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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sarcopenia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sarcopenia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Sarcopenia (from Greek σάρξ sarx, "flesh" and πενία penia, "poverty") is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass (0.5–1% loss per year after the age of 50), quality, and strength associated with aging. Sarcopenia is a component of the frailty syndrome. It can be differentiated from cachexia in that cachexia includes malaise and is secondary to an underlying pathosis (such as cancer), whereas sarcopenia may occur in healthy people and does not necessarily include malaise.




The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Burning Question: Why Does Silas Need Katherine? | The Vampire Diaries | Wetpaint

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Burning Question: Why Does Silas Need Katherine? | The Vampire Diaries | Wetpaint

Origin of the Word Lukewarm

Origin of the Word Lukewarm



You’ve probably wondered why we have the word “lukewarm” for describing something that is only slightly warm.  Why not “stevewarm” or “beckywarm”?  Well if you didn’t before, hopefully you’re wondering now.
It turns out, while today using “luke” to mean “warm” has gone out of fashion, possibly due to the popularity of the name “Luke”, at one time that’s what the word meant.  This came from the fact that “luke” derived from “lew” or “lewk” or “leuk”, in Middle English, which meant “tepid” (slightly warm).  This in turn came from the Old English adverb “hlēowe”, which means “warm or sunny”.  Finally, “hlēowe” came from the Proto-Germanic *hlēwaz, meaning “warm”.



The word “lukewarm” popped up around the 14th century as meaning “slightly warm”.  Within two centuries, it also began having a figurative meaning, that of “lacking in enthusiasm”.
It isn’t clear where the name “Luke” came from, but it was around long before the English word, “luke”, and even before English. “Luke” received a huge boost in popularity thanks to the publishing of The Gospel of Luke, written around 70-90 AD.
Bonus Facts:
  • Luke is currently the 21st most common male name in England and the 39th most popular male name in the United States.
  • The word “tepid” comes from the Latin “tepidus”, meaning “slightly warm”.  This in turn came from the Proto-Indo-European root “*tep”, meaning “warm”, from the Sanskrit “tapati”, “makes warm, burns, heats”.
  • The Radiohead song “2+2=5″ on their Hail to the Theif album has an alternative title, “The Lukewarm”.  The official title of the song is in reference to the doublethink practice exhibited in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where people are made to believe whatever the Party tells them to believe, even if it conflicts with something else the person knows or was previously made to believe by the Party.
  • “2+2=5″ in the book was inspired by a Soviet communist party slogan, which was heavily pushed, referencing the attempt to achieve various five year plans in four years.  The “five year plans” were a series of plans instituted by the Soviet Union to bolster the economy of the nation.  The plans were designed based on the Theory of Productive Forces.  All total there were 13 five year plans put forth from 1928 to 1991, with the last ending in 1995, but never accomplished, due to the Soviet Union ceasing to exist in 1991.
  • Other Soviet ideas borrowed by Orwell to put in 1984 included:
    • The Soviet Union switching from being enemies of Germany to allies after the Treaty of Non-Aggression.  After this signing, the Soviet press was forbidden from writing anything negative about Germany and were not allowed to publish any references to the fact that the two nations used to be enemies, at least, until the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union.  This is similar to how Oceania switched from being enemies of Eurasia to allies, making Eastasia the new enemy, who used to be their ally.  After this, “history” was re-written such that Oceania was always allied with Eurasia and always the enemy of Eastasia.
    • Using children as spies for the government was based on the Soviet “Young Pioneer Organization”, 10-15 year olds who, among other things, were tasked with finding enemies of the people by the NKVD (The People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs, a branch of which (GUGB) was the predecessor to the KGB).  The Young Pioneers were used in this way particularly duringThe Great Purge from 1936-1938, though the organization existed from 1922-1991.
    • The NKVD was known to have used similar interrogation techniques to the Ministry of Love’s interrogation of Winston Smith.
    • The “Junior Anti-Sex League” was also based on something in a Soviet Youth program, the Komsomol (All-Union Leninist Young Communist League), which discouraged sexual and romantic involvement, due to it interfering with someone’s ability to be dedicated to the Communist Party.  Orwell also used the fact that the Komsomols wore red kerchiefs with his “Junior Anti-Sex League” wearing red sashes.
    • Thought Crime and the Thought Police was based on the NKVD’s practice of arresting people who made anti-Soviet remarks, as well as the Japanese military police, Kempeitai, during WWII who would arrest people if they thought the individual was thinking unpatriotic thoughts.
  • John Hurt played a “Big Brother” type character, Adam Sutler, in V for Vendetta.  In 1984, he played the other end of that role, as Winston Smith, in the movie adaptation of 1984.
  • 1984 was recently cited by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in a case where the U.S. government wanted to be able to continue tracking anyone they wanted via GPS enabled devices without a warrant.  Breyer stated, “If you win this case, then there is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States. So if you win, you suddenly produce what sounds like 1984.”
  • The novel 1984 gave us many new words and phrases that are now somewhat common, including: doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, memory hole, Big Brother, unperson, Thought Police, groupthink, Room 101, and, indirectly, “Orwellian”.  The practice of ending common words with “-speak” also comes from 1984, such as with “mediaspeak”.
  • Orwell wrote most of 1984 while extremely ill with tuberculosis.
  • The title for 1984 was originally going to be “The Last Man in Europe”, but was changed to “Nineteen Eighty-Four” to be more commercially acceptable.

Government watchdog says State Dept. is saving 0.0006 percent of its emails as official records | TheBlaze.com

Government watchdog says State Dept. is saving 0.0006 percent of its emails as official records | TheBlaze.com

Utópata on Twitter: "Tecnología de puta RT @MaihenH: Tecnología del Hospital Central de Valencia en #Venezuela Inversión Bs280.000.000 http://t.co/j2Ds3RNhxO"

Utópata on Twitter: "Tecnología de puta RT @MaihenH: Tecnología del Hospital Central de Valencia en #Venezuela Inversión Bs280.000.000 http://t.co/j2Ds3RNhxO"

Friday, March 13, 2015

shannon allen on Twitter: "Of course Obama thinks the economy is doing fine. Everyone he meets can afford $38,000 a plate for dinner."

shannon allen on Twitter: "Of course Obama thinks the economy is doing fine. Everyone he meets can afford $38,000 a plate for dinner."

Operation Smile - Park City 2014

Operation Smile - Park City 2014

Justice Don Willett on Twitter: "Pope Francis has really improved Vatican security. http://t.co/fdnw5HkJyk"

Justice Don Willett on Twitter: "Pope Francis has really improved Vatican security. http://t.co/fdnw5HkJyk"

Android may get a whole lot safer on public Wi-Fi | Mobile Phones News | TechRadar

Android may get a whole lot safer on public Wi-Fi | Mobile Phones News | TechRadar



With security and privacy on everyone's minds these days, it should come as no surprise that Google appears to be working on a VPN service for Android.
A VPN - or Virtual Private Network - can help keep you secure even when you're on public Wi-Fi, and big clues in the latest Android update suggest that Google might make it a standard feature.
Pocketables discovered a new system app called "Google Connectivity Services" on the Nexus 6 running the newest Android update - Android 5.1 - and it seems to betray Google's intentions.

To protect and obscure

The app is only viewable in the list of apps in Android's settings menu, and it can't be launched by normal means (like, you know, tapping on it).
But once it is launched, it displays a pop-up titled "Google VPN." "To help protect you on open Wi-Fi networks, your data will be transmitted securely through a Google VPN," it reads.
It's possible to get a little further, but not to actually connect to a VPN at this point. Still, this is a big clue pointing to one possible conclusion: that Google is working on a VPN service for Android.
When it might arrive it more nebulous, but we've asked Google to clarify just in case, and we'll update this article if we hear back.

Right On, Patriots! on Twitter: "O is worst prez n history-#Ferguson cops shot&he reads tweets on TV! But GREAT one by @RWSurferGirl : http://t.co/oigEds3e2V @CarmineZozzora"

Right On, Patriots! on Twitter: "O is worst prez n history-#Ferguson cops shot&he reads tweets on TV! But GREAT one by @RWSurferGirl : http://t.co/oigEds3e2V @CarmineZozzora"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Democrats so deep in abortion politics they'd tank a bipartisan human trafficking bill | WashingtonExaminer.com

Democrats so deep in abortion politics they'd tank a bipartisan human trafficking bill | WashingtonExaminer.com



An anti-human trafficking bill is being held up due to language reiterating already existing law about abortion.
Democrats are upset about language they apparently didn't notice until Wednesday, despite the text being available since late February.
Eleanor Gaetan, a supporter of the bill and legislative adviser at the Coalition Against Trafficking, dismissed Democrats' complaints about the bill.
"Senate Democrats are choosing a phantom problem over real victims," Gaetan told the Dallas Morning News. "At this point, it will be derailed."
The word "abortion" doesn't even appear in the bill's text, as the Morning News noted. The bill states that increased funds to trafficking victim's support services "shall be subject to the limitations on the use or expending of amounts described in sections 506 and 507 of division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 ... to the same extent as if amounts in the Fund were funds appropriated under division H of such Act."

Why The GOP Iran Letter Is Spurring Debate Over An 18th Century Law : The Two-Way : NPR

Why The GOP Iran Letter Is Spurring Debate Over An 18th Century Law : The Two-Way : NPR




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Red Shadow on Twitter: "Esto es ESPARTA!!! http://t.co/QX5bwYgLwl"

Red Shadow on Twitter: "Esto es ESPARTA!!! http://t.co/QX5bwYgLwl"

Does Hillary Clinton's Twitter Account Prove She Uses Two Phones? - Polititainment

Does Hillary Clinton's Twitter Account Prove She Uses Two Phones? - Polititainment

Kill Obamacare, or U.S. healthcare will suffer same fate as Britain | WashingtonExaminer.com

Kill Obamacare, or U.S. healthcare will suffer same fate as Britain | WashingtonExaminer.com



BY: Dan Hannan March 9, 2015 | 5:00 am

A colleague of mine, a Conservative MEP, was cremated last month. Except he wasn't: the hospital had released the wrong body to the undertakers. A second funeral has just been held with his actual remains — though, of course, nothing can be done for the family of whoever was cremated in error.
We take such incompetence for granted; it doesn't make the news. Even when something happens that is atrocious enough to generate headlines — the latest scandal being what an official report calls a "systemic cover-up" of baby deaths in a hospital in North West England — no one calls for the system to be overhauled. The truth is that, after 60 years of a state monopoly in healthcare, most of my countrymen are unable to imagine any alternative.
It's a vivid demonstration of what Milton Friedman called "the tyranny of the status quo". In most fields of life, Britons lean toward the free market. Our political culture is Anglosphere rather than European, in the sense that even Leftist politicians have to cloak their schemes in the language of liberty and enterprise. But when it comes to the National Health Service, the reverse is true. Every party has to guarantee that the NHS budget will continue to rise, whatever the other austerity measures. No party will contemplate an end to the state monopoly.
Which is why this is probably America's last realistic chance to ditch Obamacare. Several aspects of it are being challenged in court, and the GOP has rallied behind an alternative plan — the one advanced by Representatives Scott, Flores and Roe — understanding that there is no point in attacking a policy unless you have a better one to put in its place.
Many American conservatives fondly assume that, as the cost and contradictions of Obamacare become clear, voters will turn against it. But that's not how it works. People are change-averse by nature. We cling to familiar mediocrity rather than risk the unknown. This is especially true when interest groups arrange their affairs so as to benefit from the status quo.
Physicians, for example, were among the strongest opponents of the nationalization of British healthcare in the 1940s; now, they are among its keenest supporters. A similar shift is underway in the United States among the big pharma companies, who love the idea of doing cosy deals with officials controlling vast budgets. Whole new bureaucracies are springing into existence and, as Upton Sinclair liked to observe, "it is difficult to make a man understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it".
Healthcare engages us emotionally. British people will often say things like: "I won't hear a word said against the NHS: it gave my Auntie Nora her new hip". Of course, it's the clinicians concerned who replaced Auntie Nora's hip, but leave that aside. The odd thing is that they maintain this attitude even when things go horribly wrong.
In 2013, a report into a Mid Staffordshire Hospital showed that 1200 people had died needlessly. It made for disgusting reading, in every sense. There were reports of people left lying in blood and urine, elderly patients left unassisted in toilets for hours and other things too nauseating to write about.
Twelve-hundred people. Imagine any other institution causing so many deaths. Suppose a corporation killed 1200 of its customers through negligence. Directors would go to prison and the company would likely close. Yet, more than any multinational, more than any bank, the NHS, with its 1.4 million employees, really is "too big to fail". When abominations like those in Mid Staffordshire are exposed, people rally round. "Let's work together to improve our NHS instead of undermining it," they say – which is, of course, a polite way to shut down the argument.
Obamacare isn't a precise copy of the British system. But there is one parallel on which its exponents are relying, namely the conflation of their healthcare model with the people who work in it. The chairman of the body in charge of overseeing care quality in Britain recently put his finger on the problem:
"The NHS became too powerful to criticize. When things were going wrong, people didn't say anything. If you criticized the NHS — the attitude was 'how dare you?'"
Having been on the receiving end of that attitude more than most, I've noticed that it comes from two quite different sets of people. First, there is a knot of hardline Leftists, many of them in public sector trade unions. These are the types who pour out furious abuse online, who harassed my elderly mother after I had criticized the system, who drove the Mid Staffordshire whistleblower from her home. They will back the NHS, whatever its failings, because it is the only part of the British state that operates on socialist principles: contribution by ability, distribution by need, total government control.
Then there is the wider constituency: people whose personal experiences have been satisfactory, who have found NHS staff to be friendly and helpful, and who therefore see criticism as ungrateful. People in this second constituency have no ideological attachment to a state monopoly in healthcare. They simply remember that their doctors and nurses were, for the most part, good-natured, and that their treatment went well. This second constituency has been passively conscripted by the first.
I can see precisely such an alliance taking shape in the United States. You now have an alternative model before Congress, one based on individual freedom, property rights and increased competition. This is your last chance to strangle Obamacare at birth; flunk it, and you won't get another.
Dan Hannan is a British Conservative member of the European Parliament.

Newsweek on Twitter: "Syrian life expectancy drops over 20 years in four years: http://t.co/7KF2l2zwfJ http://t.co/xHLrVzpbQt"

Newsweek on Twitter: "Syrian life expectancy drops over 20 years in four years: http://t.co/7KF2l2zwfJ http://t.co/xHLrVzpbQt"

Google goes all-in with USB Type-C

Google goes all-in with USB Type-C

Obama's Emergency Orders against Venezuela Provoke Regional Polemic

Obama's Emergency Orders against Venezuela Provoke Regional Polemic



Senators Marco Rubio, Robert Menéndez, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen — who have recently been prohibited from entering Venezuela — described Obama’s executive order as a good first step in punishing the “wave of repression” emanating from the government of President Nicolás Maduro towards the Venezuelan opposition and civil society. The trio insisted that many more individuals should receive sanctions, including Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Defector: North Korean Troops Starving | Washington Free Beacon

Defector: North Korean Troops Starving | Washington Free Beacon



SEOUL—North Korean soldiers, including elite special forces troops, are facing severe food shortages along with the rest of the population, according to a recent defector from the Korean People’s Army, the North’s communist army. The officer, a career military officer in his 40s who escaped through China last fall, also disclosed that hoped-for improvements in living conditions in the communist state under new supreme leader Kim Jong-un have not taken place.
“Kim Jong-un repeatedly states that he will improve the livelihood of ordinary people but nothing has really changed,” said the defector who spoke through an interpreter and uses a pseudonym, Kim Gil-su. “There have been no concrete actions to improve the livelihood of the people, so people no longer trust Kim Jong-un’s words and statements.”
Kim disclosed the hardships of life in the military and society in North Korea to the Washington Free Beacon in his first news interview since escaping North Korea. He requested anonymity because of security concerns. The defector was part of North Korea’s elite Storm Corps, but says he was not involved in that unit’s domestic security activities. Human rights groups have said Storm Corps security forces have been used by Kim Jong-un to crack down on popular dissent in North Korea. The soldier’s escape involved swimming across a river into China armed with a knife that he carried in his mouth. “I had no other place to carry it while swimming and I needed it in case I had to fight security officers or to commit suicide, if I was captured,” he said.
Kim warned that instability is growing inside the reclusive state. “The so-called mosquito net should be destroyed so that other ideas and ideologies can enter North Korean society and help collapse the regime,” Kim said. North Korea’s tightly controlled information infrastructure is frequently referred to as a “mosquito net” that permits only limited information in or out of the country.

'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3 Update: Tom Mison divulges renewal possibility? Show needs an overhaul? : Trending News : Venture Capital Post

'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3 Update: Tom Mison divulges renewal possibility? Show needs an overhaul? : Trending News : Venture Capital Post



The fate of 'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3 is still uncertain up to this day. But fans loved the second season of the show, as well as the actor Tom Mison who reportedly told what could happen next.
According to a report, the star Tom Mison told TVLine that he loved watching the finale. He even shown support for the possible third season, but he said it would need an overhaul.
"If we do get a third season, it would definitely be a reboot," Mison said  TVLine. "It certainly felt, after watching [the finale], particularly the last 20 minutes of it, it certainly felt like we've acknowledged the show that everyone loved, and we can still do it."
"If there is no third season, then it certainly feels like ending it on a high and rounding it off nicely" adding that there are "still lots of exciting stories" for the show to tell in future seasons.
Mison adores how Crane himself internalized his emotions to fight the darkness. If it is renewed, fans can expect more of this, "I don't think he's the kind to do that, actually. I don't think he would want anyone to see how much he's hurting. He would want to get on with it. They made a choice. Henry and Katrina made their decision to turn dark. Abbie and Ichabod made their decision to fight against it, and that's the decision and we're going to go with, and I'm going to be strong and we've got other battles to fight. This is what I'd like to see: him put a lid on it and let those emotions just bubble underneath. Much like we saw in Season 1 when he was so eager to hide his emotions and then there'd just be outbursts, like when he went completely nuts against the scarecrow root monster. And, I guess, the built-up tension that let him go nuts on Solomon Kent in this season. Little bursts of uncontrollable violence, because he's trying to keep everything under wraps."
Though the ending of the second season finely created closure and whetted appetites, the Season 3 'reboot' might be helpful for the show in attracting more viewers, as it was previously reported that many fans and even some casts are getting frustrated with the second second's story direction.
The frustration of the viewers and cast later led to seriously dropping of ratings, it was reported. And, an overhaul is a great chance for the 'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3 for a fresh start but only if it is picked for renewal.


Read more: http://www.vcpost.com/articles/48126/20150310/sleepy-hollow-season-3-update-tom-mison-renewal-possibility.htm#ixzz3U0QT5kPL





Monday, March 9, 2015

Dana Loesch on Twitter: "Wow people are really sensitive when you remind them that Obama first threatened to bypass senate ratification. https://t.co/OYIKHRMPVL"

Dana Loesch on Twitter: "Wow people are really sensitive when you remind them that Obama first threatened to bypass senate ratification. https://t.co/OYIKHRMPVL"

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH LYRICS - Death Before Dishonor

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH LYRICS - Death Before Dishonor



To the haters, the takers, the liars, all the vultures and the bottom feeding scum
The FCC, the FBI and every tin god with a badge and a gun
You talk and talk, you preach and bitch but your words don't mean a thing
You get what you give, you give what you get
Just the way it's always been

[Chorus:]
I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier, with my dignity!

[V2:]
You imitate the ostracized, put your head beneath the sand
Your cup it runneth over, must be rough to live so grand
You reap what you sew, you pay what you owe unless you bathe yourself in greed
You rob and you take, your world is fake
There's no honor amongst the thieves

[Chorus:]
I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier, with my dignity!

[Pre-Chorus:]
Fuck!
You're self righteous, self pretentious
Your ways are not for me
You're deluded, so confused
Your world I dominate

[Chorus:]
I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier...

Bury me! (Bury me!)
Bury me! (Bury me!)
Bury me!

With my dignity!

Carmen Slee on Twitter: "Torture, Fabricated Evidence, Show Trials: Justice Denied in Venezuela http://t.co/CsgjsJUUqi via @PanAmPost"

Carmen Slee on Twitter: "Torture, Fabricated Evidence, Show Trials: Justice Denied in Venezuela http://t.co/CsgjsJUUqi via @PanAmPost"

369th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

369th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I and World War II. The Regiment consisted of African-Americans andAfrican Puerto Ricans and was known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Before the 15th New York National Guard Regiment was formed, any African American that wanted to fight in the war either had to enlist in the French or Canadian armies.[2] The regiment was nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, the Black Rattlers and the Men of Bronze, which was given to the regiment by the French.[3] The nickname “Hell Fighters” was given to them by the Germans due to their toughness and that they never lost a man through capture, lost a trench or a foot of ground to the enemy.[4] The "Harlem Hellfighters" were the first all black regiment that helped change the American public's opinion on African American soldiers and helped pave the way for future African American soldiers.

Jay Leno hates ethanol | Autoweek

Jay Leno hates ethanol | Autoweek



Most people don’t really look at what goes into their car. Obviously, the days of high-octane gas like Sunoco 260 are long gone. Those of us with older vehicles are the ones who end up paying the price. The car manufacturers don’t care. They don’t mind if your vintage car burns up or breaks down. They want to sell you a new one. It’s hard for enthusiasts. We really have nowhere to go.

Jay Leno hates ethanol | Autoweek

Jay Leno hates ethanol | Autoweek



The big growers of corn have sold us a bill of goods. Some people are making a lot of money because of ethanol. But as they divert production from food to fuel, food prices inevitably will rise. Now, if you don’t mind paying $10 for a tortilla ...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

2015 Kokang offensive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2015 Kokang offensive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



The 2015 Kokang offensive is a violent conflict that broke out in February 2015 in Kokang in northern Shan StateBurma(Myanmar). Several fightings between the Burmese Army and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army have taken place.




Amy Mek on Twitter: "#Islam Loves Women -> Risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S. Has Doubled to 500K http://t.co/hjR8WEbcsa #tcot http://t.co/1P9vLpqYZY"

Amy Mek on Twitter: "#Islam Loves Women -> Risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S. Has Doubled to 500K http://t.co/hjR8WEbcsa #tcot http://t.co/1P9vLpqYZY"

Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan: For Gender Equality, You Can’t Beat Capitalism - WSJ

Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan: For Gender Equality, You Can’t Beat Capitalism - WSJ




Fishel Benkhald on Twitter: "Voice recording of me getting beaten by Pakistani mob for asking equal rights for non-muslims https://t.co/BudjKkRIfr http://t.co/4KUVroAUhc"

Fishel Benkhald on Twitter: "Voice recording of me getting beaten by Pakistani mob for asking equal rights for non-muslims https://t.co/BudjKkRIfr http://t.co/4KUVroAUhc"

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