Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #14148 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 9:26pm »
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY--NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK---CAREFULLY!
With all the food ...and pet products now coming from China , it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products.
Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located.
It is important to read the bar code to track its origin.
How to read Bar Codes .... interesting!
This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. GREAT WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA " AND NOT FROM CHINA!! The whole world is concerned about China-made "black hearted goods". Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan.
This is our right to know, but the governments and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.
Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA", so they don't show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode - remember if the first 3 digits are:
690-692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA 00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA 30 - 37 FRANCE 40 - 44 GERMANY 471 ... Taiwan 49 ... JAPAN 50 ... UK
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #14153 on: Jan 15th, 2016, 06:45am »
Genes may contribute to making some nations happier than others
First study to show link between genetic make-up and perceived national happiness
Date: January 14, 2016
The citizens of nations which rate themselves happiest display a specific genetic feature: their DNA is more likely to contain a specific allele involved in sensory pleasure and pain reduction, say Michael Minkov of the Varna University of Management (formerly International University College) in Bulgaria, and Michael Bond of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They weighed up genetic and various external factors to might contribute to national differences in happiness. The findings are published in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies.
Minkov and Bond used data from three waves of the nationally representative World Values Survey (2000 -- 2014). They calculated the average national percentages of respondents who unambiguously reported being "very happy." Their calculations also included population genetic data from an allele frequency database maintained by population geneticist Kenneth K. Kidd of Yale University as well as climatic information about the harshness of summers and winters, the historic prevalence of pathogens and World Bank economic data, since national differences in subjective well-being are thought to depend on socioeconomic and climatic factors in addition to genetic factors. The authors found a strong correlation between a nation's happiness and the presence of the A allele in the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) gene variant rs324420 in its citizens' genetic make-up. This allele helps prevent the chemical degradation of anandamide, a substance that enhances sensory pleasure and helps to reduce pain.
Nations with the highest prevalence of the A allele are quite clearly also those who perceive themselves happiest. These include Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, and northern Latin American nations, such as Mexico and Colombia, whose citizens are of Amerindian or mixed Euro-American descent. The Arab nations of Iraq and Jordan, and the East Asian nations of Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Taiwan, which had the lowest prevalence of this allele, were also found to be the least likely to rate themselves as "very happy." Genetics also suggests explanations for differences in happiness between European nations. Northern Europeans such as Swedes were found to have a much higher prevalence of the A allele -- and more often rate themselves as being very happy -- than their cousins from Central or Southern Europe.
The authors recognise that genetics is not the only determinant happiness. They argue that the economic and political difficulties continuously experienced by East European nations contribute to the very low happiness scores of Russians and Estonians. This is despite the fairly high prevalence of the A allele in the genes of these Northeast European nations.
Economic wealth, the type of law governing a nation or disease patterns did not significantly influence national differences in happiness. However, politics and economics did cause fluctuations in happiness levels in certain countries during the time this study was conducted. The authors suggest that, for instance, the percentage of very happy people in Rwanda rose dramatically recently because the effect of the 1994 genocide is wearing off. Inversely, it fell among Egyptians, most likely because of the political and economic turmoil in this North African country.
Climatic differences were also found to be significantly associated with national differences in happiness.
"We cannot fail to notice the high occurrence of the A allele in equatorial and tropical environments in the Americas and Africa and the lower occurrence of that allele around the Mediterranean Sea than in Northern Europe," says Minkov. "It seems that some equatorial and tropical environments select for a higher occurrence of the A allele as a counterbalance to environmental stressors."
The results may sound somewhat disturbing for nations that are not endowed with beneficial genes and climatic factors. The researchers reiterate that they studied only national differences in relation to one another and not absolute measures. "In other words, we have not shown that a nation's genetic and climatic heritage doom a particular country to a specific happiness score, but that it can still rise and fall because of situational factors," explains Bond.
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #14155 on: Jan 15th, 2016, 4:37pm »
America Responds with Plea for Help From Oregon Takeover Patriots
They are in dire need of more supplies like that sent in the youtube at 30 seconds..they need more boxes, bags and cases of these..whatever you can spare!! Sugar coated and or Salty no problem!
Shortly after Ammon Bundy and a handful of armed militiamen “seized” a remote bird sanctuary to protest the imprisonment of a rancher and his son for setting fire to federal land, the group appealed to “patriotic” Americans to send supplies.
Initially, Bundy said his followers were prepared to occupy the building “for years” if they had to if it meant securing the release of Dwight Hammond and his son Steven and forcing the federal government to reimagine laws around land rights. As a reminder, the group is apparently attempting to force the issue of land control back into the national consciousness with a kind of ad hoc, haphazard rekindling of the Sagebrush Rebellion.
Shortly after Bundy suggested that the standoff could last “years”, it became apparent that the group might not have packed enough supplies.
Before you knew it, Jon Ritzheimer - the same Jon Ritzheimer who, in a YouTube video addressed to his family, cries while clutching a small paperback copy of the Constitution on the way to explaining why it’s necessary to commandeer a tiny building in the middle of nowhere - took to Facebook to ask for "cold weather socks, snacks, energy drinks, equipment for cold weather, snow camo, gear, and anything you think will help."
Well as it turns out, some “sympathizers” did indeed have ideas about “what would help.”
“The occupiers, who took over buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 in the latest conflict over the U.S. government's control of land in the West, had been hoping for snacks, fuel and warm clothes when they provided sympathizers with a local mailing address,” Reuters notes. “Instead, as they angrily showed online, they received sex-related toys and food that would be of little use as they braced for a long standoff with federal law enforcement agents who have kept watch from a distance.”
Yes, “food that would be of little use as they braced for a long standoff with federal agents.” Food like “a bag of penis-shaped candies,” or as Jon Ritzheimer puts it in an angry new video, “this one was really funny, a bag o' dicks.”
Watch below as Jon loses his cool with an American public he's trying so desperately to "help".
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he evidence is overwhelming that the United States had several rescue teams ready to go during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, but someone -- possibly the president himself -- prevented them from acting. So said Emmy Award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson to talk show host Steve Malzberg in an interview on Wednesday.
This week on her show, "Full Measure," Attkisson looked into the aborted rescue mission in an in-depth two-part report, "Rescue Interrupted," which you can watch here and here. She spoke with a Green Beret commander who told her that there were actually Special Forces on their way to Benghazi who were turned back.
Col. Andrew Wood had once commanded a Special Forces anti-terrorism team protecting Ambassador Chis Stevens and other diplomats in Libya. In October of 2012, Woods told Congress that one month before the attacks in Benghazi, his team had been removed from Libya by the Obama administration, despite the numerous warnings of impending terrorist attacks. Wood told Attkisson that Special Forces (the ones mentioned in the "spinning up" email from Jeremy Bash) were on their way to Benghazi, but were ordered to turn back.
"Those individuals I know loaded aircraft and got on their way to Benghazi to respond to that incident. They were not allowed to cross the border as per protocol until they got approval from the commander in chief," Wood explained. "That authority has to come from him or they're not allowed to enter the country."
Attkisson told Malzberg, "This is something that the president and the White House has steadfastly denied, but there's now what I would call an overwhelming body of evidence that leads us to believe that somebody stopped a number of teams and potential rescuers from entering Libya or going to Benghazi to help while those attacks were underway."
"They could have gotten there before the last two Americans died," Attkisson noted. "Those attacks went on for eight hours."
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