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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4 April - Surfing Health and Education

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 26:  Leishmaniasi...KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 26: Leishmaniasis patients wait outside the clinic to be treated at a free specialized clinic for Leishmaniasis supported by World Health Organization (WHO) October 26, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a parasite transmitted by a tiny sandfly that can lead to severe scarring, often on the face. Leishmaniasis plagues Afghanistan's poor, who often sleep on the floor, and the disease isn't a priority for the government and its aid donors who are grappling with infant mortality, tuberculosis, malaria and trauma. The most common form of the disease is not fatal, but causes untold misery and scarring on faces, stigmatizing children who are excluded at school and making it hard for girls to find husbands. According to WHO, there were an estimated 65,000 reported cases from the 2009. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)Florence Nightingale from Carte de VisiteFlorence Nightingale from Carte de Visite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Wildrose leader Danielle SmithWildrose leader Danielle Smith (Photo credit: dave.cournoyer)

PAL-V Flying Car Makes Maiden Flight - Wow!

Poor hospital cleaning revealed as major problem

MSRAs have them spooked - just not enough to realize they are themselves proliferating. creating the problem they cannot solve. There is no such thing as sanitizing a contaminated environment despite the claims of  'one step' cleaning solutions. Nor is there any point in painting toxins on every surface to wonder why human health is negatively affected....while bacteria adapt with exotic strains of especially toxic anaerobics proliferating when they normally couldn't.
It's an old post and an old story. Florence Nightingale revolutionized hospital care with fresh air and sunshine. Recovery rates skyrocketed.
Wash room is a protocol - not a toilet. Hoses and drains still move more contamination faster than any other method.  If you're going to warehouse humans en mass the old military barracks were not an accidental development. 
Carpets ? Surely you jest.

 The heavy dependance on antibiotics has been shown to encourage the growth of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, which can be passed to humans through contamination and occupational exposure. The World Health Organization has determined that the rate at which drug-resistant bacteria develops from conventional farming is far greater then the rate which medicines can be created to battle them. 

You get a seemingly intelligent person, who just *knows* you can't trust CNN or FOX news or the local media or The Huffington Post or The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal or The New Yorker magazine, because duh, consider the source...but the same person is utterly certain that the news they watch or read is 100% correct and right and not at all slanted in any direction. NOT sensationalized (the BAD news does that). NOT missing crucial facts (the BAD news selectively reports details). NOT reported in a way that's supposed to get you all riled up (only BAD newscasters do that).
Where is the skepticism?

Wildrose media control room working overtime to quell dissent

So far, the Wildrose media control room has issued three press releases “correcting” journalists expressing fair comment on their policies — myself, Graham Thomson and David Staples, both of The Edmonton Journal.
Oddly, they have issued no media releases on comments questioning their polices that were made by Duane Bratt of Mount Royal University, Steve Lafleur of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Len Waverman, dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, or other economists and academics.

Assessing the Campaign’s First Week: New ThinkHQ Poll

 at this stage, Redford’s Tories are digging a hole they may not be able to remove themselves from.

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has taken some great (and, to be honest, not so great) paintings of nudes from the past and reimagined what they would look like if their bodies conformed to what the 21st-century thinks of as an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing – and quite shocking in what they say about our modern attitudes to women's bodies

( What happens to Solar output when dust collection varies ? When you add more coal to a furnace it gets hotter. Is the Sun different ? In an expanding Universe where estimates of dark matter are exploding as well, what will 5 years give us for a baseline ? Zip ? )

Sibelline's Blog
( Comments are off. What a way to get feedback. )

Rise in whale trade stuns experts

Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous

 hundreds of such sites identified across the 27,000 square miles of Navajo territory in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico that are the legacy of shoddy mining practices and federal neglect. From the 1940s through the 1980s, the mines supplied critical materials to the nation’s nuclear weapons program.
For years, unsuspecting Navajos inhaled radioactive dust and drank contaminated well water. Many of them became sick with cancer and other diseases.Cleaning up all the mines would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, said Clancy Tenley, a senior E.P.A. official who oversees the uranium legacy program for the agency in the Southwest.
Cleaning up all the mines would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, said Clancy Tenley, a senior E.P.A. official who oversees the uranium legacy program for the agency in the Southwest.
( Older stories noted groundwater on the reservation was now becoming polluted with radioactivity. Uranium in the Topical Index includes Care2 stories though I have used original sources as much as possible. Care 2 is also Searchable )

Oases in Navajo desert contained 'a witch's brew'

Escobar on Fukushima email leak :  deleting data a 'cover up'

( Did you know there were/are secret US nukes in Japan, that 2 GE design team engineers walked away from the Fukushima design job 35 years ago over safety concerns, and that contractors for Fukushima ignored warnings from their engineers as well [ See Greg Palast's blog ]?  When more 'stupidity' is uncovered you have to figure more smokescreen is being blown and 'national security' is being claimed while it is raped.  )

The European Commission vice-president for economic affairs, Olli Rehn, yesterday attacked the decision by Standard & Poor’s to cut downthe credit ratings of so many European countries.The downgrades were ‘inconsistent’, claiming that the euro zone was taking ‘decisive action’ over the economic crisis.

Delicious Itoldyouiwassick

5 top myths about sunscreen
Sunscreen lotions are host to a cocktail of chemicals that promote the development of melanoma
As people spend more time inside buildings with glass windows that block the UV rays of the sun, they become deficient in vitamin D3.
Sunscreen lotions that prevent only the UVB rays from seeping in the skin are in fact doing more damage than good—they inhibit the body from getting the much-needed vitamin D while allowing the diffusion of the harmful UVA rays through the body.

Do men get yeast infections
( Wrong self diagnosis is always possible. I suspected yeast - but a doctor's prescription of antifungal ointment worked miracles )

Tom Corson Knowles
Healthy spices to treat autoimmune diseases

5 ways to prevent colds and flu naturally
Gardasil -be oneless to get this dangerous vaccine
 Proving the uselessness of the media  Vaccines ( in LiveJournal ) 
Mastering the 80/20 Rule: How to Learn Only What You Absolutely Have To
How to Survive on a Low Budget
What causes mysterious bruising
Why food dyes may cause child behavioural problems
During the past 50 years, the amount of chemical dye used in foods has increased by a whopping 500%.

( On the toothpaste front, I'm trying table salt rather than fluoride laced sugars. As a boy I recall using baking soda with salt. There are reasons that might be even better.  Do swallow some. ..though you'll want to wash it down. And FDA promoted 'health' is not my idea of a reputable source.  )

Dozens of cancer victims settle tainted groundwater suit in Florida.

Are Boys Turning in to Girls Because of Synthetic Chemicals? by Dak

Continuing Education: The Value of Teaching Yourself After Graduation

( I  almost groaned  at  one requirement when  I  went  back to high school night classes back in the late 80's...and yes, I  had first year college equivalent back in the 60's. The Master Student Program consisted of tips on learning assembled by students. This for a bookworm speed reader whose dad had taken the time to show him around  techniques he had learned at college. 

Didn't matter. Learning to learn should be Priority One. It makes life so much easier.)

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