A Warning to the Economic and Political Elites: Listen Now

By Kevin Zeese

The Occupy Movement is not only resulting in the occupation of public space, but also in political space. We are already shifting the dialogue and the movement has just begun.

When we started planning the occupation of Freedom Plaza six months ago, our goal was to create a place where the ignored voices of the American people could be heard. They are starting to be heard thanks to occupations all over the country.  If it is not clear to the economic and political elites, this is the beginning of an American revolt.

Before considering occupation, we tried other avenues: elections, lobbying, petitioning, email campaigns, telephone campaigns, marches, rallies – but they were ineffective.  The country continued going in the direction of concentrated wealth, rather than where super-majorities of Americans wanted to go.

The occupation of Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC and occupations around the country display our message of anger at the unfairness of the economy, the expanding war quagmires and the corruption of government that result in the people’s urgent necessities being ignored in favor of more wealth for the top 1%.

I don’t like sleeping in a tent in Freedom Plaza.  But we see no other way to get our voices heard. We are occupying Freedom Plaza because Americans have been kept out of the political process.  Money rules elections and lobbying, while the 99% are ignored.

We occupy Washington, DC because it is where big business money combines with campaign laws that corrupt government so that it does not respond to the people. Washington, DC is corporate occupied territory with 18,000 professional lobbyists, most of who work for business interests pushing the agenda of concentrated wealth.

The great health care reform “triumph” of the Obama administration highlighted how out of touch government is with the people.  For more than a decade Americans have simply wanted improved Medicare and for all and removal of the unnecessary insurance industry.  Instead, President Obama and the Democratic leadership pushed “reform” that further entrenched the insurance industry with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual tax subsidies and forcing Americans to purchase flawed insurance.  They kept single payer out of the debate because Medicare for all compared with insurance-based health care is less expensive, covers everybody and improves the quality of health care.

The response to the financial crisis was also inadequate. People from Wall Street responsible for the collapse were put in key positions in the administration.  Congress was unable to pass a real stimulus early in the Obama era.  Instead a weak, partial stimulus was passed that may have slowed the economic collapse but missed the opportunity to turn things around.  The financial reform was inadequate as it failed to break up the big banks, bring back Glass-Steagall or adequately regulate derivatives.  Last week Citibank got off easy with a $285 million fine for the sale of a billion dollars in fraudulent mortgage derivatives but this was only one of many corrupt Citibank deals, the rest will not even be investigated. Once again, obvious and necessary steps were impossible due to corporate power.

Occupying public space is an opportunity to discuss political taboos.  As the war drum against Iran began to beat Freedom Plaza held an Iran night with Persian food, music, dancing and discussion.  We discussed why war on Iran was wrong, as well as the problems in the U.S. relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel.  And, we mentioned a reality almost never heard in U.S. media or politics – U.S. Empire. While the military will not say how many bases and outposts it has the most thorough review estimates more than 1,100 around the world and now a new empire of dronesThe British Empire had 37 bases at its peak and the Romans had 36. The U.S. Empire is a secret to most Americans only discussed as a euphemism –policeman of the world. This false description hides the real facts of exploitation and domination. This taboo needs to be broken so Americans can debate whether empire is good for the nation and the world.

The Occupy Movement is being driven by economic insecurity.  Almost all Americans feel it that is why we are all part of the 99%. The economic insecurity is not because of lack of resources, but because political elites consistently send money to economic elites through tax breaks and giveaways resulting in the wealthiest 400 Americans having the wealth of 154 million of us, yet paying 17.4% in federal taxes while working Americans pay 25% to 30%.  The tax structure needs to be restructured so wealth is taxed more than work, purchases of stocks, bonds and derivatives are taxed (we pay taxes on purchase food, clothing and shelter) and a truly progressive income tax is put in place. It is this unfairness at a time of economic fear that is driving the Occupy Movement.

A warning to the elites: occupations are only the beginning.  This movement is in its early stage and is going to grow in ways that are hard to imagine right now.  We know that decades of the expansion of corporate power will not be undone with one occupation.  Plans are being made by some of us to move “Beyond Occupation” to the next steps of building a movement that represents all Americans – youth burdened with college loans and lousy jobs, seniors stuck in poverty retirement with their Social Security and Medicare threatened, the middle class who worked their whole lives and are now part of the long-term unemployed, live in homes with underwater mortgages and fear foreclosure and of course the poor, homeless and mentally ill whose mistreatment has become more obvious as the public space we occupy draws them to us for food and housing.

A message for the elites: THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. LISTEN TO US NOW OR THE PRICE OF CHANGE WILL GET MORE EXPENSIVE FOR YOU: What do we seek?  We seek an end to corporate rule and shifting power to the people.

For more on the October2011 movement please visit October2011.org

This article was published at NationofChange at: http://www.nationofchange.org/warning-economic-and-political-elites-listen-now-1320076368. All rights are reserved.



This is an issue I  researched extensively in ’08 and ’09 during the H1N1 vaccine scandal, many people aren’t aware that the World Health Organization WHO had indictments brought against them for abuses with vaccines and for manufacturing the H1N1 virus.  There was a black-out in US mass media, as a result most Americans are not aware of crimes and unethical practices surrounding the vaccine industry.

You’re much better off using natural immune boosters and eating nutritionally to ward off disease,  sadly enough bigpharma is enacting legislation to make immune boosters illegal to buy or sell.

There’s a silent war being waged on humanity’s health and spiritual well being that we’re all waking up to. Thankfully we’re awakening en masse and people are fighting back now.  The disturbing information in this video needs to go viral, please help do your part to pass this on to people in your circle. Everywhere you turn “FREE Flu Shots!!” are being pushed on the public – even in the grocery store!  So many people are brainwashed and uninformed about the inherent dangers in vaccines and notice how doctors are now recommending vaccines every time we turn around?  Have you noticed that your kids are literally forced to have vaccines or they can’t go to public school?  That’s not FREEDOM of choice, especially for those who chose natural alternatives to Western medicine for their family.

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National Security Study Memorandum 200 cover letter-
Are New Vaccines Laced with Birth-Control Drugs?-
Phase I clinical trial of a World Health Organisation birth control vaccine 1988 PubMed-
Frequently Asked Questions on IMMUNOCONTRACEPTION-
Study on high level expression Porcine Zona Pellucida-4 in e-Coli-
Monoclonal Antibody PZP-4 blocks fertilisation-
Specific Binding of 17D3 Anti-pZP mAb to Porcine and Human Zona Pellucida but not to Other Tissue Antigens-
Mammalian zona pellucida is an attractive target for developing a contraceptive vaccine-
The WHO Task Force on Vaccines for Fertility Regulation-
CDC inoculations of Death: VACCINE INFO-
Innoculations the True Weapons of Mass Destruction-
Can the Flu Vaccine Cause Cancer or Fertility Problems, Harm Your Unborn Child, or Show Up In Your Milk?-
Are New Vaccines Laced With Birth-Control Drugs?-
PATENT Sperm antigen corresponding to a sperm zona binding protein autoantigenic epitope-
Modeling attacks on the food supply-
Defra and Immunocontraception-
Immuno-contraception: the concept-
Male Immunocontraceptives-
Immunocontraception W.H.O World Bank-

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ReefMonitor- http://www.youtube.com/user/ReefMonitor


Is Volcanic Eruption Imminent? Magma and gas surfacing in earthquake region of Turkey

Mark left this video on the earthquake in Turkey and what’s happening there, apparently the situation is much worse than we’re hearing.  Magma is coming up just underneath the surface of the ground and has been doing so for about two weeks before the earthquake. Has anyone heard geologist talking about this and what may be happening, because it sure doesn’t look good?

And from the looks of the local residents they appear to be quite concerned as well, here’s Mark’s comment:

“Locals of Van city had seen these fire and gas coming from underground two weeks before the earthquakes, and it’s still going on. I hope there won’t be any more natural disaster there since the governments have been causing the worst ones on these poor Kurdish regions for years.”

Terrifying scientific discovery: Strange emissions by sun are suddenly mutating matter

by Terrence Aym

Created on: August 28, 2010

The angry sun

For months mounting fear has driven researchers to wring their hands over the approaching solar storms. Some have predicted devastating solar tsunamis that could wipe away our advanced technology, others voiced dire warnings that violent explosions on the surface of the sun could reach out to Earth, breach our magnetic field, and expose billions to high intensity X-rays and other deadly forms of cancer-causing radiation.

 Now evidence has surfaced that something potentially more dangerous is happening deep within the hidden core of our life-giving star: never-before-seen particles—or some mysterious force—is being shot out from the sun and it’s hitting Earth.

Whatever it is, the evidence suggests it’s affecting all matter.

Strange and unknown

Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun.

Something impossible has happened. Yet the “impossible” has been proven to be true. Laboratories around the globe have confirmed that the rate of radioactive decay—once thought to be a constant and a bedrock of science—is no longer a constant. Something being emitted from the sun is interacting with matter in strange and unknown ways with the startling potential to dramatically change the nature of the very Earth itself.

Exactly what has scientists so on edge is the fact that the natural rate of decay of atomic particles has always been predictable. Indeed, using the decay rate of Carbon-14 has been a method to date archeological artifacts. The process, known as carbon dating, measures the quantity of Carbon-14 within organic objects. According to the numbers, Carbon-14 has a specific half-life of 5,730 years. Physicists have proven through exhaustive observation and experimentation over the course of a century that it takes 5,730 years for Carbon-14 atoms to decay into a stable Nitrogen-14.

The values don’t change—or at least they never have in the past. With certain evidence that radioactive decay can be significantly affected by an unknown effect from the sun, much of science is turned on its head.

Rate of decay speeding up

Worst of all, if the decay rates of matter are being mutated then all matter on Earth is being affected including the matter that makes up life.

The mutation may go so far as to change the underlying reality of the quantum universe—and by extrapolation-the nature of life, the principles of physics, perhaps even the uniform flow of time.

In fact, some evidence of time dilation has been gleaned from close observation of the decay rate. If particles interacting with the matter are not the cause—and matter is being affected by a new force of nature-then time itself may be speeding up and there’s no way to stop it.

Neutrinos the cause?

Researchers have correlated the anomalies in the decay rate to a 33-day period. That time frame matches the 33-day rotation of the solar core. Such a match strains credulity as being a mere coincidence.

Since the sun’s core is known to blast out continuous streams of particles called neutrinos, some scientists are attempting to find evidence that neutrinos are the culprits behind the mutation of matter.

There’s a problem with that hypothesis, however, as neutrinos are like ghost particles. They’re extremely difficult to detect. Normally, neutrinos pass through the Earth without any interaction at all. To a neutrino, it’s as if the Earth doesn’t exist.

Other than discovering a previously unknown property of neutrinos, or finding a new particle altogether, the possibility exists that no particle is behind the changes recorded in the radioactive decay rates. What could be causing the phenomenon is a previously unknown force.

Unknown dangers

As the sun builds towards solar maximum and a period of dangerous intensity never experienced by any living person inexorably approaches, strange, uncontrollable forces could be building deep within its fiery nuclear furnace.

It’s already been proven that the sun’s mass warps time, bends light waves and accounts for mutation of species on Earth. Now this new force may be directly interacting with matter in a way that could not only change Mankind’s understanding of physics, but change Mankind itself…and not necessarily in a beneficial way.

Yes, the e-mails will continue to fly and the hands will continue to wring. But in the end, we are all just observers.

Whether the phenomenon has no real impact on humanity, or the worst impact imaginable, nothing can be done to stop it. Once again, the titanic forces of nature rear up to overwhelm our technology—and we find ourselves like the playthings of gods.

Utterly helpless.


Is the Sun Emitting a Mystery Particle, Ian O’Neill, Discovery News

The Sun Influences the Decay of Radioactive Elements,Tudor Vieru, Softpedia

Mysteriously, Solar Activity Found to Influence Behavior of Radioactive Materials On Earth, Rebecca Boyle, POSCI


How the elite worship Saturn and are letting entities in

Part 1 – How the elite worship Saturn,and letting in entities!

Part 2

Part 3 – How colours are important in the worship of Saturn,and how the elite are experimenting with time.Special thanx to spatialatonomy and occultscience101.

Part 4 –  Do we live in a matrix?In a holographic universe?


NibiruMagick2012 Climate Change Update: Millions Without Power, El Hierro Update for the 31st of October in 2011

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More than 3 million households in the Northeast lacked power Sunday as a rare October snowstorm bedeviled transportation and killed at least five people.

3.9 magnitude earthquake strikes north of El Hierro as quake swarm total exceeds 10,600

Recriticality? Iodine-131 detected in rice samples from late October

Record Early Snow & Power Outages

Anyone who thinks climate change isn’t a serious problem already bearing down on us, is absolutely insane or just too damn busy and distracted to pay attention.

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MUST SEE: “A World in Crisis” Max Igan on American Voice Radio – 10/28/11

Max delivers another profoundly inspirational message about the state of crisis we find the world in and how we best stand up to implement positive change in the world around us.  He also covers fascinating aspects of the Vatican and the Khazarian bloodlines that set up the three city states controlling the world. They literally have perverted our  history by rewriting humanity’s past to enrich the lives of those who control humanity. Everything that is true about our past has been taken from us and the Vatican went out and destroyed every SINGLE culture that told a different story. These Khazarian bloodlines have been creating order out of chaos for century’s instilling a life of fear for the peoples of the world as tool for control.

Of all the people offering solutions Max really seems to have a handle on what the problems are, where they come from and who’s behind them. How we approach the solutions from a spiritual perspective of higher consciousness and maintain a positive energetic state of love – versus the state of fear we’re conditioned to maintain living within the matrix.

I can honestly say that after following Max’s example for the last three years has been the single most thing that has elevated my consciousness and helped me to learn to create that which I need by avoiding lower vibrations that accompany fear of  “lack”, but it’s not always easy.  The constant insidious fear that comes with being the long term unemployed is enough to drive some people insane without spiritual grounding. Enjoy!

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Max Igan – Surviving The Matrix – 10/28/11



Worldwide Tipping Point ~ Playing YOUR Part in Global Change

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Make you voice for real change count in a global way! And all you have to do is click on the Worldwide Tipping Counter (link below).

Dear Friends, Subscribers and Visitors,

For numerous reason we can’t all take to the streets in protest (as so many now are so admirably doing) no matter how deeply we may wish we could. Perhaps you simply can’t afford the cost of travel. Perhaps you are a full time carer. Perhaps your health simply wont allow it. Whatever the reason you may get some relief from the powerful frustration that often goes along with those kind of limitations by symbolically adding your voice to the global call for change that this free Tipping Point venture is such a wonderful and dynamic symbol for.

And if you are fortunate enough to be able to “get out there” and make your voice for real change heard then why not get more mileage for your “voice” by adding your “click” here too – on a Global stage!

I’ve already “clicked & counted” and I’ve watched that counter grow by thousands since. It’s exciting checking back on it from time to time to watch such a living symbol for global change blossom from hour to hour and day to day. Be a part of this folks.

Wishing you Love, Light Peace and Truth always.

31st October 2011


“SO why did I start Worldwide Tipping Point? I first had the idea about four years ago, and it came to me in a flash of sudden inspiration: to create some sort of quantifiable measure for the global awakening I was feeling so deeply, an awakening I knew millions of people from all over the globe were feeling.” Todd Goldfarb.

“The way I personally view the Counter is this way: its symbol for something hundreds of millions of us from all over the globe feel. This something might be a spiritual awakening, an activist awakening, or a calling to challenge (and change) the fundamental systems and structures humanity is steeped in. What matters is we unify our calling for change, and I hope you can help spread awareness with the Counter! … As you sign up for the content and interviews (which are free and will remain free in perpetuity), the Counter will tick a notch.” Todd Goldfarb.

Visit the website now and add your energy to the counter for worldwide change! Have YOUR SAY – COUNT for more!

http://www.worldwidetippingpoint.com is an ongoing web series curating innovative solutions from the world’s top thought leaders in the social change movement.

Series of large scale ash eruptions and explosions occurring at Sakurajima Volcano in Japan October 30, 2011

From: dutchsinse  | Oct 28, 2011

Recently, the Japanese agency which monitors Sakurajima Volcano in Japan, issued an elevated alert for the area around the volcano — the threat of a large scale eruption (with damaging pyroclastic flow / ash fall).

Eruptions occur daily at this location — this is a rather large eruption of ash from the main caldera. Recent activity at the volcano has caused a NEW vent to steam behind the main caldera which erupts in this video.

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From: dutchsinse  | Oct 26, 2011

Daily eruptions, escalating in size, have been occurring at Sakurajima Volcano in Japan.

There has been an elevated alert issued by the Japanese agency, for the threat of a large scale eruption w/ damaging pyroclastic flows / ash fall.

Mirrored with permission from :

Dutchsinse: Chicago Illinois hit with damaging winds after giant ‘HAARP ring’

Useless information for the day: Kankakee IL is my birthplace and where my ancestors immigrated to after arriving in America in the mid 1800’s..

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Flier to OWS Protesters: “Defending Against Tear Gas”

Courtesy of Kevin, thanks!

An information sheet to protect protesters shows the beauty of crowdsourcing…and Maalox.

By Adam Weinstein | Fri Oct. 28, 2011 6:30 AM PDT

“Maalox is a must.” That’s one of the many tips to be found in “Defending Against Tear Gas,” a fascinating flier making the rounds on the internet today (and shown in full below—click to embiggen), that instructs Occupy protesters on how to protect themselves when The Man breaks out the CS canisters for crowd dispersal. As some cops and local governments get physical [1] in their dealings with occupiers, the flier’s info could prove vital to minimizing chaos and injuries. It also shows how information-sharing among the protesters and their sympathizers is spreading organically at a rapid clip.

The flier, which urges that its tips be used “only for defense purposes” and exhorts protesters to “never incite violence,” is distributed by an unknown party with a Hotmail account who says it is “not directly affiliated” with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Its data appears to be crowdsourced from Wikipedia, Global Post [2], and Agence-France Press, among others.

“Tear gas is a non-lethal chemical weapon that stimulates the corneal nerves in the eyes to cause tearing, pain, and even blindness,” one part of the eerily elegant flier states. It explains that the best defense is a mixture of water and liquid antacid, applied from a spray bottle. It details how to “be proactive” and protect fellow protesters in a crowd who are less prepared for a gas attack. And above all, it stresses: “STAY PEACEFUL. Peaceful protest is the only way to be take seriously and be truly heard.”



An accidental experiment in America shows how evolution happens

Waters of change

Oct 29th 2011 | NEW YORK

IT IS not often that biologists have a chance to watch natural selection in action. The best-known cases—the evolution of resistance to antibiotics in bacteria and to pesticides in insects—are responses to deliberate changes people have made in the environment of the creatures concerned. But mankind has caused lots of accidental changes as well, and these also offer opportunities to study evolution.

Recently, two groups of researchers, one at New York University (NYU) and the other at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, have taken advantage of one of these changes to look at how fish evolve in response to environmental stress. The stress in question is pollution by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These chemicals—widely used in the middle decades of the 20th century to manufacture electrical insulation, coolants, sealants and plasticisers—often ended up dumped in lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Eventually, such dumping was banned (in America, this happened in 1977). But PCBs are persistent chemicals, and their effects are felt even today. In particular, they disrupt the immune systems of animals such as fish, cause hormonal imbalances and promote tumours.

As is the way of evolution, however, some fish species have developed resistance to PCB poisoning. Isaac Wirgin, at NYU, and Mark Hahn, at Woods Hole, have been studying PCB-resistant fish, to see how they do it. After that, the two researchers will be able to look at how these populations evolve yet again as the environment is cleaned up.

Breaking the chain

The species of interest to Dr Wirgin is the Atlantic tomcod of the Hudson river in upstate New York. Part of the Hudson was polluted with PCBs by two General Electric plants. Dr Hahn is looking at a different animal, the killifish (pictured), in New Bedford harbour, Massachusetts, which was polluted by other producers. Both Hudson tomcod and New Bedford killifish are able to tolerate levels of PCB far higher than those that would kill such fish in cleaner waters. The question is, why?


PCBs do their damage by binding to a protein called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, or AHR, thus stopping it working properly. AHR is a transcription factor, meaning that it controls the process by which messenger molecules are copied from genes. These messenger molecules go on to act as the blueprints for protein production, so preventing a transcription factor from working can cause all sorts of problems. Both Hudson tomcod and New Bedford killifish, however, have unusual AHR molecules. And it is this that seems to explain their immunity.

A protein is a chain of chemical units called amino acids. In tomcods, AHR is composed of 1,104 such units. Except that in Hudson tomcod it frequently isn’t. These fish generally have 1,102 amino acids in their AHRs. The two missing links in the chain (a phenylalanine and a leucine, for aficionados) are encoded in the gene for ordinary tomcod AHR by six genetic “letters” that are missing from the DNA found in PCB-resistant Hudson tomcod. The shortened version of AHR does not bind nearly so easily to PCBs. It still, however, seems to work as a transcription factor. The result is fish that are more or less immune to PCB poisoning.

In the case of the New Bedford killifish the situation is similar, but more complicated. There are no missing amino acids. Dr Hahn has, however, found nine places along the amino-acid chain of killifish AHR where the link in the chain varies between individuals. Altogether, he has identified 26 such variations. Two of them seem particularly resistant to the effects of PCBs. It is not that the pollutants do not bind to the protein—they do. But the protein does not seem to mind. It appears to work equally well, whether or not it has PCB passengers on board.

These fishy cases are reminiscent of the peppered moth in Britain. This, too, evolved in response to industrial pollution. It developed black wings, so that it was invisible when it settled on soot-covered tree trunks. Now, with the clean air brought by anti-pollution legislation, British peppered moths are once again peppered.

Both the Hudson river and New Bedford harbour are being cleaned up, too. This year, for example, General Electric will dredge 1.8m cubic metres (2.4m cubic yards) of PCB-contaminated sediment out of 60km (35 miles) of the Hudson. Dredging will continue over the next few years, after which the river should be PCB-free. It is possible that the tomcod and the killifish will then evolve again, just as the peppered moth did, if their PCB-resistant proteins are not absolutely as good as the original versions—which they might not be, given that evolution did not find them before. If that happens, Dr Wirgin and Dr Hahn will be watching.

Another great find from Kevin, thanks!


Featured stories at our sister site for October 29 & 30, 2011

The 2012 Awakening


PROTECT-IP Act Becomes E-PARASITE (And Gets Much Worse)

E-PARASITE Bill: ‘The End Of The Internet As We Know It’

Occupy Denver – Pepper Spray and Rubber Bullets, What Should we Expect from the City who Gives us the Denver Airport?

# 620 Marines Joining Occupy and Time to Take Economic Sanctions Against Wall St

NASA sting terrifies woman, 74 – AP Exclusive

The Marines are Coming to Wall Street to PROTECT the Protestors

Plutocratic Government Tries to Beat Down #Occupy

Occupy Wall Street Protest Heads to Millionaire’s Row, Home to Murdoch, Koch, and JPMorgan CEO

ATTN Conservatives: People in Power – The Koch Brothers

Keep Wall Street Occupied – How you can help…ROTFLMAO!!

Your going to love this one!

FDNY, NYPD Raid Zuccotti Park, Seizing Generators And Bio-Diesel Fuel

Doctors: Scott Olsen suffered brain damage and is unable to speak

Sgt Shamr Thomas Encourages Vets to get involved with Occupy Wall Street revolution

Thank you for your heroism Sgt Thomas it looks like your fellow troops have heard the call and are on the way to protect the protestors from corporate owned police depts out there brutalizing peaceful protestors. Critically wounding a vet who fought for the rights of the very same police officer that fractured his skull.

My Daddy Votes Republi-con to get big government out….

Progressives Making Impact in DC: We stand with the 99%: Sign the JOBS BILL petition to John Boehner!

‘Drunkorexia’ catching up among teens

ANI Oct 29, 2011, 12.00AM IST
(‘Drunkorexia’ may cause long-term health problems in teens (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images))

The combination of disordered eating and heavy alcohol consumption dubbed as ‘drunkorexia’ by the media may lead to long-term health problems among teens and college students, according to a new study from the University of Missouri.

Researchers found that 16 per cent of those surveyed reported restricting calories to ‘save them’ for drinking.

Of the respondents, about three times as many women reported engaging in the behaviour than men.

Motivations for ‘drunkorexia’ include preventing weight gain, getting intoxicated faster and saving money that would be spent on food to buy alcohol.

According to Victoria Osborne, assistant professor of social work and public health, ‘drunkorexia’ can have dangerous cognitive, behavioural and physical consequences. It also puts people at risk for developing more serious eating disorders or addiction problems.

“Apart from each other, depriving the brain of adequate nutrition and consuming large amounts of alcohol can be dangerous,” she noted.

“Together, they can cause short- and long-term cognitive problems including difficulty concentrating, studying and making decisions,” she added.

People who participate in disordered eating combined with binge drinking are also more at risk for violence, risky sexual behaviour, alcohol poisoning, substance abuse and chronic diseases later in life.

Osborne said women are at higher risk for health problems related to binge drinking because they metabolise alcohol differently than men.

This means women can get sick faster and suffer damage to vital organs sooner than men might.


Climate Change Update: Pacific Ocean Nightmare, Katla, El Hierro, Dead Dolphins, Crushing Snowstorms October 28 & 30, 2011

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27.1 Quadrillion becquerels of cesium alone flowed into sea — Doesn’t include first week of crisis! — Still 30 times what TEPCO claimed — Warning that ‘significant’ pollution to remain

Crushing, Cruising Snowstorm Unfolding in the Northeast

Explosive: three columns of steam and ash rise 4.8 km from Chile’s Hudson volcano

Tokai Mayor: “We don’t trust the govt’s nuclear policies” — “We cant feel safe unless the mistrust is resolved”

Japanese government still refusing to evacuate Fukushima children

Climate Change Update (28October2011) Katla Rumbles

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Iceland’s Katla volcano was hit by two swarms of tremors today. The strongest of the first cluster of small harmonic tremors which rattled the glacier was of a 2.9 magnitude.

Report: “Abnormal Smoke from Reactor 2″ (VIDEO)

What Are GMOs & How Many US Foods Contain Them? (Infographic)

Written by Matthew McDermott, Treehugger

In light of it being GMO Awareness Month this October, and that we’ve has written extensively on the subject but never done a really succinct piece on what a genetically modified organism is, I’m passing on this infographic from Nature’s Path Organic Foods. It does a good job of explaining what a GMO is, and the current situation in regards to requiring labeling on them in food in various places around the world.

Hint: The US and Canada don’t require labeling, while many other major countries do.


This post originally appeared on Treehugger.


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Human and Dinosaur Inner-Action; Unfortunate Humans Provide Evidence of Interaction with Dinosaurs from Inside Their Stomachs

Another highly intriguing find from Kevin, who comes up with some fascinating material on his journey’s down the rabbit hole. This one is a classic and just goes to show how much we don’t know about Earth’s rich history because it’s deliberately been hidden from us. In some cases they found these bones in the 1800’s, but instead of using this knowledge to learn about human history they bury it again.

Posted by Chris Parker

Sep 13 2011

Photo: One of thousands of Acambaro Figurines from Pre-Hispanic Peru

Why are there no fossils showing that man interacted with dinosaurs; dinosaur bones which have been gnawed or perhaps dinosaur fossils in association with human fossils or even dinosaur tracks along with human tracks? If you believe that that kind of evidence has not been found, you are assuming facts that are not in evidence.

They’re not in evidence largely because facts that don’t fit the dinosaurs and man never intereracted paradigm are systematically; ignored, suppressed, explained away or relegated to the fringe.

Here are three historical articles that seem to tell another story. By the way, sea monsters (aquatic reptiles) aren’t dinosaurs but they are said to have gone extinct more than 65 million years ago along with the dinosaurs…..s8int.com

The Los Angeles Times
December 2, 1900

“Lately there have been unearthed at the north end of Eastlake Avenue, in the foothills surrounding East Los Angeles, some of the most curious fossils ever seen. Nothing just like them has ever been found, and the puzzle is, how they came to be there.

Nature, in her mysterious way, has hidden the explanation, but she has not concealed the fact of their existence; for there they lie, in two great strips, probably forty feet long and ten feet wide. Whoever chooses may go see for himself.

By far the greater number of these unique specimens resemble in and general outline the vertebrae of some enormous animal”.

The article goes on to puzzle over related fossils that appear to bear a very close resemblance to leg bones, noting a rough surface and that they are “somewhat hollow.”

By leg bones, the author soon lets it be known-he means human leg bones in association with a huge animal that could only be a dinosaur.

According to the writer, behind the leg bones was a great very heavy piece which to all the world appears to be a “gigantic human skull”. In proximity to the skull are what appear to be a gigantic pelvis and a correspondingly large thigh.

These items may be noted in a photograph that appears with the article. (If anyone lives in Los Angeles and has access to an archive of the paper they might want to take a look at that photo; Dec 2, 1900).

The author explains that the soil in which these fossils were found has the chalky, carbonous character of soil in which oil is often found.

“The Geologists Have Their Theories

The geologists had been out to see the fossils and so immediately their creative abilities were put to use in order to “normalize” the discovery. One popular theory is that a highly impregnated, mineral rich stream of water had flowed over tree roots or other vegetation to form the large, regular shaped spine like fossils and leg bones.”

Among those clinging tightly to this theory were Prof. John Merriam of Berkeley and E.W. Claypole of Pasadena.

Claypole believed in a variation of the theory that just barely excluded fairies. The author of the 1900 article thinks that these theories fall a bit short on account of the various sizes and shapes of fossils which stubbornly continued to look like animal remains.
The author and perhaps Mr. Towner, the discoverer, believe that the bones are the vertebrae and the remains of a giant saurian.

Mr. Towner invited everyone who had a theory to share it.

“One day this week there was unearthed something that passes all the other specimens, a shape that can barely be mistaken in its identity, and yet from its position, condition and surroundings, is a wonder study. How such a piece could have been preserved so long, or where it came from, or whether it be really the head bone of prehistoric man or not; all these are questions to be answered.

Yet the same skull is apparently that of a human skull, with perfect ridges on the sides. It hardly seems possible that the gigantic leg and other bones could have belonged to one with so small a cranium, yet scientists tell us that the troglodyte, or cave-dwelling man was of enormous stature, with very small brain capacity.”

Photo: From the Original Article

According to the article, there appeared to be a head wound on the skull which no doubt contributed to the man’s death. This explains why the bones of man and dinosaur are “so weirdly intertwined”; the giant man and giant saurian were locked in mortal combat and both had perished as a result.

“What a fight that must have been! Fancy some great man with arms a foot or two longer than our current largest man, and of such stature as we have never contemplated, engaged in deadly struggle with a monster of the Saurian type.”

The author argues that this man was no slouch for he gave as much as he got.
Human Skeleton Inside Mammoth Carnivore with Eight Pound Teeth
Another What Was it?
November 2, 1877, Carthage Montana Patriot

“Mr. Henry Woodard owns a stock rancho in the Indian Territory, in the Peoria Nation, on which is situated the big sulphur spring. The spring is surrounded by a quagmire, which is very deep and slushy, and so soft that it will not bear any considerable weight.

Mr. W lately undertook to curb up the spring in order to get water more easily, and while working in the mire came upon what appeared to be an enormous bone. He at once began an examination which disclosed the fact that it was the head of some mammoth beast.

His curiosity was aroused, and, with the assistance of three other men, he began the work of excavation. For four days they worked, but did not succeed in bringing the monster to the surface. They threw off the marl, but could not lift the head of this golitic giant. They found the skeleton well preserved, and the immense teeth still sat in the jaws.

The jaws were both in place and the spinal column attached to the cranium. The earth was thrown off from the body to the length of twenty feet, but still the gigantic skeleton remained beneath. Three of the front ribs were forced out and proved by measurement to be each eight feet in length.

The dirt was removed from the inside of the osseous structure, and there lay the skeleton of a human being, with one hundred and two flint arrow points and fifteen flint knives. The cranium indicated that it was the skeleton of an Indian.

It would have been impossible for the man to have been inside the animal without having been swallowed by him, and this theory is substantiated by the fact that the bones of the right side of the skeleton were broken and mashed, apparently by force.

The monster, therefore, must have been carnivorous, which is also proven by the teeth, which exhibit the marked characteristics of a flesh-eating beast. A large molar and two incisors, taken from the upper jaw, were exhibited to us at our office yesterday, the largest one weighing eight pounds and measuring eight by four inches in size.

There are two large molars and two blunt tusks on each side of each jaw, the teeth between the molars and the tusks are incisors, having from two to six points and corresponding prongs to each tooth. In front of the tusks the teeth are similar to those of most carnivorous animals in shape.

All the bones indicate that they have lain buried for an incredibly long period, as they crumble rapidly when brought in contact with the atmosphere.

Every circumstance goes to show that these are the largest animal remains ever resurrected, and the teeth, tusks, and structure of the head and jaws prove unmistakably that it was of the carnivorous class.

River Monster that Ate, A Canoe, A Deer and an Indian
The Daily Times, August 25, 1877

Back in the 1800′s a family of “settlers” looks for a suitable Island on which to build a new home off the coast of Northern Alabama. This is an excerpt from the story of their encounter with a dying river monster/aquatic reptile.

“During their visit in search of homes they were induced to go on to the Islands to ascertain if they, or any of them, were of sufficient size to make a settlement.

In order to reach them they procured Indian canoes, made of the bark of trees, in which to cross over the water to the islands. These bark canoes were very small crafts, only of sufficient to carry one, or not more than two persons.

Having prepared themselves for the Inspection of the islands, they set out, and on approaching one, they saw a strange animal of immense size and length about the color of a cat-fish, but more In the shape of a snake, which seemed to have drifted upon the edge of a small island, and was partly in and out of the water, making movements and contortions like it was in the agonies of death.

They approached it. It was partly covered by the water and partly on dry land, but it was of such enormous size and strange shape it baffled all their ideas of such animals, or their knowledge of the whole animal kingdom, but it was certainly a water animal of the snake genre.

After watching its movements and holding a short consultation they determined to kill it if bullets would do so. They then approached more closely; to it and fired several rounds until they discovered that it was dead. Then they went to it for a close examination- to ascertain what it really was, and discovered from the sharp protuberance and unevenness of its body on one side an the evenness of the other that there must be something in it.

When they discovered that they had never seen or heard, or read of such an animal they proceeded with their tomahawks and butcher knives to open it and in doing so, to their utter amazement and surprise, they found in it a bark canoe, the horns and skeleton of a large deer, the skeleton of an Indian, also an old rifle gun such as the Indians of that day used, and bow and arrows.

From finding the above named articles in it and their appearance they concluded that some weeks previously an Indian had-killed a deer, put it into his canoe, and, while crossing the river, the monster had swallowed the canoe, with the Indian, deer and other articles In it. The flesh of the Indian and deer had been digested but the canoe, the gun, the bow and arrows and bones were so indigestible as to sicken the monster, and so enfeeble it that it had floated to where they found it and could not escape from them.


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