discuss their future evil plans over dinner. You would probably find that all human beings with the same basic human desires, reasons to be happy or sad, and aspirations.  And yes some other countries have backwards policies and medieval cultures that they have brainwashed their populations with. And they still have a long way to go before they achieve modern free societies. And guess what? Things are not cartoon black and white issues. Brainwashing people with doctrines that encourage hate has historically helped dictators to oppress their own people. I don’t even need to name one particularly strong example of a hypocritical state. But if you travel to Monaco you will see their princes gambling and drinking while at home they preach radical puritanical religion to their people. Such brainwashing has even backfired on the dictators. Despotism pushes people underground where radical terrorism grows. Neither one of these things are good. There are many evil people and they find outlets for their violent interests. In one place one may become a terrorist and in others they go and shoot people at schools. Confrontational states encourage weapons sales as well! I like to think that Bush’s idea that establishing a democratic state in Iraq will eventually lead to more freedom in the middle east but with dictators gaining power all around them I am afraid that they may bring down that nascent democracy.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Tariq Hossenbux on the Benefits of Oil of Jojoba

 From what I have read certain types of nutrients will benefit your hair's overall health. These include Omega3s found in fish oil or kelp/spirulina, B vitamins, Copper, and Zinc. The minerals will help to support your hair follicles production of pigments that also moisturize your hair. Get a good natural shampoo with a complete profile of nutrients that your hair needs. Avoid chemical dyes and heat treatments on your hair that will dry them out. Oil of Jojoba is a great conditioner that protects your hair with a natural sunscreen, moisturizes, and contains some  of these important nutrients for your hair.

I have several products that I keep as essentials in my daily regimen of supplementation and general diet. Today I want to let you know about a wonderful natural product that can replace many of the chemical containing liquids and gels you may have in your household. It's oil of jojoba.

You have probably heard of it but are not aware of the many great aspects of it. This golden liquid is not actually an oil but a wax. It is absorbed through all seven layers of your skin as its structure closely approximates that of human skin oil. This gives it great advantages in moisturizes skin and it fills intra cellular spaces. As such it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and be used as a general moisturizer.

I used to buy the small 16oz bottles but now I special order a bottle that is about 4 times the size. Since you only use a few drops at a time this can last for months even if you use it every day. You can even add it to your shampoo to get an extra conditioning effect. The big bottle costs me about 50$ but i'm sure you could get it for less by ordering online.

Here is the Desert Essence brand I used to get in the smaller size

It's an excellent way to replace the chemical laden products that are all too common in our lives.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Me and Bobby McGee - Some local music from here in Ottawa

 Just stumbled across this on YouTube... She does a great job with one of her first videos here I think....

A good tune can make your day I think!