- Give up the habit of blaming.
- Give up your need to impress.
- Give up being a victim.
- Give up feeling entitled.
- Give up pretending.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
via omg-facts It wasn’t long ago that it was thought that emotions had no effect on the immune system. Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials that say that depression can cause physical pain. Well it’s true; your emotions have a profound effect on your well-being.
It turns out that something as simple as good feelings have healing effects on the body with everything from HIV to the flu. It’s been proven that those with a negative outlook will take longer to heal from illness, as well as physical injury. According to Martin Seligman, an expert in the field of positive psychology, there are four things that affect our health that we have control over: smoking, exercise, diet, and optimism.
According to Seligman, optimism is at least as important as the others. Though scientists don’t fully understand the biological mechanisms at work, they know that negative emotions can cause a spike in the hormone known as cortisol, which suppresses the immune system, making it harder to get better.
This is happening all over the place! Catalytic Converter Capers!!!
The precious metals inside the catalytic converter of a vehicle continue to entice thieves and aggravate vehicle owners.
Thieves Profit $50 Per Stolen Part, Experts Say
MAY 31, 2012 Jeff Black, MSNBC
Brendan Haas earned a prize any young kid would appreciate — an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. Instead of going, though, the Massachusetts boy gave the vacation to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Instead of demanding higher wages as profits increased, Americans took easy loans. Without the wages to pay off these loans, they went into default and were packaged into the CDS market. (Credit default swaps are insurance-like contracts that promise to cover losses on certain securities in the event of a default.) They typically apply to municipal bonds, corporate debt and mortgage securities and are sold by banks, hedge funds and others. If bond insurance disappears or becomes too costly, lenders will become even more cautious about making loans, and this could impact everyone from mortgage-seekers to municipalities that need money to fix roads and build schools. THIS IS BAD! Real bad….
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The debt crisis and central bank policy responses have degraded the quality and value of debt markets and signal a “potential breaking point” in the global economy that will “disrupt the “current dollar-based credit system””, PIMCO’s Bill Gross, manager of the world’s largest bond fund, said in his monthly letter to investors….. .
Reuters / Nasa
Get ready for some solar action as Earth heads into a period of increased solar activity with a peak in flares predicted for 2013. Scientists say the number of solar storms will be the highest for a decade.
The Sun is on the ascendant phase of its 11-year cycle, with the peak due in February 2013.
“Now the sun has entered a new phase of its active state. The peak of this phase will occur in 2012 and in the following years. And today explosions and solar flares are occuring more often,” Yury Zaitsev, analyst at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Space Research, told Interfax news agency.
This solar maximum, will be less powerful than the previous one in 2000 and one of the weakest since 1928, the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center predicted.
“In 2000 there were far more geomagnetic storms than expected in this and coming years. And not only in quantity but also in power,” said Sergey Gaydash, the head of Russia’s Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation.
Though weak, it can still pose threats to communication lines, with predictions that a strong solar storm could cause between $1 and 2 trillion in damages.
The increased solar activity and following higher Geomagnetic Activity (GMA) could possibly have a significant influence on those suffering from heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases.
The idea that the magnetic storms have an influence on health has been confirmed by the statistical and clinical studies, said Zaitsev.
It will also way cause major fluctuations in the Sun’s magnetic field, and an increase in the number of sunspots, coronal mass ejections, and solar flares, which often happen shortly after the peak.
Experts suggest taking simple preventive measures during big flares – satellites should be put offline, power grids and communication networks be shielded against electromagnetic radiation.
Proof that Cannabis use increases lifespan in people with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
Ever wonder why it is a crime? This study says that marijuana lowers the risk of in-hospital death!
The impact of co-morbid substance use on mortality is not well studied in psychotic disorders. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of substance use on mortality in people with psychotic disorders and alcohol and/or drug use. We examined the rate of substance use and the risk of substance use on mortality risk over a 4-10 year period in 762 people with psychotic disorders. Deceased patients were identified from the Social Security Death Index and the Maryland Division of Vital Records. Substance use was defined as regular and heavy use or abuse or dependence. Seventy seven percent had co-morbid lifetime substance use, with co-morbid cannabis and alcohol use occurring most commonly. Out of 762 subjects, 62 died during follow up. In a Cox model, predicted mortality risk was higher in age group 35-55 compared to <35 years and in males, but reduced in cannabis users. Overall five- (3.1% vs 7.5%) and ten-year mortality risk (5.5% vs. 13.6%) was lower in cannabis users than in non-users with psychotic disorders (p = 0.005) in a survival model. Alcohol use was not predictive of mortality. We observed a lower mortality risk in cannabis-using psychotic disorder patients compared to cannabis non-users despite subjects having similar symptoms and treatments. Future research is warranted to replicate these findings and to shed light on the anti-inflammatory properties of the endocannabinoid system and its role in decreased mortality in people with psychotic disorders. More here…
EIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s main rebel commander urged Kofi Annan on Thursday to announce that his peace plan has failed and free insurgents from any commitment to a truce deal, which the United States said may collapse and trigger a wider Middle East crisis.
Read more… at reuters.com
Lets not candy coat this. Crisis is opportunity for the USA these days. Global Takeover in Full Effect. Create a crisis and offer the ‘only solution’ which benefits the Israel-US-New World Order brotherhood. Rebel factions are paid and armed by Western Allies. Read this carefully and you see that Kofi and Syria are working for peace while the insurgents are trying to destabilize the whole darn neck of the woods. The only question remains is/was, will the world do about the massacre committed by the so-called FSA (Free Syrian Army / aka Al Qaeda, the same people killing American Soldiers) or by the British and American special forces reportedly already inside the country? If you cant see the layers of deception going on in this, google may help. Now the US Press is reporting that Iran is to blame.
Please, decide for yourself, read closely between the lines and you can see who is really making this situation deadly for the whole region. Look into TF 373(?)