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|Wednesday, May 7th, 2008|
Child abuse may 'mark' genes in the brains of suicide victims
A team of McGill University scientists has discovered important differences between the brains of suicide victims and so-called normal brains. Although the genetic sequence was identical in the suicide and non-suicide brains, there were differences in their epigenetic marking – a chemical coating influenced by environmental factors. [article
|Wednesday, August 1st, 2007|
LiveJournal is compensating paid members for last week's outage with a 3 day extension of paid time. [link
Claim it [here
|Wednesday, April 18th, 2007|
|Friday, December 22nd, 2006|
|Friday, July 28th, 2006|
Since I doubt many of us will be in the market for a tank.....
Got plans for world domination? Not sure where to start? Check out the link.... The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank
And all for the low low price of 10 grand. Why buy a car when you could buy a tank! Especially one that looks like an iron !! "I'll admit it. Shopping for a personal tank can be a bit daunting."
Not any more!!! The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser solves all of you needs. It even has room for 5 extra on top for those tricky family outings when you don't quite have enough room in the car! The Badonkadonk is completely unique. Designed with versatility in mind. It is ecalogically friendly (running on unleaded fuel) and even has a control stick that pivots up and down!!! Don't miss out on this exciting offer!! Order yours today!!!Usless fact = This tank looks like an iron and can be bought for $19,999.95, Less than a new car.
|Thursday, March 9th, 2006|
This may be old news to some of you, but it may be still of concern. The Quebec government recently decided that the school curriculum was not in need of sex education anymore... (!) Admittedly, I never really remember being too enlightened with the sex ed given back in grade 8, but nevertheless, it at least covered the basics. Somehow teaching kids that use of a condom to prevent the spread of std's has now become somewhat superfluous.
... yes, frankly, if kids are sinful enough to have sex before they get married, then by golly, they really should deserve to contract some dread disease! That'll teach them self-control!! ...
arrgh... fuck that.
So here. The Head & Hands organiztion has been organizing a petition to send to the Quebec government.
Head & Hands
5833 Sherbrooke West
P.O. 446, Station NDG
For a recent study from the SIECCAN, go check this: http://www.sieccan.org/pdf/mckay.pdf
Show your support. Current Mood: aggravated
|Friday, October 7th, 2005|
Gas prices, least and most affected areas
Source: http://www.forbes.com/realestate/2005/09/29/gasprices-cities-driving-cx_sc_0930home_ls.htmlGas Crisis Cities: Hardest Hit
(I'm only listing #1 and #10)1
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2004 (per gallon) $1.75
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2005 (per gallon) $2.93
Miles driven per day (average) 65
2004 median household income (after tax) $40,955
Annual gas cost increase for two drivers $2,420
Gas cost increase as a percentage of household income 5.91%
San Antonio, Texas
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2004 (per gallon) $1.68
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2005 (per gallon) $2.76
Miles driven per day (average) 46
2004 median household income (after tax) $37,523
Annual gas cost increase for two drivers $1,641
Gas cost increase as a percentage of household income 4.37%Gas Crisis Cities: Least Hard Hit
(Again, only #1 and #10)1
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2004 (per gallon) $1.98
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2005 (per gallon) $2.68
Miles driven per day (average) 29
2004 median household income (after tax) $53,827
Annual gas cost increase for two drivers $609
Gas cost increase as a percentage of household income 1.13%
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2004 (per gallon) $2.26
Price of gas on Sept. 16, 2005 (per gallon) $3.44
Miles driven per day (average) 32
2004 median household income (after tax) $50,759
Annual gas cost increase for two drivers $1,211
Gas cost increase as a percentage of household income 2.39%
To go through these lists go here:
hit the hardest
the least hard
|Wednesday, August 24th, 2005|
my inaugural post
Hello, I was referred to you from useless_facts
after sharing this gem:
(psst, here's the more useless part first...)The number of cases of foodborne and infant botulism has changed little in recent years, but wound [based] botulism has increased because of the use of black-tar heroin, especially in California.
Botulism (not the heroin). That's the scary shit inside swollen canned food. Can be found in soil as well as certain infected wounds. It's the most potent neurotoxin on earth as well as a crucial ingredient to some crucial neurotransmitters in your body.
I secretly long to be a biochemist, so I read stuff like this for fun. Current Mood: dorky
|Sunday, August 14th, 2005|
In my Nokie User Guide Update, I found some certification information on the radio waves that emit from it. I'll skip the boring parts
"The exposure standard for wireless mobile phones employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit set by the Federal Communications Commisions (or the FCC) is 1.6W/kc. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions accepted by the FCC with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested fequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below the maximum value. This is because the phone is designed to operate at multiple power levels so as to use the only power required to reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless base station antenna, the lower the power output.
Before a phone model is available for sale to the public, it must be tested and certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the limit established by the government-adopted requirement for safe exposure. The tests are performed in positions and locations (for example at the ear and worn on the body) as required for each model."
It also tells you to hold your phone at a minimum of 5/8 inch (1.5cm) from the body.
|Monday, August 15th, 2005|
X-posted to useless_facts
- you decide how relevant it is to you.
Sometimes I wonder about the education levels of many people in the media today. The following fact is something that pretty much anyone who has had a decent study of history, culture, and/or linguistics already knows, but the media still propogate the wrong stuff. It's not just in this example either, but things like cracker vs hacker, "aryan", "white person" etc.
But anyway, here you go.
I wonder how many people out there who use the term ”anti-semitic” really
know what it means? Semitic people belong to the group of tribes who spoke semitic languages, including Arabs, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Ethiopians, and a few others.
There are Jewish semites, just as there are Muslim semites and Christian semites. Not all Jews are semitic people. Not all Muslims or Christians are semitic peoples either.
Chances are, Saddam Hussein is more of a semite than Jerry Seinfeld is. I’m not sure, but the possibility isn’t that remote.
So, in conclusion, ”anti Semitic” is totally different to ”anti Jewish”, which is totally different to ”anti Zionist”.
They are three separate things, but unfortunately those who do not know better (or intentionally try to mislead) imply that they are almost all the same thing. But don’t be fooled. They are not. To say someone who is anti-Jewish is "anti-semite" is plainly wrong, but if you think it's valid, then that would make the US government, the Israeli government - heck, possibly any government who has a policy of victimising anyone who is Muslim, Jew, or Christian - an anti-semite.
Funny how in modern parlance we attempt to modify meanings of words to suit the most popular will of the day.
|Sunday, January 23rd, 2005|
Doctors wear bowties so as to avoid the messiness of a regular-sized tie dangling and interfering in their "work"...
(note: I'm skeptical of this because it sounds like a joke, and was told as one from the source: Garrison Keillor. It does make sense, however. Anyone know if this is really true?)
|Thursday, December 30th, 2004|
|Tuesday, December 21st, 2004|
Although there is no definite conclusion what do you all think of this article? Mobile phone radiation harms DNA -- study
Radio waves from mobile phones harm body cells and damage DNA in laboratory conditions, according to a new study majority-funded by the European Union, researchers said on Monday. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-12/21/content_402020.htm
|Wednesday, December 1st, 2004|
did you know that:
on the first day of hunting season, pennsylvania has the 3rd largest army in the world
|Tuesday, November 30th, 2004|
Prescott Bush, was involved in laundering Nazi cash for Hitler's regime, while making considerable profits of Auschwitz slave labor.
Prescott Bush was exposed as a fraudulent War Hero in World War 1.
While Prescott was a member of the Skull and Bones society, he dug up the bones of Navajo leader Geronimo with 3 others and brought them back to the Yale campus, where they are said to still be.
George Bush Sr. pardoned Orlando Bosch who was a CIA trained operative who was responsible for bombing a Cubana DC-8 Airliner that caused the deaths of 73 people.
During the 1980 campaign, Bush, Sr. makes a secret deal with Iran in which they promise to not release the 52 American hostages until after the elections are held, in exchange for military equipment (that was delivered to Iran via Israel).
This is during the same time we were funding Iran's enemy, Iraq.
Scott Hinckley, the brother of would be Reagan assassin John Hinckley, was to have been a dinner guest of Neil Bush the day after the shooting occurred. Hinckley's father was a major contributor to Bush's political campaigns, and in the 60s, Bush Sr.'s company, Zapata Oil, bailed out an oil company owned by Hinckley.
In order to arrest Manuel Noriega, who was given support by a Bush led CIA years earlier, over 2,000 civilians were killed. Some civilian deaths were recklessly caused by tanks running over cars filled with families and other wanton destruction against non-military targets. Noriega is now in prison serving a 40 year term, and Panama is home to as much drug-trafficking as before.
As Governor of Texas, George W during an interview with Talk magazine about the recently executed Karla Faye Tucker, "compassionately mimicked the woman he had put to death, pursing his lips in mock desperation and whimpering: 'Please don't kill me!'"
During his term as Governor, George W presided over 152 executions. "Many of these prisoners were mentally ill or severely retarded. Others were indigents who's court-appointed attorneys fell asleep during their trials."
|Tuesday, November 16th, 2004|
Britain bans junk food TV ads
Junk food ads have been banned on TV before 9pm.
16/11/2004 Junk food adverts have been banned on TV before 9pm in an attempt to fight Britain’s obesity crisis.
Health Secretary Dr John Reid believes the move is necessary to protect youngsters watching early evening television.
A new food labelling system and lifestyle gurus on the NHS will also be among major new health plans unveiled this week.
Limited action to prevent smoking in public places is also due in the Government White Paper published by Dr Reid on Tuesday.
Junk food adverts were expected to be barred during children’s television programmes.http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3758081
|Friday, October 29th, 2004|
George W. Bush and John Kerry are ninth cousins twice removed and can each trace their lineage back to Vlad II Dracul, the 15th century Transylvanian warlord who inspired Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
|Saturday, October 23rd, 2004|
Japan Earthquakes Kill 7, Injure 700...
...and many other countries laugh at us for having strict building codes.
|Tuesday, October 19th, 2004|
|Friday, October 15th, 2004|
Let's say it's 6.15pm and you're driving home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, and frustrated……
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only five miles from the hospital nearest your home.
Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.
WHAT TO DO ??? YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN CPR, BUT THE GUY THAT TAUGHT THE COURSE DID NOT TELL YOU HOW TO PERFORM IT ON YOURSELF !!!
ANSWER: DO NOT PANIC, BUT START COUGHING REPEATEDLY AND VERY VIGOROUSLY.
A DEEP BREATH SHOULD BE TAKEN BEFORE EACH COUGH, THE COUGH MUST BE DEEP AND PROLONGED, AS WHEN PRODUCING SPUTUM FROM DEEP INSIDE THE CHEST.
A BREATH AND A COUGH MUST BE REPEATED ABOUT EVERY TWO SECONDS WITHOUT LET-UP UNTIL HELP ARRIVES, OR UNTIL THE HEART IS FELT TO BE BEATING NORMALLY AGAIN.
DEEP BREATHS GET OXYGEN INTO THE LUNGS AND COUGHING MOVEMENTS SQUEEZE THE HEART AND KEEP THE BLOOD CIRCULATING. THE SQUEEZING PRESSURE ON THE HEART ALSO HELPS IT REGAIN NORMAL RHYTHM. IN THIS WAY, HEART ATTACK VICTIMS CAN GET TO A HOSPITAL
ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON N.º 240 OF JOURNAL OF GENERAL HOSPITAL ROCHESTER