Saturday, May 30, 2009
Perceptions of racism - from being treated with suspicion in a store to unfairness in employment or housing - can heighten stress levels and affect health, research has shown. A new study from Boston University links these smoldering signs of racism to weight gain in black women, suggesting a possible explanation for the their higher obesity rates compared to white women.
At the end of the trial, all the women had gained weight. But the women who said they felt higher levels of racism gained more weight and had bigger waist-size increases compared to the women who felt the least racism. That held true after accounting for factors such as education, geographic region, and beginning body mass index.
"Racism is real and it has real effects," Cozier said in an interview. "It can result in real changes in the body.
[ Okay, well then: white women get stressed by blacks and our levels of obesity will get a lot higher as blacks become more numerous than us and more uppity. Didn't anyone figure that fat people get negative self-image stress just from being fat? You can't change your race but you can always improve an unfit body. ]
"Clothing retailer recalls underwear after complaints over 'Hitler image'"
Next, the fashion retailer, has recalled a range of men's underwear after complaints it featured an image of Adolf Hitler.
Next said that it had investigated the complaint and found the image, among a series of cartoons, was inspired by a picture of Lenin, the former Soviet leader.
But a spokesman told The Sun it was withdrawing the remaining 5,200 pairs of the underwear anyway. He said: "The complaint came in today and by the end of the day all 5,200 will be withdrawn.
[ Quite right. Underwear is not the place for a picture of the Fuhrer! It's a good thing that it was discovered to be Lenin upon close inspection by the Bottom Inspectors. ]
(I, would rather die than to replace my marrow with that of any under me, changing marrow changes DNA generation, a new person, a possession if you will. THE SOUL IS IN THE MIND, AND THE TRUTH IS IN THE BONES.)
The doctor "didn't say it was slim-to-none. He didn't say it would be hard. He said 'zero chance,'" Glasgow's mother, Carole Wiegand, recalled with tears in her eyes. "When Nick heard that, it sent him plummeting."
At a time when the number of multiracial Americans is rising, only a tiny fraction of donors on the national bone-marrow registry are of mixed race. The National Marrow Donor Program is trying to change that by seeking more diverse donors for patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases.
"The truth is, when people of different backgrounds marry and produce offspring, it creates more types that are harder to match," said Michelle Setterholm, the program's director of scientific services. "The probability just gets lower when you have people of mixed ancestral DNA."
[ Race-mixing ruins the beautiful result of Nature's painstaking effort through many thousands of years of evolution, leaving a result that it would again take millenia of evolution to fix. ]
"We are witnessing the passing of working-class masculinity (concurrent with the passing of the white race)"
There used to be a lot of room in the world for men with muscle who didn't relate all that well to books or people. There was lots of dangerous and dirty work to do. They were the men who manned the ships, fished the seas, chopped down the trees and supplied the cannon fodder for countless wars. They mined the coal and made the trucks and bashed the metal in the mills. They worked exclusively alongside other men in jobs that did not require them to put on a social mask, and did not call for aptitude in managing their emotions.
This identification of masculinity with hard physical work (no empathy required) is deeply embedded in the history of the human race. For eons, it has been the most common way to be a man. People are pretty adaptable, and education can work wonders. But no matter how much education and retraining we offer, we are not going to transform factory workers and high-school dropouts into customer-care representatives or nurses' aides any time soon. It's their wives and daughters who will get those jobs. And in a world where even trash hauling has become tightly service-oriented (check out 1-800-GOT-JUNK), many of these men will be permanently stranded.
In the new world of work, the old values of working-class men are an anachronism. And what we are really asking of them is not to retrain or upgrade. We are asking them to abandon their very idea of masculinity itself.
[ The author of this isn't very clear on whether she thinks this development is a good or bad thing - but no doubt she thinks its just unavoidable anyway. In this modern society it is not just that men are expected to give up their masculinity in order to be included, but white people are being increasingly pushed out as undesirables simply on the basis of race. Laws are brought in regularly which discriminate in favour of non-whites for jobs. They are called "minorities" and yet whites have long been the minority in this global village we are supposed to embrace and either are now or will soon be the minority in every city in the west. ]
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- circularity - the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
- circularly - In circular way
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There are truly dark forces at work in America today and you guys need to know about it. You won't hear this on the news but our right to choose a healthy lifestyle is under serious attack. Organic farming and even your right to grow your own organic food could be considered criminal under pending legislation in the House of Represenatives. Bills H.R. 875, H.R. 759 and S. 425. are being rushed through congress without most of us being aware of the implications. They involve the creation of a new "food safety" administration that will nationalize farming and enforce whatever code it deems to be in the interest of our "health." On the surface these bills may seem positive but if you look at the people behind it, and their not so hidden agenda, a very different story emerges. Please, I am personally asking you to look at the information for your self. We need to spread the word and contact our represenatives.
HR 875 is sponsered by Rep. Rosa De Lauro whose husband Stan Greenburg is a political strategist for MONSANTO. It looks as though Obama is leaning toward former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor as the head of these new food police. This is very bad news!
Who is Monsanto?
Monsanto is pure evil. They are a giant corporation that seeks to control the world by controlling the food supply. They have been working to undermine organic agriculture for years. They are producers of chemicals such as Agent Orange, DDT, PCBS, recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone and Aspartame. They genetically engineer many crops that will not grow without their patented chemicals. Trouble is, many of these GMO crops are contaminating organic crops. Then farmers have no choice but to purchase their cancer causing chemicals in order to keep their farms going. You need to check this stuff out!!!
watch this movie!!!!!!!
Learn more about Monsanto:
The General's Communiqué
Maj. Gen. Bert Stubblebine (U.S. Army Ret.)
URGENT: Congress MUST Act NOW to Protect You From Both Codex AND Food (sic) Safety (sic) Bills
Food, as the Natural Solutions Foundation has been saying for quite some time, is the central struggle for freedom and survival for each of us. Today, in the US, as has already taken place in Europe, another battle around food and freedom has been joined through a set of bills ostensibly devoted to "Food Safety" (sic) and "Food Security" (sic) including HR 875, S 425, and the even more dangerous HR 759.
Internationally, certain US agencies, like the failed FDA and the dangerous USDA, continue to support restrictions on our freedoms to "HARMonize" us with the increasingly anti-health food restrictions of the EU, which embody, and even exceed, the madness of Codex.
The forces arrayed against us are enormous, but actually have significant weaknesses. In times like these, times of war, it is critically important that we do not lose heart. Those forces want very much for us to believe that they are strong and we are hopelessly weak, that we are impotent to change their victory into ours.
In fact, our actions matter very much. Just think about any struggle for freedom and you'll see the parallel. We are the freedom fighters, you and I. Your willingness, Mouse Warriors, to ride your computer mouses to send strong messages to decision makers will have an enormous impact IF there are enough of us.
No war has ever been won through defensive action. We must be on the offensive at all times. That is a fundamental Principle of War and a Principle of the Natural Solutions Foundation. Your voices constitute Mass, also an essential Principle of War. More and more and more voices collectively give us power - so take the message viral.
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Most of the small cars sold in the U.S. are built overseas, partly because the vehicles' prices are too low to adequately cover domestic production costs. The new plant --the location of which was not disclosed -- will produce cars that are smaller than the Chevrolet Cobalt or the Honda Civic.
- germane(p): relevant and appropriate; "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"
- Germane is the chemical compound with the formula GeH4. It is the simplest germanium hydride and one of the most useful compounds of germanium. ...
- germanium tetrahydride; Any organic derivative of this compound; Related to the topic being discussed or considered
- germaneness - pertinence by virtue of a close relation to the matter at hand
- germaneness - The property of being germane
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- germaneness - The relevance or appropriateness of amendments to a proposal.
- Pertaining to the subject matter of the item of business being considered. Amendments are required to be germane to the bill to which they are offered.
- On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
- Referring to whether an amendment is relevant to the subject matter already being considered in a bill. The determination of germaneness is decided by the presiding officer.
- Powerful political bloc on Indus with bloodlines still managing to survive from the ancient Germanic people.
- Main Entry:
- Middle English germain, literally, having the same parents, from Anglo-French
- 14th century
Friday, May 29, 2009
(shorteners shortchange tcp efficiency)
Delicious founder Joshua Schachter says that URL shorteners like TinyURL are a bad idea, because they make the web more fragile, dependent on the shortener services as central points of failure. They also assist spammers, undermine googlejuice, and expose users to security vulnerabilities. I agree -- and I like Kottke's suggestion: "With respect to Twitter, I would like to see two things happen: 1) That they automatically unshorten all URLs except when the 140 character limit is necessary in SMS messages. 2) In cases where shortening is necessary, Twitter should automatically use a shortener of their own."
The transit's main problem with these systems is that a link that used to be transparent is now opaque and requires a lookup operation. From my past experience with Delicious, I know that a huge proportion of shortened links are just a disguise for spam, so examining the expanded URL is a necessary step. The transit has to hit every shortened link to get at the underlying link and hope that it doesn't get throttled. It also has to log and store every redirect it ever sees.
The publisher's problems are milder. It's possible that the redirection steps steals search juice — I don't know how search engines handle these kinds of redirects. It certainly makes it harder to track down links to the published site if the publisher ever needs to reach their authors and the publisher may lose information about the source of its traffic.
But the biggest burden falls on the clicker, the person who follows the links. The extra layer of indirection slows down browsing with additional DNS lookups and server hits. A new and potentially unreliable middleman now sits between the link and its destination. And the long-term archivability(survivability) of the hyperlink now depends on the health of a third party. The shortener may decide a link is a Terms Of Service violation and delete it. If the shortener accidentally erases a database, forgets to renew its domain, or just disappears, the link will break. If a top-level domain changes its policy on commercial use, the link will break. If the shortener gets hacked, every link becomes a potential phishing attack.
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Fusion. It's been the power of the future for over three decades. But a new laser from the national labs might make it real.
The world's biggest laser is here. And scientists hope it can squish hydrogen atoms together.
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Labs this week unveiled a stadium-sized laser with 192 extremely-high powered beams. The beams can be focused onto a spot about a half a millimeter in diameter in a target chamber.
If the energy can be delivered onto a fuel pellet made up hydrogen isotopes, it can conceivably cause the atoms to fuse into a form of helium, and thereby deliver more power than the lasers consume. Fusion is safer than nuclear fission, the basis of current nuclear plants, because it doesn't generate the same waste product. Fusion also can't result in a chain reaction.
The lab hopes to demonstrate that it can work in 2010 or 2011.
But it's a big if. Skeptics have derided nuclear fusion for years, and noted the lengthy delays on fusion projects. Fusion reactions take place in rarified environments at 100 million degrees Celsius.
"When I was at MIT in 1971, it was 25 years away. It is still 25 years away," Frank Bowman, CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute and a retired Admiral, told me in 2007.
A small group of startups – General Fusion, Tri-Alpha Energy – have received venture funds in the past few years to see if fusion power will be possible on a commercial scale. General Fusion hopes to one day build 50-megawatt plants for $100 million. General Fusion investors have said that the practicality of fusion could be proven in three to five years. Fusion plants would produ ce no carbon emissions and wouldn't come with the environmental hazards of nuclear fission plants. Still, there's that problem of actually getting this stuff to work outside of the rarefied atmosphere of a lab.
Last year, MIT scientists showed how radio waves could be used to sustain the plasma needed for fusion reactions (see Will Radio Make Fusion Power Possible?).
Earlier this month, NIF became the first fusion laser in the world to break the megajoule barrier (a megajoule is the energy consumed by 10,000 100-watt light bulbs in one second) by delivering 1.1 million joules of ultraviolet energy to the center of its target chamber -- more than 25 times more energy than the previous record-holder.
Nuclear fission, of course, is making a comeback at the moment. Several companies are expected to file papers to build 31 nuclear reactors in the U.S. Startups like TerraPower and Hyperion Power Generation (Hyperion depends in part on national lab tech) are working on small nuclear reactors that can be sealed and buried.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
the article doesnt mention that northerners haven't died from the flu.
people who's family heritage traces back through 3 ice ages and the black plague aren't catching
American populism has a phenomenal history that has largely been hidden from our people. The Powers That Be are not keen to promote the story of a mass movement that did -- and still could -- challenge the corporate structure. Thus, the rich history of this grassroots force tends to be ignored entirely or trivialized as a bunch of rubes who had some arcane quibble involving the free coinage of silver.
Monday, May 25, 2009
In Roman mythology, Pax (Latin for peace) (her Greek equivalent was Eirene) was recognized as a goddess during the rule of Augustus. On the Campus Martius, she had a temple called the Ara Pacis, and another temple on the Forum Pacis. She was depicted in art with olive branches, a cornucopia and a scepter. There was a festival in her honor on January 3. Daughter of Jupiter and Iustitia. Pax was often associated with spring.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
By: C. C. Williams
I was given a dose of reality today purchasing a tin of tobacco when I realized the Obamessiah’s Tax Hike effective April 1st was more than 100 percent. It’s also the last time I’ll purchase tobacco… Not because it’s too expensive, or I think it’s a good thing to quit, just like the Nazi do-gooders. I’m doing it because I don’t want to volunteer more of my Federal Reserve Notes to this Fascist Regime.
The moronic thing to do would to lash out at this administration, because it sets us up for another fake Republican regime that would even be worse. Obama is simply Bush on roids, but because he is of average intelligence, unlike the imbecilic devil-worshiping bi-sexual fake christian 'Dubya', a shrinking minority of people are still under the false impression that he represents change.
This brings me to an oldie but a goodie, Hitler’s Anti-Tobacco campaign. This site does a decent job showing how many of the false left hot buttons are in tune with the Nazis. It doesn’t mean that things like animal rights or being a vegetarian are bad things. Like everything else, it becomes bad the moment you invite the State to force it down the throats of the people.
- C. C.
Hitler was a Leftist …
It seems that Hitler was a smoker in his youth but at some stage he became aware of its health hazards and, when in power (perhaps with the zeal of a convert), appeared to detest tobacco, which he called “the wrath of the Red Man against the White Man, vengeance for having been given hard liquor.” But the nonsmoking campaign reflected “a national political climate stressing the virtues of racial hygiene and bodily purity” as well as the Fuhrer’s personal prejudices. The same could be said of Nazi efforts to discourage drinking and encourage a better diet.
The state performer in anti smoking propaganda was Adolf Hitler. As one magazine put it: “brother national socialist, do you know that our Fuhrer is against smoking and think that every German is responsible to the whole people for all his deeds and emissions, and does not have the right to damage his body with drugs?”
- Excerpt from Robert Proctor’s book The NAZI War On Cancer.
“Robert Proctor presents a great deal of evidence that the Nazis’ exerted massive control over most facets of ordinary citizen’s lives. Yet somehow, he never reaches the obvious conclusion that such compulsive regulations, even if arguably well intentioned, ultimately lead to a large scale sacrifice of basic freedoms.
He explains how the Nazis greatly restricted tobacco advertising, banned smoking in most public buildings, increasingly restricted and regulated tobacco farmers growing abilities, and engaged in a sophisticated anti-smoking public relations campaign. (Suing tobacco companies for announced consequences was a stunt that mysteriously eluded Hitler’s thugs.) Despite the frightening parallels to the current war on tobacco, Mr. Proctor never even hints at the analogy. Curiously, he seems to take an approach that such alleged concern for public health shows nazism to be a more complex dogma than commonly presumed. While nothing present in the book betokens even a trace of sympathy for the Third Reich, this viewpoint seems incredibly naive. It’s easy to wonder if Hitler and company were truly concerned with promoting public health. The unquenchable lust for absolute control is a far more believable motive.
Incongruously some of the book’s desultory details lend further certitude to its unpromulgated (without notoriety) thesis. Hitler not only abstained from tobacco; he also never drank and was, for the most part–a vegetarian. Frighteningly he also was an animal rights activist. The book reruns a Nazi-era cartoon depicting many liberated lab animals giving the Nazi salute to Hermann Goring after he outlawed animal experimentation and promised to send violators to a concentration camp. Also included is a fitting quote -now too widely suppressed from Joseph Goebbles, ..the fuhrer is deeply religious, though completely anti-Christian; he views Christianity as a symptom of decay.” Controversial as it may be in some circles, such a quote proves that nazism viewed Christianity as hatefully as it did Judaism. Passing coverage is given to the Third Reich’s forays into euthanasia and eugenics. Another striking morsel is the reporting of a widespread Nazi-era whispered joke ..What is the ideal German? Blond like Hitler. Slim like Goring. Masculine like Goebbles…’ implying that Gautlier Goebble’s homosexuality was common knowledge. Nazi linguistic restrictions seem to be the counterpart of modern day ..hate speech.’ Words such as ..catastrophe,’ sabotage,’ and ..assassination’ were to be avoided, and in a portentous move, ..cripple’ was replaced by ..handicapped. Proctor also suggests ..the word ..enlightenment’ (was) probably used more in the Nazi period than at any other time.’
Perhaps the ultimate overlooked point of this work is the suggestion that Adolph Hitler with his anti-tobacco, anti-religion, pro-animal rights, pro-government intrusion would find success as a modern day liberal.”
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- magnanimously - in a magnanimous manner; "magnanimously, he forgave all those who had harmed him"
- magnanimousness - nobility: the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
- Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. ...
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- magnanimity - A loftiness of spirit enabling one to sustain danger and trouble with tranquility, firmness and courage. ...