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Originally posted 2011-06-30 19:52:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Startling documentary shows evidence of brain damage from Mercury in silver amalgam fillings. Most dentists who deny mercury is harmful, will remove them without precautions and can cause a relapse or an equivalent of over 10 years mercury exposure in one go if they drill them out, so if you think you need to remove and replace them, be sure to search out a qualified dentist who uses correct procedures to remove & replace them with safe alternatives like ceramic fillings, or else leave them in until they need replacing if you have had them for ages, and get ceramic ones or a safe alternative to mercury amalgam.Tags: alternative, amalgam, amalgam fillings, BBC, brain damage, ceramic fillings, damage, dentists, equivalent, evidence, exposure, google, mercury amalgam, mercury exposure, mouth, poison, relapse, safe alternatives, silver, Startling, Videos
Originally posted 2013-03-03 09:35:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
In this episode, Peter investigates the nature of War and human conflict; the White House declares War On Nature itself; a french chef prepares an international delicacy for the kids; Louie the Logic Gremlin returns to piss everyone off and our Man on the Street gets rowdy. Special guest appearances by Stephane Chivot, Katie Goodman & Rick Overton.
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Originally posted 2011-11-18 06:49:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
You likely didn’t realize that the First Rule for the Carbon Tax Club is … nobody talks about the Carbon Tax Club.
And not only that … it could cost the poor Aussies big bucks if they say what I just said about the Carbon Tax Club.
Gotta love totalitarianism in the service of national eco-themed suicide …
From Miranda Devine’s blog at the Australian Telegraph (emphasis mine):
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THE whitewash begins. Now that the carbon tax has passed through federal parliament, the government’s clean-up brigade is getting into the swing by trying to erase any dissent against the jobs-destroying legislation.
On cue comes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which this week issued warnings to businesses that they will face whopping fines of up to $1.1m if they blame the carbon tax for price rises.
It says it has been “directed by the Australian government to undertake a compliance and enforcement role in relation to claims made about the impact of a carbon price.”
Originally posted 2013-04-02 15:30:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Angie Takanami | Yahoo
In a world first, Samoa Air has begun charging passengers per kilo, rather than per seat.
Under the new policy, passengers pay a fixed price per kilogram, varying according to the length of the flight and route, and can nominate their weight when booking but they will be weighed on scales at the airport.
Head of Samoa Air, Chris Langton, told ABC radio he believed the policy was “the concept of the future,” and that he believed it would help promote health and obesity awareness.
“People have always travelled on the basis of their seat but as many airline operators know airlines don’t run on seats they run on weight and particularly the smaller the aircraft you are in the less variance you can accept in terms of the difference in weight between passengers,” Mr Langton told ABC radio.abc radio, air fares, airline operators, airlines, angie, chris langton, Economics, Headlines, health, kilo, kilogram, obesity, per, policy, Samoa Air, scales, Society, takanami, variance, weight, Yahoo
Robin Meadows | plosbiology.org
Spider silk is wonderful stuff—light as the breeze and stretchy yet stronger than steel. People can manufacture synthetic fibers, such as Kevlar, that come close but can’t begin to match the process spiders use. Their silk proteins, called spidroins, rapidly convert from the soluble form to solid fibers at ambient temperatures and with water as the solvent. Not only is this beyond us, we don’t even know how spiders do it. Now, in this issue of PLOS Biology, new research by Anna Rising, Jan Johansson, and colleagues shows that silk formation involves structural shifts at either end of the spidroin and that these shifts are completely different, overturning the hypothesis that these protein terminals play similar roles.
Spidroins are big proteins of up to 3,500 amino acids that contain mostly repetitive sequences, and the nonrepetitive N- and C-terminal domains at opposite ends are thought to regulate conversion to silk. These terminal domains are unique to spider silk and are highly conserved among spiders.
Spidroins have a helical and unordered structure when stored as soluble proteins in silk glands, but, when converted to silk, they contain ?-sheets that lend mechanical stability. We know that there is a pH gradient across the spider silk gland, which narrows from a tail to a sac to a slender duct, and that silk forms at a precise site in the duct. However, further details of spider silk production have been elusive.
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