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7-year-old boy prescribed powerful drug before suicide

Postby Tomas » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:38 am

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7-year-old boy prescribed powerful drug before suicide

Vyvanse - Lexapro - Zyprexa - Symbyax

...as many as one in four foster children were prescribed potentially dangerous mind-altering drugs...

Both Punkwani and Moss said they think the Lexapro and Zyprexa were discontinued in recent weeks, and that a drug called Symbyax -- which contains the medication in Zyprexa along with another antidepressant -- was substituted.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/n ... 1150.story
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Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions

Postby Tomas » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:02 am

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Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions

The First Built as Big as Noah's, It Joins a Global Regatta of replicas

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The Dutch version is made up of iron barges under the wood, while
the Hong Kong ark is made of concrete reinforced with glass fiber.

"When you go to Disneyland, there's really no message there," says Mr. Leung.
"But at Noah's Ark, there is such a strong message that life goes on."

-see photos-

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123966767906515339.html
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The Hate Crime Law

Postby Tomas » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:02 am

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Congress is set to make 30 "sexual orientations" legally protected

Among those sexual orientations being protected by HR-13 are these:

http://www.afa.net/sexualorientationshr1913.asp
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Re: In the News

Postby vicdan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:20 pm

here is the HR-1913, the bill in question. The only things is says about protected sex- or gender-related categories is listing "sexual orientation, gender identity" as being subject to this law. The term "sexual orientation" has a perfectly well-defined meaning -- it includes, homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality. Nothing more, nothing less.

Dude, when the fuck are you planning to do even the most basic fact-checking on the insane shit you post?
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Re: In the News

Postby Tomas » Sat May 02, 2009 7:38 am

vicdan wrote:here is the HR-1913, the bill in question. The only things is says about protected sex- or gender-related categories is listing "sexual orientation, gender identity" as being subject to this law. The term "sexual orientation" has a perfectly well-defined meaning -- it includes, homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality. Nothing more, nothing less.

Dude, when the fuck are you planning to do even the most basic fact-checking on the insane shit you post?


Your provided link not working...

A different take:
249-175 House vote gives child molesters hate crime shield
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/v ... s_176.html

PS - Your new, improved (kinder/gentler) avatar, naw.

The old photo much better fits you :-)
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Re: In the News

Postby vicdan » Sat May 02, 2009 12:52 pm

Tomas wrote:Your provided link not working...
So fucking google for the bill!

A different take:
249-175 House vote gives child molesters hate crime shield
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/v ... s_176.html
What utter BS. sexual orientation excludes pedophilia by definition. That language would have indeed been inflamatory -- it's like saying "President Bush is not a pedophile, honestly, i swear!" This is semantic jujitsu.

DSM-IV defined pedophilia as a sexual disorder, not sexual orientation. Adding the pedophilia language would have done exactly one thing: imply that, except for such a language, a sane person could think sexual orientation includes pedophilia, i.e. it would implicitly lump gays and pedophiles into the same category.

PS - Your new, improved (kinder/gentler) avatar, naw.

The old photo much better fits you :-)
Who said it's gentler?

P.S. how about this avatar? I shall smite your ass!
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Congressman Plays "Name That Fetish" on House Floor

Postby Tomas » Mon May 04, 2009 4:45 am

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Congressman Plays "Name That Fetish" on House Floor

Rep. Alcee Hastings (Dem-Fla.) read on C-SPAN

The outraged Hastings (former federal judge) was apparently mad that the odd array of sex acts
and fetishes were listed in an amendment to a hate crimes bill that he had to read over.

"I apologize to our transcriber, but I want to put into the record what we have to put up with in
the Rules Committee," Hastings said.

See Video from C-Span

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Cong ... CSPAN.html
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SSRI drugs and shooting rampages

Postby Tomas » Tue May 05, 2009 9:44 am

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The proven link between SSRI drugs and shooting rampages

http://www.ssristories.com/index.php
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Planetary Quandaries Solved

Postby Tomas » Fri May 08, 2009 9:56 am

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Planetary Quandaries Solved: Saturn Is Young

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been on a mission to gather information on the structure and
composition of Saturn, its rings, and its moons. Conventional cosmology holds that the
planets of the solar system are billions of years old. But the more that scientists
learn about Saturn's systems, the more they uncover evidence of a young planet.

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http://www.icr.org/article/4614
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Re: Planetary Quandaries Solved

Postby DHodges » Mon May 11, 2009 10:13 pm

Tomas wrote:Planetary Quandaries Solved: Saturn Is Young

Cuzzi said, “There are two reasons to believe the rings are young: First, they are bright and shiny like something new. It’s no joke.”

Well, isn't that compelling.
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Tue May 19, 2009 1:14 pm

Carl G wrote:And Santa, please remember, I've been very good this year.


So what? Santa just got kicked out of Home Depot for talking to children who allegedly spoke to him first. Despite that police investigations determined that Santa did not commit a crime, it seems that Home Depot does not want to supply Santa's workshop, no matter how bad the economy.

Hey Kevin - yet another example of what men with beards have to go through.
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Re: In the News

Postby Diebert van Rhijn » Thu May 21, 2009 5:08 am

"Missing Link" Human Skull Found in Africa, Scientists Say

The face and cranium of the fossil have features found in both early and modern human species....[it] shows the continuity of the evolutionary record, so in that sense it is a link [between Homo erectus and modern humans]," said Scott Simpson

Then again, since Homo Sapiens has been pushed back [by some] to 200,000 BC perhaps it's us that made some of the links gone missing :

How Neanderthals met a grisly fate: devoured by humans: A fossil discovery bears marks of butchering similar to those made when cutting up a deer
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Soy Protein & Hexane

Postby Tomas » Fri May 22, 2009 10:36 am

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Soy Protein Used in "Natural" Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane

What you probably never knew about Hexane extraction:

http://www.naturalnews.com/026303.html
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Math: when it pays to play the odds

Postby Tomas » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:50 am

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Math: when it pays to play the odds

Mathematicians, and the laws of probability, can tell you
whether to have a flutter, or keep hold of your money.

It's called the St Petersburg Paradox:

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol ... 465448.ece
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Babcock & Wilcox planning mini nuclear reactor

Postby Tomas » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:27 am

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Babcock & Wilcox planning mini nuclear reactor

Built in North America, shipped by rail, generates 125 megawatts, on-site underground containment
for spent fuel, 60-year operating life, single reactor powers 100,000 homes or a large factory.

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http://www.sunherald.com/306/story/1404515.html
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Bulldoze American Cities - see photo

Postby Tomas » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:41 am

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Obama Era: Bulldoze Shrinking Cities

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US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

Part of a drastic "shrink to survive" being considered by Obama administration
to tackle economic decline - return land to nature. (see photo)

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/fina ... rvive.html
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California regulators find pot smoke causes cancer

Postby Tomas » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:38 am

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California regulators find pot smoke causes cancer

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The listing only applies to marijuana smoke, not the plant itself.

-Click URL for complete article-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2275895/posts
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Re: California regulators find pot smoke causes cancer

Postby Carl G » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:43 am

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California regulators find pot smoke causes cancer

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The listing only applies to marijuana smoke, not the plant itself.

-Click URL for complete article-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2275895/posts

That is a bullshit unsubstantiated story, a one-paragraph scare headline blurb without any studies quoted whatsoever.
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Re: California regulators find pot smoke causes cancer

Postby Tomas » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:44 am

Carl G wrote:
Tomas wrote:.


California regulators find pot smoke causes cancer

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The listing only applies to marijuana smoke, not the plant itself.

-Click URL for complete article-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2275895/posts

That is a bullshit unsubstantiated story, a one-paragraph scare headline blurb without any studies quoted whatsoever.


Are you that blind? At the bottom it says: Read more at ajc.com
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Re: In the News

Postby Carl G » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:49 am

I did. Show me where the studies are quoted.
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Re: In the News

Postby Diebert van Rhijn » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:49 am

Machu Picchu Is Mini Re-creation of a Mythic Landscape?

Peru's Machu Picchu was an Inca pilgrimage site and a scaled-down version of a mythic landscape, according to a controversial new study. (...) Magli argues that certain structures at Machu Picchu symbolize important landmarks of this journey. For instance, a disorderly pile of stones represents the underground "void" that the first Inca traveled through.


It reminds me of some of the better theories about the early Giza structures, the way a pilgrim could make some kind of mythic journey between and underneath the structures as symbolic initiation of some kind, education of who they were.
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Re: In the News

Postby Diebert van Rhijn » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:52 am

Brain represents tools as temporary body parts, study confirms

Researchers have what they say is the first direct proof of a very old idea: that when we use a tool—even for just a few minutes—it changes the way our brain represents the size of our body. In other words, the tool becomes a part of what is known in psychology as our body schema


My idea is that "body image" is just as plastic (albeit narrowed down a bit more) as ones "self image" and heavily influenced by the tools we use or the way we're used as tool :)
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Re: In the News

Postby Tomas » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:02 am

Diebert van Rhijn wrote:Machu Picchu Is Mini Re-creation of a Mythic Landscape?

It reminds me of some of the better theories about the early Giza structures, the way a pilgrim could make some kind of mythic journey between and underneath the structures as symbolic initiation of some kind, education of who they were.


I was there, back in the late 1970s, though i don't remember much detail. The hike up there knocked me for a loop. There was some fellow way down at the beginning of the trail, who offered the group of us some coca leaf (to chew), for some dumb reason, I turned it down. Somehow, I made it on a pack of Marlboro reds in-the-box and a gallon of H2O...

Yes, some peyote or LSD (or a three-day water fast), and a couple-few days up there would do wonders for an old geezer, like me. This earth is a blessing, the hidden wonders that 'modern society' glosses over.

Thanks Diebert, a good read.
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World's Oldest Bible made whole again Online

Postby Tomas » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:10 am

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World's Oldest Bible made whole again Online

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"This 1,600-year-old manuscript offers a window into the development of early Christianity and first-hand
evidence of how the text of the Bible was transmitted from generation to generation,"

He said the website will enable research to be carried out in a holistic way
for the first time, forcing top scholars to view their theories in context.

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http://tech.yahoo.com/news/nm/20090706/ ... ible_codex
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Tales of Titans and Hobbits

Postby Tomas » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:56 am

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Tales of Titans and Hobbits

MISES DAILY

Literature can exert a powerful influence on our ideological views.

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