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Wednesday 24th April 2013


Impact Of Science On Society by Bertrand Russell

Ever wonder why there are more and more people becoming sick, more couples having trouble conceiving?

“I have hundreds of government documents, text books, white papers, where for over 80 years the elite of the western world have talked about adulterating the food and water to sicken and sterilize the population for the purpose of eugenics.” Alex Jones


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Java broken by new sandbox bypass

A researcher has discovered a fresh, unpatched hole in Java 7, a reflection application program interface (API) flaw affecting all versions.

Only 5.5 percent of computers are running the latest version of Java.,java-broken-by-new-sandbox-bypass.aspx

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Greek Coffee Prolongs Life

by Hiyaguha Cohen

Daily Health Tip ImageIt’s always thrilling when new research discovers that a favorite treat isn’t poison, after all. We’ve learned that chocolate may actually benefit body and soul, red wine is a must-have for a healthy heart, and coffee delivers a plethora of health advantages along with the caffeine buzz. And now, there’s one more pro-coffee study to be pleased about. Investigators from the University of Athens have discovered that coffee can make you live a lot longer, but there’s a catch. The coffee has to be boiled, Greek-style.

The researchers made the discovery while investigating why residents from the Greek island of Ikaria live longer than practically anyone else in the world. The chances of living past the age of 90 on Ikaria beat the rest of Europe by 10 times. Only 0.1 percent of Europeans survive past the 90-year mark, but on Ikaria, a full one percent live that long. Those are still not great odds, but certainly they’re far better than in Lithuania or Italy or Great Britain. Not only that, but the Ikarian old timers live out their 90s in comparatively good health.

After controlling for other factors, the researchers discovered that the one thing that set the Ikarians apart is their habit of drinking a cup of Greek coffee every day. It turns out that 87 percent of the study participants--a total of 142 individuals over the age of 65--drink a daily cup of Greek coffee. Greek coffee, it seems, is a far cry from Starbuck’s latte. The brew has to be boiled for a while in a special pot that makes the steam rise to the top. The subjects who drank other types of coffee didn’t get the longevity boost.

The Greek coffee, it seems, improves endothelial function. Endothelial cells line the inside of blood vessels and help to control inflammation, blood pressure, clotting, and the transit of materials and white blood cells into and out of the system. Better endothelial function, then, means a better likelihood of maximizing the health potential of all those functions. And the subjects who drank Greek coffee had better endothelial function than the other subjects, and that held true even among subjects who had high blood pressure.

If you want to reap the benefits of Greek coffee yourself, you can either hop a plane to Ikaria or concoct your own brew at home. You need to find Greek coffee, which is very finely ground, and then locate a special Greek coffee pot, known as a briki. It’s a tall, narrow thing that forces foam to form at the top. The secret, it seems, is to boil the elixir long enough for the foam to get thick. The coffee is not strained, so the cup begins with the grounds floating on top, and then they slowly settle to the bottom.

Merely brewing the perfect cup may not be enough to impart the medicinal effects, though. You also may need to sip the brew Icarian style in order to reap the medicinal effects. Unlike the typical grab-a-cup-and-gulp approach so common in the US, the Greek coffee ritual involves extremely slow sipping, with one cup typically lasting a few hours.

You may wonder if there’s something about living in a culture that promotes two-hour coffee breaks that contributes to the longevity factor, and that’s certainly a possibility. On the other hand, the coffee itself just may possess some magic.

Study director Dr. Gerasismos Siasos says, “Boiled Greek type of coffee, which is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants and contains only a moderate amount of caffeine, seems to gather benefits compared to other coffee beverages.” The research did not contain a comparison of the nutrients in Greek coffee compared to other blends, but perhaps boiling it and capturing the steam enhances the delivery of those antioxidants and polyphenols.

That said, even regular coffee seems to have benefits. A few years ago we reported research indicating that coffee offers protection against stroke. Other recent research concludes that coffee protects against Type II Diabetes, irregular heart rhythm, Alzheimer’s Disease, respiratory disease, and liver cancer. And another study, this one of 400,000 individuals, also found that those who drank a few cups of coffee daily got a 10 percent longevity boost.

How To Keep Your Garden Monsanto Free

How To Keep Your Garden Monsanto Free

Avoid buying from the seed companies affiliated with Monsanto. Here’s a list: Buy from this list of companies Monsanto HASN’T bought and are not affiliated or do business with Seminis: Avoid certain heirloom varieties because Monsanto now apparently owns the names. This article lists the seed varieties to avoid: Ask seed companies if they have taken the Safe Seed Pledge. Here’s a list of companies that have done so: Continue Reading:

Buy Local, Grow Your Own, Cook From Scratch

Buy Local, Grow Your Own, Cook From Scratch

TERRIBLE situation,
GREAT advice!

To my US resident friends,

There are few issues that unite Americans as much as our desire to know what’s in our food. Thanks to your hard work, an exciting development will be taking place in our nation’s capitol in the fight for GE labeling.

Next week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will be introducing the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, legislation that will require food manufacturers to inform consumers if a product contains genetically engineered ingredients.

Let you members of Congress know how important this issue is to you and your family by telling them to support this new legislation.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your members of Congress to support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act!

More GE foods, such as salmon engineered to produce growth hormones year round and apples engineered to keep from browning, could soon end up in the food supply without any independent or long-term studies, and most importantly, without labels.

Americans deserve the same right as citizens in 64 countries around the world that already require mandatory labeling of GE foods. More than 90% of consumers want to know about the food we put in our bodies and our children’s bodies, yet most of us have no way of knowing what is in the food we eat.

Will you take a minute to tell your members of Congress to support your right to know?

Thank you for your continued support.


Katey Parker
Partnership and Media Manager
Just Label It

The Facebook page caled All Disease Begins In The Gut informs us

Did you know that skim milk was once an industrial waste product used by farmers to fatten up pigs? If it does that to them, what do you think it does to us?

Researchers at the Harvard medical school found that, contrary to their hypothesis, “skim and 1% milk were associated with weight gain, but dairy fat was not”.

From 6 Secrets You Don’t Know about Skim Milk from Butter Believer:

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Put It In The Oven At 120 Degrees

Put It In The Oven At 120 Degrees

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You Only Need Power To Do Harm

You Only Need Power To Do Harm

Beautiful quote!

Impact Of Science On Society by Bertrand Russell

Impact Of Science On Society by Bertrand Russell

Ever wonder why there are more and more people becoming sick, more couples having trouble conceiving?

“I have hundreds of government documents, text books, white papers, where for over 80 years the elite of the western world have talked about adulterating the food and water to sicken and sterilize the population for the purpose of eugenics.” Alex Jones

Congress Legalises Insider Trading - but Only For Themselves

Congress Legalises Insider Trading

While everyone is talking about the Boston Bombing, Obama quietly signs a law to repeal the ban on Insider Trading for Congress.

This guy is the crookedest of crooked crooks!
What a crock of horse manure.
How these guys sleep at night is totally beyond my comprehension.

Boston Marathon Bomb Victim - Not

Boston Marathon Bomb Victim - Not

This guy’s pic was all over the media. Which begs the queston, why?

Did the FBI just bungle the Boston bomb plot, or did it actually create it?

The following release was issued 21 April by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC) in the United States. It sheds light on FBI activities that warrant close examination given it is now known the FBI had tracked the older of the two Boston suspects for 3-5 years and that Russian intelligence had explicitly warned the FBI about him.

For the past 20 years, the FBI has used informants and agent-provocateurs to induce Muslims and others to plan terrorist bombings, and in many cases it is known that the FBI actually supplied weapons, money, and explosives to individuals who otherwise would have had no capability of carrying out any sort of terrorist action on their own.

It is well documented that an FBI informant participated in the building of the bomb that killed six and injured 1,000 at the World Trade Center in New York on Feb. 26, 1993. A former Egyptian military officer, who had also been trained by U.S. special forces, was used by the FBI to infiltrate a circle of Muslims and to help them build a bomb. At the last minute, the FBI was supposed to substitute harmless powder for the real explosives, but somehow the FBI “messed up” and left the genuine explosives in place which were then used in the deadly bombing.

After many months of press accounts of how the FBI had cracked the case by painstaking detective work, the truth started to come out on Oct. 28, 1993, when the New York Times reported:

“Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

“The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an FBI supervisor who had other ideas about how the informer, Emad A. Salem, should be used, the informer said.

“The account, which is given in the transcript of hundreds of hours of tape recordings Mr. Salem secretly made of his talks with law-enforcement agents, portrays the authorities as in a far better position than previously known to foil the Feb. 26 bombing of New York City’s tallest towers.”

The FBI’s role was just recently brought up on April 16, the day after the Boston Marathon bombings, by Fox TV’s Ben Swann, on a “Reality Check” segment, who asked if the previous day’s bombings were the product of an FBI entrapment operation gone awry. Swann described the New York 1993 bombing, and said, “So the question tonight must be asked, did the FBI have any knowledge of this plot before it happened?” and, “Is the practice of the FBI creating terror plots only to break them up before they can actually happen, really making us safer? What happened here?”

After the 9/11/2001 attacks, and continuing in the Obama Administration, the FBI has carried out numerous entrapment operations, to the extent that most terrorist prosecutions in the past ten years in the U.S. actually involved plots created by the FBI. According to a report last summer by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, “there have been 138 terrorism or national security prosecutions involving informants since 2001,” and these informants have usually crossed the line “from merely observing potential criminal behaviour to encouraging and assisting people to participate in plots that are largely scripted by the FBI itself.”

One of the most egregious of these cases is the so-called “Newburgh Four” in New York State, in which an informant in 2008-09 offered the defendants $250,000, as well as weapons, to carry out a terrorist plot. The New York University Center for Human Rights and Justice reviewed this case and two others, and concluded: “The government’s informants introduced and aggressively pushed ideas about violent jihad and, moreover, actually encouraged the defendants to believe it was their duty to take action against the United States.”

The federal judge presiding over the Newburgh case, Colleen McMahon, declared that it was “beyond question that the government created the crime here,” and she criticised the FBI for sending informants “trolling among the citizens of a troubled community, offering very poor people money if they will play some role—any role—in criminal activity.”

In Portland, Oregon, it was disclosed during the trial of the “Christmas Tree bomber” earlier this year, that the FBI had actually produced its own terrorist training video, which was shown to the defendant, depicting men with scarf-covered faces shooting guns and setting off bombs using a cell phone as a detonator. The FBI operative also traveled with the target to a remote location where they detonated an actual bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the planned attack. (emphasis added)

In Brooklyn, New York, in 2012, an FBI agent posing as an al-Qaeda operative supplied a target with fake explosives for a 1,000-pound bomb, which the FBI’s victim then attempted to detonate outside the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan.

In Irvine, California, in 2007, an FBI informant was so blatant in attempting to entrap members of the local Islamic Center into violent jihadi actions, that the mosque went to court and got a restraining order against the FBI informant.

The Boston FBI office has its own history of this. In the 2011 case of Rezwan Ferdaus, accused of planning to send miniature planes carrying explosives crashing into the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon, the FBI went even further. According to the London Guardian (Sept. 29, 2011), the FBI provided money to Ferdaus to travel to Washington and to buy an F-86 Sabre miniature plane for the attack.

“The prosecution case also reveals how Ferdaus ordered the plane and rented a storage facility in which to keep it and then took delivery from the FBI of 25 pounds of C-4 explosives, three grenades, and six AK-47 rifles.” (Emphasis added.)

The official FBI press release, on Sept. 29, 2011, explicitly acknowledged that the FBI provided Ferdaus with “approximately 1.25 pounds of actual C-4 explosives.”

This operation was publicly defended by both Richard Des Lauriers, the head of the Boston FBI office, and Carmen Ortiz, the United States Attorney—both of whom are still in place overseeing the Marathon bombing case.

The System Is Broken

The System Is Broken

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Public Relations and Marketing

A newspaper company wants to add an archive with 200,000 pages. Should they add it all at once or in steps?

If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts

Top 40 SEO Myths You Should Know About - Part 1

Some good data in here for web site owners

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Until next time,
dream big dreams,
read widely,
think well of your fellow man,
eat food that is good for you
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!


How To Live The Healthiest Life
How To Live The Healthiest Life

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