What a Gift Economy Looks Like in Action. Both feel love, both feel better.
“How does a complex civilization spring full-blown into being? Look at a 1905 automobile and compare it to a modern one. There is no mistaking the process of ‘development.’ But in Egypt there are no parallels. Everything is right there at the start.” -John Anthony West, Egyptologist
“The ancient civilization of the land we call Egypt has been pronounced by archaeologists as flawless of its type from the very first. It reveals none of the painful steps from primeval beginnings passing through the Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Age, to that of Iron. It apparently burst upon the scene into exotic radiance, its perfected civilization accordingly having been described as a miracle. Science cannot admit any such miracle and another explanation must be forthcoming.” -Comyns Beaumont
“What we call ‘Egypt’ lasted longer than the later Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Industrial, and modern ages put together and multiplied by three. The manipulators of history, therefore, purposely concentrate our attention on the latter days, in order to prevent us delving back into Egypt’s past. They do so, understandably, for they have everything to lose once humankind becomes reintroduced to the archive of knowledge and wisdom that was common to our ancestors.” -Michael Tsarion, “Astrotheology and Sidereal Mythology”
Participants record their temperature and symptoms in a diary card for 7 days following each injection. They return to the clinic 2 to 3 days after each injection and then 2 weeks after each injection until study week 10. Additional follow-up visits are then scheduled at weeks 12, 24, 38, and 52. At each visit, participants provide a blood and urine sample for testing and have their vital signs, and lymph nodes checked, their weight measured, and their symptoms reviewed.
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Martin Rogers had worked at the National Institutes of Health for 15 years and specialized in tropical diseases.
more Americans are addicted to legal prescription drugs than the illegal kind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American doctors wrote 259 million prescriptions in 2012, one for every man, woman and child in the country, just for highly addictive painkillers. That represents 80% of the world’s supply. Of the 41,000 drug-overdose deaths recorded in 2011, 41% involved narcotic painkillers.
That’s just one category of medicine misuse. One in every 10 Americans — one of every four middle-aged women — is on an antidepressant medication. A recent study found massive over-diagnosis of depression by doctors wielding the power of the prescriptive pen.
Shall we turn to the young people, then, to save us? According to the Health Care Institute, in 2010 the average teenager in America is on 1.2 prescriptions for drugs that affect the central nervous system to try to counter the effects of attention deficit disorder, depression and the like.
In all, the Mayo Clinic found last year, 70% of us take at least one prescribed medication (primarily antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants), 50% of us take two, and 20%, five. In 2000, only 44% of Americans were on a prescription. (And you thought all those ads saying, “Call your doctor…” weren’t working?)
Obviously, taking an antibiotic will not interfere with the discharge of your civic duties. Just as obviously, not everyone on one or five prescriptions is impaired by them. The extent to which the collective mind has been addled by all these chemicals is hard to divine. But if the scale of seriousness runs from no downside at all on the one hand to 113 overdose deaths every single day on the other, (this death rate has been rising steadily for 20 years and is now the leading cause of injury death in the United States) it seems reasonable to assume that we are dealing with a substantial chunk of our citizenry that is not playing with a full mental deck.
I’ve cited the groundbreaking review, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”, by Dr. Barbara Starfied (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000), in which Starfield reveals the American medical system kills 225,000 people per year—106,000 as a direct result of pharmaceutical drugs.
I’ve now found another study, published in the same Journal, two years earlier: April 15, 1998; “Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients.” It, too, is mind-boggling.
The authors, led by Jason Lazarou, culled 39 previous studies on patients in hospitals. These patients, who received drugs in hospitals, or were admitted to hospitals because they were suffering from the drugs doctors had given them, met the following fate:
Every year, in the US, between 76,000 and 137,000 hospitalized patients die as a direct result of the drugs.
Beyond that, every year 2.2 million hospitalized patients experience serious adverse reactions to the drugs.
The authors write: “…Our study on ADRs [Adverse Drug Reactions], which excludes medication errors, had a different objective: to show that there are a large number of ADRs even when the drugs are properly prescribed and administered.”
So this study had nothing to do with doctor errors, nurse errors, or improper combining of drugs. And it only counted people killed who were admitted to hospitals. It didn’t begin to tally all the people taking pharmaceuticals who died as consequence of the drugs, without being admitted to hospitals.
Brightly colored lupin flowers may have been growing in your garden for years, but now products made from the plant’s beans are showing up in the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store. And as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning, the foods can be dangerous for some people.
In response to the gluten-free craze, more U.S. food makers have introduced lupin as a substitute for wheat in flour. Lupin is a legume from the same plant family as peanuts, so many people with peanut allergies also have allergic reactions to lupin. It can also be an issue for those with soybean allergies.
The problem, according to the FDA, is that many Americans have never heard of lupin and don’t know to look for it on food labels. Lupin-based pastas, breads and baked goods have just begun to appear in the U.S. market, although they’ve been on shelves in Europe and Australia for at least two decades.
Less than 1% of jobs are farming now! the average farmer is 58 yrs. young. Less than 3% of all food grown is organic.
Farmers: Baugh Farms has always been in the family. Don and Marla Baugh have taken over some of the same land in Canton, Texas, that Don’s father farmed for 53 years. They even use some of the same old tractors. “It’s just kind of in my blood,” Don said.
Yet a lot has changed. Among the challenges, he said, it’s hard to find reliable help, and the cost of everything from the fertilizer to the equipment has gone up. They usually just break even.
“Profit margins are so thin. It takes a lot of acres to be a decent farmer, and there is only so much land available, only so much left,” said Blake Bennett, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
The Baughs work every day about 10 to 12 hours. Their son, Charley, 29, helps when he’s not at his regular job at a bank.
Every Saturday, the Baughs – along with Charley, Charley’s fiancee and Don’s daughter – go to five farmers’ markets, often selling to shoppers who have become regulars. Nearly 600 people have “liked” their Facebook page. They count several restaurants as customers.
For many years, farming was a side business while Don worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Marla was a teacher. They farmed to send Charley to college, Marla said. The work became full time after they both retired.
“If we didn’t have retirement, we wouldn’t make it as farmers,” Marla said.
They want to keep up their two farms so they can leave them to their children, Marla said.
And they enjoy it, she said. “You really have to love to do this, because it’s a lot of hard work.”
‘Call me paranoid but color me suspicious. You can’t help but wonder if this isn’t the case. A localized area experiencing mass respiratory illness, targeting America’s “heartland”. We don’t need to know the full on “facts” to assume such actions, we’ve been following their plans and activities for decades.’
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More Than 1,100 People Who Worked or Lived Near the World Trade Center on 9/11 Have Been Diagnosed With Cancer
In fact, due to increased amounts of 9/11 first responders being diagnosed with cancer and other health issues, many studies were published suggesting a link between the increased gastro-esophageal cancers and blood cancers such as multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- A 2009 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggested a link between multiple myeloma and the exposure to the toxic dust at ground zero.
- A study where researchers found firefighters who worked at ground zero were 19% more likely to develop cancer than firefighters who did not. According to the 2011 study, published in The Lancet medical journal, the increase occurred during the first seven years after 9/11.
- In 2012, a study of 56,000 people, including those who lived or worked near the Trade Center and rescue-and-recovery workers, found a 14 percent increase in all cancers, and higher rates of multiple myeloma, thyroid and prostate cancers.
- Dr. Philip J Landrigan, head of a Sept 11th treatment, monitoring, and research program at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, said in the NY Times that “we know full well that the responders were exposed to a whole soup of carcinogens.”
Although the correlation and studies justified the claims, officials were hesitant to compensate any medical bills through the WTC Health Program. The U.S. government is going as far as to deny claims that toxic exposure from 9/11 attacks has any correlation to the increased rates of cancer appearing in the men and women who were directly exposed to the toxic environment surrounding the fallen towers in the aftermath of the tragedy. Dr. John Howard, administrator of the WTC Health Program, had said in 2012 that cancer treatments would not be covered by the compensation fund. At the time, he said there was inadequate “published scientific and medical findings” to link 9/11 exposures to cancer.
just another day in the radiating of the entire planet for lifetimes to come.
Plutonium found in city nearly 30 miles from US nuclear site — Newspaper: Explosion ‘melted through’ container causing radioactive release — More Pu-241 went airborne than all other types of plutonium combined, yet not included in test results
Amerika! Amerika! God Shed His Violence on Thee…..
Ms. Pinnock resisted by pushing the officer,” the documents say.
Andrew then straddled her on the ground as Pinnock resisted by “kicking her legs, grabbing the officer’s uniform and twisting her body,” the investigator wrote. Andrew “struck her in the upper torso and head several times with a closed right fist,” the records say.
The CHP said in its initial report that the officer arrested her out of fear for both of their safety.
‘Victims of child sex abuse in Rotherham confronted beleaguered police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright on Thursday as he faced angry calls from members of the public to resign.
The victims accused Mr Wright of turning a blind eye to their suffering, while the grandfather of one young girl branded him a “disgrace” and threatened to shoot him when he appeared to answer questions at a meeting of South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Panel.
The man, who said his granddaughter was abused by four men who were later let off by police, shouted from the public gallery: “You were a disgrace, mate. If I had a gun I would shoot you.”‘
Julian Assange, once stated that “Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use.”
Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State.
The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday killed senior members of rebel group the Ahrar-al-Sham brigade (AaS), including leader Hassan Abboud and 45 others including senior members from other rebel alliance groups, reports The Times. The Idlib region stands in AaS territory, but it is close to the front-line with ISIS in neighbouring Aleppo.
This report is distinctive in that it mines data from the generally classified world of U.S. special operations,” says Caroline Donnellan, manager of the Remote Control Project, a progressive thinktank focused on developments in military technology. “It reveals the extent to which remote control activity is expanding in all its facets, with corporations becoming more and more integrated into very sensitive elements of warfare. The report’s findings are of concern given the challenges remote warfare poses for effective investigation, transparency, accountability and oversight.”
According to the report, USSOCOM tendered a $1.5 billion contract that required support with “Psychological Operations related to intelligence and information operations.” Prospective contractors were told they would have to provide “military and civilian persuasive communications planning, produce commercial quality products for unlimited foreign public broadcast, and develop lines of persuasion, themes, and designs for multi-media products.” The contract suggested that aim of these “persuasion” operations was to “engage local populations and counter nefarious influences” in parts of Europe and Africa.
A new $5 million donation from Benioff takes into account the lessons learned from his first round of largesse, which included money for 1,500 iPads for the city’s 12 public middle schools as well as $100,000 for each middle school principal – an “innovation grant” to pay for whatever is needed most at each school, Salesforce.com officials told The Chronicle
Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios-on-a-chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the ‘Internet of Things.’
A Stanford engineering team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna – no batteries required.Designed to compute, execute and relay commands, this tiny wireless chip costs pennies to fabricate – making it cheap enough to become the missing link between the Internet as we know it and the linked-together smart gadgets envisioned in the “Internet of Things.”
“The next exponential growth in connectivity will be connecting objects together and giving us remote control through the web,” said Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering who recently demonstrated this ant-sized radio chip at the VLSI Technology and Circuits Symposium in Hawaii.