EPA Gelded

The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency that is charged with the responsibility of writing and enforcing legislation to protect human health and the environment.  Established under Nixon in 1970, the EPA is another one of those agencies that sounds like a good idea, until you peel off the shiny friendly top layer to discover the stench of corruption underneath. Up until now, they at least pretended to be there to serve as watchdogs, but it seems like they’ve decided to give up on that silly illusion.

Since they are looking after all things environmental, they need unbiased specialists to advise them on policies and issues.

Silly me, I always thought that sounded sort of…I dunno…science-y.

Our estimable House of Representatives disagrees.

Apparently they feel the EPA should not take advice from independent scientists at all. In fact, they believe it so strongly that they just passed a bill barring the freaking ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY from taking the advice of independent scientists. They are now expected to take their advice from people who are “industry affiliated.” Oh – and those people don’t actually have to be scientists at all.

Yeah. Because that’s not a conflict of interest….

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/11/bill-passed-epa-must-only-take-advice.html

 

Memory Booster

Researchers from Monash Asia Institute at Monash University found that you can spice up your memory and help with diabetic and prediabetic conditions with a tiny amount of a powdery substance that might be in your cabinet as we speak.

This substance can be added to scrambled egg recipes…

Can make porridge and oatmeal pop when something sweet is added.

Mixed into pancake batters.

Sprinkled atop some waffles and blended with maple.

Mixed with leftovers…

Or in the case of this study, placed on plain ol’ boring toast.

And of course, it doesn’t have to be for breakfast… Have you guessed what it is yet?…

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/11/six-hours-of-increased-memory-by-adding.html

 

Mathematical Encoding In The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest and sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, has attracted the interest of philosophers, savants, and travelers for at least four millennia. Some of this interest has centered on the question of whether the ancient Egyptian culture possessed and encoded certain mathematical concepts in the pyramid’s proportions and measurements.

I have analyzed the Great Pyramid’s geometry without considering the issues of what mathematical knowledge ancient Egyptian architect-engineers did or did not authoritatively possess. If ancient designers did encode something in the Great Pyramid, I believe they would have wanted the structure’s very geometry to carry the message.

Perhaps the Great Pyramid is not a tomb but a tome—open to all those who possess geometrical understanding, much in the same spirit of what Plato’s Academy inscribed millennia later on its door, “Let no one ignorant of geometry enter.”

The Great Pyramid’s elevation encodes three of the most important constants in mathematics: π, Φ, and e. The slope angle of 51°51’ (51.85° in decimal form) comes from measurements taken off the remaining casing stones, according to detailed survey data from Flinders Petrie and J.H. Cole.

Mathematical encoding in the Great Pyramid

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa-opinion-guest-authors/mathematical-encoding-great-pyramid-002323

The “Stupid Virus”

Recently, disease researchers yet again have discovered an emerging virus.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska stumbled on to chlorovirus ATCV-1, a DNA virus which comes from algae, while doing an unrelated test on throat microbes. Forty-three percent of patients tested had it in their throats. Among other things, it is found to lead to cognitive problems. You can read some mainstream articles here, here, here and here.

I think the headlines should have read a lot differently. This discovery could have big implications for people for a few reasons. Yet, where is the media panic now? No…now it’s been made cute and funny by dubbing it the “stupid virus.”

Before we get carried away with giddy headlines pointing out how so many people must have “caught stupid” – let’s get a couple of things straight…

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/11/3-things-you-should-know-about-stupid.html

“Not From Nature”

Some RNA viruses are being discovered by scientists as having the ability to protect themselves by exploiting a natural “brake” on the immune system, research has shown. They say their function is complex, not from nature and involves genetic material that could only have been designed in laboratories to manipulate gene activity and exploit inflammatory processes…

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/rna-viruses-are-being-exposed-as-man-made-and-vaccines-are-the-carriers-spreading-disease-without-any-visible-signs/110596