Janine Shepherd presentation on creating an Unstoppable Spirit. She never gave up.

Janine Shepherd was preparing for the Olympics. She and a group of other Olympians were training by cycling in the mountains and hills. All of a sudden she had been hit by a speeding truck, just minutes before the end of the bike ride.

 

For 10 days she floated between this life and the other side of Death. Then she decided to return to her broken body.

 

Her body was crushed. Janine Sheppard had no feeling in her lower half. Her spine was damaged. She had been training to prepare to go to the Olympics. The Truck smashing into her and turned her life upside down.

 

Video is courtesy of the WORLDZ TRIBE YouTube channel

 

Others would have been mentally broken from being in such a situation. She was able to change her life. She was able to create a new life. She never gave up.

 

Janine Sheppard presents an inspiring message to the world. You are not your borrowed body. You can create an unstoppable Spirit. It’s your choice.

 

Video is courtesy of the Janine Shepard YouTube channel

 

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Doug Ford will address the soaring elecricity costs in Ontario

Doug Ford was correct when he stated
that we the Tax Payers are being “Ripped Off“.

Video is courtesy of the Toronto Sun YouTube channel

Doug Ford has stated: “My first act as Premier will be to fire Kathleen Wynne’s $6 million dollar man and the entire Board of Hydro One, and restore accountability and trust for the people of Ontario.”

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Doug Ford

Photo above is courtesy of the FordNation facebook page.

Greta Van Fleet in Toronto @ Rebel Main Room – July 6 & 8 and @ Ottawa Bluesfest on July 10 2018

 

 

Greta Van Fleet is an awesome US based Rock Band. Rock is not Dead for the next generation.

All members of Greta Van Fleet are Great musicians. Josh Kiszka is the Front Man handling Vocals. His birth twin, Jake Kiszka plays amazing Guitar. Younger brother Sam Kiszka is super on Bass and also does Keyboard. Drums are handled by Daniel Wagner.

I’ve written about this band in the past. I had also mentioned that I would love to see then play up here in Canada. Looks like my wish has been granted.

July 6 and 8 they will play the Rebl Main Room. Sadly Tickets look to be SOLD OUT. No surprise as this band is incredible.

 

July 9 they will be in Queube City, performing at the Festival D’Ete De Quebec 2018 (at the Bell stage – Plains of Abraham – 8pm). Festival Passes are still available at $100. Note the Foo Fighters and Neil Young will also play at the festival. Festival Pass Availablity is subject to change – contact the Festival site for current status.

 

July 10 they will be in Ottawa, performing at the RBC Bluefest. They will perfom on the City Stage at 7pm. Also looks like the Foo Fighters will follow them on the City Stage at 8:30pm. On an early day July 6, Ian Anderson will be bring the Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour to the RBC Bluesfest.

 

The following is to give you a bit of a preview. Greta Van Fleet perfoming live earlier this year.

Video is courtesy of the CJ Wrisner YouTube channel

Opening an email using Outlook could let someone steal your Windows Login Password

You receive an email from what seems like a legitimate source. By openiing that email using Microsoft Outlook, you could be allowing a Hacker to gain your Windows Login Password.

If the received email contains say a UNC web link starting with \\, clicking on the link will start a SMB connection and the username and password hash data can be transferred without the users knowledge.

This is because Microsoft Outlook allows documents to contain embedded parts within a document. Microsoft allows the use of Rich Text Format (RTF) and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). That can be exploited to get Outlook to “automatically” open an SMB connection to a remote SMB Server.

Will Dormann who is a Software Vulnerability Analyst with Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), had found the above vulnerability, Will Doorman reported the vulnerability to Microsoft in November of 2016.

Last Tuesday (Apr 10 2018) Microsoft released a fix for the above bug. Click on this link to visit Microsoft’s site with details of the bug fix: CVE-2018-0950 | Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability – Security Vulnerability –
Published: 04/10/2018
MITRE CVE-2018-0950

The above Microsoft fix does address the “Automatic” opening of an SMB connection to a remote SMB Server. But, the user viewing said document can still click on a link embedded (via OLE) within the document and that will then initiate an SMB connection.

To check if your Windows systems has the update installed goto

For info on keeping your Microsoft Windows updated click on this link to visit the Windows Update: FAQ

The Microsoft Apr 10 Security update does not address the end user clicking on a link. To elminate an SMB session being established after an OLE Link has been clicked you need to block certain ports for incoming and outgoing SMB sessions. Block TCP/IP port 445 and port 137 and port 139. In addition, you need to block UDP port 137 and UDP port 139. That way no inbound or outbound SMB connections will be started.

You should also add a Windows Registry DWORD32 key named “EnterpriseAccountSSO” and then set that key to a value of “0”. How to do that is detailed below.

Click on the following link to visit the Microsoft Security Advisory page titled: ADV170014 | Optional Windows NTLM SSO authentication changes – Security Advisory – Published: 10/10/2017

The above link will discuss adding a registry entry which will block disable the NT Lan Manager . It’s a small simple addition:

Customers can add a DWORD32 key named “EnterpriseAccountSSO” to the Windows Registry location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0 with the following options:

  • 2 – Always allow SSO. (This is the default state.)
  • 1 – Deny SSO if the resource is public. Allow if the resource is private or enterprise. Allow SSO if the resource is unspecified.
  • 0 – Deny SSO if the resource is public. Allow if the resource is private or enterprise. Deny SSO if the resource is unspecified.

You should set it to “0”, which would DENY SSO authentication requests.

References for more details:

 

Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute – CERT/CC Blog post by Wll Doorman titled: Automatically Stealing Password Hashes with Microsoft Outlook and OLE Posted on by in

 

CVE page at Mitre.org: CVE-2018-0950

 

Microsoft’s page titled: Description of the security update for Word 2016: April 10, 2018

 

Meet Doug Ford in Ottawa on April 16 2018

Copyright Bruce Reeve used under Creative Commons Lic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Doug Ford

Meet Doug Ford

on  Monday, April 16th,
at Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford’s

Rally for a better Ontario!

Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Rally starts at 6:30 pm.

– Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
– Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

– Location: Nepean Sportsplex
– Address: 1701 Woodroffe Avenue,
Nepean, ON K2G 1W2

The photo of Doug Ford is courtesy of
Bruce Reeve – https://www.flickr.com/photos/58609798@N00/13912079946/
Used under Creative Commons Lic CC BY-SA 2.0

Official Event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/383452512134031/

Intensive future Global Cooling due to Humans reducing the Mass of the planet Earth

Intensive future Global Cooling due to Humans reducing the Mass of the planet Earth.

The next time that you are stuck in Traffic, take a moment to ponder how much Oil was needed to make the gasoline for all those cars. Then consider how many cities there are around the globe where the same situation occurs daily.

A standard-size barrel holds 42 U.S. gallons. If one fills a standard-size barrel with petroleum oil that has a density of 881 kg/m3, then that barrel weighs about 300 pounds. (www.reference.com/science/much-barrel-oil-weigh-b29eeb18d34510ef) When that oil is converted to gasoline and other product and then burned. it losses all it”s weight.

So what?

Next consider Gravity.

Gravity is most accurately described by the general theory of relativity (proposed by Albert Einstein in 1915) which describes gravity not as a force, but as a consequence of the curvature of spacetime caused by the uneven distribution of mass. The most extreme example of this curvature of spacetime is a black hole, from which nothing—not even light—can escape once past the black hole’s event horizon.[1] However, for most applications, gravity is well approximated by Newton’s law of Universal Gravitation, which describes gravity as a force which causes any two bodies to be attracted to each other, with the force proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity)

By removing oil from the Earth and burning it, we are also reducing the weight of this planet and in effect it’s Mass. A Planet with a lower Mass, will be less attracted to our Sun.

Ok, then what?

If you lower the gravitational attraction, then the planet Earth will change its orbit and move away from the Sun. The further that you are from the Sun, the less light and energy will arrive and so less heat.

When you reduce the Weight and as such the Mass of this planet, you have no way to replace it. In the future, there will be a tipping point and this planet Earth will start to move further away from the Sun.

Yes, this is just Vincent Banial’s theory. But it is backed up by Einstein’s general Theory of Relativity which has been accepted by Scientists and Physicists. Since we cannot replace the weight of the oil once it is burned, there is no way to change the course of future history. We may be affecting the future ability of this planet Earth to sustain any form of life.

Some will disagree that we are affecting Earth’s Gravity by reducing it’s weight/mass. There is another proof that this is already happening and that Earth’s Gravitation pull has been reduced.

When you walk outside at night you may see what we call the Moon. Most think that the Moon sits at a fixed distance from the eaarth. That is incorrect. In fact, Earth’s Moon is moving away from the planet Earth. This is scientific fact. Google is your friend. Do a Google Search on it.

Click on the following link to visit the Forbes.com site to read their post titled:
As The Moon Drifts Slowly Away From Earth, Will There Eventually Be A Last Total Solar Eclipse?

Earth’s Moon is not getting smaller. No one is mining it, therfore it’s weight/mass has remained constant. So why is it able to move about one inch per year away from earth? I contend that it is because we are consuming Oil. The Oil has weight which adds to earth’s Mass. When we burn that oil, that weight disappears and so the Gravitation pull of the Earth is lessened.

Video is courtesy of the Scientific American Space Lab YouTube channel

The Scientific American video above confirms what I am saying about reducing Earth Gravity (listen to what Lucianne Walkowicz, the presenter, says starting at the 1:38 mark.

The 2nd questions which she addresses is about the Moon moving away from the earth. If we continue to reduce the weight/mass of the earth, we will dimish the gravitation pull from the Earth to the Moon and so the Moon will increase the rate at which it moves further away from the earth.

When the Moon finally pulls way away from Earth, the Climate will change. As we continue to consume the planet which we live on, it will pull away from the Sun. A lower mass will have a lower gravitation attraction to the Sun. That will mean less sunlight will hit our Eath. Temperatures will start to fall.

There is much Fear Mongering about so called Global Warming. Proof became voiced (by so called Global Warming Deniers whom I would call Truth Talkers), that there is no such thing happening as Global Warming. So the Fear Mongers changed the name to “Climate Change“. Yes, Earth’s Climate is always changing. We’ve all read about faked Hockey Stick charts. In the past I had posted about counter proofs that there is no Global Warming.

Video is courtesy of the Big Think YouTube channel

Global Cooling may be something we will not have to worry about. Future generations of Earthlings I believe, will have to face life on a much cooler planet.

Will Future Humanity survive?

Or will Future Humans have to seek out a new planet to call Home?

First Posted on Facebook on the Uniquely Toronto Facebook page on  Mar 31 2018 by Vincent Banial. Copyright (C) 2018 Vincent Banial. This post includes the update about earth’s Moon moving away from earth.

I am now releasing the above post under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You can share the post as long you include attribution to Vincent Banial and also to uniquelytoronto.com. Thank you for sharing.

93% of Bottled Water which was tested Globally, on average contained 10.4 particles of Microplastic per litre that were 100 microns or larger

In addition to the Microplastic particles found in 93% of the Bottled Water tested Globally, there were other smaller particles also discovered — 314 of them per liter – on average.

Click on this link to visit the CBC webpage to read their article titled: “Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

 

Video is courtesy of the CBC News YouTube channel

Darel Carey creates Visual Illusions

Darel Carey does not use an Artist’s brush to create his amazing works of art. He uses Electical Tape to create Visual Illusions.

Darel Carey calls this Art Piece “Dimensionalizing the Studio“.

Video is courtesy of the Darel Carey YouTube channel

The following is from his Bio page on his website. It explains what he is trying to create:
Artist Statement 

Line sequences in varied configurations create an illusion of dimension. I call this Dimensionalization. Two dimensions can be perceived as three, and vice versa. On a two-dimensional space, a flat surface, many lines juxtaposed in varying distances at different points can be perceived as three-dimensional. In a three-dimensional space, following a similar concept, lines moving from the floor to the wall to the ceiling can appear to occupy space in mid-air from various vantage points, which creates a perceived topographical space, transforming the visualized landscape of an area. 

This dimensionalizing art compels you to look at a surface or a space differently, to contemplate your own perception and the environment around you. My goal is to navigate the line between what we see and what is, in hopes of better understanding the breadth of our visual perception.

You can email Darel Carey at:
darelcarey.art@gmail.com

Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja lived with Wolves since he was 7 years old

When Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja was  seven years old, his father sold him to a hermitic goatherder, who took him to the Sierra Morena mountains to help out an ageing goat herd.

Video is courtesy of the BBC YouTube channel

Click on the following link to read the BBC article titled
“Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja: Did this man live with wolves?” :
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25102983

 

What is most interesting is the striking contrast. He was beaten repeatedly by his Stepmother. Then sold by his father. Yet a female Wolve mother accepted him and gave him food. He received kindness from a supposedly fierce wild animal.

Scott Minerd, sees a looming 40% Stock Market Correction followed by a Recession

Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer at Guggenheim Partners, sees a looming 40% Stock Market Correction.

I would call a “40% Stock Market Correction“, a pretty major “Stock Market Crash“.

That could be followed by a Recession, due to rising Interest Rates.

Scott Minerd has warned that the Stock Market is on a “Collision Course with Disaster“.

Video is couretsy of the CNBC YouTube channel.

Click on this link: to visit the CNBC website to read their article titled: “Guggenheim investment chief sees a recession and a 40% plunge in stocks ahead

Fastest DNS Service on the Internet. Change your DNS server setting to 1.1.1.1

It’s a free DNS resolver service. It’s also the Fastest DNS Service and likely the most Secure DNS Service. The new DNS Service addresses are 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

Just open up Control Panel on your Windows machine. Then check the Network Adapter Setting. Once there, click on Properties. Most ISPs are still using IPV4. Add in the DNS server address 1.1.1.1 and then another at 1.0.0.1

Click Ok and close. You will then have free access to the Fastest DNS Service on the Internet.

They also have DNS resolvers setup to handle IPV6. The IPV6 DNS Server addresses are 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001   

In North America most ISPs are still using IPV4
Check out Cloudflare’s website for their new DNS Service at https://1.1.1.1 – not a typo.

In the address bar of your web browser, key in https://1.1.1.1 and hit enter.

Video courtesy of the Technology News YouTube channel

This new service was created from a partnership between Cloudflare and APNIC Labs. Cloudflare had the networking hardware, while APNIC had the IP Address 1.1.1.1

For more details plse click on this Link to visit Clouflare’s Blog post which p[rovide lots of detail about this new free Super FAST DNS Service which is also likley the most Secure DNS Service.


Click on this link to visit APNIC’s blog post, about their new DNS venture with Clourdflare.

Aurora Cannabis order for 1 million shares filled at open Dec 29 at $9.25 per share

Update: 1 Million shares of ACB Aurora Cannabis Inc filled at open Dec 29 at $9.25 per share.

IMHO this stock should Gap up when the markets open after New Years. Nice moves on a Friday before a Holiday, often are pre-cursors to nice moves when the markets reopen.

This post is not meant to be any kind of investment advice. Please do your own Due Diligence and speak to your own Licensed Financial Advisor beofre placing any bets at the Stockl markat casinos. You can lose money, possibly all of it.

Aurora Cannabis Inc breaking out on the Toronto Stock Exchange

On Dec 29 I will purchase one million shares of ACB (Aurora Cannabis Inc) at the open price for our Test Portfolio.

On Dec 28 the price closed at $8.94 per share.

My Sell Stop will be at $8.50

Risk will be $0.44 per share. Target Sell price IMHO could hit $14 per share. Risk vs Reward in my opinion is interesting.

This post is not Investment Advice to buy shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc on the Toronto Stock Excahnge or on Nasdaq. Do your own Due Diligence and speak to your own investment advisor before placing any bets at the Stock Market Casinos. You could lose money, possibly all of it.

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Stock chart courtesy of the Toronto Stock Exchange at https://web.tmxmoney.com

Free Land – Artificial Intelligence Systems and Population Control

Artificail Intelligence graphic courtesy of https://wpclipart.com

Free Land – Chapter 2 : Artificial Intelligence Systems and Population Control

Copyright 2017 Vincent Banial

One of the first challenges at Free Land, was to figure out how to eliminate Human Government.

With structure came efficiency. To maintain that efficiency, that structure had to be consistent. If that structure was under the control of a Human, then Human Emotions could affect the structure.

By replacing Humans with Artificial Intelligence, Human Emotions were eliminated and consistency would be maintained.

There is a concept from Computer Programming called Structured Programming. It is based on a tree like design structure. The objective was to improve the quality and clarity of the system being designed. The Main Controlling Module is at the top. Branches further down controled more specific things. The Branches interacted with the Main Module and other Branches as needed.

This approach was used when Free Land developed it’s Artificial Intelligence Control Systems. Those systems took over previous Government functions. Over time, all forms of Government were eliminated and replaced by Artificial Intelligence Control Systems.

Human emotions were eliminated, and so everyone would get treated equally. The underlying principal of Free Land was that Everyone was Equal.

When Everyone is in effect “Equal”, people learned that they could “Trust” one another. “Trust” was one key factor which was hard to come by in the old way of doing things. Lack of Trust created the Wars. Lack of Trust destroyed marriages. Lack of Trust brought on the Nuclear Winter, which almost eliminated Humanity.

Trusting one another was one of the cornerstones of the foundation developed to create Free Land.

The people of Free Land did not compete with one another. Instead they helped and cared for each other. This was a totally different mindset and it took a generation, for it to become the natural way of interacting with one another.

In the distant past before Free Land for example, when you had work done at your home you called in a number of contractors and got quotes to try to make sure that you were not being taken advantage of. When people competed with one another, some would try and take advantage of others.

Previously Money was the compensation for any work done. In Free Land the compensation was being able to help one another. It was a totally different mind set from the old ways of doing things and because of that Free Land survived.

The Main Artificial Intelligence System was called Mother Jill. The Sub Systems in the branches below were named Aunts, as in Aunt Helen or Aunt Betty. Each Sub System controlled specific facets of life.

Humans were only involved in the maintaining the systems and updating the software as requested by the AI Systems. One rather surprising thing which occurred as the Aunt AI subsystems came online, was that the Mother Jill Controlling System taught the Sub Systems a unique AI Language which only the AI Systems could understand. Yes, the AI Systems communicated with each other via their own language. Graphic of a computer data centre courtesy of http://www.urltarget.comAll the AI Systems and all the Sub Systems could also understand the language spoken by Humans in Free Land. Humans could also communicate any needs to the AI sub-systems by actually speaking to them. Later on a type of skull cap was developed which allowed one to communicate with the AI Sub Systems by speaking inside your head. The subsystem would stimulate specific regions of your brain and you heard their reply, again all inside your head.

Each Human member of Free Land had body implants. The implants in the palms of the hands, for example, allowed controlled access to buildings and services. The AI Sub Systems knew who did what and when, via the implants. The AI Systems also monitored the health of the citizens via the implants. For example, blood tests could done via the implants without drawing blood.

Because of the devastation that had taken place on Earth, resources were limited. Free Land’s food was grown in Green Houses. The population had to be controlled. Giving Birth was an affair of the entire community. Male Sperm was stored in Sperm banks. Pregnancy was via artificial insemination. The matching of potential Mother and Father was under the control of the AI Sub Systems. Genetic factors came into play and helped to create a stronger genetic base of the future population of Free Land.

When someone was going to die, as would be indicated by the implanted monitors, the AI Sub Systems went to the Gene database and matched females with males. The female was then artificially inseminated. This again eliminated Human Emotions. Falling in Love with someone who may not be the best genetic match could negatively impact the child. Caring for a child with birth defects would  also negatively impact everyone and so had to be minimized.

The AI AUNT Sub Systems made sure that the only the best genetic matches were allowed to combine to create children. This was for the good of the child and for the good of Free Land. Birth Defects were eliminated by this process.

The gene pool of the newborns became stronger. It takes a lot of resources to care for a child with mental or physical handicaps. Free Land did not have extra resources. It was also viewed as being unfair to the newborns, to allow the mating of inferior or poorly matched genes pools. All males had their Sperm collected and frozen. Then they had an operation to cut the tubes, which the sperm would have used to exit the body. Pregnancy was only possible via artificial insemination. Pregnancy was very strictly controlled, to maintain zero growth in the population numbers and to improve the genetic health of the overall population of Free Land.

To read more of the Free Land Diary click on this link to visit uniquelytoronto.com.

The Asteroid Impact, followed by the Nuclear Winter will give birth to Free Land. Humanity will Survive.

Asteroid Impact courtesy of https://wpclipart.com/space/asteroid/asteroid_2/asteroid_impact_artist_illustration.png.html

Copyright 2017 Vincent Banial

Free Land, where survivors built a better world.

The Asteroid hitting the earth, destroyed the Middle East. Then the Nuclear Winter arrived, as nations fought over scarce energy resources.

Pockets of Humanity survived unscathed.

They saw how the old ways destroyed much of the Earth and so they started to experiment.

Out the chaos, the idea of Free Land was incubated. It already had factories and institutes of high education. It had been a High Technology Artificial Intelligence Center. If was also self-sufficient with fresh uncontaminated under ground water. Power generation was Hydrogen based after the Nuclear Fusion Reactors were shut down. Most of the population had very high Tech skills.

The model for their new Free Land was the lost tribes in the Amazon Rain Forest. No need for Money. No need for work. No need for Government. No need for Taxes. No Banks.

Free Land prospered. It’s people developed the skills that they wanted. They spent time with their families.

Everything was shared equally. No Money Hoarding Billionaires, as all citizens knew that they were equal. No money, as goods and services were available to everyone at no cost. Each member of Free Land contributed what they could and when they could. Each person knew that they played an important part in the survival of Free Land.

While Humanity disappeared from large parts of the Globe, that small pocket of Humanity survived, worked and shared together and created a new way of living called Free Land.

To read more of the Free Land Diary click on this link to visit uniquelytoronto.com.

How effective is Chemotherapy as a treatment for Cancer?

Posted by Vincent Banial

Chemotherapy can be an effective treatment for Hodgkin’s disease (HD) – a type of lymphoma, which is a blood cancer. Chemotherapy can also be an effective form of treatment for Testicular Cancer.

What about other Cancers?

A study was published in the Dec 2004 issue of the Peer Reviewed Journal called Clinical Oncology, which addressed that question.

The following is taken from the abstract of that research Study :
“The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.”

The conclusion as found in the abstract was:
“it is clear that cytotoxic chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.”.

Found a link using a web search. The link is below ( you have to copy and paste the URL if you wish to visit their site – as you would from a web search):

http://healingpathwaysmedical.com/docs/chemotherapy-5-year-survival-stats.pdf

Basically that is supposed to be a PDF of the results from that study published on Dec 2004 in Clinical Oncology. It lists over twenty different Cancers and the percentage increases in 5 year survival rates for those patients who received Chemotherapy treatment for said Cancer.

Clinical Oncology had also published another research study in November 2004. You can view an abstract at nature.com by clicking on this line.

The following was the conclusion of the Nov 2004 published in Nov 2004:
“Adjuvant chemotherapy after potentially curative surgery can improve 5-year survival by 4% in patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC, stages IB–IIIA).”.

So after surgery, Chemotherapy may increase the 5 year survival rate in about 4% of the patients. Yes, only 4%.

Using the above quoted studies and being overly generous, in my opinion it may seem that Chemotherapy does not increase the 5 year Survival Rate for about 85% of patients with many forms of Cancer. The exception is that yes it may be a form of effective treatment for Hodgkin’s Disease and for the treatment of Testicular Cancer.

With some Cancers the study chart (see the link to the PDF above) shows Chemotherapy to have zero effect on 5 years Survival Rate.

That leaves the question: Why is Chemotherapy being given to Cancer patients?

Disclaimer: The above is posted for information purposes only. I am not giving Medical Advice. If you have a medical issue please consult with your Licensed Medical Doctor, Specialist or other Medical Professional.

Thank You Google News

I have no idea how this site ended up on Google News.

Reminds me of the time when I closed our CLiK CLiK Vic Zenfolio Photo Site. A few days later I got a personal email from a Google employee, asking me to check my Zenfolio site out as their Search Engine Spiders could no longer get into the site. Google is huge and here they were reaching out to a compartively tiny website run on a 3rd party platform (Zenfolio) which was not owned by Google. Simply amazing for them to do that.

Since we setup Uniquely Toronto here on WordPress, Google has consistently sent their Spiders to index any new posts and the Google Search Engine has referred hundreds of thousands of visitors our sites.

I have said it before and I’ll keep saying it:

Thank You Google !!

and

Thank You Google News !!!

How Cannabis kills Cancer Cells by Dr, Christina Sanchez

How Cannabis kills Cancer Cells

by Dr, Christina Sanchez

Video is courtesy of the Lincoln Horsley YouTube channel

“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory ” posted by the National Cancer Institue at cancer.gov

Something which has apparently been known in Cancer Research circles, has been formally announced to the public.

“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory” posted by the National Cancer Institue at cancer.gov

Photo of a Marijuana / Cannabis plantPhoto courtesy of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The info  below is from the website of the National Cancer Institute (https://www.cancer.gov)

Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Patient Version

Sections

Overview

  • Cannabis , also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world which produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive (acting on the brain and changing mood or consciousness) (see Question 1).
  • The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times (see Question 3).
  • By federal law, the possession of Cannabis is illegal in the United States outside of approved research settings. However, a growing number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana (see Question 1).
  • In the United States, Cannabis is a controlled substance requiring special licensing for its use (see Question 1 and Question 3).
  • Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug -like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system (see Question 2).
  • The main active cannabinoid in Cannabis is delta-9-THC. Another active cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD), which may relieve pain, lower inflammation, and decrease anxiety without causing the “high” of delta-9-THC (see Question 2).
  • Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue (see Question 5).
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in the laboratory and the clinic for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite (see Question 6 and Question 7).
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies. There is growing interest in treating children for symptoms such as nausea with Cannabis and cannabinoids, although studies are limited (see Question 7).
  • Two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy -related nausea and vomiting (see Question 7 and Question 10).
  • Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory (see Question 6).
  • At this time, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy (see Question 7).
  • Cannabis is not approved by the FDA for use as a cancer treatment (see Question 9).

                           ******* end of post from cancer.gov *******

The following are additional links with info related to Cannabis and THC being able to kill Cancer Cells:

Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids
http://www.ukcia.org/research/Antineo…

Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands Mediate Growth Inhibition & Cell Death In Mantle Cell Lymphoma
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Induces Apoptosis in Human Prostate PC-3 Cells via a Receptor-Independent Mechanism
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content…

Cannabinoid Receptors As Novel Targets for the Treatment of Melanoma
http://bbml.ucm.es/cannabis/archivos/…

DEA Eliminates 48-Year-Old Monopoly on Research-Grade Marijuana, Clearing Pathway for FDA Approval and Rescheduling

Cannabis plants
Photo of Cannabis plants courtesy of A7nubis and commons.wikimedia.org

Note from Vince: This is am extremely important change as the Cannabis grown by NIDA is an uncommon variety and apparently low in THC.  The FDA could approve a Medical Study of the use of high THC Cannabis in the treatment of Cancer, but NIDA always had the final word. If they approved a medical study (their usual common response was “No”) the study had to use the NIDA supplied Cannabis variety.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced their intention to grant licenses to additional marijuana growers for research, thereby ending the DEA-imposed 48-year monopoly on federally legal marijuana.  Since 1968, the University of Mississippi, under contract to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has maintained the only facility in the United States with federal permission to grow marijuana for research.

“It’s a complete and total end of the NIDA monopoly! There has been no production monopoly on any other Schedule I substance, like MDMA or LSD—only the cannabis plant. Licensing non-government cannabis producers, and thereby creating a path to FDA approval, will finally facilitate the removal of marijuana from Schedule I, and ultimately allow patients to receive insurance coverage for medical marijuana,” said Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

MAPS has been working to eliminate this cannabis research blockade since 1999. NIDA’s marijuana is eligible for research, but cannot be sold as a prescription medicine, making it unacceptable to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in future Phase 3 studies.  Ending the monopoly finally allows for a pathway to FDA approval for marijuana, which would thereby trigger rescheduling.

In 2001, MAPS partnered with University of Massachusetts-Amherst Professor Lyle Craker, Ph.D., to apply for a DEA license and end the monopoly. In 2007, after years of bureaucratic delays and lengthy legal hearings, a DEA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recommended that it would be in the public’s interest to grant Craker the license. In 2009, after almost two more years of delays and less than a week before the inauguration of President Obama, former DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart rejected the ALJ recommendation. In 2011, Craker sued the DEA in the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. In its 2013 decision, the Court uncritically accepted the DEA’s arguments that NIDA’s monopoly provided “an adequate supply produced under adequately competitive conditions.”

Since the 2013 decision, Craker’s argument that NIDA does not have an adequate supply has become significantly more apparent. NIDA has been unable to provide the strains requested for MAPS’ long-delayed Phase 2 clinical trial of smoked marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 76 U.S. veterans. As a result, the study is proceeding with lower potency marijuana than what MAPS researchers requested.

The DEA has previously claimed that U.S. international treaty obligations under the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (Single Convention) require a federal monopoly, but in April 2016, the State Department released a statement clarifying that the Single Convention does not in fact limit the number of U.S. marijuana producers.

Furthermore, the DEA’s 2009 rejection of the ALJ recommendation to license Craker relied heavily on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protocol review process, which was eliminated in 2015.

MAPS’ upcoming Phase 2 clinical trial of marijuana for PTSD in veterans is in collaboration with investigators in Phoenix, Arizona, and at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Pennsylvania. The study is funded by a $2.15 million grant to MAPS from the State of Colorado. The study has received full regulatory approval, and will be the first randomized controlled trial of whole plant marijuana as a treatment for PTSD.

Founded in 1986, MAPS is a non-profit research and educational organization working to evaluate the safety and efficacy of botanical marijuana as a potential prescription medicine for specific medical uses approved by the FDA.

MORE INFORMATION

Additional information can be found at maps.org/research/mmj/dea-license.

CONTACT:
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., MAPS Executive Director
rick@maps.org
617-276-7806

Natalie Ginsberg, MAPS Policy & Advocacy Manager
natalie@maps.org
917-520-5531

The above Press Release is courtesy of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)  whose Mission Sates :

Mission

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.

Ozzy Osbourne to perform his 1983 classic “Bark at the Moon”, during the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 at the Moonstruck Festival

Ozzy Osbourne to perform his 1983 classic “Bark at the Moon” during the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 at the Moonstruck Festival in Carterville, Illinois.

Video is courtesy of the Ozzy Osbourne YouTube channel

Marcus Hutchins, who had stopped the spread of WannaCry RansomWare, has apparently been arrested.

Marcus Hutchins works as a Cyber-Securty Researcher at Kryptos Logic. It was Marcus who had apparenlty stopped the spread of the WannaCry version 1 RansomWare. He found the Kill Switch after decompliing the WannaCry v1 code. Once he registered a Domain name found in the code, the spread of WannaCry V1 RansomWare slowed down dramatically. Soon after  WannaCry version 2, which removed the kill switch, was spotted on the Internet.

Marcus was in Vegad for the Black Hat and Def Con conferences. He was apparenly arrested after the confernces.

Clik on this line to visit the Motherboard Vice.com website to read more details about the apparent arrest of Marcus Hutchins.

Click on this link to visit The Telegraph newspaper website to read their post titled: “FBI arrests WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins in Las Vegas”.

Click on this link to visit the BBC website and read to post titled: “NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins arrested in US”.

Click on this link to view our prior coverage of the WannaCry Ransomware outbreak.

Ways to protect your computers from Petya Ransomware

Some CERT recommendations to better protect your computers from becoming infected by Petya Ransomware:

    • Perform regular backups of all critical information to limit the impact of data or system loss and to help expedite the recovery process. Ideally, this data should be kept on a separate device, and backups should be stored offline.
    • Applocker policies to block execution of files having name perfc.dat as well as psexec.exe utility from sysinternals.
    • Don’t open attachments in unsolicited e-mails, even if they come from people in your contact list, and never click on a URL contained in an unsolicited e-mail, even if the link seems benign. In cases of genuine URLs close out the e-mail and go to the organization’s website directly through browser.
    • Restrict execution of powershell /WSCRIPT/ PSEXEC / WMIC in enterprise environment Ensure installation and use of the latest version (currently v5.0) of PowerShell, with enhanced logging enabled. script block logging, and transcription enabled. Send the associated logs to a centralized log repository for monitoring and analysis.
    • Establish a Sender Policy Framework (SPF),Domain Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) for your domain, which is an email validation system designed to prevent spam by detecting email spoofing by which most of the ransomware samples successfully reaches the corporate email boxes.
    • Application whitelisting/Strict implementation of Software Restriction Policies (SRP) to block binaries running from %APPDATA%, %PROGRAMDATA% and %TEMP% paths. Ransomware sample drops and executes generally from these locations. Enforce application whitelisting on all endpoint workstations.
    • Deploy web and email filters on the network. Configure these devices to scan for known bad domains, sources, and addresses; block these before receiving and downloading messages. Scan all emails, attachments, and downloads both on the host and at the mail gateway with a reputable antivirus solution.
    • Disable macros in Microsoft Office products. Some Office products allow for the disabling of macros that originate from outside of an organization and can provide a hybrid approach when the organization depends on the legitimate use of macros. For Windows, specific settings can block macros originating from the Internet from running.
    • Configure access controls including file, directory, and network share permissions with least privilege in mind. If a user only needs to read specific files, they should not have write access to those files, directories, or shares.
    • Disable remote Desktop Connections, employ least-privileged accounts.

Click on this link to view the prior coverage about WannaCry Ransomware found on Uniquely Toronto.

Posted by Vincent Banial

Find the Key needed to unencrypt a Hard Drive encrypted by Petya Ransomware

Click on this link to visit the GitHub site where Leo Stone has posted some code which might just figure out the key required to unencrypt a Hard Drive encrypted by Petya Ransomeware. He suggests to try finding the key using an image copy of the Petya encrypted Hard Disk,. That way the original may not be harmed.  

Disclaimer: if you use Leo Stone’s code and method, you do so at your own risk. Loe also suggested to make and use an image copy of the encrypted hard Drive so as not to potentially damage the original. Leo’s code may find the key, or it may not. Playing around with the encrypted Hard Drive may damage it to the point that even if you pay the Ransom, you may not be able to reteive your data from said hard drive. I again state that following Loe Stone’s method as posted on GitHub is done at your own risk. Do your own Due Diligence. You could lose all the data on the hard drive.

Posted by Vincent Banial