"Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture.”
This “silent pandemic” of toxins is believed to be “causing not just lower IQs, but ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.”
can we PLEASE spread this around tumblr!? the medical field is so fucked up!
Wow finally an actual post on this. I know of 2 people who used this treatment and they both overcame their illness.
cannabis leaves are jam packed full of amazing vitamins, if you know of anybody who grows, ask them for the leaves and juice them!
A divided Ukraine.
A former Soviet satellite country that have been conquered and controlled by Russia throughout their history.
There are those who want to be part of EU and stay away from the strong influence of Russia in order to be more Democratic republic then there are those who much prefer to be part of Russia, the same country that supplies their energy resources like a natural gas and has a strong grip on their economy.
For Russia, especially the Crimea peninsula is the only open water port [They’ve arranged the deal to secure their port until 2047] which is very important for them to utilize to transport their abundant natural gas to supply the rest of Europe & keep their naval force mobile at all time.
I wish the best for the Ukrainian
1. India — 10 hours, 42 minutes
2. Thailand — 9:24
3. China — 8:00
4. Philippines — 7:36
5. Egypt — 7:30
6. Czech Republic — 7:24
7. Russia — 7:06
8. Sweden — 6:54
8. France — 6:54
10. Hungary — 6:48
10. Saudi Arabia — 6:48
12. Hong Kong — 6:42
13. Poland — 6:30
14. Venezuela — 6:24
15. South Africa — 6:18
15. Australia — 6:18
17. Indonesia — 6:00
18. Argentina — 5:54
18. Turkey — 5:54
20. Spain — 5:48
20. Canada — 5:48
22. Germany — 5:42
22. USA — 5:42
24. Italy — 5:36
25. Mexico — 5:30
26. U.K. — 5:18
27. Brazil — 5:12
28. Taiwan — 5:00
29. Japan — 4:06
30. Korea — 3:06
Of course, then there’s the question of qualifying the quantified – what are people reading, exactly? Because, as Susan Sontag memorably observed, only a fraction of published books are actually literature.
(via Mental Floss)
4 Steps to Turn Your Passion into Paychecks
By David Bakke, Contributor for MoneyCrashers.com.
David Bakke is a financial columnist. After digging himself out of debt, David dedicated himself to better manage his money and establish solid saving techniques, and better his spending habits in his life. He now shares his tips and insights on MoneyCrashers.com and is a regular contributor to the American Express Tumblr community.
in 1930 the average wages were $27,481*
in 2012 the average wages were $44,321
in 1930 the average home cost $53,635*
in 2013 the average home cost $289,500
in 1930 the average car cost $8,369*
in 2013 the average car cost $31,352
but no you are probably right, it’s just twenty-somethings being lazy.
$27,481 from 1930 would be worth approx $200,000 today. see what they did there?
Following up on the latest stunning revelations released yesterday by German Spiegel which exposed the spy agency’s 50 page catalog of “backdoor penetration techniques”, today during a speech given by Jacob Applebaum (@ioerror) at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress, a new bombshell emerged: specifically the complete and detailed description of how the NSA bugs, remotely, your iPhone. The way the NSA accomplishes this is using software known as Dropout Jeep, which it describes as follows: “DROPOUT JEEP is a software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device. SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted.”
The flowchart of how the NSA makes your iPhone its iPhone is presented below:
- NSA ROC operator
- Load specified module
- Send data request
- iPhone accepts request
- Retrieves required SIGINT data
- Encrypt and send exfil data
- Rinse repeat