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RECOMMEND short interview with Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson in GASLAND 2 + following overview:


Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson at Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference
April 13, 2013

Wind, water, and solar - PHENOMENAL WORK!
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Jun 16, 2014, 01:21 PM (1 replies)

Assuming the accuracy of HBO VICE's fact-checking and based on still limited viewing, I agree.

Sparked by bananas' DU post on VICE's impressive Fukushima report, I watched parts of a pair of episodes on HBO GO (segments: Camden, 'scrappers,' and drones). As you expressed... More: http://connect.hbo.com/vice/

Only Philly.com appears to have covered the story - not nj.com, NYT, or other NY metropolitan region/national rags or tv/radio outlets.

VICE, per se, is huge (and international), apparently, and I'm reserving judgement on all that. US homepage: http://www.vice.com

11:30 PM - 13 Jun 14
VICE News @vicenews
On #VICEonHBO, we check out Camden NJ cops' surveillance tools & Sudan's humanitarian crisis: http://bit.ly/1jqpNst pic.twitter.com/EFcOenrbWY

VICE on HBO Debriefs: Surveillance City
By VICE News
June 14, 2014 | 7:40 am

Vikram Gandhi went to Camden, New Jersey, where the police are using cutting-edge surveillance technology to monitor the streets. This is his debrief from Season 2 Episode 12 of VICE on HBO.


WATCH: ‘Vice’ HBO finale features Camden’s crime problem

Nick Vadala, Philly.com
POSTED: MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014, 11:49 AM

Last December, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi penned “Apocalypse, New Jersey,” detailing Camden’s fall into crime and poverty and how police are surveilling the problem. Since then, it’s been denounced as “poverty porn” and held up as a fiery screed on our police sector’s growing ills. Now, Vice is getting in on the action.

The crew for Vice’s popular half-hour HBO news show made their way to Camden in February on the heels of Taibbi’s article to get a closer look at the story. Their take will air next week for the Show’s finale, a typical dual-topic episode that will fit Camden’s crime and surveillance problem next to the forgotten genocide in Darfur.

As the story goes, Camden police are essentially turning the city into a surveillance state in order to keep up with the high crime rate they’re faced with on a daily basis. The result, it seems, has been the removal of privacy from Camden’s residents in the name of better policing through technology.

Judging from the trailer, it seems to be that way. See for yourself below (Season 2 Episode 12 Preview): http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html?autoplay=true&vid=1380744#/

Related and recommended: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025097506
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Jun 14, 2014, 11:30 AM (1 replies)

AANS Neurosurgeon: Online. Anytime. By and For Neurosurgeons (Volume 23, Number 2, 2014)


June 11, 2014 9:00 — 0 Comments

Risks to Baby’s Brain Development from Wireless Radiation

A national public-awareness campaign, called the BabySafe Project is being coordinated to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure to wireless radiation from cell phones and other devices by taking simple steps to protect themselves and their unborn children. The effort is based on research that links exposure to wireless radiation from cell phones during pregnancy to neurological and behavioral problems in children. Although more research is needed to determine how the developing brain is affected, evidence suggests potential harm.

Researchers recommend taking simple precautions, such as avoiding carrying your cell phone on your body or avoiding prolonged or direct exposure to nearby Wi-Fi routers. To read more about this study, click here.

This article was written by AANS Neurosurgeon on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Joel Moskowitz ‏@berkeleyprc 11h
Amer Assn Neurological Surgeons: Risks to Baby’s Brain Development from Wireless Radiation http://bit.ly/1linLPu
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Jun 12, 2014, 08:50 PM (0 replies)

Let's Cook! with Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks

Let's Cook! with Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks

Published on May 29, 2014

Richard Sherman of the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks goes into the White House Kitchen to cook up something special.

More: https://twitter.com/FLOTUS
(Top tweet is pinned, updates below. Mentioned because it caused me to mistakenly regard account as inactive since May 7, lol)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Jun 5, 2014, 01:29 PM (1 replies)

Actually, it's about the subject at hand. I don't post opinion (except this), haven't you noticed?

As I said here, like most, I know little about the subject and am taking my cues from Dr. Devra Davis' advocacy.

And now since the posts are all gathered, I can link only one post from this thread to my journal without losing any of the content. The information matters, it was scattered and now it's not. EXIT stage, lol.

FYI, THIS IS SCIENCE AND IT'S PEER REVIEWED. Please watch the press conference and respect the Precautionary Principle. That's it.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Jun 5, 2014, 11:04 AM (0 replies)

Pregnancy, Cell Phones and #KnowYourExposure


FULL VIDEO (PINNED TWEET): BabySafe News Conference
54 minutes

Today's presentations on http://babysafeproject.org by:

1) Hugh Taylor, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
2) Devra Davis, Ph.D. MPH, Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley
3) Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, board-certified pediatric neurologist

EXCELLENT INTRO VIDEO: http://www.myfoxny.com/Clip/10229270/knowyourexposure
with Ernie Anastos/Dari Alexander/Stacy Delikat - Fox5News

More: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014817579
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Jun 4, 2014, 01:03 AM (0 replies)

I'm unfamiliar with PETA, sorry. (nt)

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Jun 2, 2014, 02:23 AM (0 replies)

Wow, great find. Thanks for posting. (nt)

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Jun 1, 2014, 04:23 AM (0 replies)


Jimmy Iovine USC Commencement Speech

Published on May 21, 2013

Visit USC on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/usc
Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu

Music industry executive Jimmy Iovine delivered the commencement address at USC's 130th commencement on May 17, 2013.

Dr Dre Speaks At USC Graduation


Read Jimmy Iovine's USC Commencement Speech (Video)
5:07 PM PDT 5/19/2013 by THR Staff

The music mogul brought out surprise guest Dr. Dre at the graduation ceremony, where also he received an honorary degree.

Dr. Dre, left, and Jimmy Iovine

Interscope Records and Beats Electronics founder Jimmy Iovine received an honorary degree from the University of Southern California during the school's Friday graduation ceremony, where he also delivered a speech and brought out surprise guest Dr. Dre.

Read the full text of his commencement address below, as posted online by USC:

To all the proud parents here today, just one year ago, I sat all the way in back, I mean the last row, watching my own daughter Jessica graduate from USC. Look, if they asked me to do this, you better pay attention because next year they could ask you.

To all of today’s graduates, I can’t imagine what’s going through your minds right now. I never had the opportunity to go to a great university like this. I didn’t get here today like you did — by studying hard and excelling in school. Yet here I stand before you at this amazing crossroads in your life. So the question of the hour is what can I teach you? How can I help you even in the slightest way to be ready for whatever comes next?

So I asked myself, how did I get here? After a lot of thought, I realized there have been two life lessons that changed everything about me. These were moments that shook me, scared me and humbled me. In the end, these moments are two big reasons I am here today. And since my education came in the music business, you may recognize some of the names and think, how can this guy’s stories possibly apply to me? Yet I truly believe these two experiences apply to absolutely anyone and anything you want to do in this journey called life.


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed May 28, 2014, 08:39 PM (0 replies)

The Canary Kids Project: Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics


A Unique Approach to Healing

The Canary Kids Project
Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics

by Beth Lambert

One of the greatest paradoxes of our times is that the most affluent, resourced and medically advanced societies in the world also have the highest rates of chronic childhood illness. Obesity and diabetes, autism and neurodevelopmental delays, and digestive and allergic diseases were rare just a generation ago. Today those illnesses are impacting our children in epidemic numbers, and the social, economic and human costs are staggering. Our children are the “canaries in the coal mine” of national health. For their sakes, we must take action now.

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”

Some startling statistics:

* Rates of autism have risen over the last few decades from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50 children. Autism costs the United States $126 billion per year.
* Asthma affects 1 in 8 children, and as many as 1 in 6 African American children. Asthma costs the United States $56 billion per year.
* One in 3 American children is either overweight or obese. Obesity-related medical costs account for $190 billion, or 21 percent of medical spending in the United States; childhood obesity carries a price tag of $14 billion a year in direct medical costs.
* One in 30 children is diagnosed with pediatric depression. The United States spends $83 billion a year on depression.
* Approximately 10 percent of American children have ADD/ADHD, and some 17 percent are labeled “learning disabled.” ADHD is estimated to cost the United States upwards of $100 billion per year.

There is a “fierce urgency of now” to take swift action to address this epidemic.

The Canary Kids Project

The Canary Kids Project (CKP) is an innovative, not-for-profit project aimed at identifying and addressing the individual issues at the root of this epidemic. The project tests and documents an integrative, results-oriented model of health care that takes a look upstream at the causes of chronic illness, rather than downstream at the symptoms.

There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence indicating that individuals with chronic conditions, even autism, can fully recover. The Canary Kids Project seeks to test and explore, through proper and rigorous scientific methodology, the underpinnings of these anecdotal successes.


RECOMMENDED: http://www.canarykidsmovie.com/the-project/frequently-asked-questions/

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed May 28, 2014, 01:46 AM (0 replies)
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