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The Other News From England.

29 November 1999.

This week.

Index of earlier issues - click here.

(Those who like digging about will find that there are hundreds of articles on many subjects to be found on this site.)

Old issues.

I am working again on old issues of Other News (1993) and hope soon to put a few more of them on the site.

Aspartame warning!?.

The following appeared mysteriously on the internet. Judging from my own experiences it is realistic, but on the other hand if you wanted to start selling a certain sweetener that is not aspartame called Stevia, then..............the question we have to ask is whether the person who wrote this really is a genuine researcher who has discovered a a real problem with aspartame, or someone doing a bit of selling (could, of course, be both).

Article written by Nancy Markle (1120197)(I thought this was a Compuserve address, but it didn't work)

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME marketed as 'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and 'Spoonful"'. In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, and they did not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United States. I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME coverts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis; thus people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.

In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. Cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of systemic lupus, which is triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does not know that the aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. Unfortunately, we can not reverse this disease.

On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We have seen cases where their vision has returned and even their hearing has returned. This also applies to cases of tinnitus.

During a lecture I said "If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss -- you probably have ASPARTAME DISEASE!"

People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I've got this, is it reversible?" It is rampant. Some of the speakers at my lecture even were suffering from these symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is adding aspartame! He continued by saying that one of the industry leader's son could no longer walk - due in part by product usage!

We have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one of my speakers) and myself and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down with MS?". During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence. Here is the problem.

There were Congressional Hearings when aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED! At the time of this first hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye.

Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of dmgs as cyanide and arsenic-- DEADLY POISONS! Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems. Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. This drug also causes Birth Defects.

There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT! The Congressional record said, "It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT". Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off aspartame, their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person. The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.

Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they have patients with retinopathy, when in fact, it is caused by the aspartame. The aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died.

People were telling us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians, that they had relatives that switched from saccharin to an aspartame product and how that relative had eventually gone into a coma.

Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control.

Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and death. Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulates the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled "EXCITOTOXINS:THE TASTE THAT KILLS" (Health Press 1-800-643-2665).

Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE" (1-800-814-9800). Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse told me, women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's Disease.

Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case histories and will post it on the Internet. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, 'We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison". Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when aspartame was first marketed.

He said "his diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss". At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why seizures were rampant (the phenylalanine in aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence).

Just before the Conference, I received a FAX from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison because they are experiencing so many problems in their country. This poison is now available in 90 PLUS countries world-wide. Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from different nations who have pledged their help. We ask that you help too. Print this article out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that contains aspartame back to the store. Take the "NO ASPARTAME TEST" and send us your case history.

I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of aspartame, knows how deadly it is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore, they can not criticize any additives or tell about their link to MONSANTO.

How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on NutraSweet to get off the product. The child was having grand mal seizures every day. The mother called her physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the child off the NutraSweet.

We are still trying to convince the mother that the aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off aspartame, the seizures stop.

If the baby dies, you know whose fault it is, and what we are up against.

There are 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological, because the aspartame destroys the nervous system. Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery of the Dessert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption of an aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Dessert Storm troops. (Remember heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86 degrees F). Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning.

Dr. Roberts says "consuming aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects". The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor - Genetics, at Emory University in his testimony before Congress.

In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor agent). When Dr. Espisto was lecturing on aspartame, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "when they remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of aspartame in them".

Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.

If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label-- DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public.

Since the Conference of the American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world leaders. Again, please help us too. There are a lot of people out there who must be warned, please let them know this information.

Economics.

IT IS PECULIAR HOW MUCH more clear a thing can become when you try to explain it to another person. This is probably why teachers often say they learn more from the students than the students can learn from them.

A friend asked me to try to explain why it is that virtually no young person can afford to either buy or rent a house in the South East of England, and I was called upon to explore all the economic knowledge I have amassed over a long period of time and review it in these terms.

Both house prices and rents have risen a long way out of proportion to everything else in this district, and economists have suggested that because they had been stuck for some years they would continue to rise until they reached their natural relationship to other things and then stabilise, thereafter rising at the same rate as everything else, and so actually all that is happening is that they are adjusting after an unnatural arrest - but I think those economists may be wrong.

The picture I have is quite different. There has been a fashion amongst bankers, whose function in this world seems to be that of lending money that does not exist and charging interest on it, to encourage people who already own houses to borrow more money on different, less restrictive terms (from the bank's point of view) using their existing house as security, to buy property to rent out. Not many people think at all about economics in the broad sense when they borrow. They just look at what appears to be an easy profit and go for it - and as many now know, it works. So, having bought a property and started collecting rent from it the borrower is now in a position to borrow money against that property and buy another, and so on apparently ad infinitum. Becoming a billionaire seems easily in sight.

This strategy gets people to auctions, where they bid against each other, and as all of them can easily borrow money and are all keen on an easy profit they send the bidding through the roof, whilst alongside this the banks go on lending money they haven't got against a paper valuation (properties are valued by finding out what people will pay for them) until one day the wagon stops rolling, and those who have only just got on and are still standing up fall flat on their faces and go bankrupt, whilst the others get a clearer view of reality and see their prices go down a bit or run out of tenants.

But the banks don't care about that as long as they get their 'money' back, and as the whole thing is paper and not real, the bankrupt's property is sold (including his or her home) to raise this fictitious money to satisfy the bank's insatiable thirst for it. The bank, which only started off with the money that depositors paid in (real money in some cases) now has some money that did not exist at all before they created it and started charging interest on it (they created it by lending out many times the amount depositors had left with them, knowing that the depositors would not all appear at the same time to ask for their money back).

By this stage, property prices will have risen considerably, and in response to this I would suggest that it rapidly becomes essential that persons having to either pay rent or buy property will need a substantial pay-rise or it will not be possible to do it, or there will be a spate of bankruptcies and much homelessness. To give them the pay-rise something has to cost more, and so you get inflation to make up the deficit, and if you don't get inflation the price of property has to come back down and those who became billionaires overnight in property find they are not so after all (as when the wagon stopped rolling).

That's about the position, and it does not seem an easy thing to reform, but it might be possible. Many people now are beginning to demand that banks be restricted in how many times over they can lend out the same lot of money, and thereby be obliged to do something a bit more useful for a living instead of just parasiting on our (the public's) ignorance and economic greed, whilst yet others (and sometimes the same people) are trying to promote the idea that, as in historic times, charging interest on money should be illegal, whilst yet others are suggesting that it should be illegal to lend money at all, and so a 'lender' would be obliged to find some other way to profit from providing money for a project or a purchase.

How these things could be achieved can be summarised, and their ideas are not entirely irrational - in fact, they could easily be just as rational as the ridiculous system of economics we currently use. Perhaps the first principle to bear in mind is that whilst politicians and power freaks think of money as a manipulative tool, it should really be the servant of mankind rather than the master, and if we can manage to see it that way, we find that we can approach it in a calm and confident state of mind, and think more clearly about it.

Those who believe that the amount of times banks can create money out of thin air should be restricted say that this creating money (as is probably obvious to most people) is inflationary, and that charging interest is creating yet more money that does not really exist (remember that they are charging 'rent' on money for which they have written 'promissory notes' not even in the form of ordinary banknotes - they have just made an electronic transfer in most cases).

Those who object to interest being charged say that it is inflationary for roughly the same reasons as the 'multiples restrictors' above, but they also object to the idea of someone who is already in great need (or why borrow?) having to pay back more than they borrowed to someone who is not in need or they would not have been able to lend the money (these people are not so worried about the fact that the money is fictitious). They suggest that instead of interest, the lenders could be buying a share of a person's corporate effort if they are going into business, or ???? (these question marks are because I do not quite know what they think about domestic borrowers - however, in a proper system domestic borrowers would not need to exist at all).

Those who believe that debts should be unenforceable (lending made illegal) believe that instead of making a loan you either give someone the money saying they owe you a favour or you buy a portion of their corporate activities if they are going into business.

All these ideas have faults, but it is questionable whether any of them have faults as great as those in the present system.

I must now try to outline the present system, which is so blindingly boring that most people do not understand it, and which nobody (whatever degree or promotional agency they have behind them trying to persuade us to believe otherwise) has yet managed to understand fully. I believe it to be essential that at some stage we actually take the bull by the horns and learn something about economics without allowing ourselves to be bamboozled by bankers and control freaks, experts and politicians. We need to fully understand how it works and what is going on.

The present system of banking in this country works approximately thus:

The bank accepts your cash deposit and by a bit of misleading accounting (not false accounting) is able to create the illusion that it amounts to more than the money you actually deposited, and lends it to someone else for interest (rent). They can do this because they do not actually go to your account and take out the ten pound note you paid in and lend it to someone else, but instead give them a piece of paper that tells them they can use that money (a cheque, transfer, or whatever). As to the ten pound note you paid in, it just went in the till, and they do not know which one is your one.

The problem is that they do not just lend out that which you have deposited with them (which is usually anyway various types of paper promises), but that being able to write bits of paper they lend it out ten or twenty times over and charge interest on each lot lent out. As far as I am able to see, this must lead to inflation - as we have seen with the housing market, but also because the more money you create with a finite number of things to spend it on, the more each thing must cost (i.e. the money must have something to be measured against). As the banks value their assets on the basis of what they like to believe they could sell them for, and this is their rationale for lending far more than they have deposited the whole thing is a wee bit shakey

It should be no surprise to you that if everybody asked for their money back in cash the bank would be unable to pay out, and would have to borrow some promissory notes (ten and twenty pound notes) from the Bank of England or go bankrupt and not pay people - or they could seel their assets, which were valued at a time when there was a lot of money in circulation, and probably would not under the new circumstances fetch anything like the suggested valuation. The last strategy therefore could also lead to bankruptcy for them and their customers.

The Bank of England is a bit of a mystery because it appears to be 50% owned by the royal family and 50% owned by the state and supplies money to the ordinary banks - the tiny portion of the currency that is thought of as 'real' paper money and coins (I think it is about 2% of what is alleged to be in circulation). It also sets interest rates by deciding at regular meetings what it's own interest rate will be - thus creating a situation where the other banks are obliged to follow suit, and many people will be familiar with the bank manager (when banks were human establishments) telling them that the interest on this or that loan will be so much above Base Rate (the Bank of England interest rate prevailing at any given time).

There are many other factors, but somewhere in amongst all this there is a fundamental fault, which causes problems not only in this country but all over the world (Third World Debt, of recent fame, is a good example, being a debt of currency that does not exist, yet with interest to pay, owed by countries who have nothing, and this of course financilly cripples those with whom we should be exchanging pleasantries and goods instead of twisting their arms economically).

In response to all this, and often without anything other than intuition, the public have begun to realise that they can make their own promises and do not have to have bank notes or even cheques to pay for certain things, but can instead start their own informal or formal system of exchange for many of the normal day-to-day activities of British life, leaving those who are obsessed with banknotes to get on with their own economic life. Since those who are obsessed with money tend to be the sort of people who think to get your hands dirty is below them, this works tolerably well, although the scale of things is unbelieveably small in these Local Exchange and Trading Systems. It is a very strange thing that in a LETS a turnover so small it can hardly be measured can significantly alter a person's life, and I can only suggest that the reason is that they are not paying most of their currency to the bank in interest on interest on interest on interest.....but instead paying it for what they get and that is the end of it.

A characteristic of banks appears to be that, despite not having any practical skills of any sort, they would like to be in control of everything, and I would suggest that they do have a role to play in economics but that if they could control themselves we could all be prosperous instead of just bankers being prosperous. I do not, however, intend to suggest that they should be allowed to be in control of anything particularly useful.

I would like finally to pose a question that surprisingly few people ask: Is prosperity a lot of money, or is it an ample supply of the needs of life? The two are not necessarily the same thing, and they are not necessarily connected. We (everybody) have the potential to make and do all the things we always did whether there is money in use or not, and the only thing that would change if it were not would be that we would invent it again to save having to work out who should be allowed to have what.

There is an economics website below that might interest you if you enjoyed reading the above.

Freemasons.

WE WALKED ON making small talk until my friend sunndenly told me she was going to a meeting where they would be able to ask Tony Blair questions and she wanted to know what question to ask in the light of what I had just said about economics. The question I suggested was : "Why do you allow the banks to make the economic/political decisions when the government should be making them?".

This was a bit of a surprise to her, but before we could develop the subject it occurred to me that whatever else was going on it seemed that it was not necessarily the banks who told Tony Blair what decisions to make, and as though inevitably the subject of freemasons came up.

"My father was a freemason." she said, "He never spoke about freemasons but he was grossly dishonest". She knew nothing more about freemasons, but a certain other person I conversed with assured me that Tony Blair was one - however, as they are a secret society (even though they call themselves a society with secrets because secret societies are illegal) I do not know how he knew.

Then I went on to throw in my little bit, which was that logic suggested that Lord Bingham was a freemason because he could not otherwise know with such certainty how many judges were freemasons, and another friend then said that for various other reasons of logic he had to conclude that the chairman of Barclay's Bank and one of the magistates of the City of London were freemasons (largely because of the way they allegedly could so easily bend the law), and we went on like this until we had hung about half the main players in the British government, the City of London and possibly a greater percentage of the judiciary, but never found a solution. If people are bent you can't change that by letting them know you think they are, because bent people seem to recognise each other and protect each other (like one could imagine freemasons doing).

Hourbank Xmas Dinner.

Actually a lunch - and very cheap! Turkey or vegetarian choice, several courses, plus LETSSwing (old-fashioned quiet pop and jazz) from 12.30 to 3.30 at Peckham Settlement, Goldsmith's Rd., Peckham, London SE15. If you are going to have the lunch it costs 3, and you need to phone and book for it (0207 639 7298), but if you only want to come for the band or the social occasion and to meet people, that should be OK without prior arrangement if it is not too crowded.

A description of the Hourbank appeared in last week's issue of Other News.

London Rent Assessment Panel.

(following last week's article)

They ducked this way and that trying to find ways of protecting the status quo, but I have not yet seen their final conclusion.

Perhaps next week I can tell you what happened.

Robert Owen.

Robert Owen is a man who alleges he was swindled by Tarmac and Barclay's Bank out of a business worth a few million pounds, that he has cought Barclay's forging documents, unearthed bent lawyers (blimey, what news!) and that freemasonry comes into the matter. He has also suggested some interesting things about the paperback writer Archer. But there is no space left this week, so hopefully we will have something next week on these subjects.

Southwark.

No comment this week. .......................................................................................................

The stuff that doesn`t often get changed now follows:

This website is about the destruction of countryside and agriculture. Worth a visit if you want to find out about how it is thought the British countryside will fair under the ongoing creep of the multinationals.

This website is one to do with monetary reform. If you are interested in economics it is worth a look. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~bamr1

This is a website for something called The Green Guide. I know nothing about it, but am hoping it is something worthy. Please let me know if it is questionable.

This is a site concerned with one of the most unpopular planning decisions ever made in Greater London, the Crystal Palace Complex. It is so stunningly awful that only a handful of people who do not live near it appear to approve, whilst the rest are not entirely uninclined to mention such things as payola, freemasons....you name it! The site belongs to the London Borough of Bromley, but the aggro generated by it and the destruction of amenity caused by it will be almost entirely suffered by residents of adjoining boroughs and not the people of Bromley themselves.

This is a recycling site based in London, and offering materials to anybody. The organisation is a charity seeking to link suppliers of surplus materials with users. Especially good for the more ingenious designers amongst us.

The email of the people who run the above site is cs@london-recycling.demon.co.uk. They are called Creative Supplies. Look them up for more info.

Here's an interesting education site - particularly for those who have young children and are not quite sure what to do to avoid the worst of what`s on offer in the mainstream of education.They are called www.edrev.org.

early Othernews - 1992, 93, 94.

Early Other News essays.

There were a few essays that went out with the early Other News as a freestanding item. You can read these by clicking below.

Essays.

The Soup Designer`s Handbook.

The Soup Designer`s Handbook.

London Journey - a trip from Docklands through Beckenham and back to Docklands.

Friday Woodworkers.

(Friday Woodworkers are suffering a temporary break due to some of the episodes not having been fully edited at the time of writing. It may take some timne to fix this problem.

Episode 17.

(These articles were written in 1988, and were my first attempt at writing. Some people when shown these fell about laughing, some smiled faintly - and some yawned. I thought I was going to write a technical book, but it soon became apparent that I was much more interested in the people than the technology - and that is the main reason there are no drawings - although it might be rather good to do a couple of caricatures sometime.)

Index of Friday Woodorker articles (and a means of access).

Progress is slow but we`re still moving on.

We are still redesigning The Other News From England. Noticed the change so far?

There is at least one new article this week, and articles on many subjects in earlier issues (which can be seen by clicking below).

Index of earlier issues.

Gabriele Gad on alternative therapy.

A READER COMPLAINED that it was not possible to go back more than 6 articles in Gabriele`s area. Regrettably this is because there is no index, and I have not the time to organise one yet. However, for those determined enough to find the early ones, they should be accessible by going to an early Other News and clicking through from it. This will not be fast, but I think will do the job. They started about November 1997 I think.

editor@othernews.co.uk

Cartoons and graphics.

drawings click here.

sheet music click here.

NEW AREA.

(I wish someone would make a contribution before I am forced to put in some of my own stuff here).

So new, in fact, that there is nothing there. I want to open a section of this site to be used as a kind of green reference. Ordinary folks usually know what to do in order to be green, but there are times when (a) they don`t know the technology, or (b)they are short of ideas, or (c) they would like to see what some other people think.

So the purpose of this area will be for people to describe to others how they made their own electricity, or saved a great deal of domestic water being wasted, or captured the methane gas from their cesspit, designed their solar bicycle with regenerative braking and portable overnight windcharger, caused plants to grow in a desert, made a solar water pump, etc.

A site for forward-looking people, in fact.

It may be very difficult to edit, but I would like a few articles and tips that are concise, easily understood and ecologically useful. Authors will be named if they so wish. These will be left on the site, and gradually as the number of articles builds up hopefully somebody will construct an index. I won`t volunteer myself, as I have yet to make a subject index for the whole Other News site.

Consumers.

ABBEY NATIONAL PLC.

One week carried an article that might be of interest to anybody thinking of taking out an Abbey National mortgage - or those who already have one.

Interestingly, one of the London papers described them as being "among the greediest".

There will soon be a new twist to this story, but I am not sure what it will be until it happens. They are trying to make it as difficult as possible instead of as easy as possible to resolve the present dispute.

LEXMARK 3200 PRINTER.

(see several weeks back).

This Lexmark business gets worse. I refilled the black cartridge with an ordinary cartridge refilling outfit and it won`t print despite telling me that the cartridge is full and that it is printing.

In an earlier issue I told you about my feelings regarding Tempo retailers and the Lexmark 3200 printer I bought from them. I have now found out another thing about it.

The Lexmark 3200 printer I got from Tempo must surely be the most uneconomical printer I could possibly have bought. The black cartridge only does about 250 pages of ordinary type - for 28! That makes each sheet cost 11.2 pence plus the cost of the paper and probably another 11.2 pence more if any colour is used! - ABOUT 22.4 PENCE A SHEET! Nearly a pound for every four sheets!

I wouldn`t recommend you to buy it - but also look at my earlier article for an idea of Tempo`s service.

Wanted

A person to help make up a subject index for the growing numbers of articles on The Other News From England. Email editor@othernews.co.uk

8- or more-track tape recorder. email pcj@gn.apc.org

Also want good working VW or Volvo 7 series 2.4litre turbodiesel engine. This is the type that goes in an LT van or a Volvo 740TD. email pcj@gn.apc.org

2,000,000 at 0% interest would quite good too, although I would probably waste quite a lot of it employing musicians to do the great work.

All material on this site is copyright. Contact me if you want to use it. I am quite flexible. Educational non-profit use is free - but ask for permission and print an acknowledgement. If you can`t think what to print, put:

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That`s all this week folks