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December 30, 2011
By Keith Veronese
One hundred thousand slaves tug multi-ton blocks across the desert. A complicated series of pulleys lifts each hand-cut stone into the perfect place. This is history’s image of ancient Egyptian pyramid construction. What if the Egyptians were using an easier, more efficient method? Recent theories and scientific evidence suggest that people assembled cement blocks on site to construct the exterior of the pyramids. Here’s why everything you thought you knew about how we built the Great Pyramids is probably wrong.
X-raying the Pyramids
Materials scientist Joseph Davidovits suggests a more realistic way to look at how the pyramids were built. Unconvinced of Egyptian abilities to construct and move large blocks to create the pyramids, Davidovits posits that Eqyptians molded blocks from limestone and vegetable matter available nearby. These blocks, built on site, are then used to build the pyramids. Existing only as a hypothesis, Davidovits later supported his idea using X-Ray Diffraction data, a technique common in chemistry and material science.
Analysis of Casing Stones
Scientific inquiries revolve around the “casing stones” used on the pyramids – the outer layer of polished stone. In the paper X-Ray Analysis and X-Ray Diffraction of Casing Stones from the Pyramids of Egypt, and the Limestone of the Associated Quarries, Davidovits looks at stones from six different sites.
Through analysis, the casing stones at the sites contain air bubbles. This is stark contrast to rocks from the quarries, quarries the casing stones are typically associated with, with the quarry rock containing no bubbles. The presence of air bubbles in the casing stones supports the “cement” theory. Davidovits also wrote a journal article describing how a cement-like substance could be made using local fauna and tools like antlers and bone.
December 30, 2011
The Globalist Report
The agreement announced between China and Japan to strengthen financial ties and promote yuan-yen trade is a small, but notable, step toward a new global economy. Its immediate practical significance is limited, yet the deal signals that a deeper transformation is under way — and one that the world should welcome.
The plan was a surprise: It marks a warming of relations that had been chilly of late. The accord still lacks a timetable for implementation, but once in force it will let Chinese and Japanese trading companies switch between yuan and yen without converting to dollars first. This will encourage commerce by reducing currency risk and trading costs.
The agreement will let a Japanese-backed institution sell yuan bonds in China, helping to open China’s capital market. In return, Japan will convert some of its foreign- exchange reserves into Chinese bonds. China has signed financial pacts with other nations, mainly in Asia, but the size of China-Japan trade — $340 billion last year, and growing fast — makes this deal the most important by far.
Warmer relations and short-term benefits for regional trade, though, are not the main reasons the agreement matters. China seeks a bigger role for its currency in global markets, and wants power in international forums that is commensurate with its economic might. The sooner its currency is fully convertible and its economy is open to global investment, the sooner this will happen.
December 30, 2011
By Marsha Anderson
“Breakfast is amazing. How would anyone skip it?” –KTRN
The recipe below was developed by Dr William Donald Kelley, DDS, MS (November 1, 1925 – January 30, 2005). Dr Kelley cured himself of metastatic pancreatic cancer. In 1962 when he was 37 years old, he was told by his doctor that he had only months to live and that conventional medicine had nothing to offer him to help his condition. He was not about to go home and quietly ‘get his affairs in order’. Because he had nothing to lose, he began doing his own research and experimenting on himself. There were tumors in his liver that were visibly bulging out from his stomach, and he used them as a diagnostic signal to judge the efficacy of his trials. When he made a misstep, the tumors visibly grew. When he was on the right track, they shrank. He developed a protocol based largely on nutrition, natural supplements including pancreatic enzymes, and detoxification including coffee enemas. The cereal recipe below was part of his routine. Dr Kelley went on to live 43 more years, and along the way he helped hundreds of other people (many of them also diagnosed as terminal regained their health).
December 30, 2011
By J. D. Heyes
These days, police don’t seem to need a warrant to enter your home without your permission when you’re not there. Well, at least not in Westerly, R.I.
According to a local report, crews from the local utility company, accompanied by cops, were going door-to-door to close off the gas meters of about 1,600 homes, under the guise of trying to fix a “distribution problem.”
If no one is at the home, cops and locksmiths are going into the homes in order to shut off the gas valve. The utility, National Grid, said its crews would be returning to the homes to turn gas meters back on once the problem is identified.
Taking into account the bad things that are associated with a “distribution problem” (i.e. gas leak), there doesn’t seem to be a provision in the Constitution that gives authorities the right to enter a home without probable cause, permission or a warrant. Also, can’t gas lines be accessed from outside a customer’s home?
But then, what are Americans to expect these days, when courts have said you don’t even have a right to resist an illegal entry by a police officer?
In May an Indianapolis Supreme Court, on a 3-2 vote, overturned a common law that dated back to the English Magna Carta of 1215 when it ruled that even when police are entering illegally, Indiana residents had no right to resist them. So much for the old axiom, “Your home is your castle.”
December 30, 2011
by Vic Magary
Notice I didn’t say these were the “best”, I said they were my favorite. Different strokes for different folks as they say. . . and that being said, let me also say that these are in no particular order.
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe. You haven’t read this book and you’ve picked up a barbell in the last month? Stop. Do not pass Go, do not collect two-hundred dollars. Go directly to your local book retailer and get Rippetoe’s Starting Strength now!
The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain. We can debate diet all damned day. The Paleo method just makes sense to me and even better, has never failed to give myself or my clients desired results when followed. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. Yes, Mark leans pretty strongly toward the Paleo nutrition-wise. But his exercise philosophy is also worth examining. And yes, I know he owns a supplement company. I don’t care, I still love his book.
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Look at me – I am in no way a bodybuilder. But this is one of the first (if not the first) fitness books I ever read and it will forever be dear to me. There are lessons to be learned in these pages.
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This is probably the book I return to more than any other when my life feels out of whack. I think the only book I’ve read more times than this one is Fight Club.
December 30, 2011
By Meredith Melnick
Seniors who ate healthful diets scored better on tests of mental acuity than did their peers who consumed junk food, according to a new study.
We’ve long heard that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B, C, D and E were “brain food.” And studies have consistently shown that those with a diet high in these nutrients maintained better cognitive function in old age. But the new research not only reaffirms the association, it uses a novel and more reliable approach: the investigators determined study participants’ diets by collecting blood samples and analyzing them for 30 biomarkers of diet, rather than using notoriously imprecise self-reported food surveys.
“The combination of the B vitamins, the antioxidants C and E, plus vitamin D was the most favorable combination of nutrients in the blood for healthy brain aging in our population,” study author Gene L. Bowman, an assistant professor of neurology at the Layton Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Oregon Health & Science University, told WebMD.
Bowman and colleagues evaluated 104 men and women, average age 87, to determine several measures of brain health in old age: they asked participants to take tests of memory and thinking skills, and had a subset of 42 participants undergo MRIs to determine actual brain volume — a measure of cognitive health. (For example, Alzheimer’s disease patients experience more pronounced brain shrinkage than their healthy peers).
They then matched cognitive abilities to the blood samples and found that those who tested high for memory and critical thinking — and had less brain shrinkage — were more likely to have biomarkers of healthful compounds in their blood. What’s more, people who tested poorly were more likely to have biomarkers for trans-fats, an unhealthy fat source found in junk foods, like packaged baked goods and fast food meals.
While the study demonstrates a link between healthful eating and cognitive ability, it’s important to note that age and education level (a common measure used to determine cultural factors like socioeconomic status and health care access) were stronger predictors of brain health than was diet. While age explained 46 percent of the variation in brain function, diet only explained 17 percent. That’s still a significant role and the association between diet and brain volume was stronger, with diet explaining 37 percent of shrinkage variance. Researchers hope that the association they found will be impetus enough for many people to modify their diets.
December 30, 2011
By Josh Levs
“Just what we need – more laws.” –KTRN
New laws going into effect Sunday cover some of the nation’s most contentious issues, from immigration to abortion, while others deal with tanning beds, tuition and where you can sell a pet.
In all, nearly 40,000 laws were enacted in 2011, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Some take effect New Year’s Day.
Among them is a controversial California provision requiring that schools add “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans” to the list of those whose contributions “to the development of California and the United States” must be taught in schools.
Another California law adds “gender identity and gender expression” to the list of characteristics that require equal rights.
New laws in Delaware and Hawaii make same-sex couples eligible for civil unions and grant them the same rights and benefits as married couples under the law, the legislature group said.
In New Hampshire, starting January 1, minors will have to inform a parent before getting an abortion or seek a court order to avoid parental notification.
December 30, 2011
The Associated Press
Ron Paul wants to legalize pot and shut down the Federal Reserve. He thinks the federal government has no authority to outlaw abortion, no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and no justification to print money unless it’s backed up by gold bars.
And he might win the Iowa caucuses.
The closer the first votes of the 2012 presidential campaign get, the more competitive the Texas congressman has become. It’s a moment his famously fervent supporters have longed for. Plenty of others are asking: What’s Ron Paul about, again?
As in his two prior quixotic campaigns for president, Paul has toiled for months as a fringe candidate best known for staking out libertarian positions. As every other Republican candidate lined up to attack President Barack Obama’s health care law and to promise tax cuts, Paul again demanded audits of the Federal Reserve and a return to the gold standard.
Leading in some state polls, Paul is getting a look from mainstream voters in Iowa, where the 76-year-old obstetrician has emerged as a serious contender in the Jan. 3 caucuses — and in other early voting states, should he pull off a victory.
The sudden rush of attention to Paul’s resume hasn’t been kind. He’s spent the past week disowning racist and homophobic screeds in newsletters he published decades ago, including one following the 1992 riots in Los Angeles that read, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to collect their welfare checks three days after rioting began.”
“Everybody knows I didn’t write them and they’re not my sentiments, so it’s sort of politics as usual,” Paul said during a recent Iowa campaign stop.
Looking to cut into Paul’s support, rivals laid into him on Tuesday.
December 30, 2011
By All Gov
When some Americans complain that foreign aid is wasting taxpayer money abroad that could be put to better use at home, they may not realize that today’s version of foreign aid isn’t what it used to be. Call it the Pentagon-zation of U.S. foreign assistance.
Until a few years ago, the State Department was the leading U.S. government agency when it came to doling out foreign aid. But beginning in the second term of George W. Bush’s presidency, and continuing through the Obama administration, the Department of Defense has surpassed the State Department in supporting foreign initiatives, most of which have been military oriented.
For the past two years, the Pentagon has been given $10 billion more than the State Department for foreign aid projects. With $17 billion, Defense officials plan for the coming year to invest in foreign military and police training, counter-drug assistance, counterterrorism activities and infrastructure projects, among other programs.