The Royal Albert Hall – Ian Gillan (the best performance) in Concerto for Group and Orchestra 69…..
Investigating the Invisible Color that Ancient People Couldn’t See…..
Lydon vs. Allmans…..
“HILLARY STORIES” — A Bad Lip Reading of Hillary Clinton…..
Tall Smelly Humanoid Encountered in Scotland…..
Captain Mark Richards – Kerry Cassidy Update September 23rd 2018 & Channeling Documentary…..
Yet another costly UK intelligence agency…..
Australian university fires climate-change dissenter: dissent is not collegial…..
What everyone ought to know about global warming and climate change: an unbiased review…..
Cholesterol is good for you…..
Who guards the guardians? Who guards science?…..
Experts review of 107 scientific studies: cholesterol does not cause heart disease – statin drugs are useless……
Do you have short-term memory loss? Some lifestyle habits that may be causing forgetfulness…..
Days ~ the Kinks (Ray Davies, 1968)…..
We have all been told to be ‘careful what we wish for’ or that we ‘only see what we look for’ and maybe some of you have had past partners who claimed that you ‘took them for granted and made them invisible’. The most conservative of us might deem these types of phrases as subjective and belonging to self-help books but when we look back in to history, evidence confirms that humans are fully capable of making physical appearances invisible if we do not concentrate on them, even something as fundamental to reality as a color.
Investigating the Invisible Color that Ancient People Couldn’t See
I recently came across the following post and subsequent information:
Me and my friend were walking around a massive park in my town and it was around 11pm. We were just walking around having a smoke and a laugh, being teenagers and stuff. By this point it was pitch black. There’s no lights in the park and I’m a bit on edge because I’m not keen on the dark and I was kind of paranoid from the weed, but I’m gonna just cut to the interesting part.
Tall Smelly Humanoid Encountered in Scotland
… with a new £250m joint taskforce between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ
With all the already existing British intelligence agencies, it is puzzling why the UK needs yet another costly cyber force to counter Russia and terrorism amid national financial uncertainty.
The UK Ministry of Defence announced on 21 September the establishment of yet another British spy agency, an amalgam of military and security service professionals designed to wage cyber war against terrorists, Russia and organised crime. The new agency will have upwards of 2000 staff (the size MI5 was when I worked there in the 1990s, so not inconsiderable). I have been asked for a number of interviews about this and here are my thoughts in long form.
The UK already has a plethora of spy agencies:
Yet another costly UK intelligence agency
Tenured professor Peter Ridd, a marine scientist, was fired from James Cook University (Queensland, Australia), for sharing with a journalist his view that certain published work is misleading:
“Ridd’s expertise is in coastal oceanography and the impact of sediments on reefs and, for years, he has criticised research suggesting the Great Barrier reef is in serious trouble due to global warming and agricultural run-off, among other things. He claims the research lacks quality assurance, isn’t replicated often enough, and that the peer review system for research is inadequate. . . .
His trouble started in April 2016 when he received a ‘formal censure’ for ‘misconduct’. It was a curious incident: the university had got hold of an email that Ridd sent to a news.com.au journalist a few months before. In it, he urged the journalist to look into work Ridd had done suggesting that photographs released by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority indicating a big decline in reef health over time were misleading …
the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies – based at James Cook University –‘should check their facts before they spin their story . . .’
Australian university fires climate-change dissenter: dissent is not collegial
“What everyone knows” is that burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a “greenhouse gas” that holds in heat, warming the Earth and causing climate change, with catastrophic consequences if it isn’t stopped soon.
All official agencies, all mainstream scientific groups, say that.
What few people know is that a considerable number of experts and informed observers do not believe this AGW scenario to be correct: AGW = Anthropogenic Global Warming, global warming caused by human actions.
Those dissenting experts point out that actual data on temperature and carbon-dioxide levels, over the life of the Earth but also over the last century, show that carbon dioxide does not cause high global temperature.
What everyone ought to know about global warming and climate change: an unbiased review
That’s why the body makes it. (For a somewhat biased encomium to the benefits of cholesterol, have a look at cholesterol-and-health.com.)
The medical-science literature does not support the conventional wisdom about cholesterol. It’s a myth that
—— high cholesterol causes heart disease
—— lowering your cholesterol will lengthen your life
—— cholesterol blocks arteries
—— high-fat foods raise blood cholesterol and cause heart disease.
Just as with blood pressure, current medical practices concerning cholesterol are not based on good evidence, indeed they run contrary to the best evidence. And again just as with blood pressure, a few popular writings as well as the medical-science literature have been pointing that out for a decade or two or three.
Cholesterol is good for you
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? This quotation attributed to Juvenal describes the inescapable dilemma as to how societies can be governed .
Today’s guardian of reliable knowledge is science. It is the acknowledged authority on the natural world, on what exists in the world and on how those things behave. Most governments accept as reliable, as true for all practical purposes, whatever the current scientific consensus is: on matters of health, the environment, the solar system, the universe. The mass media, too, accept that scientific consensus; and that largely determines what the general public believes, “what everyone knows”.
Nowadays in that category of “what everyone knows” there are literally innumerable things; among them that the universe began with a Big Bang; that ghosts and Loch Ness Monsters do not exist; that HIV causes AIDS; that hypertension causes heart attacks and strokes; that carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels is causing climate change and bringing more frequent and more extreme and more damaging events like hurricanes; etc., etc.
But what guards against the scientific consensus being wrong?
Who guards the guardians? Who guards science?
A recent massive study review coordinated by 16 medical scholars and practicing MDs throughout England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the USA has confirmed the falsity of the lipid theory of heart disease that blames cholesterol, and the disinformation and dangers of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Its title is LDL-C Does Not Cause Cardiovascular Disease: a comprehensive review of current literature. LDL-C stands for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, aka the “bad cholesterol”.
Experts review of 107 scientific studies: cholesterol does not cause heart disease – statin drugs are useless
If you’re always forgetting where you left your car key seconds after putting it in your bag, you may have short-term memory loss.
Short-term memory loss: Misconceptions and facts
It’s a prevalent problem, but there are a lot of misconceptions about short-term memory loss and what causes it.
Short-term memory, or working memory, refers to the process of “temporarily storing small bits of information for a very short amount of time,” such as around 15 to 30 seconds. Working memory functions as the brain’s version of “sticky notes.”
You use your short-term memory to temporarily remember a phone number until you save it on your phone or to recall the name of someone you just met. However, this kind of information quickly disappears, at least until you try to remember it.
Short-term memory also acts as a filter that determines what’s important enough to remember and what you can forget. This ability to discard useless information is crucial to ensuring that the brain doesn’t get overwhelmed.
Do you have short-term memory loss? Some lifestyle habits that may be causing forgetfulness