Quote: Hill on judgement

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Fluoride Dangers

More and more people are becoming aware of the dangers of sodium fluoride and demanding that the fluoridation of our drinking water be stopped.

However, doubts about putting a poison in our drinking water are not new.

This antiquated film clip demonstrates that our government has known for a very long time that sodium fluoride, even in weak concentrations, is damaging and destructive to cellular tissue.

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Originally posted 2011-12-29 17:40:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Hindsight Bias: I Knew It All Along!

PsyBlog
spring.org.uk

Going into business for yourself is scary. Despite all the potential rewards, compared with getting a safe job with a big firm, being an entrepreneur means accepting huge risks.

All entrepreneurs know that there are no guarantees and that new businesses fail at a frighteningly high rate. Still many manage to convince themselves that their venture will be different.

As you might expect, as a group entrepreneurs are remarkably optimistic about their chances of succeeding (otherwise why bother?).

One study asked 705 entrepreneurs who were about to start up a new business how they estimated their chances of success (Casser & Craig, 2009). When the researchers got back to them a while later about 40% had quit their new business. This 40% were then asked: what did you think your chances of success were before you started?

The first time they estimated their chances of success, before their business failed, they guessed, on average, 77.3%. Afterwards they recalled this figure to be 58.8%.

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Originally posted 2014-03-04 18:52:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Startling admissions in IVF journal

Michael Cook
bioedge.org

Some IVF patients are being offered risky, unsafe techniques which have not been developed with clinical trial and which offer dubious benefits, according to an extraordinary article in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online (RBO). Writing in the journal founded by Robert Edwards, who won  a Nobel Prize for developing IVF, two British scientists have made a devastating critique of the IVF industry. Rachel Brown and Joyce Harper, of University College London, say:

“In 1978, the first child conceived by IVF was born. In the following 33 years, numerous technologies and techniques have been developed … However, these techniques have rarely been robustly tested and approved before they are routinely offered to infertile couples. In other cases, a development in our scientific understanding of a technique has failed to be quickly incorporated into clinical changes. This raises the concern that some of the techniques offered to some patients offer little or no benefit, and in the worse cases is not confirmed to be safe.”

Brown and Harper worry that even riskier techniques — such as artifical gametes — are being developed, yet scientists may not be ready to change their ways to put patient safety first and to use randomised trials to test safety and efficacy.

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Originally posted 2014-12-13 20:10:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Sneaky: Coca-Cola Removes Known Carcinogen to Avoid Cancer Warning Label

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society

In a move to avoid being slapped with a cancer warning label, Coca-Cola is making an emergency recipe alteration that involves removing a known carcinogen from the mix. Showing that the company is more interested in preserving sales than actually ridding its products of known cancer-causing substances, the company chose to remove the toxic ingredient to avoid the warning label — not to actively protect the health of the consumer. The compound (used for the drinks’ caramel coloring), known as 4-methylimidazole (4-MI or 4-MEI), has been ousted by the Center for Sciences in the Public Interest as a powerful carcinogen.

In fact, the Coca-Cola company even denied the cancer link, stating that the findings by CSPI and others were simply untrue. Calling the warning label ‘scientifically unfounded’, Coca-Cola says that there is no public health risk that justifies any change.

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Originally posted 2012-03-09 21:08:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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All GM Field Trials in India to be Stopped

Dr. Mercola
mercola.com

One week from today California voters will vote on Prop 37 and we will see if truth will win out over corporate greed, and hopefully people will finally be given the right to know what is in their food.

The state of affairs in India with respect to GM foods is further validation of the importance of labeling GM foods with Prop 37 in California.

Over the past 16 years, it’s estimated that more than a quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide after being convinced to plant Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) seeds (especially Bt cotton), then having their crops fail, leaving them in financial ruin.

Earlier this year, India’s National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a government agency, sued Monsanto, the world leader in GM crops and seeds, and their collaborators, the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company, for biopiracy, accusing them of stealing local varieties of eggplant to develop a genetically modified version.

It seems now that the country may have had enough, and is citing the precautionary principle in their announcement that all GM field trials should be stopped until certain conditions have been met.

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Originally posted 2012-10-30 19:39:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Quote: Ruiz on assumptions in relationships

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Raquel Welch: the ‘era of porn’ has ‘annihilated’ men

Kathleen Gilbert
LifeSiteNews

March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As one of America’s most revered sex symbols, she might not be the first celebrity to jump to mind as a crusader against pornography. But Raquel Welch, who rose to icon status as the beauty in the leather bikini from the 1966 movie One Million Years BC, told Men’s Health Magazine in an interview posted online March 8 that today’s sex-saturated culture had sapped the meaning out of sex, and damaged countless men through the pornography industry, which she called “an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos.”

“It’s just dehumanizing. And I have to honestly say, I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it,” Welch said of rampant sexual addiction. “Where is the anticipation and the personalization? It’s all pre-fab now. You have these images coming at you unannounced and unsolicited. It just gets to be so plastic and phony to me.

“Maybe men respond to that. But is it really better than an experience with a real life girl that he cares about? It’s an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos.

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Originally posted 2015-04-11 08:25:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Magnets could prevent heart attacks by thinning the blood as effectively as aspirin

Source: Daily Mail

People at risk of heart attacks are often prescribed aspirin to thin the blood, but now scientists believe that MAGNETS could one day be used instead.

Scientists at Temple University in Michigan found that a device that uses a magnetic field to thin fuel, can have the same effect on human blood.

Professor Rongjia Tao pioneered the use of electric or magnetic fields to decrease the viscosity of oil in engines in 2008. He realised that this could work on our own circulation system in a similar way.

Because red blood cells contain iron, Tao has been able to reduce a person’s blood viscosity (resistance to flow) by 20-30 per cent by subjecting it to a magnetic field for about one minute. The field measured 1.3 Telsa which is about the same as an MRI machine.

After testing numerous blood samples in a laboratory, Tao found that the magnetic field polarises the red blood cells causing them to link together in short chains, streamlining the movement of the blood.

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Originally posted 2014-02-02 13:38:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Postpartum psychosis big risk for mothers with bipolar disorder

Northwestern University | eurekalert.org

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new Northwestern Medicine review of literature on the rare and under-researched disorder.

Postpartum psychosis almost always stems from bipolar disorder but is often missed because of its rarity and lack of research on the subject, according to the review from Northwestern Medicine, Stanford University and Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands.

Compounding the problem, physicians are reluctant to prescribe lithium for breastfeeding women for fear that the drug will negatively impact the baby. However, a small number of lithium-treated mothers and breastfed babies have been studied and the infants had no adverse effects with careful followup, Wisner said. Lithium is the most effective and fast-acting drug to treat postpartum psychosis.

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Hit Star Wars game lets players ‘own’ and torment female slaves with electric shock collar

Source: Daily Mail

Gamers playing the hit online game Star Wars: the Old Republic are torturing and abusing a female ‘slave’ character with punches and an ‘electric shock collar’ – and enjoying it.

The character comes with a ‘shock collar’ that allows gamers to ensure ‘obedience’.

YouTube videos show players of the million-selling role-playing hit abusing the character with electric shocks and backhanded slaps to the face, with captions such as ‘Keeping your slave in line.’

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Originally posted 2012-01-06 16:25:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Big Brother Australia Looking to Monitor Full Spectrum Communications

Nicholas West
activistpost.com

The most expansive set of surveillance powers since the attacks of 2001 are set to be rolled out in Australia unless there is overwhelming public resistance.

The new proposals are being issued by the intelligence community itself, and involve collecting data on every Australian’s telephone conversations and Internet usage, then storing it for two years.

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Originally posted 2012-07-14 07:06:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Matrix: A Formula On How To Stop Making Cancer

Dr.Thomas Lodi
preventdisease.com

How do we stop making a specific disease? A leader in Integrative Oncology, Internal Medicine, Nutrition and Homeopathy–Dr. Thomas Lodi shares his wisdom on cancer prevention and 20 steps to a formula on how to stop making cancer.

All biological entities are designed to regenerate, rejuvenate and procreate. So, when one picks an apple from a tree, they will find that two more have grown in its’ place next season. And when one weeds the garden, they soon find out that not only have the same weeds returned, but there are new ones sprouting up all over. And, if I cut my finger, it heals. That is, my finger is restored to its’ original condition without a break in the skin.

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Originally posted 2012-09-13 05:40:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Congressmen can’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ in mail

Source: Washington Examiner

Looks like the PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a “Merry Christmas,” if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars.

Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be “franked,” or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent in official mail.

“I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no ‘Merry Christmas.’ Also told cannot say ‘Happy New Year’ but can say ‘have a happy new year’ – referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday,” said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.

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Originally posted 2011-12-17 07:38:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Cell Phone Towers: The 3 a.m. Alarm Clock

Source: Conrad LeBeau

Mobile Phone Tower - 2Today, millions of Americans in cities awaken around 3 in the morning and then struggle to get back to sleep. As the number of devices (cell phones, iPods, GPS, Wi-Fi, smart meters, wireless broadband for laptop computers, etc.) that emit microwave radiation has increased in the past 10 years, so has the number of Americans who suffer from sleep interruptions. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the percent of people who are not satisfied with the quality of their sleep has increased from 15% of the population (43 million) in 2002 to 40% (120 million) in 2009. In addition, there has been a proportional increase in the number of people using prescription drugs for insomnia. Marching in step with both these numbers has been a steady and proportional increase in the number of cell phone towers and antennas and devices that use wireless technology based on high-frequency microwave radiation. Today we have over 100,000 cell phone relay towers in the US and 2 million antennas.The increasing level of electromagnetic pollution has caused the nation’s health to spiral downward. It is like watching a train wreck in slow motion; no one seems to be able to stop it. Too many people are in denial that any problem exists at all. Most public discussion has been limited to cell phones and how long it takes for them to give you a brain tumor, but the sleeping giant of all health problems from this technology is itself sleep interruptions. The number of adults developing high blood pressure due to sleep interruptions is increasing by about 500,000 every month. The percent of adults with hypertension is moving on a fast track from 1 in 3 to half the population. Like a volcano building up pressure leading to an eruption, tens of thousands of strokes and heart attacks will soon follow, if not already under way. I have written a book, Insomnia, Fatigue and Cell-Phone Towers, in an attempt to awaken the public to the perils of electromagnetic pollution from microwave radiation and provide a number of solutions. The following interview with Beverly from Las Vegas is excerpted from the book and shows the depth of the problem as well as the denial of the problem that grows worse by the hour.

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Originally posted 2011-09-10 08:06:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Why We’re Deleting Our Facebook Page

Limited Run

Hey everyone, we’re going to be deleting our Facebook page in the next couple of weeks, but we wanted to explain why before we do. A couple months ago, when we were preparing to launch the new Limited Run, we started to experiment with Facebook ads. Unfortunately, while testing their ad system, we noticed some very strange things. Facebook was charging us for clicks, yet we could only verify about 20% of them actually showing up on our site. At first, we thought it was our analytics service. We tried signing up for a handful of other big name companies, and still, we couldn’t verify more than 15-20% of clicks. So we did what any good developers would do. We built our own analytic software. Here’s what we found: on about 80% of the clicks Facebook was charging us for, JavaScript wasn’t on. And if the person clicking the ad doesn’t have JavaScript, it’s very difficult for an analytics service to verify the click. What’s important here is that in all of our years of experience, only about 1-2% of people coming to us have JavaScript disabled, not 80% like these clicks coming from Facebook. So we did what any good developers would do. We built a page logger. Any time a page was loaded, we’d keep track of it. You know what we found? The 80% of clicks we were paying for were from bots. That’s correct. Bots were loading pages and driving up our advertising costs. So we tried contacting Facebook about this. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t reply. Do we know who the bots belong too? No. Are we accusing Facebook of using bots to drive up advertising revenue. No. Is it strange? Yes. But let’s move on, because who the bots belong to isn’t provable.

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Originally posted 2013-08-19 20:13:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Researchers debunk ‘five-second rule’: Eating food off the floor isn’t safe

Rutgers University | sciencedaily.com

Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.

Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it’s OK to scoop up food and eat it within a “safe” five-second window. Donald Schaffner, professor and extension specialist in food science, found that moisture, type of surface and contact time all contribute to cross-contamination. In some instances, the transfer begins in less than one second. Their findings appear online in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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The influence of fat when gut bacteria is reduced by antibioticsm

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | sciencedaily.com

A study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) lipid metabolism researchers lends additional insight into how bacteria in the gut, or lack thereof, influences intestinal mast cells (MMC) activation and perhaps fat absorption. The study, “Antibiotics Suppress Activation of Intestinal Mucosal Mast Cells and Reduce Dietary Lipid Absorption in Sprague-Dawley Rats,” is currently available in the online edition of Gastroenterology.

“A change in the absorption of fat is very important for the development of obesity studies,” says the study’s principal investigator Patrick Tso, PhD, Mary Emery Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UC College of Medicine. According to the National Institute Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), overweight and obesity are risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems. In the study, funded by NIH R01 DK092138, Tso and his team compared intestinal fat absorption and mast cell activation in rodents placed on antibiotics to clear their systems of bacteria and a control group, and then introduced lipids (fats) to both groups.

“Our results suggest that the presence of gut microbiota is involved in MMC activation, induced by the ingestion of fat, and contributes to fat-induced permeability,” says Tso, adding that the study also found a “novel role of the gut microbiome in the promoting the absorption of lipid.”

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Your Vision and the Emotional Imbalance

A holistic approach to health emphasizes the whole being and looks at how each part affects the whole. It attempts to bring harmony and balance to the entire structure via paying attention to the specific parts and any correlations between the body. Symptoms are analyzed to identify the existing problem that is affecting the parts and then treats the whole-being in mind rather than treating only the parts that exhibit the symptoms.

A healthy vision is a sign of a balanced inner state. Robert-Michael Kaplan, in his book The Power Behind Your Eyes states that:

A good vision is more than the ability to see 20/20 on an eye chart. Any vision problem is a message alerting us to an unbalanced inner state.

Eyeglasses, medications, and the latest laser surgery may correct impaired vision but the underlying inner emotional imbalance is overlooked. A holistic therapy approach should consists of identifying the causes of vision problems and developing natural, noninvasive plans for treatment.  This should consist of easy-to-follow exercises, diets, changes in mental focus and lifestyle.

According to Kaplan (1995), eye problems are manifestations of unresolved emotional issues and the lack of inclusion of your soul in your life. Nearsightedness (myopia) is related to being afraid to handle what life offers us and therefore preferring to mentally focus inwards. Farsightedness (hyperopia) is related to not being able to deal with close-up aspects of one life, unresolved anger, issues of intimacy, relationships, family and career.

Glaucoma is related to the mental build up in one’s life and macular degeneration is related to a loss of focus on the central part of life, and a loss of a loved one. Eye crossing is when life is too much for you and you feel overwhelmed.

In addition to proposing an Integrated Vision Therapy, Kaplan encourages the clarity of vision, which is only achieved by “looking through the heart” using empathy. He stipulates that we must see our life through our eyes and heart and not only the logical mind, as this will allow us to trust ourselves and give life a different perspective. This principle is very much related to the ancient Toltec wisdom.

Copyright © Robert Mijas 2011

References

Kaplan, R.M. (1995). The Power Behind Your Eyes: Improving Your Eyesight with Integrated Vision Therapy. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press.

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Women in Tech: What’s the Real Story?

Toptal | toptal.com

Infographic by the Toptal Developer Network

 

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