INTERESTING: Change diet and exercise

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

http://www.ted.com/talks/dean_ornish_on_the_world_s_killer_diet?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image__2014-09-27

Forget the latest disease in the news: Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined — and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits can save lives

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Change diet and exercise.

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INTERESTING: Football helmet

Sunday, September 14, 2014

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/helmet-could-change-football

The Helmet That Could Change Football
It’s flexible, but it can really take a beating.
By David Cassilo Posted 09.04.2014 at 1:30 pm

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Data Collection

Sensors in the helmet collect data on impact force, linear or rotational acceleration, and location. If the hit put the player at risk of a concussion, the information is sent to a handheld device that alerts the trainer on the sidelines.

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Sounds like “we” are getting serious about solving this problem.

The computer should be smart enough to rule a player “ineligible” in any level game.

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INTERESTING: Slow down the schedule

Saturday, September 6, 2014

http://blog.drbrownstein.com/toxic-vaccines-and-autism-part-2/

Aug. 29
Toxic Vaccines and Autism, Part 2.

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Dr. Wakefield felt that the vaccine could be causing inflammation of the colon in autistic children.  He never stated that MMR vaccine caused autism.  In fact, he stated at that meeting that we should spread out the vaccines and not give children too many vaccines when their immune system is not fully developed.  For that crime, he was persecuted and prosecuted by the media and the medical profession.  This recent study may or may not validate Dr. Wakefield’s research.  However, if it is found to be true, heads should roll.  CDC heads.

Has the MMR vaccine been studied properly? No. None of the childhood vaccines have been properly studied.  I am not anti-vaccine.  But, there needs to be better research about vaccines, especially in our children.  

To vaccinate our children (or anyone) with mercury, aluminum or formaldehyde (which are commonly found in many vaccines) is ludicrous. Autism rates are skyrocketing.  I have no doubt that it is the overall toxicity load that is causing this epidemic increase.  If you choose to vaccinate, I suggest to slow down the schedule and use vaccines that are single dosed and do not contain toxic agents.

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I’m not a doctor; nor do I play one on TV.

I’m not a lawyer; nor do I play one on TV.

I’m not a parent; nor do I play one on TV.

(And, I can go on and on about what I am not!)

So please don’t take me or my ramblings as the authoritative source of medical, legal, or parenting advice.

I know a few parents who have been given the challenge of raising autistic children.

It seems that this doctor has very reasonable advice: slow the schedule and be careful.

I’m not a vax-er or an anti-vaxer. I’m not a D; nor an R. 

I have seen a relative die of the complications of polio after being reduced to a helpless human. And, it’s impact on our family. So, I’m for the benefits and against the side effects. Like choices can be made that way.

I don’t trust the Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats. Nor Big Pharma, Big Medicine, or Big Anything.

I pray for all the parents who have to make hard choices and live with the results of those choices.

A very difficult situation for all involved.

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INTERESTING: Selfie With Elephant

Thursday, August 28, 2014

http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2014-01.html

Darwin Award: Selfie With Elephant: Two men in Kenya were capturing selfies with a wild elephant when they were trampled to death by the irate pachyderm who proceeded to bury the corpses. The two men were actually touching the elephant’s face…

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Like the Chinese fellow, who the sleeping crock should be made to do something, climbing over two walls to beat it with a stick.

It ate him.

Argh!

How does this species survive?

Good thing we have politicians and bureaucrats to tell us what to do!

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INTERESTING: Continually transmit a vehicle’s position

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

http://www.newsledge.com/look-cars-must-able-warn-says-government-8822

BY ALEX CHAVERS NEWS, TECH
AUGUST 18, 2014
LOOK OUT! CARS MUST BE ABLE TO WARN EACH OTHER SAYS GOVERNMENT

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Cars and light trucks of the future must be able to talk to each other and warn of potential dangers. This first step from the government requiring the technology could prevent thousands of accidents and fatalities.

How would it work? A radio signal would be used to continually transmit a vehicle’s position, speed and other info. Other cars equipped with the same technology would be able to read the data and warn of any potential collision. The range of the radio signal is limited to about 300 yards. Plenty of distance to warn your car of any potential accidents.

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I’d rather have the self-driving Google cars.

And my “Big Brother” paranoia rises to the top.

  • Your car “broadcasts” that your tags, insurance, or inspection is expired. And the “revenue agents” are summoned to ticket you. Or maybe you’re tried in absentia?
  • Your car records your speeding and is used against you in a court of law. It hears you texting, exiting, or smoking and notifies the appropriate “revenue agent”?
     
  • It has a breathalyzer add on?
  • Your neighborhood mechanic disables the feature. So much for that much ballyhooed save at the stop light.
  • Hackers take over your car? Impossible, yeah right!
     
  • How long until Crony Capitalists figure out other <synonym for excrement> to force you to put on your car?
  • And yet another pos that will fail and / or require maintenance.
  • Also, roadside checkpoints to ensure it’s working “to protect the public”. 

I think I don’t like this idea until the “bugs” are out of the District of Corruption.

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INTERESTING: Ron Paul — MH17 info withheld from the public

Sunday, August 17, 2014

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/08/ron-paul-says-us-likely-hiding-truth.html

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014

Ron Paul Says U.S. ‘Likely Hiding Truth’ About MH17 Crash

HuffPo reports that in an Aug. 7 post at, Voices of Liberty, Ron Paul said he believes the U.S., with all its intelligence-gathering capabilities, should have a clear idea of what happened on July 17 when MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. But much of that information, he says, has likely been withheld from the public.

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Seem like a good “guess”.

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INTERESTING: Reinke’s “Power of Negative Thinking”

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/heres-the-actual-mathematical-equation-for-happiness.html

Here’s the Actual Mathematical Equation for Happiness
Diana Vilibert
August 6, 2014

Equationtopr

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“It is often said that you will be happier if your expectations are lower. We find that there is some truth to this,” said the study’s lead author Dr. Robb Rutledge. “Lower expectations make it more likely that an outcome will exceed those expectations and have a positive impact on happiness.” But expectations don’t just affect our happiness after we learn the outcome of a decision. “If you have plans to meet a friend at your favourite restaurant, those positive expectations may increase your happiness as soon as you make the plan,” says Dr. Rutledge. “The new equation captures these different effects of expectations and allows happiness to be predicted based on the combined effects of many past events.”

And while the key to happiness may not lie in expecting the worst, this study does open up the door to learning more about mood disorders and improving treatment options.

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With all due apologies to Doctor Norman Vincent Peale (Requiescat In Pacem) and his Power of Positive Thinking … …

Here is scientific confirmation of my proposed MEME of a particular wisdom

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“Expect the worst and all surprises are pleasant ones!”

— —  which I call “Reinke’s Law of Negative Thinking”.

Yeah!

Now I just need to right a book on that topic.

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http://lifehacker.com/the-benefits-of-pessimism-1620150406  

Strategic pessimism: This style of pessimism uses strategies to lower expectations and decrease anxiety by thinking through all the negative outcomes and planning for them.

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