Tax – can we pay LESS and get MORE?

Money is one of the biggest illusions. However, in the illusory existence of modern society, it is even more important to understand the rules of the game. Make no mistake. It is a game. During The Money Maverick Show, Marcus Matthews will be investigating with Jonathan Isaby on tax and if the public can pay less and get more. After graduating from the University of York in 1999, Jonathan embarked upon a career in journalism at the BBC as a political analyst in the Westminster newsroom, and four years later was recruited by the Daily Telegraph. He spent five years there – as deputy editor of the paper’s diary column and latterly writing his own daily political column – before joining the leading political website ConservativeHome.com as Co-Editor in November 2008: this made him the first journalist from a British national newspaper to leave the mainstream media to work full time in the blogosphere and subsequently the first professional “blogger” to be accredited with a Lobby pass by the House of Commons authorities. In August 2011 Jonathan joined the TaxPayers’ Alliance as its first Political Director, a role in which he is ensuring that the TPA’s messages are reverberating around the corridors of power in Westminster and Whitehall. A regular political pundit and newspaper reviewer on radio and television, he helped research Dean Godson’s acclaimed biography of David Trimble, Himself Alone. His own first book –Boris v Ken: How Boris Won London, co-written with Giles Edwards – was published in June 2008.

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April 19, 2012 at 20:03 Leave a comment

Meat-Eaters Protect Yourselves!

Over the last couple of years, I have been increasing my research into food, drinks and other foodstuffs for two particular reasons – the health of my family and for my book, Shattering the Grandest Illusions. I can tell you one thing I am certainly not deluded by: the incredible amount of poisons (a.k.a ‘toxins’ to make it easier to swallow) that are imbued within the food stuff.

My conclusions are pretty straight-forward. The vast majority of the diseases suffered by humans are directly related to the food we eat. I know. I worked in the medical devices industry specialising in endoscopy equipment for gastro-intestinal diseases. Therefore, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that we can remove the majority of the causes for diseases such as cancer by simply changing our eating habits.

So, you can imagine my horror when I read an article by ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ earlier today:

“People who regularly eat chicken and other meat are unwittingly making themselves more susceptible to antibiotic-resistant ‘super bugs’.  Poultry farmers are illegally using a broad-spectrum antibiotic in animal feeds that was banned for agricultural use in 2005.”

The antibiotic that is being referred to is fluoroquinolone, which was banned because it is becoming increasingly inoccuous to a resistant superbug. For years, farmers have been knowingky using drugs to fatten up chickens, sheep and beef simply to increase profits. I remember the absolute craziness surrounding the Mad Cow’s Disease (BSE) fiasco in the 1990s. Can you believe cattle were being fed remains of other cattle in order to increase the yield? In the UK alone, 180,000 cows were infected and 4.5 million had to be slaughtered. Humans who got infected by the disease developed CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease). By 2003, 143 people had fatally been infected by CJD.

My further conclusion is that I cannot trust the meat-farming industry enough to continue eating meat. Today, I am primarily a pescetarian, which means I mainly eat vegetables and fish. Converting from a regular meat-eater to a primarily vegetarian diet was far more easier than I thought. Then again, I’m very lucky – I have Chrissy White and her Gourmet Revolution Show to help guide me! Chrissy will be interviewing a seasoned expert, Juliet Gellatley, in phasing into a vegetarian diet. Juliet is the Founder and Director of  founder and director of Viva! – Vegetarians International Voice for Animals.

  • Time: 7pm BST (British Summer Time)/11am PST/2pm EST/8pm CET
  • Date: Wednesday 11th April 2012
  • Place: On the web on http://www.untangledfm.com
  • Price: It’s FREE!

No registration is required. Simply visit http://www.untangledfm.com. If you miss the live show, then you can hear the replay within minutes by visiting http://untangledfm.com/index.php/replays

Join The Gourmet Revolution Show and discover the astonishing truth about the meat and dairy industries. Juliet  Gellately has a vitally important and positive message that will inspire you to rethink you relationship to meat and dairy, challenging the deep seated beliefs that exist around animal based foods. Hear how she really highlights the healthy, guilt free options available to us all. When you are ready for change, want to supercharge your health and just don’t know what to do….start here!

As a final note, personally I do not believe everybody should become a complete vegetarian. That is certainly a personal choice. However, I strongly believe everybody has the right to know what external additives and toxins go into their food before making a decision to eat. As there is less chance of contaminating vegetables (with the exception of herbicides, pesticidesa and GMO!!!), I opt for that option for my family and I.

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Founder, UnTangled FM

ABOUT JULIET GELLATLEY

Juliet Gellatley is the founder and director of Viva! – Vegetarians International Voice for Animals – a campaigning group based in Bristol, UK. We have a sister group, Viva! Poland (also founded by Juliet) in Poland – www.viva.org.pl.

Juliet originated National Vegetarian Week (when working for the Vegetarian Society as campaigns director in the 1980s and 90s) with the support of Linda McCartney and her campaign SCREAM!! took the truth about factory farming into the nation’s schools for the first time. The result was a network of youth campaigners across Britain which dramatically increased vegetarianism amongst young people.

 By working closely with education authorities, her CHOICE! campaign increased the number of schools offering healthy vegetarian main meals from 13 per cent to 65 per cent. She launched and edited the first veggie youth mag in the UK, Greenscene.  After her adult campaign Feeding You the Facts, a survey revealed that vegetarianism in Britain had doubled in one year.  She left the Society as director in 1994 to found Viva!.

Viva! is a vegetarian and vegan organisation which campaigns energetically to end the abuse of animals killed for food.  It is motivated by passion and backed by science. Juliet also founded and directs the UK national charity, the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation, which launched in 2002 and concentrates on campaigning on health and nutrition. All groups are funded by public donations.

April 11, 2012 at 12:42 Leave a comment

Does the Business World Need a Revolution?

“That will be £2.20, sir”, I said to the customer who proceeded to pay for his Chicken Curry and Pillau Rice.

That was the first customer order I took for my dad at his take-away in 1982. In those days, we let people know we existed via newspaper ads and leaflet drops. I was responsible for the ads. Then we would work our butts off to cook the best food and give the best service we knew how. Unfortunately, my dad was not the award-winning chef he would be ten years later and we were not located in a town famous for its connoisseurs of world cuisine. The true curry fans associated the curry with getting drunk before eating the hottest dish on the menu or even off the menu! Sunderland was also going through the worst recession in its history. Therefore, to say business was tough is an understatement. Unsurprisingly, our business shut down in less time than we could have imagined.

There is no doubt that, historically, most entrepreneurs go into business to make a profit. Given that there are 4.5million businesses in the UK and 99% are SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), many of which are sole traders and partnerships, cashflow is the main means of survival. In fact, the British economy is hugely dependent on SME’s to thrive.

However, in a desperation to merely survival (50% of businesses fail in the first year and 97% by the third year), many entrepreneurs end up following the herd and resort to methods to market their business, which is out of integrity. In the 1970s and ’80s, motoring magazines were usually on or near the top shelf. Car and motorcycle ads would have bikini-clad size zero models sprewn over the vehicle. That hasn’t completely disappeared today. Today, the gaming industry uses sex and gratuitous violence (computer games) to attract a younger audience.

Of course, how can the sales profession be ignored? Most people loathe pushy salespeople who are in your face, right? So, why do so many people do it? I left the sales-training industry in 2007 specifically because the sales trainers who were the most successful in getting clients were teaching fear-based selling. What does that say about the state of business?

Ever since I ran like a the Road-Runner from the sales-training industry, I have been praying for a new way to sell to be revealed to us. At the end of last year, my prayers were answered! Unbeknownst to me, one of my new friends, Lynn Serafin, had been researching like crazy about sales and marketing in order to find a new, integral and integrated way for businesses to attract customers and keeping them. Her book, ‘The Seven Graces of Marketing‘, is the new bible for ANYBODY and EVERYBODY who wishes to build a profitable business that creates true value for the enterprise, the customer and the world.

Lynn will be joining me on tonight’s Consciousness Revolution Show at 7pm BST (British Summer Time) to reveal what it takes to move a business from merely surviving to going beyond thriving by understanding the Seven Deadly Sins of Marketing and the Seven Graces of Marketing. Here are the details:

  • Time: 7pm BST, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 8pm CET, 11.30pm IST
  • Date: Monday 9th April 2012
  • Place: on http://www.untangledfm.com
  • Price: FREE
  • Registration: No need. Follow this blog here or Facebook to keep updated.

If you own a business, wish to start a business or are looking for ways to be more successful in business, then feel free to tune in. Does the business world need a revolution? Actually, that question no longer matters. The revolution has already started!

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Host of The Consciousness Revolution Show on Untangled FM

ABOUT LYNN SERAFINN

Lynn Serafinn, MAED, CPCC, is a certified, award-winning coach and teacher, marketer, social media expert, radio host, speaker and bestselling author. Her eclectic approach to marketing incorporates her vast professional experience in the music industry and the educational sector along with more than two decades of study and practice of the spirituality of India. In her work as a promotional manager she has produced a long list of bestselling mindbody-spirit authors. Passionate about re-establishing our connection with the Earth, she supports the work of the Transition Town network in her hometown of Bedford, England.

‘Is marketing making us ill?’

That is the question marketer and coach Lynn Serafinn poses in her eye-opening, informative and inspiring book The 7 Graces of Marketing: how to heal humanity and the planet by changing the way we sell. A bold, holistic and often spiritual examination not merely of the world of advertising, but also of our entire world view, this book reveals how our relationships with Self, others, our businesses, our economy and the Earth impact every aspect of our lives. Lynn shows the impact consumer culture has upon our health, our economy and the delicate ecological balance of our natural world. As much for the conscious consumer as the business owner, this book shows why traditional ways of selling are ultimately doomed to fail, and how both business owners and consumers can begin to heal the world by embracing a new paradigm Lynn calls ‘The 7 Graces of Marketing.’

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April 9, 2012 at 12:10 Leave a comment

The Lost Art of Critical Thinking

Human beings have one very important distinguishing factor from that of other mammals. We have the ability to make choices…consciously. Sure, animals make choices, too. However, their choices are based on pre-determined programmes that they are born with, which are then influenced by the environment they live in.

Humans also have the ability to make choices either through conditioning and programming or through a conscious process of critical thinking. The final decision is made with the heart, but for true staying power, that decision is made with the intuition. Unfortunately, I will go as far to say that over 97% of people’s thinking is based on predetermined patterns and programmes. Therefore, when a person thinks they are thinking consciously, they are, in reality, going through a pattern of thought based on their programming.

Critical thinking involves asking great quality questions that require some pondering and involves the use of all faculties beyond the five senses. For example, when looking at the vast volume of money (in the billions of dollars) spent on cancer research every year, one would imagine that cures, beyond chemotherapy and radiotherapy, would have been found for major cancers by now. Not so. Western medicine has an almost entire focus on fighting the symptoms than treating the causes.

A person who was utilising critical thinking would perhaps figure out that the pharmaceutical corporation whose sole purpose is to grow shareholder’s profits has no interest in eliminating a phenomenal cash-cow like cancer. It will also be obvious why politicians blatantly support and are supported by the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, a critical thinker would firstly investigate further into alternative routes to dealing with cancer as well as bring to account those who betray the trust of the public in order to protect the interests of corporations, i.e. politicians.

In the meantime, here is a short clip that you may find interesting on one ancient science that may begin to start shedding light on dealing with cancer…

For people interested in finding out much more on the work done by Marcus Freudenmann through his DVD documentary, Cancer is Curable Now, please check out the video by clicking this link: Cancer is Curable Now Trailer!

I leave you with this. The human race is going through a massive awakening in this period of our history. The awakening process is not optional nor is it difficult. Those who choose to take ownership of their right to use critical thinking, i.e. truly think and feel for themselves, will enjoy a smoother journey than most. I hope you are one such person.

Love and gratitude

Harun Rabbani

April 7, 2012 at 23:55 2 comments

UnTangled FM Internet Radio

Great news! Despite the technical challenges just over two weeks ago, my new radio station, UnTangled FM launched successfully on March 19th. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous during the launch week. Those nerves were put to rest after hearing the wonderful quality of guests and presenting that my colleagues have gifted us all with.

I hope many more people get an opportunity to listen to one of the many wonderful shows on UnTangled FM. These include:

  1. The Consciousness Revolution Show – interviews with global frontiers of science and consciousness
  2. The Essence is all about the feminine spirit in a changing world
  3. The Sara Ellis Show is for people who want better sex and relationships
  4. The Gourmet Revolution is about healthy eating and living
  5. The Health & Happiness Show is for people who want to create better physical and emotional health
  6. Divine Conversations investigates the role of different faiths in modern society
  7. Dr Phyllis’ Social Enterprise Hour is for people who want to create a business that also makes a massive difference to other people and the planet
  8. The Money Maverick investigates how real wealth is created.

There is no registration. Just jump to our webpage – www.untangledfm.com. You can also follow us on our fan page on Facebook and Twitter to keep abreast of shows and other developments.

Have an amazing time!

Harun Rabbani

Visionary and Founder, UnTangled FM

March 31, 2012 at 01:02 Leave a comment

Human Rights & Micro-Finance

It’s quite amazing that one of the greatest human rights inequalities that most people don’t consider as a violation of human rights is abject poverty. Creating a world where there is true human rights, justice and peace requires taking real action at the grass roots levels. During Divine Conversations, radio host, Alison Levesley interviews Professor Julia Hausserman about her work with Rights and Humanity, a charity supported by patrons, HH Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dadi Janki and several other internationally renowned leaders. During this interview, Professor Hausserman shares how she has successfully led her organisation through the path of peace ‘development’.

This interview was followed by Dr Phyllis’ Social Enterprise Hour and her guest, Tom Sanderson, CEO of Five Talents Micro-Finance. Tom explains exactly how micro-finance is critical in lifting people into a state of self-sustenance. Given the financial mess that the global banks and governments have created, perhaps micro-financing could be the answer to lifting people out of financial crises in the Western world. You can listen to the replays of both interviews on www.untangledfm.com/index.php/live.

Enjoy!

Harun Rabbani

Founder, UnTangled FM

March 22, 2012 at 20:49 Leave a comment

Happiness & Vibrancy

When one of our new hosts, Edwina Griffin, on our new radio station, UnTangled FM, told me about the guests she has lined up in the forthcoming weeks, I was impressed. In fact, every single host has some phenomenal people they’ll be interviewed. A couple of nights ago, it was 3.30am and I was having trouble sleeping. So, I began to listen to one of Deepak Chopra’s classic audio CDs, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind to distract me. As I was listening he was referring to a brilliant experiment where a Harvard University professor experiments on the power of the human mind with very old people. By the end of the few weeks of the experiment, quite literally every participant in the experiment looked as if they lost twenty years. This was measured in through their biochemistry, heart rate, finger nail lengths, etc. I just thought this was genius and ever since then, I wanted to get this message out to the world that humans have the capability of stopping and even reversing the effect of time on our physical bodies.

Here’s the clincher. Nobody knew about this desire of mine. Guess what Edwina does? Her very first interview guest on The Health and Happiness Show is…Professor Ellen Langer, the Harvard University professor who carried out the experiment on the very old people! How’s that for synchrnocity?!!! Edwina will be interviewing the good professor tonight at 9pm GMT on UnTangled FM, which is 8am in Sydney (where Edwina is based). I encourage you to listen in to this live show. Here is the link to listen to the show live:

http://www.untangledfm.com

Earlier on in the evening, Chrissy White of The Gourmet Revolution will be interviewing Juliet Gellatley who will be talking about her campaign on vegetarianism and stopping cruelty to animals. They will be on on UnTangled FM at 7pm GMT. Juliet Gellatley is the founder and director of Viva! – Vegetarians International Voice for Animals – a campaigning group based in Bristol, UK. Juliet originated National Vegetarian Week (when working for the Vegetarian Society as campaigns director in the 1980s and 90s) with the support of Linda McCartney and her campaign SCREAM!! took the truth about factory farming into the nation’s schools for the first time. The result was a network of youth campaigners across Britain which dramatically increased vegetarianism amongst young people. By working closely with education authorities, her CHOICE! campaign increased the number of schools offering healthy vegetarian main meals from 13 per cent to 65 per cent. She launched and edited the first veggie youth mag in the UK, Greenscene.  After her adult campaign Feeding You the Facts, a survey revealed that vegetarianism in Britain had doubled in one year.  She left the Society as director in 1994 to found Viva!

Click here for listening to the live show:

http://www.untangledfm.com

I hope you can join in this early stage of UnTangled FM.

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Founder, UnTangled FM

March 21, 2012 at 16:56 Leave a comment

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