four “D’s” … dead … dying … disease … disabled … so surprise … ! !

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… The prevailing joke in the slaughter-houses is … hot-dogs meat contains the four “D’s” … dead … dying … disease … disabled … so surprise … ! !



7,000 Clinical Studies Concur – This Meat is a Clear Invitation to Cancer…

Posted By Dr. Mercola | April 11 2011 … read complete article at …

If you are for some reason choosing between rotisserie chicken and a hot dog, it turns out, surprisingly, that the hot dog may be the better option. That’s because hot dogs, and similar meats such as pepperoni and deli meats, are relatively free of carcinogenic compounds.

A study examined a number of ready-to-eat meat products for the presence of heterocyclic amines (HCAs). HCAs can increase your risk of stomach, colon and breast cancers.

According to MSNBC: … Pepperoni had the least HCA content … followed by hot dogs and deli meat … Fully cooked bacon … and rotisserie chicken meat … contained all five types of HCAs tested. Rotisserie chicken skin had significantly higher HCA levels".

the ‘ends’ justify the mean$ …

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… Perhaps the author of this letter is correct and for Arizona the ‘ends’ justify the mean$ …


… Our legacy of late is that we elect to office those whose ‘moral-compa$$’ finds true north in the arm$ of their benefactor$ not in the arms of the electorate…



Get real … attempting to legislate MORALITY is losing game …

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… Orin Hatch has no problem sending America’s young men and women to foreign soil to die for corporate-America … but he wants ‘big-brother’ to watch your every move … Prohibition did not work … the so-called War on Drugs does not work … Get real … attempting to legislate MORALITY is losing game …


Sen. Hatch Wants More Porn Prosecutions

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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding more federal obscenity prosecutions. The letter was co-signed by more than 100 other senators and congressmen. Here’s an excerpt:

Last June, an important briefing in the Capitol outlined how pornography has changed, becoming more harmful, addictive, and available, and linked to other crimes.  Researchers, scholars, and other experts explained, for example, how today’s hardcore pornography is typified by extreme violence against women and how pornography consumption can contribute to sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Another expert warned that Internet adult pornography normalizes sexual harm to children, while another addressed the growing connection between pornography and sex trafficking…

Simply put, we know more than ever how illegal adult obscenity contributes to violence against women, addiction, harm to children, and sex trafficking.  This material harms individuals, families, and communities and the problems are only getting worse.

Hatch is full of crap. We don’t “know” any of these things. In fact, every conceivable social trend over the last 20 years obliterates the idea that porn is causing widespread societal harm.

The rise of the Internet in the mid-1990s made porn increasingly accessible to the point that today, just about everyone can watch people have sex damn-near any time of day, in every conceivable manner, in in every possible vareity. If Hatch and his colleagues are right, over the last 15-20 years, we should have seen a massive increase in the social ills listed in Hatch’s letter.


… Just what are you smoking … ?

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  So you really think Congre$$ … U$ $upreme Court … Pre$ident … chooses to rein in an out of control … “military-industrial-corporate-congressional-complex” … Just what are you smoking … ?


The Future Expansion of Unmanned Drones Over The U.S. (Video)



Coming soon? Predator equipped with Hellfire missile – Wiki

Michael Edwards

In a stark admission, two-star General, John Priddy, from the U.S. National Air Security Operations Center, confirmed in the video below that the continued expansion of predator drone surveillance is a stated goal for the coming years.  His comments were echoed by Al Palmer, Director of Unmanned Aircraft Training at the world’s largest center at the University of North Dakota, "The world is going to spend $80 billion on unmanned aircraft between now and 2016."  

The idea for predator drone surveillance of Americans was kept under wraps until fairly recently.  Even after a 2007 local news station in Texas captured drone flight tests on video, it was roundly denied as conspiracy theory that unmanned drones would actually take flight over America.  Further investigation revealed that this flight test coincided with a plan already in place to patrol far inland beyond the legal 100-mile security border, also known as the Constitution-free Zone.

Then, early this year, Miami-Dade county openly admitted to ordering a 16-pound T-Hawk micro drone which clearly indicates a move to miniaturize surveillance in order to bring it right into the streets of America, rather than the continued military propaganda stating that unmanned drones will be used only for border control operations.

… But we’re only doing this for your own good … Terrorists … remember …


Organ Regrowth

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… Under an ethical environment … organ regrowth … can honestly benefit all mankind … in the hands of the ‘corporatist$’ it has draconian results …

Organ Regrowth: Get a New Pair of Eyes


First scientists said, "I wonder if we can print body parts." Then they said, "I wonder if we can grow new blood vessels." Well, that time where scientists say "I wonder if we can do this" has come again: Scientists have, for the first time ever, grown a rudimentary eye in a petri dish.

A Japanese team of biomechanical and biochemistry scientists have taken the first step toward building a complete eye, and this same process may some day be used to build a stockpile of "grow sheets" of cells that could be used in transplants. Instead of going blind, getting expensive surgery that may need to be repeated down the road, or getting these expensive adjustable glasses, you’ll someday be able to go to the optometrist and get your old eyes swapped for a new pair!

Using a culture of embryonic stem cell aggregates, an embryonic-stem-cell-derived retinal epithelium (a layer of tissue) spontaneously formed into a embryonic optic cup (yep, it’s complicated). The scientists say that they do not know yet understand how the cells are able to communicate with each other in a complicated organogenesis, since it’s like conducting an orchestra without a conductor. However, what we do know now is that stem cells can communicate with each other to recreate brand new complex organs. Check out Nature (must have a subscription or pay a one time fee for the article) for the full scoop, and watch this video on The Guardian.

So far the team has only been able to create a mouse eye, but they say that they will be able to create a human eye within two years. Personally, I can’t wait. I’m only 21, but if I could see the whiteboard in front of the classroom (even though I already sit in the front) without a pair of glasses, that would be just groovy!

[Nature via Guardian and Gawker / Photo: Richard Masoner on Flickr (CC BY SA)]



… Do you really want to know ….

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… Do you really want to know ….


Thermophiles Lurking In Your Basement


A thermophile is an organism — a type of extremophile — that thrives at relatively high temperatures, between 45 and 80 °C[1] (113 and 176 °F). Many thermophiles are archaea. It has been suggested that thermophilic eubacteria are among the earliest bacteria.[2]


by Michael SchirberWashington DC (SPX) Apr 11, 2011 …

Ever wondered what exotic life forms may be lurking in the dark, hidden corners of your home? Scientists wonder too. Studies have shown that our modern plumbing systems provide sanctuary to a menagerie of microbes. A new pilot project plans to elicit the help of homeowners to catalogue the life growing in their water heaters. The research may give clues to how microbes evolve in the wild.

Forty years ago, scientists discovered certain heat-loving microbes, or thermophiles, living in domestic water heaters. These same bugs are found in hot springs, like those in Yellowstone and Iceland.

"We are asking people to sample the hot spring in their own basement," says Christopher House from Penn State University.

House and his colleagues will be doing follow-up testing on these samples to get a sense of the biodiversity in the water heater environment. With financial support from the NASA Astrobiology Institute, they hope to collect a wide geographic sampling from across the country.

"Are the thermophiles in New York the same as in Alaska or Hawaii?" House wonders.

Thermophiles have special astrobiological significance, since early Mars may have had hot springs and Saturn’s moon Europa may have hydrothermal vents beneath its icy crust. And some genetic studies have suggested that all life on Earth may have evolved from heat-loving organisms.

"What I think is interesting is that we could learn something about the evolution of new life forms from what’s growing in your home," says plant pathologist David Geiser, also from Penn State but not involved with this project.

Heat sensitivity  The thought of an extreme form of life in our water supply might set off alarms. Have we humans unwittingly helped create some super-bug by keeping our water heater settings too high?

House assures that there is nothing to worry about. "These microbes are harmless," he says.

Surprisingly, many thermophiles find our hot water too cold. The most extreme organisms thrive above 80 degrees Celsius (176 degrees Fahrenheit), which is much higher than any water heater temperature. To date, the most prevalent thermophiles isolated from water heaters have been those from the genus Thermus, which survive in temperatures from about 50 to 80 degrees Celsius (112 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit).

House points out that Thermus and other thermophiles don’t necessarily die when the temperature drops below their comfort zone. They simply become inactive, or "frozen."

Home bodies … This is the first citizen science project focused on microbiology in the home, according to House. Previous studies of the indoor environment have been carried out by trained scientists. For example, a 2009 paper from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed a rather disturbing amount of bacteria living in our shower heads.

"My intent is not to expose any lack of cleanliness in people’s homes," House says.

But regardless, most people are (blissfully) unaware of how many microbes inhabit their homes. Our water supply is typically treated to kill pathogens, but still many bugs get through.

Geiser studies the fungi that cling to our sink drains. He believes indoor microbes can be extremophiles because they survive harsh chemicals, intermittent water flow and other "unnatural" things we do in our households.

"It’s been a major challenge for microbes to take advantage of this relatively recent niche, which we try to make as inhospitable as possible for them," Geiser says.

Microbiology at home   …. Volunteers to House’s project will first be asked to fill out a survey on their plumbing and water heater. They will then be instructed to take a sample from one of their hot water taps and pass it through a filter that traps microbes. A temperature and pH reading of the hot water will be taken separately.

The citizen scientists will also be asked take a portion of the microbe sample from the filter and incubate it in their oven for an hour. The heat will "pasteurize" the sample by killing low-temperature bugs, while culturing the growth of any thermophiles present.

All the collected material will be sent to House and his colleagues, who will do a thorough analysis of the water chemistry and full DNA tests of the microbial samples. House expects to find various strains of Thermus in the incubated cultures, but other thermophiles may show up.

Could an entirely new species be found? "It’s always possible, says House. The DNA tests will use generic sequences that should catch just about anything.

"This does sound like an interesting study," says Laura Baumgartner from the University of Colorado, Boulder, who was involved in the earlier shower head investigation. "I suspect that you will find that each water heater supports a slightly different microbiota, which may be a subset of that found in the house water."

The project is in the midst of organizing a pool of 100 to 200 volunteers from all 50 states (interested individuals can apply here). The focus is on families without scientific backgrounds.

"We hope to inspire kids about microbiology and astrobiology," House says.

Evolutionary factors    Once the data is all in, House and his colleagues will look to see if particular strains of thermophiles cluster in particular regions of the country. This could be an indication of allopatric speciation, which is the evolution of new species based on geographic separation.

It’s well known that two populations of animals or plants that are spatially separated will eventually develop genetic differences, but the importance of geography is not so clear for microbes. Since hot springs are like secluded islands, the thermophiles living there are considered a great model system for studying microbial evolution.

"Because they are isolated we use these populations as replicates of Nature’s evolutionary experiment," says Rachel Whitaker, a microbiologist from the University of Illinois. "We are trying to understand how varying conditions between locations changes the evolutionary process in each population."

House hopes his project with "domesticated" thermophiles will support the work of Whitaker and others by uncovering factors, like water pH or temperature, that may be influencing the biodiversity in water heaters.


… Who says we ever cared …?

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Who says we ever cared …?


The World Bank and IMF are meeting in Washington — why don’t we care anymore?


By Moises Naim, Friday, April 8, 8:45 PM–why-dont-we-care-anymore/2011/04/07/AF8u4M4C_story.html

Cherry blossoms and anti-globalization marches. For many years, these were inevitable rites of spring in Washington. But today, while the cherry trees are still blooming, the street demonstrations have wilted.The springtime protests were prompted by the semi-annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, regularly held in early April. The marchers — many traveling to Washington from faraway places — came to voice their fury against free markets, world poverty, environmental decay or U.S. foreign policy. They often had specific demands: Stop imposing unpopular economic reforms (fiscal austerity, privatization, trade liberalization, deregulation) on poor countries in exchange for IMF and World Bank funding. Cancel the debts poor countries owe to international banks. Stop free-trade agreements. Protect the environment. Boost aid to Africa. In general, stop pushing policies that, according to the protesters, promoted savage capitalism and heartless globalization.

… IMF … WTO …WORLD BANK … FED … just a few of the “cover” words for the selective ‘cabal’ currently dominating the lives of mankind on planet Earth …