The Fasting Molecule By Mrs Vera West

     Can molecules fast? I do not know, none have ever spoke to me about their inner feelings and emotions, if, according to panpsychism (the metaphysical position that mind is fundamental in reality), they have them:
  https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/panpsychism/

     But, we do know that people fast, and it is damn good too:
  https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/fasting-molecule-delays-vascular-aging-309380

“A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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Cinnamon Magic By Mrs Vera West

     Here is another spice of life to add to your turmeric coconut milk drink: cinnamon. A simply delicious treat in drinks, that also helps your brain as well:
  https://www.thealternativedaily.com/another-reason-to-stock-up-on-cinnamon/?utm_source=external&utm_medium=MG&utm_campaign=mgemail
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11481-016-9693-6

“This study underlines the importance of cinnamon, a commonly used natural spice and flavoring material, and its metabolite sodium benzoate (NaB) in converting poor learning mice to good learning ones. NaB, but not sodium formate, was found to upregulate plasticity-related molecules, stimulate NMDA- and AMPA-sensitive calcium influx and increase of spine density in cultured hippocampal neurons. NaB induced the activation of CREB in hippocampal neurons via protein kinase A (PKA), which was responsible for the upregulation of plasticity-related molecules. Finally, spatial memory consolidation-induced activation of CREB and expression of different plasticity-related molecules were less in the hippocampus of poor learning mice as compared to good learning ones. However, oral treatment of cinnamon and NaB increased spatial memory consolidation-induced activation of CREB and expression of plasticity-related molecules in the hippocampus of poor-learning mice and converted poor learners into good learners. These results describe a novel property of cinnamon in switching poor learners to good learners via stimulating hippocampal plasticity.”

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Rounding Up, and Killing Bees By Brian Simpson

     I know a guy who does professional agricultural spraying in Victoria, and he told me that roundup is so good that he would drink it, if it did not have a bad taste. Also, he said that he only feels good when he is out spraying, breathing in all of the goodness. Maybe he should sit down and have one of these birds and bees talks with the bees, who may disagree:
  https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2018/09/24/news/roundup-weed-killer-could-be-lethal-to-bees-according-to-a-study-1441464/

     Wow, that made even the URL change colour:

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Ethics and the Harvesting of Foetal Tissue By Mrs Vera West

     I came across an abstract of a paper that seemed to be mounting a case against the harvesting of foetal tissue in medicine:
  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00243639.2017.1375065

     This paper looks at the moral question of the use of foetal tissue form elective abortions, where otherwise the tissue would have been discarded. Such situations always gets the utilitarians going; does this not result in a benefit/utility to society, because of the benefits of vaccines? Why waste it? I must admit, not being a quick thinking intellectual (if only we had them!), I would probably have been stumped if an opponent hit me with that reply in a public debate. So, what is the objection?

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Ban Doctors, Not Guns By John Steele

     If we follow the gun banners idea of banning the instrument that is used to commit harm, then these pinkos run into a problem when confronted with the sky-high rate of medical negligence, compared to gun deaths:
  https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/23/medical-malpractice-deaths-500-times-higher-accidental-gun-deaths/

“Medical malpractice deaths in the U.S. are over 500 times higher than accidental gun deaths. A Johns Hopkins University study covering eight years of data found there are at least 250,000 malpractice deaths in the U.S. annually. CNBC reports the Johns Hopkins University study presents malpractice deaths on the low end, since other studies show malpractice deaths exceeding 400,000 a year. On the other hand, accidental gun deaths hover around 500 a year. For example, the Los Angeles Times reports there were 489 accidental gun deaths in 2015, making medical malpractice deaths over 500 times higher than deaths resulting from accidental firearm discharges.”

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Weird Diet and Life Style Advise from Guru Peterson By Brian Simpson

     No doubt, many people who have had weak fathers, or no fathers at all, have latched onto the Jordan Peterson steam train. And, it is not all bad, because it is better to have a 6 out of 10 role model than none at all. But, as always, there are complexities. I think it was Mrs Vera West who writes here on health and life style issues, who mentioned Peterson’s strange diet based  entirely on meat:
  https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/08/the-peterson-family-meat-cleanse/567613/

     I actually tried this for a few days, and got chronic constipation, so bad I felt like I was full of gravel! My doctor got me on fibre supplements, and litres of pure water, to clear the plumbing. So, after this I thought that I would read the target article a bit closer. There were some amazing things there:

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The Socialist Good Eating Guide By James Reed

     Notice how in each of our cities there are always plenty of free glossy magazines around, say at community centres, usually dealing with food? How the chattering class love their food, almost as much as the chardonnay, drunk while wailing about white privilege. That’s just how it goes in cultural Marxist utopias, such as Australia. Venezuela has an even more advanced culinary culture, embodying the very best of socialist values:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-20/socialist-venezuela-poor-starve-death-while-politically-powerful-feast 
  https://mises.org/wire/socialist-venezuela-poor-starve-death-while-politically-powerful-feast

“The socialist policies of the Venezuela government continue to impose a living hell on its people. Hyperinflation has turned its currency to literal garbage. Mortality rates have skyrocketed for groups such as infants, pregnant mothers, and the elderly as clinics have shut down and medicine grown scarce. Food has disappeared from store shelves forcing the population to consume pets and zoo animals. A recent poll found that 78% of Venezuelans “reported trouble keeping themselves fed.”

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In Defence of the Southpaw By Brian Simpson

     I take offence about the vilification that was given to southpaws, left handed people like me, by the following article at the so-called race realist site vDare. This site is more newsy, but its friend site, American Renaissance takes the line (which I have refuted in articles at this site), that East Asians are so much smarter than whites (Nordics). Wow, from the defenders of white civilisation too. Anyway, here is the vilification:
  https://vdare.com/articles/are-southpaws-really-sinister-increased-incidence-suggests-we-re-headed-for-mouse-utopia-collapse

“A surprising number of recent US presidents have been southpaws. Obama, George W. Bush, Reagan, Carter and Ford would all have probably smudged their writing when they were at school. However, we are not evolved to be left-handed to any significant degree. According to New Zealand psychologist Michael Corballis, the human propensity to be right-handed is caused by our heightened ability to communicate. The left hemisphere controls vocalization in most species. As our ancestors learned to walk upright, they started using their hands to communicate as well as their voices. They used their right hand, because this is controlled by the left hemisphere. Increased use of the right hand meant that we started employing the right hand for pretty much everything. So, the “norm” is to be left-hemisphere-dominant for language. According to Corballis, if somebody is left-handed, this means that they are right-hemisphere dominant for language.

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Aromatic-Turmerone and Neural Stem Cells (Turmeric and the Brain) By Mrs Vera West

     If like me, you are alarmed about the increased prevalence of “senior moments,” where you have some bill to pay, but you over or under pay, but then you tell the person on the receiving end, to suck it up, and you have that fear of eventually loosing your “marbles” (although people like Uncle Len lost all of his marbles long ago), you may want to do something about it, without getting on the Big Pharma train. Look no further than turmeric, which may help cognitive function, for all those so challenged:
  https://stemcellres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/scrt500 
  http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/how-turmeric-can-save-aging-brain-dementia-and-premature-death
  http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmeric-produces-remarkable-recovery-alzheimers-patients 
  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665200/
  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429333/
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-20-natural-methods-to-improve-your-short-term-memory.html

“Aromatic (ar-) turmerone is a major bioactive compound of the herb Curcuma longa. It has been suggested that ar-turmerone inhibits microglia activation, a property that may be useful in treating neurodegenerative disease. Furthermore, the effects of ar-turmerone on neural stem cells (NSCs) remain to be investigated. … Both in vitro and in vivo data suggest that ar-turmerone induces NSC proliferation. Ar-turmerone thus constitutes a promising candidate to support regeneration in neurologic disease.”

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Multicultural Anarcho-Tyrannical France, Now Worse than the Former USSR By Richard Miller

     Are writers at this site mad, and in need of psychiatric treatment? Well, some writers are in fact borderline insane, such as Uncle Len, who at the moment is in a psychiatric facility in a strait jacket, suffering from psycho-political psychosis. He is being pumped full of the very best that Big Pharma and Big Psycho can offer, so I am sure that if he is ever released back to his cockroach infested tin shed, he will continue to produce lively prose to enlighten our readers. But I digress, or do I? If we were in France, why they would use psych to lock us all away and throw away the key:
  https://www.rt.com/news/438908-marine-lepen-psychiatric-expertise/
  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/le-pen-deemed-possibly-mad-to-resist-islamism/news-story/b635cb2f06c71ee1a43edea7f1b9db29

“French politician Marine Le Pen said a court ordered her to undergo psychiatric evaluation over a series of images she posted on Twitter showing Islamic State executions. She slammed the order as a “mind-blowing.” The president of France's National Rally (formerly Front National) has released an order saying it comes from the magistrates in Nanterre near Paris, calling on her to “undergo a psychiatric examination." For denouncing the horrors of Daesh (Islamic State/IS, formerly ISIS) by tweets the "justice system" has referred [me] to a psychiatric assessment. How far will they go?!" she tweeted in response. The 2017 presidential candidate denounced the order as “mind-blowing,” saying: “This regime is really starting to scare [us].”

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Salvini; Italians Need to Reproduce! By Richard Miller

     This one really upset the elites, who hate the thought that white folk have a right to anything except death: Italians need to have more children, not bring in African migrants, the ever-smiling Matteo Salvini has said:
  https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/09/15/salvini-help-italians-have-more-children-not-bring-africans-replace/

“Italy’s Matteo Salvini infuriated the EU’s most senior foreign minister by declaring that Italy needs more children, not more Africans “to replace the children we’re not having”. Speaking at a conference on the European migrant crisis in Vienna, the dynamic League (Lega) leader, who became Italy’s deputy prime minister and minister of the interior after anti-establishment populists triumphed at the polls in the recent elections, said he disagreed with EU politicians “[who] say that we need immigration because the population of Europe is getting older”. “I have a completely different viewpoint,” he said. “I believe that I’m in government in order to see that our young people have the number of children that they used to a few years ago, and not to transplant the best of Africa’s youth to Europe.” Salvini’s remarks flustered nearby Jean Asselborn, who muttered “blah, blah, blah” while the  Italian was speaking. The 69-year-old Luxembourger, who is the EU’s longest-serving foreign minister — having been in post since 2004 — has previously complained that anti-mass migration parties which want to “protect Christianity” and refuse to “open the door” to Arabic-speaking Muslim migrants will “destroy Europe” with their strong border policies.”

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Parabiosis: Blood Sucking Human Leaches! By James Reed

     I had not heard about parabiosis, the transfusion of a younger person’s blood into an older to give them more zing, but apparently it works and is being done, regularly:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-13-wealthy-elitists-literally-living-off-blood-transfusions-from-children-modern-vampires.html

“As reported by Fellowship of the Minds, members of the “healthy but wealthy” elite are paying upwards of $8,000 for 1.5 liters (34 fluid ounces) of young blood in a desperate bid to turn back the hands of time. According to the director of social work at Idaho State University, D.J. Williams -- who says he's studied people who identify as vampires for about a 10 years (hmm...a Vampireologist?)--such vampires exist in droves all around the globe.(1) He explains that they're not the cape-wearing, large-fanged folks likely conjured up thanks to horror flicks and Hollywood portrayals, but instead, real people who seek out more energy by sucking on the blood of consenting donors. In fact, he even distinguishes between the movie images and real vampires using differentiating terms such as "lifestyle" vampires and "authentic" ones. "The real vampire community seems to be a conscientious and ethical one," he says, adding that "they are successful, ordinary people." In other words, fatigued humans who suck the blood from others, creating communities that literally feed off one another's powerful needs while fearing backlash if found their secrets were discovered likely involves everyone from lawyers to presidential candidates. Who knew?”

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Boomers, Booming Everything By Michael Ferguson

     The 1960s babies grew up to be genuine monsters, happily over-turning traditional morality and institutions, as part of their social justice worldview. Every horrible social agenda we now have has come from them, and of course, they have been manipulated all the way, but have done so as willing tools of their overlords. They now have complete rule over sectors such as the media and universities, which are little more than cultural Marxist thought control  factories. Finally, as the boomers fall comfortably into retirement, they are going back to something that they have loved all of their lives: dope.
  https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/12/646423762/more-older-americans-are-turning-to-marijuana

“Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. The analysis comes from data gathered in the National Survey on Drug Use and Healthfrom 2015 and 2016. About 9 percent of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 used marijuana in the  previous year, according to survey results. About 3 percent of people over 65 used the drug in that time period. This appears to be up from years past. In 2013, the same survey reported that 7 percent of middle-aged Americans used marijuana in the previous year, and only 1.4 percent of people over 65.

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Promoting Morbid Obesity By Mrs Vera West

     I am perhaps not a good one to criticise body images, being overweight myself, one being ancient, and two, having severe arthritis which limits my mobility. But, I can still make health observations for young women. And, the present cult of accepting being morbidly obsese is a killer for young women, and men too. Positive body image may involve rejecting being model thin, but it does not mean accepting being morbidly obese. Magazines are not helping here:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-09-cosmo-magazine-now-celebrating-morbid-obesity-feminism.html#

“Cosmo U.K. just featured a size-26 model on the cover of their latest issue. While feminists and so-called body positivity activists are celebrating the fact that a 300-pound woman got to be on the cover of a popular magazine, many people are concerned about what kind of message this “activism” is really sending. No one would argue that body shaming is wrong, but is fat activism really the answer? Obesity is a top risk factor for virtually every major disease that plagues modern society: Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even cancer. Promoting healthy minds and bodies is not the same as promoting obesity, which is already rampant in most Western nations like the United States and the United Kingdom. Critics have been quick to point out the disparity between the two and have lambasted Cosmo U.K. for promoting unhealthy lifestyle choices.”

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Medicalising Female Circumcision By Mrs Vera West

     When the champions of diversity and mass immigration’s virtues speak, they do not discuss hard case, inconvenient issues such a female genital circumcision. If all cultures are equal, except our own which is racist and must be eliminated, then what possible reason is there against this practice? If diversity and multiculturalism decide all, then it seems decisive:
  http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Muslim-groups-call-for-female-circumcision-to-be-medicalised-155186.html

“A number of Sri Lankan Muslim groups have called on the government to medicalise female circumcision. In representations made to the Parliamentary Committee on Women and Gender, members of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, All Ceylon YMMA Conference, Centre for Islamic Studies and United Religions Initiative urged the Health Ministry to withdraw a recent circular prohibiting medical professionals from carrying out female circumcision. In their submission, the joint Muslim groups stated that the Muslim community is very concerned about moves to ban this obligatory Islamic duty on the grounds that it is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “We wish to categorically state that the practice of female circumcision is an obligatory Islamic duty, that it confers numerous benefits and is not Female Genital Mutilation. As such we condemn all moves to ban the practice of female circumcision by legislation and/ or by government bodies and urge that no moves be taken in this direction which we will regard as an unwarranted intrusion on and infringement of our religious duties guaranteed by the law and constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”, the Muslim representatives said in their submission. “We also request the Ministry of Health to withdraw a recent circular it issued prohibiting medical practitioners from performing the procedure and to issue a fresh circular excluding Islamic female circumcision a.k.a hoodectomy from the definition of FGM”

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Replacing France By Bruce Bennett

     The day would not be complete without bad news from Europe, which gives us, along with the US, a road map on the highway to hell of the future:
  https://gellerreport.com/2018/09/france-islamization.html/ 
  https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/22696

“The writer Renaud Camus called it the “Great Replacement”. His fears, too often dismissed as paranoia, are well based on numbers. Why France? For two reasons, essentially. It is the country with the oldest, most important and stratified immigration experience. And because it is the country that grows most demographically in Europe, together with the United Kingdom. “All indicators converge” saysL'Express. “From 1960 to 2011, immigration increased the population residing in metropolitan France by about 9.7 million people (15.4 percent of the total). The number of births increased by 27 percent. And without it, the total fertility rate would not have been two children per woman, but 1.86”.

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The Anti-Cancer Diet By Mrs Vera West

     A healthy diet is not too hard to comprehend: a little organic meat, with plenty of anti-oxidant rich organic vegetables, all cheaper than buying junk food, and the medical bills that comes from the ill health of a poor diet:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-06-a-healthy-organic-diet-lowers-your-risk-of-cancer-by-a-whopping-65.html

“A lot of people believe that having a healthy organic diet helps lower the risk of certain diseases. A recent study helped prove that claim, establishing that a healthy diet can lower the risk of cancer by as much as 65 percent. For lead author Dr. Ashish Deshmukh of the University of Florida, the findings of the study reveal it is important that a person’s total diet remain balanced, rather than focus on specific nutritional components. This means that a person’s diet should contain different nutrients derived from various sources, such as vegetables, fruits, and dairy. Aside from this, the food consumed should also be organic and should contain clean proteins, unprocessed carbohydrates, and non-toxic fats. The researchers arrived at this conclusion by assessing information from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES III), which gathered data from almost 34,000 people from 1988 to 1994.

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Dying for a Paycheck By Peter West

     A new book by Jeffrey Pfeffer, Dying for A Paycheck (HarperBusiness, 2018), documents the terrible price that modern globalised capitalism, with its manic production schedule is having upon human social life, and health. The focus is largely upon the US, as most research is, but it is still relevant to us in Australia, since we are a microcosm of the US, and most diseases made in America, soon blow to our shores. In one US survey, 61 percent of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick, and of these 7 percent had been hospitalised. Job stress in the US costs employers over $ 300 billion per year, with 120,000 excess deaths annually. China is even worse with an estimated one million people a year dying from overwork, and rising. The world has become a vast sweatshop:
  https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/workplace-killing-people-nobody-cares?utm_sq=fulffm6cgd&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=healthmeans&utm_content=articles

     Here are some insightful comments in an interview which Pfeffer gave about his book:

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Now Milk is Racist, What Next, Marxist Textbooks? By James Reed

     Well here it is, my crazy story torn from the insane pages of academia for this week. Did you know that milk, the stuff that you have on your cornflakes each morning, is … is … racist!
  http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/writing-professor-milk-is-a-tool-for-white-dominance-and-superiority_09052018 
  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/04/law-professor-says-milk-is-a-tool-of-white-supremacy/

“A professor at George Washington University Law School argued that milk is a tool of “white supremacy.” “Sociologist Professor E. Melanie Dupuis has studied the historical links between milk-drinking and manifestations of white supremacy in society,” George Washington University Law School Legal Writing Professor Iselin Gambert writes in a new research paper of the supposedly nefarious consequences of milk-drinking on American society. According to Gambert, milk is a “symbol and tool” of “white dominance and superiority.” Milk is one of the most ubiquitous and heavily regulated substances on the planet – and perhaps one of the most contested. It is tied closely to notions of purity, health, and femininity, and is seen as so central to human civilization that our own galaxy – the Milky Way – is named after it. But despite its wholesome reputation, milk has long had a sinister side, being bound up with the exploitation of the (human and nonhuman) bodies it comes from and being a symbol of and tool for white dominance and superiority. The word itself, in verb form, means “to exploit.” It is also a word at the center of a decades-old, multinational battle taking place in courthouses, the halls of congress, on social media, and in the streets."

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Testosterone and Socialism By John Steele

     Testosterone levels are falling like lead bricks dropped from the sky … well, almost:
  https://uk.reuters.com/article/health-testosterone-levels-dc/mens-testosterone-levels-declined-in-last-20-years-idUKKIM16976320061031

“A new study has found a “substantial” drop in U.S. men’s testosterone levels since the 1980s, but the reasons for the decline remain unclear. This trend also does not appear to be related to age. The average levels of the male hormone dropped by 1 percent a year, Dr. Thomas Travison and colleagues from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts, found. This means that, for example, a 65-year-old man in 2002 would have testosterone levels 15 percent lower than those of a 65-year-old in 1987. This also means that a greater proportion of men in 2002 would have had below-normal testosterone levels than in 1987.”

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