Saturday, March 31, 2012

Racism: Rooted In Fear?

'Propranolol', a beta-blocker that treats high blood pressure and anxiety, reduces "unwitting racial bias", by altering nerve centers in the brain that govern panic.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Causes of Oil Co$t Increases

The cost of a barrel of oil is determined by global, not domestic, commodity markets. Prices may surge because of increasing global demand (especially India and China / who also keep buying Iranian oil) and the threat of war with Iran  (which would disrupt oil shipping).

For naysayers: During Obama's presidency, domestic production increased 13%, while imported oil dropped to 45% of total consumption (down from 60% in 2005). What we need to remember is that the era of easy oil is over -- increased drilling and extraction costs in addition to increasing demand assures of us of continuing price increases.

Read: "The Week" weekly magazine

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Overfed Yet Undernourished...

"Hunter-gatherers consumed foods with high nutrition and low calories. Today, most Americans are getting the converse—high calories and low nutrition. Many are overfed, yet starving to death. Their bodies are accumulating fat and pollutants from intentional AND unintentional contaminants in our food supply, causing their biological systems to shut down and be vulnerable to a variety of chronic diseases...."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Doonesbury's 'myFACTS': Funning Conspiracy Theorists

Irrational people can be a source of amusement after all:

Begin here:
and click forward one page at a time through to February11th

Now test your refurbished sense of humor:
Some people believe that "chemtrails" contain chemicals or biological agents purposely sprayed on the population by governments or other authorities.
(includes good video)

Chemtrails Song:

Chemtrail conspiracy theory:

Psychological Origins:

Examples of 'dangerous' conspiracy theories are the "International Jewish Conspiracy" and the "Holocaust Denial".

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bill Gates: 'Do-Gooder' With A Dark Side

"It might appear as if he's trying to make a difference in the poverty and disease-stricken third world. But his collaboration with this evil company (including the purchase of 500,000 shares) suggests he has signed up as a lackey for the Dark Side..."

ABC's "Nightline (05:04)

YouTube Video (11:14):

Special Chart: Monsanto and Fed Players