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Study Unveils The Stomach-Turning Truth That Fast Food Burgers Are Made with Less Than 2% Real Meat

Posted by addisethiopia on December 10, 2017

Rumors have circulated for years about how the meat used by fast food restaurants is fake or even made from other animals besides cows.

According to NaturalSociety these cheaply-processed foods fuels illness and disease due to containing numerous harmful ingredients – some of which are actually banned in other countries.

A study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, found that some fast food hamburgers may contain as little as 2% actual meat.

For this study, researchers analyzed the content of 8 fast food hamburger brands.

To ensure that there was no bias in the results, they assigned each hamburger with an anonymously designated name, ranging from H1 to H8.

While it is widely assumed that hamburgers are made up primarily of meat, much of the 5 billion hamburgers consumed by Americans annually actual contain very little meat (and could contain a whole host of other, unhealthy ingredients.

Here is an analysis of what you might find lurking in a fast food hamburger according to the study’s findings:

  • Water content by weight ranged from 37.7% to 62.4% (mean of 49%).
  • Meat content in the hamburgers ranged from 2.1% to 14.8% (median of 12.1%).
  • The cost per gram of hamburger ranged from $0.02 to $0.16 (median of $0.03).
  • Relatively preserved skeletal muscle was observed.
  • A variety of tissue types besides skeletal muscle were observed including connective tissue, blood vessels, peripheral nerve, adipose tissue, plant material, cartilage, and bone.
  • In 2 hamburgers, intracellular parasites were identified.

The study concluded that:

Fast food hamburgers are comprised of little meat (median, 12.1%). Approximately half of their weight is made up of water. Unexpected tissue types found in some hamburgers included bone, cartilage, and plant material; no brain tissue was present. Sarcocystis parasites were discovered in 2 hamburgers.”

The study abstract nor the 4 pages of the study reveal where the 8 hamburgers came from, which most individuals will find upsetting.

However the study most likely involved at least some popular fast food hamburgers, leaving you to make your own educated conclusion.

In the end, the research simply backs the notion that fast food is questionable at best and health-compromising at worst.

The junk food may be cheap, but it is questionable what you’re actually paying for with conventional food this day and age.

Fast food hamburgers contain numerous health-damaging ingredients, and is the complete opposite of healthful organic beef coming from grass-fed cows. Avoid fast food; good health depends on it.

The video below reveals more disgusting truths about how consumers are being secretly tricked by some companies.

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Is The Doner a Goner? EU Rules Could See Kebabs Banned | ከ “እባብ”

Posted by addisethiopia on December 4, 2017

KEBAB = ከ “እባብ

  • The European Union’s legislature moving to ban the phosphates used meat slabs
  • Citing health concerns based on studies that linked phosphates to heart disease
  • But takeaway owners say there is ‘doner discrimination’ against Turkish business

A change in European Union rules could see doner kebabs banned across the continent, infuriating takeaways and fast-food lovers.

The European Union’s legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the slabs of meat at the heart of the popular street snack that originated in Turkey.

Up-in-arms kebab vendors in Germany have skewered the idea.

EU lawmakers are citing health concerns based on studies that linked phosphates to cardiovascular disease.

Owners of takeaway restaurants and industry groups claim the additives are needed to keep seasoned kebab meat juicy and flavorful, both during transport and on the vertical retail rotisseries where it is cooked.

Fueling the brouhaha is that some sausages containing phosphates are allowed to be sold in EU countries and would not be affected by any move involving kebab meat.

The disparity has some vendors alleging that ‘doner discrimination’ was cooked up deliberately to disadvantage Turkish-owned businesses.

‘If the European Parliament gets its way, this would be the death sentence for the entire doner kebab industry in the European Union,’ Kenan Koyuncu of the German Association of Doner Kebab Producers told Germany’s Bild daily newspaper.

Renate Sommer, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party in the European Parliament, wrote on Facebook that ‘a ban of the phosphate addition would be the end of doner production and would lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.’

Selected Comments:

Good it’s disgusting foreign junk anyway

Kebabs are truly awful, but then again, so is the majority of fast food

For once I agree with the eu. kebab meat is not fit for animals never mind humans.

It’s disgusting, vile and not fit for human consumption. I would not give my dog kebab meat!!!!

If you watched what went into a Kebab you would never eat one YUK

It’s all halal–i do not eat halal knowingly

They should ban the halal meat that goes into them

I’d have thought the biggest threat to health is the unhygienic way the meat is prepared, stored and handled.

Funny how people like the Turks always quote persecution over tiny matters when in their “liberal” country people actually disappear and are never seen again. Why don’t you go back if you don’t like it here.?

Good idea..Close all the a Kebab shops down, you never see a Turk eat a Donor Kebab do you? They have more sense, the donor Kebab is 90% fat and gristle and only served and purchased by British Drunks coss any sane person wouldn’t touch one with a bargepole. 5-7years ago health and safety raided 20 Kebab shops up and down the country to test how much Lamb % was in their Donors. 15 had less than 5% 4 hadn’t any Lamb at all and used substitute meats like chicken which was cheaper and 1 shop after testing didn’t have Lamb, Chicken, Beef, Pork or any meats whatsoever, even being tested for Dog and Cat and after DNA testing coudn’t work out what was actually in the Kebab whatsoever!!.

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አዲስ አበባ | ወገኔ፡ አሳሳቢና አስደንጋጭ የሆነ ውፍረት በእህቶቻችን ላይ እየታየ ነው!!!

Posted by addisethiopia on November 23, 2017

በየአብያተክርስቲያናቱ አባቶች፦“ሴቶቻችን ውስጥ የገባው ጋኔን ይውጣልን!”

እያሉ ጸሎት ማድረስ ጀምረዋል።

ዛሬ፤ እንደገና፡ ቀኑን ሙሉ ሲያሳስበኝ የዋለ ጉዳይ ነው

ጌታዬ አምላኬ፣ ፈጣሪዬ ሆይ፡ ጠላቶችህ፡ በጥቁር አሜሪካውያን ላይ የተጠቀሙትን ዓይነት ዲያብሎሳዊ ትሪክ በየዋሆቹ እህቶቼ ላይ እየተጠቀሙ ነው፤ አባቴ ሆይ፡ አንተ ታያቸዋለህና ዝም አትበል

በጣም ብዙ የሆንት እህቶቻችን የወሊድ መከላከያውን እንደ ክረሜላ ነው የሚወስዱት፤ የሚያስጠነቅቃቸው፣ የሚመክራቸውና የሚያስተምራቸው አካል የለም፤ በጣም ነው የሚያሳዝነው።

ምግብንም በሚመለክት፤ እንደ ምሳሌ አድርጌ ቪዲዮ ውስጥ “በርገር” ቤቱን አቅርቤዋለሁ፦

ቦሌ መድኃኔ ዓለም ፊት ለፊት፤ መድኃኔ ዓለም እየተባለ የሚጠራው ህንፃ ሥር፡ በእንግሊዝኛው ይጠራል፡ “InN Out Burgerየሚባል ትልቅና “ዘመናዊ/ፈረንጃዊ” የፈጣን ምግብ ቤት አለ። ዶሮና ድንች ጥብስ፣ በርገሮችና የመሳሰሉትን የፈረንጅ ምግቦች ነው የሚያቀርቡት። ባጠቃላይ፡ ቦሌና ሃያሁለት በመሳሰሉት አካባቢዎች ጣፋጩንና ጤነኛውን ኢትዮጵያኛ የእንጀራ ምግብ ማግኘት በጣም ከባድ ነው። የሚገኝ ከሆነ እንኳን ምግቡ ሁሉ በአደገኛው ዘንባባ ዘይት የተሠራ ነው።

አንን ቀን አመሻሽ ላይ፡ እስኪ ልቅመሰው ብዬ በረንዳው ላይ ቁጭ አልኩ፤ የተቆራረጡ ዶሮዎችና (ሁሉ ነገር በእንግሊዝኛ ነው„Chicken Nuggetsብለውታል)የድንች ጥብሶች አቀረቡልኝ። ለመግለጽ ያዳግተኛል፤ አንዷን ቁራጭ ዶሮና ድንቹን እንደቀመስኩ በጣም አጥወለወልኝ፣ አፈር አፈር ይላል ብል አፈርን መስደብ ይሆንብኝል፤ አፈር የተሻለ ይጣፍጣል፡ የበለጠም ጥቅም ይኖረዋል፤ ይህ ግን ዶሮውም ድንቹም፡ ከፈርንጅ አገሩ እንኳን ሲነጻጸር በጣም የተለየ ነው።

አሳላፊውን ጠርቼ ይቅርታ ስለምቸኩል አልጨረስኩትም ብዬ ሂሳቤን ከከፈልኩ በኋላ ወርጄ ሄድኩ። ምነው ብለው ደነገጡ። ትንሽም ሄደት እንዳልኩ፤ አንዲት ወጣት እህታችን መንገድ ዳር ቁጭ ብላና ጨቅላዋን አቅፋ ትለምናለች…..ኩምሽሽ ብዬ አብሪያት ቁጭ አልኩእዚያ ሬስቶራንት ለዚያ ምግብ 95 ብር ነበር የከፈልኩትሬስቶራንቱ ውስጥ እስከ መቶ የሚጠጉ ወጣቶች እየተጯጯሁ ይመገባሉ፤ በብዙ ብር የሚገመት ምግብ ያዛሉበሽተኞች የሚያደርጋቸውን/ የሚያደርገንን ምግብ ይወስዳሉ/ እንወስዳለንእዚህ ደግሞ እህታችን፡ ልክ እንደ ማርያም ልጇን አቅፋ፡ ትለምናለች….. ያው እስካሁን ልረሳው የማልችለው ገጠመኝ ነው፣ ልክ እንደ ኃይለኛ ነገር ሆኖ ነው የሚትየኝ።

እዚያ ምግብ ቤት እንዲሁ ለመታዘብ አልፎ አልፎ አለፍ እያልኩ ወደ ውስጥ አይ ነበር። ሁሌ ሙሉ ነበር። አንድ ሌላ የታዘብኩት ነገር ቢኖር፦ ባካባቢው የሚገኙት ብዙ ፈረንጆች ወደ እዚህ ቤት ገብተው ሲመገቡ አለማየቴ ነው። እለምን ይሆን? የሚያውቁት ነገር ይኖር ይሆን? ለነገሩማ ለእነርሱ የት፣ ምን መብላት እንዳለባቸው ብዙ ጊዜ አስቀድሞ ባገራቸው/በኢንባሲዎቻቸው በኩል ይነገራቸው የለ!?

ዔዶማውያኑ እና እስማኤላውያኑ የሳጥናኤል ልጆች በተገኘው ቀዳዳ ሁሉ ነው እየገቡብን ያሉት፣ ዓይናችን እያየ ጆሮአችን እየሰማ ዲያብሎሳዊ ድርጊታቸውን በፈርኦናዊ ትዕቢትና ድፍረት በመፈጸም ላይ ናቸው። በተለይ አሁን ትኩረቱን ያደረጉት የሕብረተሰባችን ምሶሶዎች በሆኑት ሴቶቻችን እና ህፃናቶቻን ላይ ነው፤ በቅርቡ ደግሞ የወንዱን ዘር ለማድከም የተለያዮ ኬሚካሎችን፣ ጀርሞችንና ባክቴሪያዎችን እያዘጋጁልን ነው። ይህን እያንዳንዳችን ያልቸልተኝነት ልናውቅና ልናሳውቅ ግዴታ አለብን።

ለእህቶቻችን ውፍረት፦

መንስዔ

ዲያብሎሳዊ ምግብና መጠጥ

ይህ ምግብ ፈረንጁ አገር “ጃንክ/ቆሻሻ” ምግብ ይባላል፤ የሚመገቡትም፤ ብዙ ያልተማሩና ድኾች የሚባሉት ናቸው።

በአዲስ አበባችን ደግሞ፣ ተምሯል፣ ያውቃል፣ ኃብታም ነው የሚባለው ነው በፈቃዱ ይህን ቆሻሻ የሚበላው።

+ የሚረጋ የዘንባባ(ፓልም)ዘይት(በውስጡ ፓልሚክ አሲድ የተባለ አደገኛ ኬሚካል የያዘ ነው)

+ ኦርጋኖፓስፌት በተባለ መርዝ የተቀቀለ የእርዳታ(አሜሪካ)ስንዴ

+ የፈረንጅ በርገር እና ጥብሳጥብስ

+ የ ”ፈረንጅ” ዶሮና እንቁላል

+ የ “ፈረንጅ” ወተትና እርጎ

+ ሚሪንዳና ኮካኮላ

+ የአረብ ዱቄቶች

+ የቱርክና ፓኪስታን ስኳር

+ ኤታኖል የተሽከራሪ ነዳጅ

መንስዔ ፪

ዲያብሎሳዊ የወሊድ መከላከያዎች

+ ውርጃ

+ እንክብሎች

+ ክትባቶች

+ ቅባቶች

መንስዔ ፫

ዲያብሎሳዊ የማሕበረሰብ ግኑኝነት መርዞች

+ በየጎረቤቱ ምግብና ውሃ ውስጥ የሚቀላቀሉ የአረብ ቅመሞች፣ ሽታዎች(መርዝ ጂሃድ)

+ በጎረቤት እንስሶች ላይ የሚካሄድ ጭካኔ፤ በተለይ በውሻ ላይ

+ በየትምህርት ቤቱ በህፃናት የምሳ እቃ ውስጥ በድብቅ የሚጨመሩ ጠብታዎች(መርዝ ጂሃድ)

+ የቱርክ የ”ፍቅር” ድራማዎች (የፍቅር ጂሃድ)

መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፹፫:

አቤቱ፥ እንደ አንተ ማን ነው? አቤቱ፥ ዝም አትበል፥ ቸልም አትበል።

እነሆ፥ ጠላቶችህ ጮኽዋልና፥ የሚጠሉህም ራሳቸውን አንሥተዋልና።

ሕዝብህን በምክር ሸነገሉአቸው፥ በቅዱሳንህም ላይ ተማከሩ።

ኑ ከሕዝብ እናጥፋቸው፥ ደግሞም የእስራኤል ስም አይታሰብ አሉ።

አንድ ሆነው በአንተ ላይ ተማከሩ፤ በአንተ ላይ ቃል ኪዳን አደረጉ፤

የኤዶማውያን ድንኳኖች እስማኤላውያንም፥ ሞዓብም አጋራውያንም፥

ጌባል አሞንም አማሌቅም፥ ፍልስጥኤማውያንም ከጢሮስ ሰዎች ጋር፤

አሦርም ከእነርሱ ጋር ተባበረ፥ ለሎጥ ልጆችም ረዳት ሆኑአቸው።

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Have Scientists Programmed GMO Food to Reduce the Population? Evidence Suggests Reduced Sperm Counts, Especially in Black Men, are a Result of Weaponized Food

Posted by addisethiopia on November 20, 2017

Could a new technology for weaponizing food known as RNA interference be used for population control?

Genetic engineers found a way to make food crops grow fragments of RNA that they can use bioweapon-style to interfere with the physiological properties of any species eating the food. For example, it can cause corn to grow characteristics that will kill pests when they eat it so pesticides won’t be needed at all. This, of course, is presented as good news for humanity as it could eliminate the need for pesticides, but there is a huge caveat: This same technology could also be used to target not just pests but also human beings.

There are lots of possibilities here. For example, crops of food can be engineered to cause infertility in humans and some suspect it’s already being done; dropping sperm counts seem to indicate that something is indeed going on.

A recent study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that was published in the Human Reproduction Journal Update revealed that human sperm production dropped by 59.3 percent between 1973 and 2011, which is a huge decline that could have serious implications. Much of it has been blamed on chemical exposure, specifically chemical castrators like atrazine. After all, the sperm drops are particularly prevalent in Western nations like the U.S. where GMO foods are widely consumed.

This statistic is something that population control proponents are surely pleased about. Many believe it’s being done intentionally, and it shows just how possible these frightening scenarios are. Just how far does this population control agenda go?

Black people have long been targeted in population reduction experiments

There have been lots of horrifying incidents in recent years in which blacks were targeted for experimentation and population reduction – and there could be many more that have yet to be exposed, so it’s not too far-fetched to imagine they’re being targeted right now by such technology. This is the topic of a new video lecture by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, called “The Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks.” In the video, he talks about the “concerted, organized and longstanding effort to eliminate African Americans from the gene pool” and Africans in general.

In the video, he looks at how blacks have been targeted throughout the years. One of the more recent high-profile incidents was the lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan’s water supply, an area largely populated by African Americans.

In another example, Pfizer officials were arrested in Nigeria a few years ago for illegally testing experimental antibiotics on children there. Eleven kids died and dozens of others were harmed in the incident.

Adams believes that in the recent Ebola outbreak that gripped Africa, weaponized strains of the disease were allowed to escape there to test their epidemiological impact and try out new drugs and also to encourage more funding.

Then there are the groups giving young African women vaccines like tetanus shots in the “Eliminate project” that analysis showed had a high percentage of covert sterilization chemicals.

Vaccines are even believed to be used to target black babies. While everyone is susceptible to vaccine damage, they cause more damage in black babies than white ones. The genetic differences between black and white babies make it harder for black babies’ bodies to clear mercury from vaccines out of their bodies. Interestingly, black boys who were given the MMR vaccine had a 340 percent higher risk of autism.

One of the most egregious examples, however, is the Tuskegee syphilis experiment in the U.S. back in the 1930s in which poor, illiterate black men were left to suffer from syphilis intentionally so doctors could study the disease’s progression and then dissect their bodies after they died.

With a track record like that, it’s only natural to wonder if the latest genetic engineering technology is being used for similar unethical experiments in our food supply.

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A Fmous Egyptian Singer Faces Trial for ‘Provocative’ Nile Remarks

Posted by addisethiopia on November 15, 2017

A famous Egyptian singer faces trial for “spreading provocative publicity” after she suggested that drinking from the River Nile could make someone ill.

A lawsuit was filed after video emerged showing Sherine Abdel Wahab being asked at a concert last year to sing Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (Have You Drunk From The Nile?)

She responded by saying “drinking from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis” – a disease commonly known as bilharzia.

“Drink Evian, it’s better,” she added.

On Tuesday, the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate announced that it banned the 37 year old from performing over her “unjustified mockery of our dear Egypt”.

The union said it had opened an investigation and would not grant Abdel Wahab the necessary permits until she appeared before officials to answer questions.

Abdel Wahab later apologised for her “foolish joke” at the concert, which she said took place in the United Arab Emirates more than a year ago.

“My beloved country Egypt and sons of my country Egypt, I apologise to you with all my heart for any pain I may have caused you,” she added.

But on Wednesday, state newspaper al-Ahram reported that Abdel Wahab would face trial on 23 December at a Cairo misdemeanours court on the charge of “spreading provocative publicity”. A lawsuit accused her of insulting the Egyptian state and undermining efforts to produce tourism, it said.

State television would also no longer play her songs, according to al-Ahram.

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My Note: Actually, Egyptians should listen to her, and better beginn storing enough Evian water, perhaps, beneath the Pyramids, as they won’t be able to drink from the Ethiopian Nile soon.

[Isaiah 19:5-8]

The waters of the river will dry up,

and the riverbed will be parched and dry.

The canals will stink;

the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.

The reeds and rushes will wither,

also the plants along the Nile,

at the mouth of the river.

Every sown field along the Nile

will become parched, will blow away and be no more.

The fishermen will groan and lament,

all who cast hooks into the Nile;

those who throw nets on the water

will pine away.

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Embedding Transnational Agribusiness and GMO’s into African Agriculture*

Posted by addisethiopia on October 9, 2017

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has just released the report For your own good!, which outlines the GMO industry’s expansion across Africa. The report focuses on non-commercial traditional crops, such as cassava, sorghum, sweet potato, pigeon pea, cowpea, banana and rice, which corporations are attempting to genetically modify and roll out under the guise of philanthropy.

The report reveals that a great deal of research and development is currently underway into the genetic modification (GM) of these crops. Most of the on-going trials concentrate on drought and salt tolerance, nitrogen use efficiency, resistance to tropical pests and diseases and nutritional enhancement (bio-fortification). The key countries that have been targeted include:

The genesis of GM research into these crops can be found in royalty-free donations of various patented GM traits by several transnational companies to experimental programmes undertaken by African scientists employed by government ministries. These companies include Monsanto, Dupont and Pioneer Hi-bred.

Mariam Mayet, Director of the ACB, says:

This indicates that the GM industry, under the veil of technology donations and public financing, is effectively managing to make further inroads into imposing GM on the African continent. By focusing the research on traits meant to ‘benefit’ farmers and malnourished populations, through inter alia, bio-fortification, the industry is intent on giving a humanitarian face to the real involvement, vested interests and expanding influence of these MNCs in African agriculture”.

The main players involved include the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF), which is on the receiving end of many of the technological property rights donations, the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Program (ABSP) and the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and USAID fund the latter organisations.

U.S-based research institutions such as the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC) (for cassava) and universities (notably Michigan State University and Kansas State University) play a major role in this ‘philanthropic’ research.

The ACB report notes there is a dearth of literature that critically addresses bio-safety issues and socio-economic aspects relating to the bio-fortification of indigenous crops through GM. According to the authors, this is especially important given the need to move away from an over-emphasis on food fortification strategies towards a permanent solution: diet diversification through locally available foods, which was recognised as early as 1992 by the U.N. International Conference on Nutrition.

As is the case with the controversial Golden Rice research and development project, the report argues these GM projects are diverting financial and human resources and policies and practices away from implementing the real solutions that can be found within the diversity of natural foods and farming.

Zakiyya Ismail, Consumer Campaigner with the ACB argues:

The real solutions to address vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be found in ecological farming systems, and traditional kitchen and home gardens, which can better contribute to healthy and diverse diets and empower people to access and produce their own healthy and varied food.”

ACB stresses that smallholder farmers must be given the right to choose their means of production and survival. It adds even if gene sequences and constructs are donated, the accompanying requisite GM inputs will be expensive for farmers. GM crops are highly likely to increase the costs of production for farmers and lead them into indebtedness and dependency.

The report by ACB follows a Global Justice Now report that outlines the role of BMFG in spearheading a drive into Africa on behalf of ‘corporate America’ to facilitate a GMO/green revolution.

With assets of $43.5 billion, BMGF is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. Its strategy is intended to deepen the role of multinational companies, even though these corporations are responsible for much of the poverty and injustice that already plagues the Global South. The foundation’s programmes have a specific ideological strategy that promotes neo-liberal economic policies, corporate globalisation, GMOs and an outdated (colonialist) view of role of aid in ‘helping’ the poor.

Global Justice Now shows that the senior staff of BMGF’s programmes are overwhelmingly drawn from ‘corporate America’. As a result, the question is: whose interests are being promoted – those of corporate America or those of ordinary people who seek social and economic justice rather than charity?

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Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Posted by addisethiopia on September 23, 2017

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom and brothers and walk a little behind them. I just have to tell my mom where we’re going. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes.”

Those mall trips are infrequent—about once a month. More often, Athena and her friends spend time together on their phones, unchaperoned. Unlike the teens of my generation, who might have spent an evening tying up the family landline with gossip, they talk on Snapchat, the smartphone app that allows users to send pictures and videos that quickly disappear. They make sure to keep up their Snapstreaks, which show how many days in a row they have Snapchatted with each other. Sometimes they save screenshots of particularly ridiculous pictures of friends. “It’s good blackmail,” Athena said. (Because she’s a minor, I’m not using her real name.) She told me she’d spent most of the summer hanging out alone in her room with her phone. That’s just the way her generation is, she said. “We didn’t have a choice to know any life without iPads or iPhones. I think we like our phones more than we like actual people.”

I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years, starting when I was a 22-year-old doctoral student in psychology. Typically, the characteristics that come to define a generation appear gradually, and along a continuum. Beliefs and behaviors that were already rising simply continue to do so. Millennials, for instance, are a highly individualistic generation, but individualism had been increasing since the Baby Boomers turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. I had grown accustomed to line graphs of trends that looked like modest hills and valleys. Then I began studying Athena’s generation.

Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. The gentle slopes of the line graphs became steep mountains and sheer cliffs, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the Millennial generation began to disappear. In all my analyses of generational data—some reaching back to the 1930s—I had never seen anything like it.

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Study: Language Development May Start In Utero

Posted by addisethiopia on September 17, 2017

Unborn babies can distinguish between different languages and may start developing language skills in utero, according to a study published in NeuroReport on July 5 by researchers at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

The project leader, Utako Minai, an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the university, said in a news release, “The results came out nicely, with strong statistical support. These results suggest that language development may indeed start in utero.”

Fetuses are tuning their ears to the language they are going to acquire even before they are born, based on the speech signals available to them in utero,” said Minai. “Prenatal sensitivity to the rhythmic properties of language may provide children with one of the very first building blocks in acquiring language.”

The study tested 24 in-utero babies of 24 different American mothers who were approximately eight months pregnant. In the procedure, an English passage was played, followed by the same voice recording of another passage, either in English or Japanese.

When the unborn babies heard the passages in English, their heart rates remained consistent.  However, the unfamiliar rhythm of the Japanese provoked a change in the children’s heart rate.

Minai said that previous research has suggested that, “human language development may start really early — a few days after birth. Babies a few days old have been shown to be sensitive to the rhythmic differences between languages.”

Previous studies have demonstrated this by measuring changes in babies’ behavior,” she said.  “[F]or example, by measuring whether babies change the rate of sucking on a pacifier when the speech changes from one language to a different language with different rhythmic properties.”

This early discrimination led us to wonder when children’s sensitivity to the rhythmic properties of language emerges, including whether it may, in fact, emerge before birth,” Minai continued.

Fetuses can hear things, including speech, in the womb,” she said.  “It’s muffled, like the adults talking in a ‘Peanuts’ cartoon, but the rhythm of the language should be preserved and available for the fetus to hear, even though the speech is muffled.”

While previous studies had examined the effect of language on unborn babies using an ultrasound, researchers for this study used a magnetocardiogram, which is more accurate and sensitive to change in heart rate.

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Under Pelosi and Barack Obama: 709,885 Blacks Killed by Abortion, 35.4% of All Abortions

Posted by addisethiopia on September 13, 2017

ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!

When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was Speaker of the House for four years (2007-2010), at least 709,885 black babies were killed by abortion, which is 35.4% of all the abortions during those years, according to the Abortion Surveillance reports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC accumulates abortion data every year and publishes the numbers by state and race and other criteria. However, not all states report abortion data to the CDC, and/or do not break it down by race or ethnicity, or do not meet reporting standards, states the CDC.

For example, in 2010, there were only 28 reporting areas; another 24 areas did not report. These included California, Florida, Illinois, Hawaii, Arizona, Maryland, and Massachusetts, among other states. Thus, the number of black abortions or white abortions reported by the CDC is likely much lower than the real number.

Nonetheless, the CDC’s Abortion Surveillance report for 2007, in Table 12,

shows there were 212,664 black abortions — 36.5% of the total.

  • In 2008, there were 194,694 black abortions — 34.0% of the total.
  • In 2009, there were 154,266 black abortions — 35.4% of the total.
  • In 2010, there were 148,261 black abortions — 35.7% of the total.

In all, that equals 709,885 black abortions — 35.4% of the total — during the four years that Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House, based upon the areas that reported to the CDC.

There were a total 1,918,419 abortions during those four years.

Blacks make up 13.3% of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau.

In 2015, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, presented then-Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) with the Margaret Sanger Award. The award is Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor” and is named for a woman who believed in breeding better humans through eugenics and even promoted her birth control philosophy to female members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

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Church Attendance Is Good For Your Health

Posted by addisethiopia on July 10, 2017

The latest in a long line of studies, now numbering in the hundreds if not thousands, has found that church attendance is good for your health.

Published by researchers from Vanderbilt University, the study found that middle-aged adults who attended religious services at least once in the past year were half as likely to die prematurely as those who didn’t.

Using data from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study’s researchers examined 10 biological stress markers among 5,449 men and women aged 46 to 65. Then they compared those markers with respondents’ self-reported religious-service attendance — and found a correlation between religious-service attendance, lower stress, and longevity.

The study, released in May, is one more piece of mounting scientific evidence on the subject. A far larger study published last year, of 74,534 women, found that attending a religious service more than once a week was associated with 33 percent lower mortality compared to never attending religious services.

A documentary probing findings similar to these — released just recently — is airing on many PBS stations this weekend. But even as the studies pile up and the literature appears close to conclusive, many questions about the association between religious-service attendance and health remain unanswered.

For one, people attend religious services for all kinds of reasons. So what is it about faith-focused services that might impart better health? The prayers? The social connections? The coffee and cookies afterward?

If, as so much evidence suggests, religious attendance is correlated with positive health outcomes, does that mean doctors should prescribe a weekly service to their patients?

“Religion is incredibly complex,” said Neal Krause, a retired professor of public health at the University of Michigan who is the lead investigator in a landmark spirituality and health survey. “To say, ‘Church attendance is good for your health’ does everything and nothing at the same time. The question is, ‘What exactly is going on here?'”

But some studies at the intersection of religion and health might help clinicians do a better job of caring for patients.

For example, studies have shown that chaplain visits in hospital settings are associated with better health outcomes. This stands to reason, say researchers; when patients’ spiritual needs are met, they are more satisfied with their overall care. Another study suggested patients that take advantage of chaplain visits are more peaceful and feel more in control of their health.

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