A strategic default tipping point, dementia and the enemy at home

Stacy Summary: Those dementia numbers sound pretty extreme, wonder if they are counting crazy financial products?  Anyway, these are some headlines I am reading at CDG Airport.

215 comments on “A strategic default tipping point, dementia and the enemy at home
  1. Marc Authier says:

    @ronron
    MountBatten wanted to make an experiment. A debarquement wihtout aviation supporting the ground troups.

    Know what tha royal bastard said after the fiasco ? DIxit Verbatim.

    “It was an interesting experiment.”

  2. g7enn says:

    Could it be that TV is associated with “The enemy at home?”

    Children & the Delayed Effect of TV Violence

    Scroll to page bottom

    http://www.parenting-healthy-children.com/effects-of-television.html

    Surprising study by the American Medical Association indicating both an immediate violent affect and a delayed affect.

  3. gonzomarx says:

    Vaccines Still Don’t Cause Autism
    http://tinyurl.com/yakkg95

  4. tom says:

    @gonzomarx

    I liked the woman, Rebecca, but I guess we could never be friends. I have the bad habit of being sceptical about doctors and government sponsored narratives. No place for me at the big bash in Vegas.

  5. nobody says:

    I read somewhere that Increase in dementia is related to meat we consume.
    The cows fed by the meat mixed forage cause Mad Cow Disease of which symptoms are similar to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s difficult and costy to diagnose mad Cow Disease so that a lot of patients are simply diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease without proper examination.

    Maybe @California Doctor can explain on this if he has some time.

  6. nobody says:

    @ doomandbloom

    “apologies for the spelling…my key board is dyslexic”

    hahaha..mine too ^^*

  7. GGees says:

    Marc well the Irish showed Mountbatten how it could be done

    Here is a good comment for all peace loving Americans;
    America is “a nation that seeks war” and if it doesn’t change it could end up destroying itself, a law school dean warns.

    Given all the wars the United States has waged, “It is preposterous but true that we do not see ourselves as a nation that seeks war,” writes Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. “We see ourselves as a peace loving nation” and that message is constantly drummed into the public by government and media.

    Since World War Two, an indisputably necessary conflict, Velvel points out the U.S. has fought the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, the First Gulf War, Afghanistan, and the Second Gulf War in Iraq. It has also invaded, bombed or “quarantined” Panama, Grenada, Cuba, Haiti, Somalia, the Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia and Libya, and has “declared” a global war on terrorists.

  8. Marc Authier says:

    @Ggees
    On the yatch. I must admit that I rejoiced and chuckled about that news. I imagine Mountbatten popping a little bit of morning chanpagne on the boat and having his ass blown away.Hope there is hell for these people.

    About the peace loving nation part. 50% of the US federal government budget goes to armament. It”s part of the usual propaganda.

    Invent a mean looking dude, make him say insanities and plant a couple of bombs with the help of the Mossad and CIA, and voilà. You have your 1 trillion dollars arm’s contracts.

    It’s not very complicated to understand. It’s about raping poor third world countries that have a lot of resources and no way to defend themselves. Plunder and rape USA is not than differen than plunder and rape Ghengis Kahn or the Romans. Nothing new under the sun.

  9. California Doctor says:

    @nobody – Mad Cow Disease and dementia

    That causes of dementia are multifactorial – a combination of environmental and genetics.

    The genetics guides cellular programming and sub-routines which control how toxins get handled. The environmental issues then trigger loss of neuronal function.

    More specific information is not available because the study of the metabolic processes in brain tissue is impossible to complete.

    Therefore, post mortem analysis is the only way to directly do the histologic research. Animal studies can be done, but do not directly extrapolate to human beings.

    Look up “prions” for more info. Prions are strange proteins which seem to replicate themselves, but few researchers really understand these “contagious” proteins.

  10. California Doctor says:

    Bloomberg story crossing the wire…

    English benchmark rate still at 0.5%

    Bank of England pauses asset purchase plan at 200,000,000,000 pounds.

  11. nobody says:

    @California Doctor

    Thanks for the explanation.

  12. nobody says:

    @Calfornia Doctor.

    Yeah, I have also heard about Prions . If i remember correctly, Prions are contagious so every medical tools used for autopsy to examine should be incinerated. And it’s really difficult to destroy Prions. Prions are destroyed over 600 degree something (Correct me if i am wrong). Is that reasonable to assume that a lot of Alzheimer’s disease patients are suffering from dementia due to Mad Cow Desease?

  13. frances snoot says:

    Mad Cow disease was a result of improper feeding practice for ruminants: the British cows were fed ground up sheep which had scrapies (the prion disease). Prions infect brain tissue. One cannot contract ‘mad cow disease’ from eating beef unless the beef has been fed animal protein or one eats the brain tissue.

    “Only certain animals can get BSE — people don’t actually get mad cow disease. However, experts have found a link between BSE and a rare brain condition that affects people called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Researchers believe that people who eat products from cows that have BSE are at risk of developing a form of CJD.

    CJD is caused by an abnormal type of protein in the brain called a prion. When people have CJD, cells in the brain die until the brain eventually has a “sponge-like” appearance. During this time, people with the disease gradually lose control of their mental and physical capabilities.

    To date, very few people have been diagnosed with the form of CJD that’s been linked to mad cow disease. By November 2006, only 200 cases of this rare condition had been reported worldwide. Of these, most were identified in Britain. Several of the people diagnosed with the disease outside Britain — including two cases in the United States — had a history of exposure in Britain or in a country where government officials reported BSE.

    Is It Contagious?
    Because the form of CJD that’s been linked to mad cow disease is relatively new and extremely rare, experts are still learning about it. However, researchers believe that the disease is not contagious among people — in other words, you can’t get CJD from someone else who has it. There have been a few cases of CJD that are believed to have been transmitted through blood transfusions. At present, it appears that the main way people get the disease is from eating contaminated meat…

    The type of protein that causes mad cow disease can’t be removed or destroyed when beef is processed or cooked. For this reason, the U.S. government has established several procedures to protect the public. One of these involves removing the parts of the cow that are at highest risk of containing BSE-causing proteins — the brain and spinal cord — to reduce the chances of contaminating the meat people eat.”

  14. California Doctor says:

    Prions are proteinaceous.
    Prions are not nucleic acids and therefore, the absence of DNA and RNA suggests that the prions are proteins that function or cleave normal proteins.

    Since proteins denature under high heat, a temperature of 600 deg F is unlikely to be needed.

    On the other hand, the exact biochemistry of prions requires much more research to evaluate. Because the disease process is in the brain and because no existing technology allows the molecular characterization of a functioning human brain, it is unlikely that clear explanation can be obtained without significant animal study.

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