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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 / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ 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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Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ 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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Fasting Diet May Regenerate Pancreas, Reverse Diabetes Effects

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 25, 2017


Among its many jobs, the pancreas creates insulin and plays an important role in the onset of diabetes. When an individual has diabetes, their pancreas is no longer able to function efficiently, but a new study has suggested that something as simple as a fasting diet could restore damage to the pancreas and reverse the effects of diabetes. Though the research is confined to animal subjects for now, experts say that the findings are “potentially very exciting.”

The study found that mice who were put on a diet that mimicked fasting showed regeneration of a special type of cell in the pancreas called beta cells, The BBC reported. These cells detect sugar in the blood and release the hormone insulin if it gets too high, and their restoration marked the regeneration of the pancreas.

The diet resembles a vegan diet, and consists of consuming only around 800 to 1,100 calories a day, much of which is in the form of soup and nuts. After five days of this low-calorie diet, patients would then be allowed to eat what they wanted for 25 days, and so the cycle repeats.

Fasting is not just limited to individuals with diabetes, and research suggests that eating less has a wide variety of health benefits. For example, according to a study released last December, when flies were deprived of nutrients their brains slowed down. This gives them time to rest and recharge.

Perhaps it’s a good thing that when nutrients are unavailable, an organism reduces neurotransmitter release and thus saves a good proportion of its overall energy expenditure,” explained study co-author Pejmun Haghighi in a statement.

In addition, fasting may also improve the immune system, something that could be especially helpful for patients going through cancer treatment. According to a 2014 study, in which Longo was also involved, although initial starvation actually causes the body’s white blood cell count to drop, once feeding resumes, the count rises to even greater numbers than before.


Fasting: A Supernatural Process

fasting3Why fast?

There are several important reasons to fast:

  1. Fasting brings us closer to God. Quite literally we decrease and God increases in us. No matter how physically weak we may feel during and right after a fast, it makes us into spiritual giants. Satan attacked Jesus when He was at His weakest physically but at His strongest spiritually.
  2. Fasting is a means to get the Lord’s attention to a prayer that we feel hasn’t been answered or to release blessings that may have been delayed or hijacked by the enemy.
  3. Fasting is a way of humbling ourselves before God so that He will spare us His judgment for any wrongdoing. The king of Nineveh proclaimed a fast upon hearing Jonah’s preaching and the Lord forgave them and relented of the evil He had purposed to bring upon them (Jonah 3). Even the wicked Ahab humbled himself before God and the Lord postponed His judgment and calamity until after his death (1 Kings 21).
  4. Fasting can change the course of events when facing impending disaster or life-threatening situations (Esther 4).
  5. Fasting is a required discipline before engaging in spiritual warfare. You shouldn’t go into battle unless you’ve fasted first. This was the lesson the children of Israel learned when losing twice against the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 20). Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast in order to defeat the powerful enemies he faced (2 Chronicles 20).
  6. Fasting breaks every yoke of bondage. In order to experience true and/or total deliverance from stubborn spirits or situations you need to fast (Isaiah 58:6, Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29).
  7. Fasting together with humility, obedience, love and charity brings healing (Isaiah 58).
  8. Before making life-changing decisions or when facing new challenges it’s good to fast for vision and revelation (Daniel 10).
  9. Fasting before starting a ministry to let the enemy know you mean business. Jesus fasted in the desert 40 days before starting His public ministry.
  10. Fasting is an accelerator of spiritual growth or sanctification. It helps us to walk in the Spirit and gives us victory over the flesh. The apostle Paul fasted very often to sustain his powerful evangelistic ministry (2 Corinthians 11). If we want to be ready for Jesus’ Second Coming, we need to be praying and fasting to build up the spiritual muscle that will allow us to resist taking the mark of the beast and to receive the seal of God (Revelation 7, 14 and 16).

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Cinnamon ( ቀረፋ ) May Aid Learning Ability

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 1, 2016

Spice consumption made mice better learners


The 1st century Roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, reasoned that cinnamon hails from Ethiopia. Cinnamon, he reasoned, was carried on rafts bereft of oars or sails and propelled by “man alone and his courage.

Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new study.

Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new study results published online in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

The study by neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center found that feeding cinnamon to laboratory mice determined to have poor learning ability made the mice better learners.

“This would be one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners,” said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, the lead researcher of the study and the Floyd A. Davis Professor of Neurology at Rush.

Some people are born naturally good learners, some become good learners by effort, and some find it hard to learn new tasks even with effort. Little is known about the neurological processes that cause someone to be a poor learner and how to improve performance in poor learners.

“Understanding brain mechanisms that lead to poor learning is important to developing effective strategies to improve memory and learning ability,” Pahan said.

Cinnamon role reversal

The key to gaining that understanding lies in the hippocampus, a small part in the brain that generates, organizes and stores memory. Researchers have found that the hippocampus of poor learners has less CREB (a protein involved in memory and learning) and more alpha5 subunit of GABAA receptor or GABRA5 (a protein that generates tonic inhibitory conductance in the brain) than good learners.

The mice in the study received oral feedings of ground cinnamon, which their bodies metabolized into sodium benzoate, a chemical used as a drug treatment for brain damage. When the sodium benzoate entered the mice’s brains, it increased CREB, decreased GABRA5, and stimulated the plasticity (ability to change) of hippocampal neurons.

These changes in turn led to improved memory and learning among the mice.

“We have successfully used cinnamon to reverse biochemical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with poor learning,” Pahan said.

The researchers used a Barnes maze, a standard elevated circular maze consisting of 20 holes, to identify mice with good and bad learning abilities. After two days of training, the mice were examined for their ability to find the target hole. They tested the mice again after one month of cinnamon feeding.

The researchers found that after eating their cinnamon, the poor learning mice had improved memory and learning at a level found in good learning mice. However, they did not find any significant improvement among good learners by cinnamon.

“Individual difference in learning and educational performance is a global issue,” Pahan said. “We need to further test this approach in poor learners. If these results are replicated in poor learning students, it would be a remarkable advance.”

Cinnamon also may aid against Parkinson’s disease

Cinnamon has been a sweet spot for Pahan’s research. He and his colleagues previously that cinnamon can reverse changes in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease.

These studies have made the researchers spice connoisseurs: They used mass spectrometric analysis to identify the purer of the two major types of cinnamon widely available in the United States — Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamonum cassia) and original Ceylon cinnamon.

“Although both types of cinnamon are metabolized into sodium benzoate, we have seen that Ceylon cinnamon is much more pure than Chinese cinnamon, as the latter contains coumarin, a hepatotoxic (liver damaging) molecule,” Pahan said.

The study of cinnamon and learning ability was supported by grants from National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Alzheimer’s Association.


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— Cinnamon – Health Benefits, and Other Interesting Facts


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Using a Cell Phone For an Hour a Day Increases Cancer Risk by 500%

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 4, 2015

cell-phoneStudies are increasingly showing that cellular phone use can lead to chronic health problems, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Now a new study in the journal Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine has suggested a biological mechanism that might explain how these health problems develop.

The study was conducted by researchers from Indiana University, the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Campinas in Brazil, and the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology in Kiev, Ukraine.

The researchers found that exposure to the radiofrequency radiation (RFR) used by cell phones and other wireless devices causes a metabolic imbalance known as oxidative stress.

“These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health,” co-author Igor Yakymenko said.

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Seven GMO Loaded Brands You Should Avoid Buying – Gross

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 29, 2014

Ever wonder which companies you should totally avoid, whether it’s because they create low-quality food or because they infringe on our food rights? Below you will see 6 huge players in the food industry to avoid and boycott. You can boycott their products for the best effect or you can petition them and ask them to stop throwing money at the anti-labeling campaigns. 

Here are 6 huge conglomerates aiming to ruin your right to know what is in your food.

1. Pepsi-Co

800px-Ethiopian_Pepsi_(5065648832)This behemoth has hardly been touched by consumer frustration with GMOs, even it is just as guilty as many other companies when it comes to food secrets. This is also the company who had to settle a $9 million class-action lawsuit over Naked Juice false advertising – claiming the products were ‘all natural’ and ‘100% juice’ when they are actually full of GMOs. Pepsi-Co was also revealed as one of the big spenders behind the anti-labeling campaigns illegally filtered through the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. The company topped the list with a $1,620,899 donation to keep you in the dark about GMOs.

2. Kellogg’s

Kellogg-chomps_crpo-e1416442461834This company is downright shady. Kellogg’s company recently paid $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit for falsely labeling Kashi products as “All Natural” or “Nothing Artificial.” They have also contributed a total of $1.6 million to defeat GMO labeling initiatives. In a consumer lab test, it was also found that Kellogg’s uses 100% GMO corn in several of their breakfast cereals and other products. Kashi products even made it onto the Non-GMO project’s list of safe foods, but they aren’t safe at all.

3. General Mills

general-mills_cereal-e1416442450168GM says: “We don’t use genetically modified ingredients in original Cheerios. Our principal ingredient has always been whole grain oats – and there are no GMO oats. We use a small amount of corn starch in cooking, and just one gram of sugar per serving for taste. But our corn starch comes from non-GMO corn, and we use only non-GMO pure cane sugar.” This is only in one type of cereal they sell, though. Only two percent of the company’s shareholders favor a complete GMO ban. GM’s CEO says, he “sees no reason within the United States to bar ingredients grown from biotech crops.”

4. Nestle/Gerber Co

nestle_alphaThis company puts GMOs in baby food. Need I say more? The company removed GMOs from baby formulas in South Africa after public pressure forced them to, but it continues to put them in American-sold versions. Formulas like Good Start and others contain GM soybean oil, GM soy lecithin, and GM maltodextrin, as well as corn syrup derived from GM crops. Along with Pepsi-Co and Coca-Cola, the company spent over $1 million to defeat GMO labeling in Washington, and more to defeat labeling in Oregon.

5. Hershey’s

hershey-bars_crop-e1416440403619Just how much will you like that chocolate bar after finding out that Hershey’s donated $800,000 to defeat California’s Prop 37 and Washington’s I-522, and another $500,000 to defeat this year’s initiatives in Oregon and Colorado? The company has only one organic brand—Dagoba. Time for a boycott? After all, there are hundreds of non-GMO fair-trade chocolate makers out there. Try some of these non-GMO sweets instead.

6. Coca-Cola

This soda empire has contributed more than $1.5 million to keep your teeth rotting from consuming their GMO-filled sodas. They also utilize high fructose corn syrup that is almost entirely GMO-corn derived. Here are other sodasthat contain GMOs, too.


7. Kraft

Kraft-logoKraft is also a big GMA supporter. Its website says: “The use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients is not only safe for people and our planet, but also has a number of important benefits.”



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Offline: A Plague Rises in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 3, 2013

These posters would be illegal in the UK

PIIS0140673613622175.fx1.lrgIt’s time to revivify the campaign against tobacco in Africa. Last week a letter and photographs arrived from a physician in Ethiopia (who prefers to remain nameless). He writes:

“I work in Ethiopia and am bringing to your attention posters that have appeared in Addis Ababa over the past several months that advertise Rothmans cigarettes. These posters would be illegal in the UK. They target poor people, in line with the targeting of many developing countries by tobacco companies. The posters and words on the cigarette packs are in English, not in Amharic (the official language of Ethiopia). So health warnings are in a language that is not understandable by many poor Ethiopians. The health warning is printed in a very small area of the pack, on the side, and in barely visible gold lettering. I ask you to ponder the health consequences and costs to human lives and health care in developing countries if the prevalence of smoking increases from less than 10%, as it is now, to 25—30% or more as a result of British American Tobacco (BAT) marketing and advertising in poor countries. Last week, a 3-year-old girl came up to me clutching a pack of Rothmans to her chest: her poor mother was trying to sell them to me.”

According to Ethiopian news sources, the tobacco market in Ethiopia will grow substantially over coming years. Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE) has a monopoly on manufacturing and importing all tobacco products into the country. 78% of NTE is owned by the Ethiopian government. Which means the government is colluding in an epidemic of death among its own people, a truly extraordinary situation. NTE predicts, even boasts, accelerated sales of cigarettes over the next 5 years. Perversely, the company has said “our main focus is on social responsibility, rather than profit”. In January this year, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs (and former Health) Minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, visited the UK. One of his meetings was a roundtable discussion with over 30 UK companies—one of which was BAT. Come on Tedros, my friend, end this charade.



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Anti-Circumcision Agenda: የተፀነሱትን ይገድላሉ – ግርዘትን ግን ይወነጅላሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 12, 2012

 በአይሁድና ክርስትና እምነቶች ላይ የሚካሄደው ጦርነት – የ4ሺህ ዓመት መለኮታዊ ሥርዓት ላይ የተመዘዘው ሳንጃ

በዓለ ግርዘትመሢሑ ሕፃን ከቅድስት ድንግል ማርያም በቤተልሔም በበረት ከተወልደ በኋላ ስምንት ቀንም በተፈጸመ ጊዜ ሕፃኑን ሊገዝሩት ወሰዱት ስሙኑም ገና በማሕፀን ሳይፀነስ አስቀድሞ መልአኩ እንደሰየመው ኢየሱስ አሉት።‘” በሚለው የወንጌላዊው ቃል መሠረት፤ በ፰ኛው (8ኛው) ቀን ፡ ኢየሱስተብሎ የኪዳነ አብርሃምን ሥርዓት የፈጸሙበትን ዕለት በማስታወስ የምናከብረው በዓል ነው፤ እርሱም በዓለ ግርዘተ ኢየሱስተብሎ በጥር ፮ ቀን ይክበራል። [ሉቃ.፪፥፳፩]። ንቡረ እድ ኤርምያስ ወልደ ኢየሱስ መስከረም ፰ ነው የሚከበረው ይላሉ። የክርስቶስ ልደት መስከረም ፩ ነው የሚል ፅንሰሃሳብ ስላላቸው።

እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን ይህን በዓል የምናከብረው የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ግርዘት ለማስታወስ ብቻ ሳይሆን ሥርዓቱን ቀድሞም በኪዳነ ልቦና ማለትም ከአብርሃም በፊት በኖርንበት አምልኮተ እግዚአብሔር ስንፈጽመው የቆየን ኋላም በኪዳነ ኦሪቱ በአብርሃም በመጨረሻም በኪዳነ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ምክንያት ያንኑ ጥንታዊ ሥርዓታችንን አጽንተን የቀጠልን መሆናችንን ለማረጋገጥ ጭምር ነው። በዚህም እየራሳችን በቅዱሱ ኪዳን ጸጋ በነፍስ የሃይማኖትን ግርዘት፡ በሥጋም የምግባርን ግርዘትን ተቀብለን በመንፈስ ቅዱስ አማናዊውን የእግዚአብሔር ልጅነትን ክብር የተቀዳጀን መሆናችንን እናዘክርበታለን።

እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን፡ ልክ እንደ አይሁዳውያን፡ ላለፉት 4ሺህ ዓመታት ያለማቋረጥ ወንዶች ሕፃናትን ከተወለዱ ከ8 ቀናት በኋላ እንዲገረዙ እናደርጋለን። ይህን ቅዱስ አይሁደክርስቲያናዊ ሥርዓት የተቀረው የክርስቲያን ዓለም አልተከተለውም። ሙስሊሞችም ይህን ስነሥርዓት ከኛ ወስደው ሕፃናቶቻቸውን ከ 4 – 14 ባለው እድሜአቸው ይገርዛሉ። ግን ይህን አስመልክቶ በትውፊት ከአይሁዶችና ክርስቲያኖች ያገኙት እንጂ በቁራናቸው የተገለጸ ነገር የለም፤ ነብያቸውንም ተገርዞ ነው የተወለደው ነው የሚሉት።

የአውሮፓ ክርስቲያኖችም መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ የሆነ የግርዘትን ሥርዓት አይከተሉም፡ ነገር ግን በተውፊት ስላገኙት ከ10 – 15% ብቻ የሚሆኑት አውሮፓውያን ወንዶች ተገርዘዋል፡ ይህም በጎልማሳ እድሜቸው። 75% የሚሆኑት አሜሪካውያን ተገርዘዋል። በብዛት ግን አይሁዳውያንና አፍሪካውያን ናቸው የሚገረዙት።

ግርዘት ሥጋዊና መንፈሳዊ ተልዕኮ ያለው ሥርዓት ስለሆነ፡ በሥጋ የተወለዱትና ለሥጋ ብቻ የሚኖሩት፡ ለኃጢአትና ለሞት የተዳረጉት ሉሲፈራውያኑ የሰው ልጆች፡ በአሁኑ ጊዜ ጦራቸውን በመምዘዝ ግርዘትን በመዋጋት ላይ ናቸው።

ጀርመን አገር በኮሎኝ ከተማ የሚገኝ አንድ ፍርድ ቤት ከጥቂት ቀናት በፊት ግርዘት ወንጀል ነው፡ በሕፃናት ላይ የሚሰነዘር ጥቃት ነው፡ ሕፃናት ያለፈቃዳቸውሲገረዙ ለሥጋዊና ሥነ ልቦናዊ ቀውስ ይጋለጣሉ፡ ስለዚህ ሕፃናትን የሚገርዙ ወላጆች በፌደራል ሕግ መሠረት ይቀጣሉ የሚል ሕግ አስተላለፈ። እዚህች ይመልከቱ ። በታሪክ ተመሳሳይ የሆነ ፍርድ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ተሰጥቶ የነበረው በአምባገነናዊው የናዚ ዘመን ነበር። አንዳንድ የስካንዲኔቪያ አገሮችም እስካሁን ድረስ እንደከለከሉ ናቸው።

ይህን መሠረተቢስና አሳፋሪ የሆነ ድርጊት በሥራ ላይ ለማዋል፡ እንደሁልጊዜው የሚጠቀሙት ሙስሊሞችን ነው። ወደ አገሮቻቸው ሙስሊሞችን በብዛት ያጎረፉበት አንዱ ምክኒያትም የአይሁድክርስቲያናዊውን ሥልጣኔ ከሥር መሠረቱ ነቃቅሎ ለማጥፋት የሺህ ዘመን ዕቅድ ስላላቸው ነው።

በአውሮፓ ግርዘትን እንደ ዋና የኃይማኖታቸው ምሰሶ አድርገው የሚወስዱት አይሁዶች ብቻ ናቸው። ያልተገረዘ አይሁድ አይሁድ ሊባል አይችልም! ታች ያለው እንግሊዛዊ ጽሑፍ ላይ እንደተቀመጠው፤ ከጥቂት ቀናት በፊት በኮሎኝ ከተማ አንድ 4 ዓመት እድሜ የሞላው ሙስሊም በሚገዘርበት ወቅት ብዙ ደም ፈስሶት ጤንነቱ ተቃውሷል የሚል ምክኒያት በመስጠት የከተማዋ ፍርድ ቤት ይህን ጸረግርዘት ሕግ አጸደቀ። ይህን አስመልክቶ በዜና ማሰራጫዎች ከፍተኛ ውይይት በመካሄድ ላይ ይገኛል፤ 2/3 የሚሆኑት ጀርመናውያንም ግርዘትን ያወግዛሉ፤ የተላለፈውንም ሕግ ይደግፋሉ።

ምንም እንኳን ኮሎኝ የካቶሊኮች ከተማ ብትሆንም፤ ላለፉት 20/30 ዓመታት የአውሮፓ ሰዶማውያን ዋና ከሆኑት ከተሞች መካከል አንዷ ለመሆን በቅታለች። የፕሮቴስታንታዊው እንቅስቃሴ፤ ቅዱሳንን በማግለል፣ ቅዱሳዊ ሥርዓቶችን በመተው እንዲሁም ቅዱሳን ምስሎችና ምልክቶች በተከታዮቹ ዘንድ ተቀባይነት እንዳያገኙ ካደረገ በኋላ አውሮፓዊውን ለነፍሳዊና መንፈሳዊ ድክመት አጋለጠው። አሁን ደግሞ ለስጋዊው ድክመት በመጋለጥ ላይ ይገኛል። ግርዘትም ቁልፍ የሆነ ሚና እንደሚጫወት ተደርሶበታል።

ሰዶማዊነትን ወደ አፍሪካ ለማሰራጨት የሚካሄደው ዓይን ያወጣ እንቅስቃሴ ምን እንደሚመስል ለማወቅ እዚህች ላይ ይመልከቱ

ከዚህ ፀረግርዘት እንቅስቃሴ ጀርባ፤ ሰዶማውያን፤ ኢዓማንያን እና ጂሃዲስቶች ቆመዋል። እንዴት ጂሃዲስቶች? ብለን እንጠይቅ ይሆናል። አዎ! ምክኒያቱም፤ በእስልምና አንድ ልጅ 14 ዓመት እድሜ ሲሞላው ሊገዘር ስለሚችል፤ ቁራንም ስለ ግርዘት ስለማይናገር፤ ግርዘት በተለይ ለአይሁዳውያን ትልቅ ትርጉም ስላለው ነው። ኢዓማንያኑንና ሰዶማውያንን የሚወክሉት የፍርድ ሊቆች፡ ጠበቃዎችና ፖለቲከኞች የሚሉትም፡ ሕፃኑ 14 ዓመት ዕድሜ ሲሞለው ነው መገረዝ አለበት ነው። አሁን አይሁዳውያንና እስላሞች አንድ ላይ ሆነው የፍርድ ቤቱን ውሳኔ በመቃወማቸው ሁለቱም ተበዳዮች/ተጠቂዎች እንደሆኑ አድርገን ልንወስድ እንችል ይሆናል፤ ነገር ግን ይህ ትልቅ ስህተት ነው። ለአይሁዳውያኑ፡ ግርዘት፡ በምንም ዓይነት ለድርድር የሚቀርብ ጉዳይ ስላልሆን ለወንጀል የሚያበቃቸው ከሆነ አውሮፓን ለቅቀው ይወጣሉ፤ ከስካንዲኔቪያ ቀስበቀስ በመውጣት ላይ ናቸው(እስላሞች በሚያደርጉባቸው ጥቃቶች ሳቢያ)። በተፈጥሮዊው አካባቢአችን ንቦች እየጠፉ የሚሄዱ ከሆነ በዙሪያችን የተበላሸ ነገር እንዳለ፤ አደጋ እየመጣብን እንደሆነ እንረዳለን፤ በማሕበረሰብም ደረጃ በአውሮፓ አይሁዳውያን ለዘመናት ከሚኖሩቧቸው ቦታዎች የሚፈናቀሉ ከሆነ አስከፊ ጊዜ፡ ተመሳሳይ አደጋ እየመጣ እንደሆነ መገንዘብ ይኖርብናል።

ነፃ የወጡ የሳይንስ ሰዎች ግርዘት ከብዙ በሽታዎች (ኤይድስን ጨምሮ)እንደሚከላከል በግልጽ ይናገራሉ። እዚህች ይጫኑ

የሦስቱ ሉሲፈራውያን (ሰዶማውያን፤ ኢዓማንያን፤ ጂሃዲስቶች)ተልዕኮ በዚህ ብቻ አይገታም። ተከታዩ ትኩረታቸው ጥምቀትላይ ይሆናል፤ አዎ! የክርስቲያን ህፃናት ጥምቀት ላይ። ሕፃናት ያለፈቃዳቸው መጠመቅ የለባቸውምየሚል መፈክር በቅርቡ ይዘው እንደሚመጡ አንጠራጠር። የዓብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ደወሎች ለማስከልከልም በመንቀሳቀስ ላይ ናቸው።

Anti – Circumcision Lobby Groups

There are several of these and their membership is drawn from a wide spectrum of society. They got started in the late60s/early 70s after an article by a Dr Foley in a lay alternative magazine, Fact, in 1966. One of the largest is ‘NOCIRC’, founded in 1979 by Marilyn Milos, in San Rafael, California, with 100 branches having now been spawned worldwide. These minority lobby groups use distortions, anecdotes and testimonials to try to influence professional and legislative bodies and the public.

They attempt to intimidate doctors, even mounting lawsuits that are inevitably thrown out of court. It has even been suggested that anti-circumcision groups should really be regarded as a cult devoted to worship of the foreskin – the parallels are obvious to any observer.

Essential tenets of the cult are that the foreskin is infallible and must be strongly defended. Nature makes no mistakes; therefore all parts of the body are perfect in design. Hence newborn circumcision is inherently wrong.

Moreover, they falsely assert that it is equivalent to female genital mutilation and is a violation of human rights. Unlike science, which is based on a utilitarian, meta-ethical analysis, the arguments of the anti-circs start from a deontological (moral absolutionist) position, thus prohibiting any compromise.

Any research that disagrees with their position is deemed flawed. References to support their claims are deceptive and they use statistical games to discredit good peer-reviewed scientific studies. They also claim that doctors who carry out circumcision do so as part of an “industry” with profit as the only motive. Another claim, contrary to scientific data, is that circumcised men are sexually and psychologically damaged and don’t realize it or are in denial.

Those who are successfully duped into believing that any sexual problems they might have stem from their circumcision are advised to contact the anti-circ groups, thus perpetuating the cult and increasing its membership.

This is not to say that all claims made by anti-circ groups are invalid. Rather, given the cult-like devotion of anti-circ groups to their cause, any claims made by anti-circ groups should be thoroughly verified by independently examining the empirical research findings. As the scientific evidence documenting benefits has mounted, the campaigning by such groups has become more vitriolic.

They have become increasingly desperate and outrageous as the medical literature has documented the benefits. To say that circumcision is equivalent to female genital mutilation is really saying that it is the same as cutting off the penis! This is clearly absurd. The American people are becoming more and more informed about new medical findings and are responding accordingly. The efforts of NOCIRC are proving increasingly futile in the USA.

One only has to do a search on the World Wide Web to read the statements from this group and others like it and any intelligent person can quickly make up their own mind about the quality of their material and the message they are trying to promulgate.

Some of these people mean well and some are intelligent, but lack a broad perspective. Others have more sinister motives (see below). Dr Schoen also noted that when Chairman of the Task Force his committee was bombarded with inaccurate and misleading communications from these groups.

The Symposia they hold comprise entirely anti-circ activists, except when Dr Wiswell attended a few years ago, and only their anti-circ material is presented. At the international NOCIRC conference in 2000 in Sydney there were in fact very few participants, reflecting the minority they constitute, and they were largely ignored by the news media they clamoured for the attention of.

Nevertheless these few people try to make a big noise to be heard over the consensus of medical opinion and common sense.

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Diesel Fumes Cause Lung Cancer

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 19, 2012

ይህ ዜና እንደ አዲስ አበባ ያሉ ከተሞችን ይመለከታል። አዲስ አበባ ገና ብዙ መኪኖች የሏትም፡ ነገር ግን ከፍተኛ ቦታ ላይ ስለምትገኝና ብዙ የዲዘል ጭስ የሚያወጡ መኪኖች ስለሚንቀሳቀሱ ነዋሪዎቿ ለብዙ ዓይነት በሽታዎች የመጋለጥ እድሉ ይኖራቸዋል። ይህ እጅግ በጣም አሳሳቢ ጉዳይ ነው። 

Diesel fumes cause lung cancer, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday, and experts said they were more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke.

The W.H.O. decision, the first to elevate diesel to the “known carcinogen” level, may eventually affect some American workers who are heavily exposed to exhaust. It is particularly relevant to poor countries, where trucks, generators, and farm and factory machinery routinely belch clouds of sooty smoke and fill the air with sulfurous particulates.

The United States and other wealthy nations have less of a problem because they require modern diesel engines to burn much cleaner than they did even a decade ago. Most industries, like mining, already have limits on the amount of diesel fumes to which workers may be exposed.


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