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This Video will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Thursday, December 18, 2014


This Video will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

In an effort to raise money for children in Syria who cannot even afford a jacket, an organization created this video to raise awareness. This video is in another language, but it speaks for itself. You can, however, select subtitles.
The caption at the end says:

Are you a person who would act when you see someone who needs help?

Y Quit? Smoking Destroys masculinity Chromosome

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Man Smoking cancer

Smoking may kill off the Y chromosome in men's blood cells, researchers led by led by Lars Fosberg and Jan P. Dumanski of Uppsala University  said — a finding that may explain why men are more likely to die from smoking-related illnesses than women.

Fosberg and Dumanski found  that men who are missing the Y chromosome from their red blood cells have a higher risk of cancer. They're not sure why. For the latest study, published in Science, they looked at blood samples from about 6,000 men taking part in other health studies and looked at their blood samples and lifestyle factors including age, blood pressure, diabetes and drinking.

The team underlined that the loss of Y chromosomes from blood cells occurred in 8.2% of elderly men in a sample of 1,153 and that those affected had life expectancies 5.5% shorter and three and half times the rate of cancer, after excluding haematological cancers.

The more the men smoked, the more likely they were to be missing the Y chromosome in blood cells. But men who had quit smoking seemed to get the Y chromosome back, they found.

"This discovery could be very persuasive for motivating smokers to quit," Lars Forsberg, a researcher at Sweden's Uppsala University who led the study, said in a statement.

The Y chromosome is of course the stretch of DNA that makes a man. Women have two X chromosomes; males have an X and a Y. But the Y chromosome controls more than the production of male hormones. It may affect how the body fights cancer, the Finnish team said.

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Zeus, the blind Owl With Eyes Like twinkling galaxies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



One morning, someone in Southern California found an injured owl on their porch. It turned out to be a blind Western Screech Owl with eyes that look like a starry night. After a visit to the vet, the owl found a new permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. He was named “Zeus” after the Greek god of sky and thunder because of his stunning eyes.


Zeus was injured when he was found on that front porch in South California, but the dedicated team of animal lovers at the center helped him on his feet again. Since he was blind, they couldn’t simply release him back into the wild, so he now lives in a trunk on the filing cabinet next to Wildlife Learning Center founder Paul Hahn’s desk.

As for the galaxy-like formations in Zeus's eyes, they're likely vitreous strands. Eyes are filled with a jelly-like substance called vitreous, which often has strands and clumps of collagen floating around it (a.k.a. 'floaters'). Also, Zeus doesn't appear to have an iris or lens.
Zeuss is very friendly and loves to be near people, so if you’re ever in California, be sure to visit him and his friends in the Wildlife Learning Center
“It is really special that Zeus’ disability is causing so many people to be aware and care for screech owls and our environment everywhere. He truly is an ambassador to his species”
He even has a toy friend and loves Halloween!



Is Everything in the Mainstream Media Fake? – 6 Examples of Media Manipulation

Sunday, December 14, 2014


6 Examples of Media Manipulation

The world of television and modern media has become a tool of de-evolution, propaganda and social control. Since the reign of Edward Bernays and the rise of the Tavistock Institute in the early 20th century, nearly unlimited resources have been applied to understanding how to manipulate the human psyche through television and other forms of mass media. What we have today is an increasingly sophisticated full-spectrum assault on free will and psychological well-being, and we have come to a point where it is no longer even necessary for media institutions to attempt to hide their blatant work of manipulating public opinion, manufacturing consent, and creating winners and losers in the minds of the already brain-washed public.

Here are 6 examples where truth reveals that the impression the media is conveying to a dumbed-down, unsuspecting public differs greatly from what is actually happening behind the scenes. By looking at these examples in a single location, it is easy to see how the mainstream media is pushes ulterior motives on the public, and how important it is to be vigilant when consuming consumer info.

News Media Lies, Scripting, Omissions and Obfuscations

1. Time Magazine sanitizes their covers for American consumption – Time Magazine is considered a leader in national news, yet they consistently portray a dumbed-down, frivolous image of life in America while presenting an entirely different message to the rest of the world. In the two examples below, their magazine covers feature a different cover story for Americans while sending different messages to the rest of the world.
Media manipulation








Media manipulation








Source:Buzzfeed
2. CNN is the leader in fake war new coverage - Here are just 2 examples of how CNN has scripted and staged live war coverage to create a sense of drama and danger around people who were not in harm’s way.
Anderson Cooper fakes Syria war footage by dubbing in sound effects and playing chaotic video next to a Syrian correspondent. In the video you can see how in one tape the correspondent is a safe environment, then you see the footage aired by CNN with dubbed in theatrical effects:




In this CNN clip of coverage of the first Gulf War in the 1990’s, anchorman Charles Jaco makes a joke of war coverage in Saudia Arabia and demonstrates how the news is overly sensationalized for American audiences, and how hosts pretend to be in danger when they are not. At 7:00 in this clip Jaco quickly puts on a ridiculous gas mask for obvious theatrics while talking to a guest:


Manufactured ‘Reality’ TV


3. The Biggest Loser – Americans should by now already know that ‘reality shows’ are staged. The popular TV show, Biggest Loser, where overweight people compete to lose the most weight for the entertainment benefit of the rest of the world, lies about the circumstances of the training and weighing regimen of their contestants while using underhanded methods to generate phony emotional responses from their contestants.
“They want the drama, the tears, the fights, the tears, the triumphs and the tears. Producers would push you to cry because that’s what makes good TV. They continually asked questions like “Do you miss your kids?” Needless to say, I broke down more than once…
Have you ever wondered how the contestants manage to lose a staggering 12 kilos in a single week? We don’t. In my series a weekly weigh-in was NEVER filmed after just one week of working out. In fact the longest gap from one weigh-in to the next was three and a half weeks. That’s 25 days between weigh-ins, not seven.” -Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello, former contestant
Source: Courier Mail
It turns out that many of the so-called ‘reality’ shows are actually scripted theatrical presentations that count on the viewer’s suspension of disbelief to garner ratings. More info on the many fake ‘reality’ shows can be found here, and here.
4. Nationally scripted local ‘news’ – The comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien has done a service for America by compiling overtly ridiculous cases of local ‘news’ broadcasts that were simultaneously repeated verbatim in dozens of markets nationwide. This is proof that you simply cannot trust the authenticity of what you are seeing on news broadcasts. Watch these stunning and blatant examples of this in the following videos:




Digital Image Manipulation is Ubiquitous in the Media


5. Manipulating Images as War Propaganda - There are many examples of how newspapers around the world photoshop images of war in order to influence public opinion. All sides in a conflict will do this as propaganda, so it is important to remember this when consuming news on international conflicts and to be alert for phonies. The images below of the recent conflict in Syria show how easily images are manipulated for the purposes of propaganda:
Media manipulation Syria

6. Advertising Industry ‘Touches Up’ Images of People – The practice of digitally ‘touching up’ actors and models in images and videos is an overt industry standard. Yet most people, whether they’re aware of image manipulation or not, still process television and print images on the sub-conscious level as if they were, primarily because everyone is doing it, and our bias for ‘normal’ has been socially reconstructed to adopt advertising lies as normal.

This process is demonstrated in the following video where an ordinary looking woman is transformed into a lusty beauty queen for the purposes of selling more products to consumers.


Conclusion

Whether for marketing or for manufacturing consent, the media industry is guilty of using subtle and not-so-subtle tactics to influence our conscious and subconscious minds to influence our opinions and behavior. There are countless other examples of these practices, and discerning, awake people would be well served to be vigilant of this when consuming modern media in any form.

You don’t have to be paranoid these days to acknowledge that you’re being lied to and that the institutions we should be able to depend on for bringing us an objective view of world are anything but objective.

The Malaysian Exploding Ants go on suicide missions

Thursday, December 11, 2014



The Malaysian Exploding Ant go on suicide missions

As with most ants the Malaysian ant lives in a colony consisting of a Queen, drones, worker ants, soldiers, etc.  These colonies are fascinating and the ants seem to work well together to survive.  The Malaysian ant is a little different than most ants in the way they defend their colony.
The Malaysian exploding ant has one of the weirdest, and coolest methods of self defence in the animal kingdom.  In fact, Its defensive behaviours include self-destruction by autothysis, a term coined by Maschwitz and Maschwitz (1974).


The Malaysian Ant is a species of black and orange ants that are known for its rather explosive self-defense mechanism. Found on the forest floor of the country of Malaysia, the Malaysian Ant has the ability to self-explode when threatened.
While this seems odd, these ants follow a rigorous rule where protecting the colony is its number one priority. In an instance when a predator attacks the colony, groups of these ants will march right up to the enemy. Once they are in range, they contract their abdomen, which causes its venom-filled glands to rupture, spraying deadly poison at the threat. These ants die in the process, but the venom is deadly enough to take down the predator.
I think I will give you a little scenario to illustrate their unique adaptation.
So it is a beautiful sunny day, the little Malaysian ant decides to go and gather some food for the colony.  Just as the ant is getting back from its foraging expedition the dark clouds cover the sky and he realizes that his colony is under attack. All of a sudden a soldier ant runs by with an attacker right behind him. The food gathering ants take cover and watch the war unfold.  At the point of invasion the soldier ants know what their fate will be. In order to protect their colony the ant will run away from their family, just like any classic hero.  As the ant gets far enough away it is time for him to take a stand and fight the predator.  The unsuspecting attacker comes in for the kill when all of  a sudden, BOOM! The little ant just sacrificed his life for the colony by exploding and spreading poison on the predator, which will effectively eliminate the threat. What? You weren’t expecting a kamikazee ant?
What makes the Malaysian exploding ant explode?

the soldier version of the Malaysian ant have large glands full of poison. When there is a legitimate threat to the colony the soldier ant can contract their abdomen causing these glands to explode spraying posion in all directions.  This self-sacrifice is heroic as the ants work together to protect their colony.


Reference: wikipedia

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