Do you agree with these new Executive Orders that Will Change Who Can Buy Guns?
‘The White House issued two executive actions on Friday that aim to beef up background checks for would-be gun buyers and keep the weapons away from those at risk of harming themselves or others.
‘The first order, proposed by the Department of Justice, more clearly defines who cannot possess a handgun under federal law due to mental health issues.
‘The second executive action concerns privacy laws associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…’
see details of the EOs here
Why Are So Many Kids Going Crazy?
‘Gary Null examines the increasingly common practice of prescribing psychotropic drugs for children – including preschoolers as young as age 2 to 4 – who have been diagnosed with ADD, or ADHD.In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the impressions of teachers and guardians while the administer leave little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment. Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD is often the outcome, although no organic basis for either disease has yet to be clinically proven…’
How can these both be true!?
Are short alcohol abstinence and occasional use both beneficial?
I abstained from liquor for 10 months. I developed whooping cough which I still suffer from
‘Less liver fat, cholesterol and weight – just some of the benefits that New Scientist staff enjoyed in a pioneering study into a month’s alcohol abstinence
“‘DRY January”, for many a welcome period of abstinence after the excesses of the holiday season, could be more than a rest for body and soul. New Scientist staff have generated the first evidence that giving up alcohol for a month might actually be good for you, at least in the short term…’
Drinking Can Boost Immune System
New study gives you a reason to have that New Year’s drink
I can attest to this. After 10 months being alcohol-free, I drank a bit last night and slept just 2 hours. And yet I felt finer than before.
‘”A moderate amount of alcohol helped the body’s ability to respond to infections and vaccines, ultimately reducing the risk of death.” (Via WUSA)
‘The study published in the journal Vaccine and conducted by Oregon Health & Science University revealed moderate drinking can strengthen the immune system. (Via WRC-TV)
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EVGENY VS. THE INTERNET
This Man Thinks Your TED Talk Is Bullsh*t
‘Depending on whom you ask, Evgeny Morozov is either the most astute, feared, loathed, or useless writer about digital technology working today.
‘In the Morozovian worldview, New York University professor and social-media theorist Clay Shirky is a “consultant-cum-intellectual”; Google’s mission is to “monetize all of the world’s information and make it universally inaccessible and profitable”; and Tim O’Reilly, the Silicon Valley publisher and venture capitalist who coined “Web 2.0,” is an Orwellian “meme hustler” and the main culprit behind “the enduring emptiness of our technology debates.” To millions of viewers, TED talks are inspirational speeches about “ideas worth spreading” in science and technology. To Morozov they are a “sinister” hyping of “ideas no footnotes can support.”…’