Mark Corske’s ENGINES OF DOMINATION

Political power — armed central authority, with states and war — is it part of human nature? Is it necessary for human communities? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to live at the expense of communities? A tool that does violence to human nature and the world?

Engines of Domination offers a theory of political power as a tool for making tools of human beings — an engine that converts human energy into authority and privilege for the rulers. Invented in the Bronze Age, brilliantly refined for six thousand years, today the engine has caused a human emergency that threatens to destroy our world.

This documentary makes a powerful argument that there is only one way to save the future. Armed central authority must be abolished, giving way to a world of peaceful voluntary communities — in other words, an argument for anarchism.

From the creators of Unveiled and Lifted comes a visual adaptation of Mark Corske’s book Engines of Domination.

Produced by Mark Corske, Justin Jezewski and Cari-Lee Miller
Edited by Justin Jezewski

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Clinical Trials -Heartache and Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic (Ep 2)

Originally posted 2012-09-25 05:18:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The projections for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are alarming, but not all the news is bad. The second installment in this series from UCLA assesses the progress researchers have made in understanding the disease and highlights some promising clinical trials and diagnosis techniques that could slow its progression, possibly the first step towards prevention and cure.

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89 sieverts per hour measured in soil near Columbia River in Washington — Worst contamination just feet from groundwater

Originally posted 2012-02-07 19:45:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Annette Cary
EneNews

Hanford officials have settled on a plan to clean up what may be the most highly radioactive spill at the nuclear reservation.

It depends on calling back into service the 47-year-old, oversized hot cell where the spill occurred to protect workers from the radioactive cesium and strontium that leaked through the hot cell to the soil below.

Radioactivity in the contaminated soil, which is about 1,000 feet from the Columbia River, has been measured at 8,900 rad per hour [89 sieverts per hour]. Direct exposure for a few minutes would be fatal, according to Washington Closure.

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Microwave Ovens: Remove Them From Your Kitchens

Originally posted 2012-03-25 09:13:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Health Coach
GreenMedInfo

NOW ! ! !

Should we end this coaching session right here and now? We’d like to but so many are attached to this little EMR & Microwave outputting beast. Truly, the Microwave Oven has become a permanent fixture in virtually every kitchen in America.

What an unmitigated health disaster this has created!

Let’s take a look at the evidence. Not scientific just yet. The real evidence known as nuked food.

How many times have you gone to a restaurant and been served a nuked baked potato? We don’t go to restaurants, and we don’t eat potatoes (they’re nightshades); nevertheless, in years past we have been out and about and have seen the thing they called a baked potato in the many fast ‘food’ restaurants and franchised ‘food’ chains.

Would you eat that baked potato and if so, why would you do such a thing?!?!
Can we end this discussion now or must we go on.

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Up, up and away: how money power works Down Under

Originally posted 2012-03-23 05:24:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

John Pilger
John Pilger.com

One of my first jobs as a junior reporter was to meet flights bringing famous people to Australia. Growing up in a country far from everywhere (except, as my father would say, “where you come from”), I was led to believe that Australia’s honour was at risk unless a well-known person from Over There said something flattering about us, preferably the moment they arrived at Sydney airport. There was a designated list of attributes they could comment on. These were: the weather, the beaches, the harbour, the harbour bridge, the happy people, the beer. When an exhausted Elizabeth Taylor stepped off her piston-engined flight from California and faced the mandatory barrage of questions, she replied: “Where am I, for Christ’s sake?”

This was understandable but ill-advised. Readers of the Australian press were warned that Taylor and her accompanying husband Mike Todd, the Hollywood producer, were problem people who did not appreciate their good fortune in being among us. Todd’s “dwarf-like and grizzled” appearance and the size of the bags under his wife’s eyes became the subjects of particular tabloid scorn. Their stay was brief.

It was the first scheduled jet flight that drew us closer to the rest of humanity. This momentous occasion gave me my first front page story in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, which declared solemnly, “A new era in civil aviation has dawned…”. The inaugural aircraft was a Boeing 707 of the national airline Qantas, an acronym for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. Founded in the outback town of Winton, Queensland in 1920, Qantas is today the world’s oldest continuously operating airline and, along with the great cricketer Don Bradman and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, occupies a place in the nation’s affections. Most important, it is the only major international airline in the jet age never to have lost an aircraft in a fatal accident. Perhaps wary of holding such a distinction to fortune, Qantas advertising never mentions it.

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Best pizzas revealed

Originally posted 2012-03-31 08:01:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Helen Wellings
Today Tonight

The big brand takeaways and the supermarket pizzas have all been analysed to uncover the healthiest choices, and sort them from the crust demons.

What are Australia’s all-time favourite pizza flavours?

“The super supreme has been really popular forever. The Hawaiian pizza is really, really popular in Australia, and the Barbeque Meat Lovers,” Pizza Hut Australia’s Graeme Houson said.

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Liver stiffness predicts liver failure, cancer and mortality in cirrhotic patients

Originally posted 2012-07-11 04:43:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Dawn Peters
EurekAlert

Researchers from Spain established that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Findings available in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, also show that measurement of liver stiffness predicts potential recovery and survival in patients with cirrhosis, adding to the prognosis value provided by the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) or model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic HCV affects up to 170 million people worldwide, with more than 350,000 of those dying from HCV-related liver diseases annually. WHO also reports that in 2010 nearly 34 million individuals worldwide were living with HIV. Additionally, a 2008 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that mortality rates were highest among those infected with HCV at nearly five deaths per 100,000 people. In fact, since 1999 deaths from HCV have steadily increased and now exceed HIV infection mortalities.

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Cartoon: Crisis

Source: Eneko

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USDA downplays own scientist’s research on ill effects of Monsanto herbicide

Originally posted 2011-08-20 21:37:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Grist.org

What would happen if a USDA scientist discovered that one of the most commonly used pesticides on the planet with a reputation for having saved millions of tons of US soil from erosion was — rather than a soil savior — a soil killer?

That, to quote a certain paranormal expert, would be bad. And yet, it’s true.

This news came to the fore thanks to a recently published must-read article from Reuters on how government regulators are “dropping the ball” on agricultural biotechnology. It begins with the story of USDA scientist Dr. Robert Kremer. Kremer has spent the last fifteen years looking at Monsanto’s blockbuster broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate (aka RoundUp), the most commonly used pesticide in the world and the companion to Monsanto’s possibly monopolistic RoundupReady lines of genetically engineered seeds.

While exact figures are a closely guarded secret thanks to the USDA’s refusal to update its pesticide use database after 2007, estimates suggest upwards of 200 million pounds of glyphosate were dumped on fields and farms in the US in 2008 alone. That’s almost double the amount used in 2005.

Glyphosate has a reputation as the “safest” of all the agricultural herbicides and has become the primary means of weed control in industrial agriculture. While being the best of an extremely nasty bunch may be the faintest of praise, the USDA relies on this perception, which has been fueled by industry and government research indicating that the chemical dissipates quickly and shows low toxicity (as poisons go, that is) to humans.

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The Familiar Food Which May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

PsyBlog | spring.org.uk

A new study finds that a diet which includes walnuts may delay the onset, progression and even the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

The animal study, which is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that a walnut-rich diet increased memory, learning skills and even reduced anxiety in mice (Chauhan et al., 2014).

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Cartoon: Brazil

Originally posted 2013-06-30 07:14:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Watch Mercury Kill The Brain: Vaccines And Neurodegeneration

Originally posted 2011-12-19 21:40:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

According to neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, people who get the flu shot five years in a row have a ten-fold increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

The flu vaccine still has the full amount of ethyl mercury, contained in the preservative thimerosal.

This video from the University of Calgary shows the death of brain cells after their exposure to mercury.

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Alcohol substitute that avoids drunkenness and hangovers in development

Originally posted 2011-12-03 21:25:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Telegraph

The new substance could have the added bonus of being “switched off” instantaneously with a pill, to allow drinkers to drive home or return to work.

The synthetic alcohol, being developed from chemicals related to Valium, works like alcohol on nerves in the brain that provide a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.

But unlike alcohol its does not affect other parts of the brain that control mood swings and lead to addiction. It is also much easier to flush out of the body.

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Monsanto Panics: Drops Another $3.5 Million to Defeat GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

Christina Sarich | naturalsociety.com

The ballots are out and voting has begun. Monsanto is panicking, and so are their biotech and GMO manufacturing friends. So much so that they just dropped a staggering $2.5 million in addition to what they’ve already spent to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon – bringing the total to $4.5 million in just one state. They also dropped another cool million in Colorado – bringing the total to about $5 million in that state – all to keep voters from checking that YES LABEL GMOs box at the voting booths or on their ballots. What exactly are these companies trying to hide from U.S. consumers?

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Lose the weight, not the potatoes, study says

Taylor & Francis | sciencedaily.com

People can eat potatoes and still lose weight, a new study demonstrates. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index in weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet. “Some people have questioned the role of potatoes in a weight loss regimen because of the vegetable’s designation as a high glycemic index food,” explained the lead investigator of the study. “However, the results of this study confirm what health professionals and nutrition experts have said for years: it is not about eliminating a certain food or food groups, rather, it is reducing calories that count.”

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Some direct questions for the BBC that it’ll never answer.

Originally posted 2012-11-20 20:13:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Pointman’s

The revelations of the last couple of weeks, have shone a bright light into some dark corners of the BBC and what’s been exposed, while very disturbing and quite frankly seamy, comes as no surprise to those of us who’ve long entertained doubts on its supposed impartiality, integrity and even its basic journalistic competence. There’s for too long been an air of smug complacency about the whole organisation, buttressed by their idea that everyone just naturally couldn’t help but love it to bits.

This has led to the corrupting mindset that anyone critical of the organisation, was somehow just a reactionary and therefore their criticisms could at best be humoured or at worst, totally discounted. Any person or any organisation, who thinks they’re above criticism, are on that arrogant slippery slope into decadence. They stopped listening to any viewpoint which wasn’t comfortably approving years ago.

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What Will the World Inherit From GE Salmon?

Dr. Gerry Goeden | independentsciencenews.org

It’s true; about 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial fisheries collapse through overfishing. According to FAO (2010), 70% of the world’s large commercial fisheries have either failed or are not far from it.

When things started to go wrong with world fisheries, fish farming was hailed as the ultimate solution. Fish could be produced cheaply and pressure removed from wild stocks. It seemed like the perfect solution to a very big problem.

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Thought Question: Abortion

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Scientists Working On Zapping Bad Memories

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It sounds like science fiction. The idea that bad memories could be erased with a flash of light.

Well, the future is here – at least for mice.

Researchers at the University of California Davis Center For Neuroscience are learning how to use lasers to erase specific memories in mice. Something that could possibly benefit humans one day.

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