Monday, January 26, 2015
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 6:45 AM
Reason’s Jacob Sullum has taken a hard look at the gun control proposal of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, and finds their conclusions to be blatantly unconstitutional.
Last Friday, the Associated Press reports, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, appointed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, decided to recommend a ban on “the sale and possession of any gun that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading.” You may recall that Connecticut’s legislature already responded to the Sandy Hook massacre by passing a raft of new gun restrictions, including a 10-round limit on magazines and an expanded definition of “assault weapons,” back in April 2013. The new definition of prohibited guns covers any rifle that accepts a detachable magazine and has any of five “military-style” features. The advisory commission, which is expected to issue its final report next month, apparently wants to expand the category of banned weapons to include any rifle or handgun that accepts a detachable magazine, period. And unlike the legislature, which allowed continued possession of prohibited guns and magazines as long as they wereregistered, the commission wants to confiscate all weapons capable of firing more than 10 rounds without reloading.
Let’s be very, very blunt.
The commission is calling for a course that not only eviscerates the Second Amendment to the Constitution, but would also destroy the Fourth Amendment as the state government would attempt to confiscate hundreds of thousands to millions of firearms from law-abiding citizens.
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 6:02 AM
Sunday, January 25, 2015
A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.
Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.
Speaking publicly for the first time after being released after three years in prison, Brown told ABC News that he used the X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch.
“I could tell whether it was cameras or laptops or portable cameras or whatever kind of electronic was in the bag,” he said.
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 12:15 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015
A guy gets a call from the police telling him that his house was robbed. The offenders had also consumed all of his beer and had raped his wife. A moment of silence passes, then the guy says, "I can't believe they fucked my wife after only five beers!"
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 12:35 PM
Friday, January 23, 2015
A German court on Thursday ruled in favour of men’s right to urinate standing up, after a landlord tried to retain part of a tenant’s €3,000 (£2,300) deposit for allegedly damaging the marble floor of a toilet by sprinkling it with urine.
The debate about whether men should stand or sit when urinating is no laughing matter in Germany, where some toilets have red traffic-style signs forbidding the standing position. There is also a derogatory term for men who sit and pee – “Sitzpinkler” – which implies that it is not masculine behaviour.
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 12:16 PM
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 7:45 PM
Recent research reveals the main toxic effects of glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Monsanto weedkiller Roundup, are identical to the typical biological markers for autism and Alzheimer’s disease. MIT researcher Dr Stephanie Seneff PhD is also alarmed by the correlation between growing Roundup use and a big increase in the incidence of autism.
Roundup Kills Off Intestinal Bacteria
Seneff is mainly concerned about the negative effect of glyphosate on the microbiome. This is the scientific name for the normal intestinal bacteria responsible for immunity, weight maintenance, healthy neuropsychological function and a host of other biological processes.
Monsanto argues that glyphosate is harmless to people because the shikimate pathway, which glyphosate is designed to inhibit, is absent in human cells. Unfortunately, as Dr Seneff points out, our gut bacteria do have this enzyme pathway. In fact, several studies show that glyphosate kills off beneficial gut bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow.
Glyphosate also interferes with the ability to synthesize cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, which are essential for gut bacteria to produce and process aromatic amino acids, methionine and sulfate. All these effects are linked to important diseases and conditions associated with the Western diet, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, infertility and Alzheimer’s disease.
Seneff isn’t the first researcher to link autism with a derangement in gut bacteria. Scientists have been studying this potential link for more than a decade
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 11:20 AM