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Our Immune System: Guerrilla warfare strategy?

The Immune System preferred strategy is to conduct a Guerrilla warfare against poisons, viruses, bacteria…

As Immune System detects an enemy, it dispatches small contingents of white blood cells or other weapons to counter the attacker. Here are possible outcomes:

1. The enemy destroys the first counter attack and the system responds by sending a greater contingent…

2. If the enemy has the ability to split  faster than the while cells, the second counter attack is checked and destroyed

3. The enemy generally foresees how the system will react and opt to spread its forces to different locations (organs) in the body to confound the system and starts a new attack in a different place

4. The immune system is in a situation where it has to block contingents in many locations in order to get intelligence on the whereabouts of the enemy…

5. The system is ready to launch a full blown counter offensive as it comprehends the nature of the strategy of the enemy

Inoculating the system with weakened enemies is meant to allow the system to fabricate special battalions of antibodies to confront the stronger strains.

Unless the system reaches a condition of launching a full-fledge attack, it will fail to learn the seriousness and tactics of a particular enemy.

This means, if the enemy is vanquished before the system goes all the way, the immune system will not learn much its lesson and will repeat the initial Guerrilla warfare. The enemy is thus defined and characterized as acquiring “resilience”, thanks to a deficient learning process of the enemy. The enemy has learned how to counter the system strategy.

Antibiotics destroy both the enemy and the while blood cells, and the system is in a precarious situation until it recovers for another confrontation.

If the system is not given a chance to learn to adopt the full counter-offensive strategy, the enemy will prevail and the body would need even “stronger antibiotics”.

The system is weakened in that process and the body is relying on outside intervention to stay alive.

Mind you that almost all medications are identified as poisons by the system. Salt is dealt with as intake poison and the white blood cells converge toward the salt.

Oxygen is a poison too, and initially it was a lethal poison until the system learned to accommodate with a certain level of oxygen in the body.

If you have the habit of taking all kinds of medications, your system is in constant battles with man-made enemies, in addition to the ones that the environment is sending.

If you don’t allow your system to learn the level of seriousness of the enemy by reaching the decision of full-blown counterattack, your body will be weakened by intrusive “resilient” enemies: Your system failed to identify the seriousness of the enemy.

The ultimate battle with a nasty enemy is raising the temperature of the body (fever): The higher the temperature, the more serious is the invader.

The living invader split fast under normal body temperature, and is disturbed and frequently wiped out under higher body temperature.

If you are addicted to medication, most likely you are subject to frequent higher temperature.

Your only ally for a sane body is to allow your system to identify early on the invaders and the level of their danger. Full counteroffensives are meant to raise the body temperature.

Note 1: I am not into the medical profession. I let my imagination run wild to explain why certain doomed patients eventually recover.

Note 2: If this hypothesis is valid, one strategy for vanquishing a terrible virulent enemy is to lure most of the enemy to a specific part of the body, and asphyxiate it with external intervention in that location. The system will have a fighting chance against the remnant elements of the enemy. The lure could be a certain “preferred food” for the enemy or injecting a weakened strain… so that the enemy comes to the rescue

Note 3: The longer the battle, the better the system in altering special fighting blood cells, trained to confront particular virulent enemies. Sort of advancing specialized divisions in its guerrilla warfare.

Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord

Last month, over 1,100 poor working women and children died when a clothing factory collapsed. The government of Bangladesh decided to close dozens of these factories, pending structural investigation for the usage of these building…

Bennetton had a supplier in the Rana Plaza factory that collapsed last month, killing more than 1,100 people. All these building were meant for residential dwelling, and not for hundreds of heavy machineries…

A 2010 factory fire at a facility that made cardigans for H&M killed 21 people.

The deadline to sign onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh passed on Tuesday, and at least 14 major North American garment retailers declined to participate in signing the Factory Safety Accord.

The Huffington Post  posted this May 17, 2013:

The agreement, which demands a 5-year commitment from participating retailers to conduct independent safety inspections of factories and pay up to $500,000 per year toward safety improvements, has seen greater support abroad than in the U.S.

Major European retailers — for example, Marks & Spencer and Carrefour — have joined the agreement.

Swedish retailer H&M and Italian fashion house Benetton  signed on.

PVH, parent to Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, signed the accord, along with Abercrombie & Fitch, which agreed just hours before the deadline.

That leaves plenty of U.S. retailers absent from the agreement, according to the Worker Rights Consortium, an international labor monitoring group. However, some retailers, like Walmart, claim they are working on separate initiatives to improve conditions and workplace safety in Bangladesh.

Here are 14 North American retailers manufacturing goods in Bangladesh that have not signed the safety accord:...

  • Walmart

    Walmart declined to join the Bangladesh safety accord, instead decided to create its own safety program to address factory working conditions in the country. The program will help more than 17,000 workers in 34 factories in Bangladesh, according to “new principles [that] actually go further than the accord,” Walmart said in a statement.

  • Gap

    Retailer Gap will sign the safety accord if rules on “how disputes are resolved” are changed</a>, the company said in a statement. Gap says it does business with 78 factories in Bangladesh.

  • Macy’s

    Macy’s has reportedly declined to sign onto the safety accord, instead electing to develop its own safety standards for factories in Bangladesh, along with other retailers, Canadian Safety Reporter reports.

  • Sears/Kmart

    Sears has not signed the safety accord despite its “ongoing efforts to work collaboratively with other brands and retailers to improve working conditions in Bangladesh,” the company wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. Instead, Sears says the company is working with retail trade associations to create an “alternate proposal” for improving factory safety. <a href=”http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-15/business/ct-biz-0516-sears-bangladesh-20130516_1_safety-accord-industriall-building-safety-agreement&#8221; target=”_blank”>

  • JCPenney

    JCPenney has said it’s working with the North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group to improve conditions in <a href=”http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-15/bangladesh-safety-accord-is-too-binding-for-american-retailers&#8221; target=”_blank”>Bangladesh, but the retailer has not signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh</a>, Businessweek reports. “Moving forward, we’ll strengthen our audit requirements related to structural and electrical inspections, and continue enforcing a policy that prohibits the use of factories located within multi-use buildings,” JCPenney wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.

  • VF Corp

    VF Corp, which owns brands such as The North Face, Wrangler jeans and Vans, has not signed the accord. It wrote in an email to The Huffington Post that the company “has a long history of working in Bangladesh and intends to maintain operations in the country … We are currently evaluating all agreements and programs aimed at addressing safety standards to determine the best opportunity to create effective change [for Bangladesh garment workers].”

  • Target

    Target has declined to join the safety accord, instead <a href=”http://pressroom.target.com/news/targets-position-on-bangladesh&#8221; target=”_blank”>highlighting its involvement with the North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group</a>, a third-party organization that will endorse its own <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/16/u-s-retailers-arent-signing-a-new-safety-accord-for-bangladesh-heres-why/&#8221; target=”_blank”>“broad set of [safety] proposals,”</a> according to The Washington Post.

  • Kohl’s

    Despite <a href=”http://www.calvert.com/newsArticle.html?article=20447&source=RSS%3A+All+Calvert+News&#8221; target=”_blank”>facing pressure to join</a>, Kohl’s has yet to sign onto the safety accord, according to the Worker Rights Consortium.

  • Cato Fashions

    Despite receiving pressure to sign the accord from labor and consumer groups, <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/business/global/hm-agrees-to-bangladesh-safety-plan.html?_r=0&#8243; target=”_blank”>Cato Fashions is yet to get on board with the agreement</a>, The New York Times reports.

  • Carter’s

    OshKosh B’Gosh parent company Carter’s has yet to sign the Bangladesh safety accord, says the Worker Rights Consortium.

  • Nordstrom

    In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, Nordstrom reviewed its operations, affirming it <a href=”http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2020985594_nordstrommeetingxml.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>produces apparel at three factories in the country</a>. While saying it will work with the American Apparel and Footwear Association to improve worker conditions, Nordstrom has not signed on to the Bangladesh safety accord, the Seattle Times reports.

  • American Eagle Outfitters

    American Eagle is among retailers cited by the Worker Rights Consortium who have not yet signed on to the Bangladesh safety agreement.

  • The Children’s Place

    Kids’ retailer The Children’s Place is reportedly still evaluating <a href=”http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/05/13/hm-sign-bangladesh-labor-agreement/2154991/&#8221; target=”_blank”>whether it will sign onto the safety accord</a>, USAToday reports.

  • Foot Locker

    Despite <a href=”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-05/wal-mart-nixed-paying-bangladesh-suppliers-to-fight-fire.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>links to Bangladesh manufacturing</a>, Foot Locker has yet to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, according to the Worker Rights Consortium.


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