I keep noticing that processed foods – hotdogs, sausages, etc… – keep getting sweeter and sweeter and it’s just revolting
‘The typical American diet may be linked to the epidemic of autism in children in the U.S., according to a new study published online in the journal Clinical Epigenetics.
‘David Wallinga, senior adviser in science, food and health at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says unhealthy diets interfere with the body’s ability to eliminate toxic chemicals, increasing the risk for long-term health problems such as autism.
“‘We’re not pretending that it’s not complex. It is. But the important thing to realize is that these environmental and nutritional factors are critical, that they work together, and that ultimately a lot of them are preventable causes of autism.”…’
City Government Persecutes Man to Death [Video and Infographic]
‘An innocent man who had legally been raising a few chickens in the backyard of his suburban Atlanta home is now dead, following a
crusade of terror perpetrated against him by the City of Roswell in Georgia.
‘It started when the City of Roswell Zoning Department issued Andrew Wordes a citation for having chickens on his property, even though the code specifically allows for poultry.
‘He fought it and won.
‘So the City Council REWROTE the ordinance and came after him again, and again.
‘They even flooded his property.
‘And that’s just the beginning…’
Hidden FBI Screw-ups
Some defendants were left to rot in prison, or executed
‘Justice Department officials have known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people, but prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled.
‘Officials started reviewing the cases in the 1990s after reports that sloppy work by examiners at the FBI lab was producing unreliable forensic evidence in court trials. Instead of releasing those findings, they made them available only to the prosecutors in the affected cases, according to documents and interviews with dozens of officials…’
Odd Year for Pulitzer
For the first time in 35 years, the Pulitzer Prize board has failed to select a winner of the award for fiction and an on-line news site, Huffington Post, gets an award. Three books were considered for fiction though
‘Having narrowed the field down to three novels, Pulitzer Prize administrator, Sig Gissler, said none of the works received a majority from the panel.
“‘Thus after lengthy consideration, no prize was awarded,” he said.
‘The books in contention were David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King, Karen Russell’s Swamplandia and Denis Johnson’s novella Train Dreams…’
A Beautiful Story About Free On-line Education
by Cecilia d’Oliveira
‘Several weeks ago I traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with several MIT colleagues as part of workshops on technology-enhanced and open education. The workshops were organized by MIT professor Michel DeGraff, the Faculté des Sciences at the Université d’État d’Haïti, and the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I knew the country was still recovering from the 2010 earthquake.
‘What I saw was inspiring and moving. I was amazed by the dedication and passion of the Haitian educators and students to improve teaching and learning in sometimes stark conditions. Some university classes are held in open spaces — three walls with a roof, with little protection from the elements. This is especially difficult during the rainy season…’