‘Health’ Category Archives

7
Feb

HARM MINIMISATION, LIVE-IN REHABILITATION ETC. living with the drug/anti-drug mega-industry.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, crime, Health, Lifestyle, Politics

One of Australia’s biggest industries is, unfortunately, the buying and selling of illegal drugs.
Another growth-industry is the harm-minimisation industry – which includes things like clean needle handouts, safe-injection rooms, methadone maintenance programs – and even live-in rehab centres.
These two industries need each other.
They flourish side by side.
When business is brisk, there will always be somebody willing to come up with a business model for live-in rehab — taxpayer-funded and profit-generating.
They’ll tell how their kind of rehab saves lives, prevents disease etc.
If you feel a bit skeptical about that, you may feel even more so after listening to the conclusions of British psychiatrist/drug researcher, Theodore Dalrymple:

He has written a book about it entitled “Romancing Opiates”.

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18
Jan

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILD PHYSICALLY AND/OR MENTALLY UNWELL: just keep up the not-so-good work!

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Death, Education, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Youth

Australian children are being increasingly exposed to indoctrination.
Learning how gender is something fluid — not necessarily one of two kinds.
And how having two “parents” of the same sex is normal.
And how the key to a person’s identity what sex-related practice turns him/her on.
And how whatever turns you on is your “right” — so long as we pretend nobody else is getting hurt.
So adultery, fornication, casual sex, lust etc. are all OK now.
Since Biblical times, and before that, they were considered bad and perverse.
Perhaps it’s time we took them seriously again.
Let’s teach children that other people aren’t there just to gratify them.
First, of course, we’d have to ourselves stop thinking and acting badly.
Perhaps we don’t feel like making that change.
So maybe forget all about it.
If we do, stand by and watch youth suicides, adult suicides, sexually-transmitted diseases and a few other things keep increasing.

8
Dec

BOB KATTER MP: seems to be annoying the right people.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Death, Ethics, Family, Health, History, Lifestyle

Bob Katter MP makes the point that “equality” for homosexually-active persons can be dangerous.
For example, giving them the “equal” right to donate blood has led, historically, to multiple deaths from AIDS in little children receiving their blood.
Mr. Katter’s mention of that fact has been described as a “homophobic rant”.
Many people were peeved that he should raise the subject.
However, the fact remains that those children are still dead.
Doesn’t giving homosexual couples the right to adopt children – now further entrenched by laws permitting them call their unions “marriage” — lead to harmful untruths being injected into the children’s brains?
Schools too, will be bullying children into undergoing gender-theory indoctrination which mocks and belittles the potentially beautiful institution of natural marriage.

6
Nov

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES: still in the too-hard basket?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Health, Lifestyle

Gonorrhoea infections increased 60 per cent in Australia in the last five years.
According to ABC online, 6 November, “no-one really knows why”.
And Syphilis increased 200 per cent in some northern Australian communities. Prof Ward from SA’s Health and Medical Research Institute says, “a major awareness campaign” is underway.
Awareness of what?
Condoms?
But condoms seem not very on-turning — who prefers washing their feet with their socks on?
What else is there?
How about chastity — no sex until you marry and then only with the person you’ve married?
Whether we like it or not, the reason why people get sexually transmitted infections is still sexual promiscuity.
A prayer that some people use daily includes these words:
“May our inmost soul be pure, and the folly of impurity find in us no place . . . so that when day has gone, and night, as God planned, has returned, we may be found free from sin through our self-restraint….”

24
Oct

SHARE BIKES: what a pity, a symptom of something?

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Environment, Happiness, Health, Lifestyle

An idea, in theory, so brilliant and promising:
Inexpensive, exercise-promoting, exhaust smoke-free….
The results, in practice, so disgusting:
Junk everywhere, maintenance neglected, pedestrians fractured….
What’s the problem?
The problem is human nature itself, with its four built-in flaws:
Its ignorance, weakness, cravings and malice.
The answer?
The answer is a completely changed mentality – a commitment to loving one’s neighbour and to the common good.
Attention, Catholic bishops and Catholic educators!
The Gospel entrusted to you to proclaim is not getting proclaimed.
Quit compromising. Start proclaiming — by word and by example.
Your God is waiting for you to do your job.
Perhaps we could all have a look at our word and example. There may be some room for improvement.

11
Aug

EUTHANASIA: does it achieve what its proponents claim for it?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Death, Ethics, Family, Health, Politics, Suffering, Truth

The Victorian government plans to legalise intentional killing or assisted suicide of people with intolerable symptoms expected to die within 12 months….
The 12 months life-expectancy criterion will mean a premature death based on somebody’s guesstimate.
A similar law in the US state of Oregon — described by the government as an example of safeguards working — is not working very well.
For example, Oregon victims often do not, in practice, have intolerable pain.
In 2016, nearly half (48%) of those whose death resulted from taking prescribed lethal medication gave “being a burden” on family and carers as a motive for requesting death.
We don’t really want that here.
At least we shouldn’t want it.
(http://public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/EvaluationResearc
h/DeathwithDignityAct/Documents/year19.pdf)