Exercise is the best medicine, study shows

Queensland University of Technology | Science Daily

Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women. “What we are saying is that high-intensity exercise is not only good for your physical health but also your brain health. Doctors should be developing exercise programs that are home-based and easy to incorporate as part of everyday activities,” authors say.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help to Reduce the Physical Harm Caused by Smoking

Science Daily

The study, carried out in Greece, assessed the effect of four-week oral treatment with 2 g/day of omega-3 fatty acids on the arterial wall properties of cigarette smokers. The results showed that short-term treatment with omega-3 fatty acids improves arterial stiffness and moderates the acute smoking-induced impairment of vascular elastic properties in smokers.

“These findings suggest that omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the detrimental effects of smoking on arterial function, which is an independent prognostic marker of cardiovascular risk,” said Dr. Gerasimos Siasos, University of Athens Medical School, 1st Department of Cardiology, “Hippokration” Hospital.

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NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell

Alan Jones

Alan Jones is joined by Premier Barry O’Farrell, who defends his government’s policies.

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George Galloway: Resisting war from Gaza to Kandahar

Abir Alsayed
Al Jazeera

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Jenna McCarthy: What you don’t know about marriage

Jenna McCarthy

In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actress.

Jenna McCarthy writes about relationships, marriage and parenting. Full bio »

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Lethal Injection: The Story Of Vaccination

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Bob Brown delivers the 3rd annual Green Oration

The Greens

The full text of Bob’s speech is below:

Fellow Earthians,

Never before has the Universe unfolded such a flower as our collective human intelligence, so far as we know.

Nor has such a one-and-only brilliance in the Universe stood at the brink of extinction, so far as we know.

We people of the Earth exist because our potential was there in the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, as the Universe exploded into being.

So far, it seems like we are the lone thinkers in this vast, expanding Universe.

However, recent astronomy tells us that there are trillions of other planets circling Sunlike stars in the immensity of the Universe, millions of them friendly to life. So why has no one from elsewhere in the Cosmos contacted us?

Surely some people-like animals have evolved elsewhere. Surely we are not, in this crowded reality of countless other similar planets, the only thinking beings to have turned up. Most unlikely! So why isn’t life out there contacting us? Why aren’t the intergalactic phones ringing?

Here is one sobering possibility for our isolation: maybe life has often evolved to intelligence on other planets with biospheres and every time that intelligence, when it became able to alter its environment, did so with catastrophic consequences. Maybe we have had many predecessors in the Cosmos but all have brought about their own downfall.

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Australian Globalist Senator Bob Brown Calls for World Government – (Activist Post)

Bob Brown’s “Global Government” voted on at the Global Greens Congress | Dakar 2012

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Ego: The Greatest Enemy

Short and to the point Carl Jung in person relates to our state of mind.

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MRSA Found in Conventional Milk Shows Why Raw Milk Is Safer

Heidi Stevensongaia-health.com

Currently, raw milk is legal in England. It’s the cleanest and healthiest milk you can buy. MRSA-infested milk from standard cruel tightly-packed operations—milk that must be pasteurized to be rendered anything close to safe—has been found in bulk milk.

If you drink milk from almost any source other than directly from a caring farmer who provides raw, unpasteurized milk, then you should worry. The plan is not to dump this contaminated milk. No, the plan is to pasteurize it and declare it “safe”.

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Research Breakthrough Could Halt Melanoma Metastasis, Study Suggests

Science Daily

In laboratory experiments, scientists have eliminated metastasis, the spread of cancer from the original tumor to other parts of the body, in melanoma by inhibiting a protein known as melanoma differentiation associated gene-9 (mda-9)/syntenin. More than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and melanoma is the deadliest form. With further research, the approach used by the scientists could lead to targeted therapies that stop metastasis in melanoma and potentially a broad range of additional cancers.

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The Labor government under Rudd-Gillard failed the most basic test

Bill Mitchell | bilbo.economicoutlook.net

On September 7, 2013, the federal election in Australia saw the incumbent Labor Party deposed in fairly categorical terms and replaced by the “born-to-rule” conservative coalition (Liberal and Nationals). The Labor Party had been in power for two terms since 2007 after defeating the conservatives even more categorically, who had, in turn, been in power for 11 years. The Labor Party stormed to office in the 2007 federal election, taking 22 seats of coalition (and a further 1 from an independent) to hold 83 seats (primary vote 43.38 per cent, and two-party preferred 52.70 per cent). The conservative coalition was reduced to 65 seats (in the 150 seat lower house). The conservative Prime Minister lost his own seat so great was the rout. Between 2007 and 2013, the Australian Labor Party squandered that lead and in the process we had three Prime Ministers (2 different) as the Party factions conducted an internecene war. After last Saturday’s defeat, one of the Labor Prime Ministers (who had been deposed in June 2013 as a result of her total failure to win electoral appeal) wrote her assessment of the state of Labor as a result of the electoral defeat. The article – Julia Gillard writes on power, purpose and Labor’s future – is an extraordinary exercise in self-denial, despite much of it providing an assessment that I would agree with.

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Headlines: Pesticides on fruit and veg ‘are wrecking men’s fertility

Source: Mail Online

Pesticides found on fruit and vegetables could be doing untold damage to male fertility, research suggests.

Thirty of 37 crop chemicals tested interfered with the action of testosterone, the sex hormone critical to a healthy male reproductive system.

Worryingly, 16 of the 30 had not previously been linked with hormone disruption.

Environmental campaigners say the effects could be particularly severe in the womb, with lack of testosterone feminising unborn boys, raising their odds of reproductive defects at birth and low sperm counts and testicular cancer in later life.

The European Commission-funded research was carried out on cells in a lab. The British scientists behind the work say they cannot be sure that humans would be similarly affected, but more extensive testing is urgently needed. The study from the University of London’s School of Pharmacy focused on pesticides widely used in Europe.

Many are fungicides which are sprayed on strawberries, lettuce, grapes and other fruit and vegetables close to harvest, the journal Environmental Health Perspectives reports.

They are not, however, contained in preparations used non-commercially in gardens and on allotments. Pesticide manufacturers say theirs is the most tightly-regulated sector of the chemical industry.

But researcher Professor Andreas Kortenkamp said that while manufacturers may follow the law to the letter, the law does not require pesticides to be tested for their effects on hormones.

He said: ‘There is a lot of testing but this hormonal activity falls behind the sofa.
‘We need a two-pronged approach. We need the chemical companies to take this a little bit more seriously but we also need to appeal to the EU regulators to make the tests mandatory.’

Pesticides have also been blamed for a host of ills from incurable brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease to stunting the intelligence of the unborn child.

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The Greatest Medical Fraud in History – The Pain, Profit and Politics of AIDS

Does HIV really cause AIDS? Can we really believe the pharmaceutical industrial complex?

Could it be that after so many years of research, and so much money being spent, that the entire orthodox medical establishment has been wrong about AIDS, or even worse, has sought to profit from a system that it KNEW was flawed from the beginning?

Join legendary documentarian and best-selling author Gary “Mr. Natural” Null, Ph.D., for a journey into the darkest recesses of the medical industry – a journey that not only asks the most painful questions, but even proposes the most intriguing truths about a disease we continue to know so little about.

For more information and in-depth investigative reports visit http://garynull.com

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The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth

John Pilger | johnpilger.com

The other night, I saw George Orwells’s ’1984′ performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”

Acclaimed by critics, the skilful production was a measure of our cultural and political times. When the lights came up, people were already on their way out. They seemed unmoved, or perhaps other distractions beckoned. “What a mindfuck,” said the young woman, lighting up her phone.

As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in ’1984′. “Democracy” is now a rhetorical device. Peace is “perpetual war”. “Global” is imperial. The once hopeful concept of “reform” now means regression, even destruction. “Austerity” is the imposition of extreme capitalism on the poor and the gift of socialism for the rich: an ingenious system under which the majority service the debts of the few.

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Cartoon: Student loans

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2045: A New Era for Humanity

In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congress was held in Moscow. There, over 50 world leading scientists from multiple disciplines met to develop a strategy for the future development of humankind. One of the main goals of the Congress was to construct a global network of scientists to further research on the development of cybernetic technology, with the ultimate goal of transferring a human’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier. Read More

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Focus on the Psychology of Dehumanization

In times of conflict the involved parties often see their opponents as dangerous, inhumane, or even evil. According to psychologists, when we look down on one another, see others as lesser human beings, or violate human rights, we have entered into a dangerous psychological process called dehumanization. Throughout history it has been shown that this process opens doors to human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide. Dehumanization stems from a combination of intense fear, indifference, apathy and hatred. We dehumanize those that we perceive as a threat to our well being or values. Main criteria being a different ethnic background, skin color, ideology, or physical capacity.

Although all people have basic human rights, during dehumanization morality and justice are ignored, and any harm that occurs tends to usually be morally justified. Internally, we create images of our perceived opponent, which are usually negative stereotypes based on fear, hatred, and anger. These negative emotions, make it is quite difficult to feel compassion towards one’s enemy. Everything becomes black and white, and we often think we must either win or lose. This is where we find faults in our opponents and intent to classify them as immoral, inhumane, dangerous, or evil.

“Dehumanization or the expulsion from humanity makes rights violations a lot easier – easier to justify, also to one’s own conscience – because there can be no human rights violations if the victim is not really human or less then human. A non-human does not have human rights.” – Filip Spagnoli, PhD, author.

Psychologists advise that during this part we often tend to project our own faults onto others, making us blind to our own errors. This further increases chances of conflict and opens doors to more dehumanization.

Normal people expect justice when injustice occurs. When this does not occur, people lose trust, faith, become hardened, bitter or even apathetic towards others. Furthermore, compassion or empathy – the human bond – is neutralized when we see injustice go unpunished, rewarded or even glorified.   All this has a dehumanizing effect on the general public and creates divisions. Dehumanization can occur in any context that shows a lack of empathy. It occurs between countries, regions, political parties, sporting teams, partners, and co-workers, and is present in all types of media. In fact, every time we lose respect for someone, and are unable to tolerate the difference, dehumanization can take place.

A good reflection of how humane we are towards one another, is not only to look at what happens in real life but also in cyberspace, especially in those chat rooms and forums. Because of the added hidden identity factor, it is much easier for people to post dehumanizing and abusive comments. When the need to be right dominates, and egos clash, any situation can show a lack the humanness and respect. The concerning point is that this can happen in general society.

Humanity must realize that all that is human must always take priority, whether it is a man-made global warming, or an overpopulation problem. When we allow ourselves to be completely dehumanized, we will end up fighting each other with dire consequences.

Regaining of humanity must be achieved through the development of empathy, and the establishment of personal relationships between conflicting parties. We should learn to live peacefully and be tolerant and respectful of different opinions.

wattThe above is an extract from Alan Watt’s Blurb “Modern Mythological Enemies Versus the Man in the Mirror – Psychological Projection in the Scientific Era” July 4, 2007. (www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com)

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The man who says pensioners should leave their ‘empty nest’ homes… and the £1.5m five-bedroom des res where his parents live alone

Source: Daily Mail

He is  the man who believes that millions of Britain’s pensioners are, to put it bluntly, taking up too much space.

Last week Angus Hanton and his Labour-backed think-tank launched a report saying that ‘empty nesters’ should be ‘encouraged’ through a new land tax to downsize. This, it was argued, would help make room for younger generations.

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Cartoon: War is peace


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‘No-fish’ zones to sink house prices

Source: Adelaide Now

COASTAL property prices will take a big hit with the introduction of “no-fishing” zones.

The zones are being proposed under the Marine Parks conservation plan.

The value of thousands of holiday shacks, rental properties and homes in or near the planned 140 no-go zones across South Australia will fall by 25 per cent on average, State MP and former valuer-general John Darley has warned.

“Fishing is a big attraction at many coastal towns across the state and if you take that away then demand and prices will fall,” Mr Darley said. “And a lot of shacks have been built in areas they wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the fishing – so their value will fall even further.”

Mr Darley said the introduction next year of the zones would have a similar impact on the coastal real estate market as the recent drought had on property prices in Goolwa.

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