Posts Tagged ‘study’

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Advances in research on the impacts of
anti-submarine sonar on beaked whales

 

Whales are found to have “the bends” or nitrogen gas built up in their blood. The theory is that the sonar chases them in a panic to escape, and they may be diving to extreme depths to try and avoid it, and then resurfacing to breathe, and this is more than they can take.

 

SAVE THE WHALES

 

 

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A review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of officers around the US — the largest database of its kind — found officers endorsing violence against Muslims, women, and criminal defendants.

“Good Day for a Choke Hold”
In Philadelphia, which has roughly 6,600 officers, the Plain View Project identified 1,073 on Facebook, about a third of whom had made troubling posts or comments.

 

So, “freedom” is a fascist police state and “liberty” means unaccountable badges attacking citizens with impunity…

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Newsweek is reporting on US covert operations to overthrow sovereign states…

U.S. SPECIAL FORCES SCHOOL PUBLISHES NEW GUIDE FOR OVERTHROWING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS

 

America is in blatant breach of the UN Charter

Article 2

The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles.

  1. The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.

  2. All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill in good faith the obligations assumed by them in accordance with the present Charter.

  3. All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.

  4. All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

  5. All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action.

 

The UN Charter is the direct result of World War Two, where the crime of attacking other countries was punished with the death penalty. Kerry and the US coalition flagrantly violate international law in Syria by arming and training and funding multiple armies of terrorists, while Russia complies with the law and was invited in by the elected government there.

There would be no war there without these international crimes, Crimes Against the Peace.

 

 

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We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct
Twenty faced 100 or more allegations yet kept their badge for years.

 

  • Most misconduct involves routine infractions, but the records reveal tens of thousands of cases of serious misconduct and abuse. They include 22,924 investigations of officers using excessive force, 3,145 allegations of rape, child molestation and other sexual misconduct and 2,307 cases of domestic violence by officers.
  • Dishonesty is a frequent problem. The records document at least 2,227 instances of perjury, tampering with evidence or witnesses or falsifying reports. There were 418 reports of officers obstructing investigations, most often when they or someone they knew were targets.

medcannabis

 

  1. Bogus “study” recruits mental patients with known disorders and tallies up which ones use cannabis. All they’ve discovered, via Occam’s Razor, is that mentally stressed individuals self-medicate. That’s it. It’s been old news for a long time. This is a repeat.
  2. Though they did measure for alcohol, I found a very curious omission indeed: no mention of anti-depressants or other psychiatric drugs! The ones whose labels explicitly warn of psychotic episodes.

FDA’s “Black Box” Warning on prescription drugs (2012 version):

“Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk: Patients, their families, and their caregivers should be encouraged to be alert to the emergence of anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, mania, other unusual changes in behavior, worsening of depression, and suicidal ideation, especially early during antidepressant treatment and when the dose is adjusted up or down. Families and caregivers of patients should be advised to look for the emergence of such symptoms on a day-to-day basis, since changes may be abrupt. … Symptoms such as these may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal thinking and behavior and indicate a need for very close monitoring and possibly changes in the medication.” (FDA, 2012, emphasis added)

The media, including NPR, has run with this “study” using the implication that cannabis CAUSES the problem, when not even the authors dare to claim this. So, it has become a propaganda meme, not so much science.

Cannabis use is associated with increased risk of later psychotic disorder but whether it affects incidence of the disorder remains unclear.

Rigged studies are associated with finding what the researchers want to find!

This is more propaganda than science.

The contribution of cannabis use to variation in the incidence of psychotic disorder…

We included patients aged 18–64 years who presented to psychiatric services in 11 sites across Europe and Brazil with first-episode psychosis and recruited controls representative of the local populations. We applied adjusted logistic regression models to the data to estimate which patterns of cannabis use carried the highest odds for psychotic disorder.

Say again? Now?

They assumed cannabis causes “psychotic disorder” and simply found that psychotic disorder patients like to self-medicate with cannabis. I wonder why?

“assuming causality,”

“…Nevertheless, it is not clear whether, at a population level, patterns of cannabis use influence rates of psychotic disorder.”

PS.

The very next fucking day!!!

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I’m getting tired of being correct so fucking often, but not getting paid for it.

 

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“What we’ve done is build a [direct-air capture] process that is—as much as possible—built on existing processes and technologies that are widespread in the world,” said David Keith, a professor of applied physics at Harvard and the lead author of the new study. “That’s why we think we have a reasonable possibility of scaling up.”

Turning Air Into Gasoline

The new paper says it can remove the same ton for as little as $94, and for no more than $232. At those rates, it would cost between $1 and $2.50 to remove the carbon dioxide released by burning a gallon of gasoline in a modern car.

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Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

These findings are important because they suggest that impaired functioning in the prefrontal cortex—whether from brain trauma, a psychological disorder, a drug or alcohol addiction, or simply a particular genetic profile—can make an individual susceptible to religious fundamentalism And perhaps in other cases, extreme religious indoctrination harms the development or proper functioning of the prefrontal regions in a way that hinders cognitive flexibility and openness.