Handling the Truth About Health Risks

University of Utah-Special Education

University of Utah-Special Education (Photo credit: US Department of Education)

‘Numerous online tools are available to help you figure out your risk of a wide range of health outcomes; diabetes, stroke, heart disease, various kinds of cancer, (see Your Disease Risk from the Harvard School of Public Health), even how long you are likely to live (see The Wharton School of Economics’ Life Expectancy Calculator ).You enter your risk factors – age, weight, gender, medical history, family history, lifestyle factors like diet and exercise – and the tool runs the numbers and tells you your risk.

‘Many of these online do-it-yourself risk-o-meters have been designed by top experts in public health and health communication and rely on rigorous research, the best available information. But while they can be tremendously helpful, these tools rest on a dangerously shaky foundation; the assumption by those experts that giving people more information will lead to wise and healthy choices…’
the risks

Right- or Left-Brained? There’s No Such Thing
University of Utah Study finds we have no preference for one side over the other
Does this also debunk Intuition vis-a-vis Analysis? I don’t think so

‘A new study from University of Utah neuroscientists uses brain imaging to debunk the idea that the left side of the brain controls logic and analytical thinking while the right side is responsible for creativity and thoughtfulness.

‘”It’s just one of those urban myths,” said Jeff Anderson, a U. professor of radiology and lead author of the study published in the journal PLOS ONE online Thursday…’

Revolution: An Instruction Manual
This clip regards how to take down a tyrant without firing a shot.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you read the two books, linked below, if you are serious about stopping the bloodthirsty nonsense that is being foisted upon the planet by despicable war profiteers.

The links below are free electronic versions of these books, neither of which are copyrighted. They are open-source and free for all. One may not agree with the politics of the authors, but the strategies are right on:

1) “The Psychology of Revolution” by Gustave Le Bon – http://www.amazon.com/The-Psychology-of-Revolution-ebook/dp/B004UJNHPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1373028260&sr=1-1&keywords=the+psychology+of+revolution

2) “From Dictatorship to Democracy” by Gene Sharp:
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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a 1992 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his play of the same name. I think it’s the first modern movie about military whistleblowing. The movie made the line ‘You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!’ a byword. The byword is very apt for Bradley Manning. Great story


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