Preview of an important article, linked to further down in my entry:
“Overall, the researchers found that about 76 percent of the effect of ethnicity on DNA methylation could be accounted for by controlling for genetic ancestry”
“But the new data showing that a large fraction of epigenetic signatures of ethnicity reflect something other than ancestry suggests that abandoning the idea of race and ethnicity altogether could sacrifice a lot of valuable information about the drivers of differences in health and disease between different communities.
Like a standard family history, ethnicity is association with disease for both genetic and environmental reasons,” Zaitlen said. “If your dad or mom had a heart attack, that tells doctors a lot about your risk for a heart attack. Part of that is genetic, but part of it is that your lifestyle is influenced heavily by your parents’ lifestyle. Your ethnic group is like a much bigger family — it’s partly a matter of genetics, but it also reflects the environment of your broader community.”
Denmark’s integration and immigration minister declares that “we’ve lost to Islam,” due to the violence that always ensues whenever the religion is criticised or made fun of. She points out how making a theatre play mocking “the Mormons” can happen without violent protests and agitation, while few dare to print the Mohammad cartoons in Europe today. This obviously results in Islam getting special treatment in the West, not because we respect it or see it as true, but due to the violence perpetrated by its most feverish practitioners. This happens in our part of the world, where we constantly praise the importance of “freedom of speech,” and our liberal values … Our continent also has a history of standing up to Islamic expansionism, so the current situation can at best be described as remarkable. Political, expansionist Islam, and Holy Islamic Warriors are not supposed to be our problem.
Social Media is addictive and can ruin your kids. Former Apple, Google and Facebook employees are sounding the alarm, stating that apps are designed “to get people hooked,” to paraphrase.
I’ve previously expressed my concern regarding micro plastics, and I’m doing what I can to help where I live. I’ve come across some new information about the topic, some good news and some really bad.
What’s uplifting to know is that there is an initiative in the works to clean up the oceans, thanks to an invention by a young-punk originally from Croatia, but with Dutch citizenship, who has taken matters into his own hands starting this company. Funny enough I noticed yesterday that some of my online contacts have already been sharing material about “The Ocean Cleanup” so I guess I’m late in hearing about this. Nevertheless this is precisely the sort of “individualism” and “innovation” our societies need, not only does it inspire hope, it also brings people together to solve one of the greatest threats we stand face to face with in our age. On their site they are looking for people to join their team and to contribute, check them out or share their posts! This is cool stuff!
On the other hand; it is equally important to spread the news that plastics/emballage is even more dangerous than a lot of us have probably known. The chemicals contained within our packaging leaks into our food! The health consequences are astonishing and contribute to the “fertility” problem we are currently facing among males in Europe, the side effects are equally alarming for women. Plastic bottles, tin cans, receipts from the store, it is everywhere…If you are concerned about what you put on your skin as well, then check out this entry of mine: “Skin Care. Red Flag Alert.”
Quote from original article:
“Children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to damage from ingesting the BPA chemical because they have vast amounts of growth and developmental hormones coursing through their bodies.
Worryingly, researchers have made strong associations between exposure to BPA when we are young and changes in behaviour, including disrupted brain development in children, along with increased probability of childhood asthma.
That said, the impact of early exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals like BPA may not become apparent until much later in life. It can even affect future generations because it can have a damaging effect on female reproduction, and has the potential to affect male reproductive systems. A large number of scientific studies have associated BPA with numerous health problems including early puberty, obesity, infertility, the inhibition of insulin, hyperactivity and learning disabilities. It has also been connected to a possible increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Normally, if we were aware something could pose such a threat to our health, we would go to great lengths to avoid it. But BPA is so ubiquitous that that’s virtually impossible.
Researchers surmise that people all over the world of all ages are likely to have a measurable amount of BPA in their blood, urine or body tissue. Several government studies have detected BPA in large portions of the population, including 93 per cent of the US population aged six and older, and 99 per cent of the population in Germany aged 3-14. This new study into the high number of teenagers with BPA in their digestive system serves only to underscore that concern.”
An astonishing admission published by a mainstream media outlet. One can only hope that truth will cease to be seen as inappropriate in our part of the world, as this mentality is not helping us in any kind of way. I’ve been guilty of sharing articles on this blog from one Asian scientist in particular, who unapologetically research the various frequencies in traits among different populations. A very interesting topic indeed, unless you’re in denial over genuine diversity. After all it is the plethora and variance of life that makes this planet so very intriguing, but alas. Hopefully there will be more articles published like this. *Applause* Applause* A sigh of relief *
“three-quarters of the epigenetic difference between the two ethnic subgroups could be accounted for by differences in the children’s genetic ancestry. The rest of the epigenetic differences, the authors suggest, may reflect a biological stamp made by the different experiences, practices, and environmental exposures distinct to the two ethnic subgroups.”
“Researchers and clinicians have known for many years that different racial and ethnic populations get diseases at different rates, respond differently to medications, and show very different results on standard clinical tests: “For a whole range of medical tests, whether your physician is told that your lab result is normal or abnormal depends entirely on the race/ethnicity box that you tick on an intake form,” Zaitlen said.”
Another astonishing article from a mainstream media outlet. What on earth is happening?
A tweet from an expert on population groups trying to put the record straight.
This is a well-written article about current elitism and how it backfires and fails.
More cyber crime. Watch out for online advertisers if you own a business.
Freemasons call for end to “discrimination” of members. (Maybe they are tired of being depicted as shapeshifting reptilians … I wonder why…..)
My deepest sympathies goes out to Lana Del Rey. Not cool.
The author of this article completely forgets to credit Christian values and influence when alluding to the philanthropy of the past. It is a funny read nonetheless.
I’m spiritual yes, but this article is nothing short of disturbing in my opinion. Of all the kids I was exposed to as little and out of all of the various individuals I’ve run into, there have been very few who’ve ever fallen into the category of being genuinely gay/differently oriented. There was never any doubt in my mind however that these few individuals “were born this way,” this is especially noticeable when encountering a kid who obviously has the “wrong” gender. This is a rarity to run into. It is also crucial to note, that chemicals can potentially alter our preferences and identities to a certain extent, which I’ve mentioned previously. If you mess around with a person’s hormones before/during puberty you are playing with fire and run the risk of someone “becoming another gender,” or in other words: becoming confused and “ruined” from a traditional (and probably also medical) perspective. So regardless of how you look at it, it is obvious that once the change has happened, whether in the womb or outside, there is no going back. (I base this opinion on individuals who were injected with hormones and all of a sudden started “identifying” as something else, even in one case having a gender-altering-operation, from what I’ve gathered).
I find it astonishing that there would be people out there believing that so-called conversion therapy can have any effect at all whatsoever. It seems clear that it only ruins people, much like messing around with hormones. It is also obvious that a blank-slate theory has to be in place for people to believe in this. Nobody who understands heritability or genetics, even if only scratching the surface of it, would ever believe in the absurdity of a blank slate. It is so out-of-date that is beggars belief that this myth is still around. If people are so concerned with fighting gayness, they would have to do that on a genetic level, and of course in that case you’ll always have the question of ethics. There are people who will not abort babies with downs because they value all life. I’ve seen a video of a man with Downs protecting his right to life. It is heartbreaking hearing people protecting their right to existence, arguing against those who want to permanently remove them from our midst.
Last time I checked eugenics as practised by the Nazis is seen as a dark chapter in our history, ironically enough it can be argued that it never went out of practise, but that it rather changed “character.” I heard a heart-breaking story of how a woman was advised to abort her pregnancy by her doctor, due to the genes of her offspring; the doctor claimed that the baby had certain traits commonly found within the prison population and that the child would probably become problematic in the future, posing a potential threat. Due to the mother’s old age, she was advised to get rid of the child, since he would have been “too much to handle for her.” These type of practises happens in this day and age, in our “tolerant” and “loving” societies, full of “acceptance” and “equality.”
Apparently there shouldn’t be equality for all when it comes to the right to life. An interesting thing to think about … especially when taking into consideration that people displaying psychopathic traits don’t necessarily end up being a menace to society. There are functional individuals out there with internal and external dysfunctions, in fact, I wonder how many individuals we are potentially looking at removing prematurely, when considering how widespread minor and major quirks are. The amount of individuals suffering from mental health issues, as I’ve also written about before, is predicted to increase. The older you get the more you increase the risk of a hitting the wall mentally as well due to negative life-experiences. So I wonder if modern eugenicists are thinking much about all of this? You’ll have no people left in the end…Unless we are to finalize the ubermensch fantasy with our new tech….and how will that play out?
The latest from the political correctness brigade & our post-modern culture:
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation are receiving complaints after an online show was aired where participants drank their own urine and made omelettes out of vomit which they then ate. (I couldn’t even watch the footage in this article). Ironically enough the NRK stated that “their aim is to create content that can appeal to the YouTube generation,” to paraphrase. So I guess that says an awful lot about what people think of young people and their interests … Many years ago I sounded the alarm after hearing from peers in Norway that they had baked cakes with vomit and served it to their teachers and principal… My warning was not listened to, as I guess it was uncomfortable to hear this. In fact I don’t think my complaint ever reached the principal. So maybe it isn’t strange that NRK would broadcast what they did……
More political correctness coming from Sweden. Swedish Males to contemplate their own white privilege….
Sweden appoints Pakistani Muslim Head of National Heritage Board. Norwegians have always made jokes about Swedes being stupid, I always took this for friendly bantering … now I’m not so sure anymore … Scandinavian countries are constantly depicted as bastions of well-functioning liberalism … enough said.
Political correctness working retroactively … if you ever wanted a reason for not creating then check out these party-poopers. Makes me think of Tim Burton coming under fire due to his casting preferences. Lame.
A high school in America cancelled the screening of the legendary movie “Cool Runnings” since it was deemed politically incorrect … I’ve seen it several times in the past and it depicts a Jamaican Bobsled Team kicking ass. I guess this is offensive….
These are some really bad undercover videos revealing a high school teacher’s absolute contempt for the U.S. Military. This is not good at all. One thing is to disagree with what the civilian leadership might be up to, but this portrayal of Military men as idiots is not only inaccurate it is also incredibly ungrateful. I feel for the young man who was singled out and made fun of in front of his entire class. If this is how the future of the U.S. Military is to be treated by the civilian population; picked on and singled out for mockery, then don’t expect much of a future. It is also important to add, that the UK Army are apparently experiencing a recruitment crisis….It is quite obvious that our Western Civilisation is struggling, on both sides of the Atlantic.
The latest public hate-mail written to the Trump Administration:
Silly argument, but a very funny acronym: “Preventing Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures”
Vice President Mike Pence apparently needs to learn what American values are : I wonder if I’m a hero for coming out as straight?
More people hating on retired Marine General, now White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly. Quote from the author: “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has just about shed his previous identity of presidential babysitter and taken on his final form, “just another bigoted Trump Administration loose cannon.” With his comments earlier this week calling Dreamers “lazy,” Kelly finally alienated the last remaining supporters he may have had amongst functional, literate Americans.”
Some interesting videos to watch about tech giants potentially spying on you, excessive individualism and the rewriting of history…..