...over 630 heart stopping and thought invoking pages offering a frightening preview into a terrifying future...
...a future where horrendous, Government-backed Goliaths terrorize mankind...
...a horrific futuristic scenario that touches on the very edge of the abyss, stretching the imagination to snapping point and the nerves to sheds as it rockets to a disturbing - and unforgettable end!
In 1911 people were fascinated to learn that in searching for a new source of energy,
for the good of humankind, scientist Ernest Rutherford conducted a
series of experiments in what newspapers of his day called: "splitting the atom." On the 20th July 1969 people around the globe were excited and rejoiced when Neil A. Armstrong (Astronaut) became the first man to set foot on the moon. In Cape town South Africa in December 1967, the world crossed a threshold and won a major battle against our old adversary-death! But, we need to ask the question... ... are these new discoveries really in our interests?
Way back in 1990, reputed British Medical Journal Lancet had pointed out that kidney transplants done on West Asian patients in the makeshift hospitals in Mumbai had exposed patients to life threatening infections and diseases. Even so end stage renal failure patients from Canada, Pakistan, Malaysia and Bangladesh make a beeline to India to get kidneys transplanted. In India, there are 1,30,000 patients who die of renal failure a year. Many transplant patients from around the world are driven to seek treatment in India on account of the affordable cost and the relative ease in dealing with legal authorities. Meanwhile, a state of the art facility for organ transplants, the first of its kind in India, will be ready at Hyderabad towards the end of this year. The 150-bed hospital facility is promoted by Rabindranath GE Medical Associates Pvt. Ltd.
India too has a thriving bazaar for illegal trade in organs, which continues to flourish despite legislation banning it. Last year, New Delhi police had swooped down on an Andhra-based gang which was successful in inducing bankrupt farmers - victims of crop failure - to part with their kidneys in various private hospitals of New Delhi. Similarly, in June this year a gang inducing desperate people to donate their kidneys was busted in Vijaywada. While earlier Chennai and Mumbai used to be the notorious centres of "racketeering in kidneys", in recent years the Garden City - Bangalore - has been in the limelight for unethical trading in this most vital human organ. In fact, local newspapers in Bangalore had reported that a massive kidney racket continues to thrive in the city as no efforts have been made to rectify the loopholes in the Organ Transplantation Act of 1994. Significantly, the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department has a list of 201 unrelated kidney transplants conducted by ten unauthorized medical institutions in Bangalore based on the permission given by the "authorization committee" set up by the government of Karnataka in 1994. It is taken for granted that the surgeons involved in the transplantation procedure get Rs. 40,000 per case while a tout pockets not less than Rs. 60,000 for every kidney procured unethically.
In Thailand, a panel established by the Thai Medical Association found that a leading hospital violated medical ethics in procuring kidneys and other organs from terminally-ill patients and their relatives. Some of the reported cases were those where patients were apparently allowed to die so that their organs could be harvested and sold to wealthy patients requiring organ transplants. On another front, a report appearing in London newspapers had revealed that a British hospital was at the centre of an organ retention scandal. Apparently the hospital admitted that a pharmaceutical company had been given body parts from living children in return for financial donations. It was reported that thymus glands removed during complex heart surgery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital at Liverpool were given to Imtix Sangstar between 1993 and 1998. Of course, the British government had ordered an enquiry into this bizarre episode.
The findings of Rutherford's experiments was refined by other scientists and later used by the military to exact a terrible price from civilian men, women and little children and... ...the 'giant step for mankind' from the earth to the moon has enabled one country, a so called super-power, to dominate and intimidate the world by positioning spy satellites and nuclear weapons over our heads. So how long will it be... ...before Christian Barnard's path-finding work is used, commercially and ruthlessly, to obtain human kidneys, lungs, eyes, and death-only recoverable organs such as hearts, at any cost to be transplanted into the highest bidder for vast profits? Or has it already begun?
Books can be turned into incredible powerful tools if they are read by the right people. If certain books will provide you a relaxing lecture before bedtime, others will keep your mind busy when you will take the subway to work. But only the best books can make you see live from a completely different perspective. Here are some awesome books that will influence the way you think and change your life completely.
Fascinating books you must read
A book that will remind you how to be a child in a world full of wonders is “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. You probably forgot how to enjoy simple things in life and that curiosity keeps our spirits young. Read this book in a rainy afternoon or when it is time to go to sleep and you will sure have reasons to smile, since it will remind you that we have to be playful with words, in love and in life as well.
“The best American short stories” is a wonderful book that everyone should read sometimes. The authors manage to bring pages alive with their talent and the stories you will read will definitely make you see life from a completely different point of view. Log out from Camplace and enjoy lecturing lovely writings of Charles D’Ambrosio, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike and many other famous authors.
When you feel blue and you need a reason to pull yourself together, Elinor Lipman’s “The Inn at the Lake Devine” will cheer you up in the best possible way. This book will change your life because it tells the story of a Jewish girl that is obsessed with an anti-Semitic Hotel in Vermont. It is actually a punchy romantic comedy with melancholic moments and pages filled with courageous thoughts, so the result delivered is definitely astonishing.
Lovers of non-fiction books will adore M Scott Peck’s “The Road Less Traveled”, which is a cross of spirituality and psychology that will charm you. It describes what it takes to be a fulfilled person and the wisdom in these pages will make you stop for a few minutes and ask yourself if you really are happy the way you are now. No wonder why most people avoid this road…
Discover “The History of Love” with the help of Nicole Kraus. This book within a book is delightful and represents the perfect lecture for those who still dream of perfect love. Lea and Alma, these two perfect lovers will join you during your business travel, so do not forget to pack it if you wish to have a really enjoyable time while you will be away from your life partner.
Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” will change the way how you see the gift of giving. The story of this young boy who is loved by the tree will touch your heart and maybe it will also shed a tear. Stop thinking it is a children’s book, read it until the end and you will learn something new about you: that affection should be given to those who really deserve it. What other books managed to change your life?
Their adventures take them first to Brazil where, with two other company employees, they join forces with the Amazonian natives and fight a bloody jungle battle against Transplant Inc's hired killers.
The novel is heralding a timely warning: -
"Red Chinese political prisoners are beheaded on a human-organ-when-needed-in-the-west basis." Read Sherman H. Skolnick's report, in the USA link.