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Anti-Vaxxers Launch Children’s Book To Convince Kids That ‘Measles Is Marvelous’

Source: Addicting Info



While a measles outbreak grips the US and health professionals seek to stem the tide, anti-vaxxers have published a book to convince children that the deadly disease is “marvelous.”

Melanie’s Marvelous Measles is available on Amazon, and sets out to persuade 4-10-year-old children that the measles is actually pretty fun, has no serious possible side-effects, and is something kids should look forward to getting.

The book includes such inspired medical advice as :

* measles is easily avoided by drinking melon juice
* vaccines weaken the human immune system,
* getting measles strengthens it (as does melon juice).


Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/05/anti-vaxxers-launch-childrens-book-to-convince-kids-that-measles-is-marvelous-images/

* Note: the book was published in 2012.


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Swiss Cable-Car Transformed into Hotel at 9,000 ft. in the Air

How does a night in a bubble at 9,000ft sound? On the night of March 6th, AirBnB will be sliding the doors open to a fully equipped cable car. From the suite, travelers can admire La Saulire, the highest point in the Courchevel resort in the Swiss Alps, and, in the morning, they will be first in line to ski the pristine slopes.

The Hotel suite at 9,000ft is fully equipped with 2 beds and magnificent views..









http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/swiss-cable-car-transformed-into-hotel-at-9000ft-in-the-air/

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Faces of Vaccine Denialism (pic)

Dangerous Deniers...

Dorothy and the kittens of Oz is a magically adorable livestream



Dorothy was thrown to the curb when she was sick and pregnant, but she found her way to Oz and developed a second family among its citizens.

That might not be exactly how the classic book and technicolor movie went, but it is the story of a cat who was rescued and is living in a foster home in British Columbia with her newborn kittens — and you can watch them grow up via livestream.

http://new.livestream.com/tinykittens/oz


Via: http://mashable.com/2015/02/04/kittens-livestream/

Louisville cop arrested for punching one teen, putting another in chokehold at school

Source: Raw Story



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The 31-year-old Hardin is accused of striking a teenage boy in the face with his closed fist Jan. 22 after he saw the student cut in line at the cafeteria of Olmstead Academy North.

He then cited the boy for menacing and resisting arrest, which police said Hardin had no probable cause to do.

Hardin was accused five days later of putting another teen in a chokehold until he lost consciousness and then handcuffed the boy instead of seeking medical treatment.

The officer drove the teen home and dropped him off without telling the boy’s parents what had happened.

Doctors determined this week that the boy had suffered a brain injury due to loss of blood flow during the incident, and they said the officer’s actions could have killed the teen.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/louisville-cop-arrested-for-punching-one-teen-putting-another-in-chokehold-at-school/

Three-person baby debate begins in Parliament

Source: BBC

MPs have begun debating whether to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.

Prime Minister David Cameron said he would vote in favour of the technique which is aimed at preventing deadly genetic diseases.

The UK could become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.

The issue has sparked fierce ethical debate and senior Church figures have called for the procedure to be blocked.

However, if there is a "yes" vote in the Commons, then the first three-person baby could be born as soon as next year. It could eventually help about 150 couples a year.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31069173

"Adele" Sings "Skymall" - CONAN on TBS



Even droids know the Force is with vaccination

Source: Mashable



A long time ago, in a decade far, far away, parents knew the importance of immunizing their children, and doctors were the guardians of health in America. Before the dark times. Before Jenny McCarthy.

Given the recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland — a disease that was considered all but eradicated in 2000 — it's ironic to discover that a couple of characters now owned by Disney were involved in the pro-vaccine movement as early as 1977. Namely, R2-D2 and C-3PO.

The metal pair warned Earthlings to get vaccinated "against polio, measles and whooping cough" in the TV ad above, which urged parents to write to a PO Box in Colorado to find out more. (Remember when parents used to write letters, too?)

"All you need is a little rewiring," Threepio tells his little hypochondriac trashcan pal. "Children need to be fully immunized, but alas, many are not."


Read more: http://mashable.com/2015/01/30/vaccines-artoo-threepio-measles/

A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School - Uptown Funk Dance




Published on Jan 24, 2015

None of this would have not happened if it wasn't for the hard work and dedication of
Director/Theatre Arts Teacher Scot Pankey,
with help of Camera crew- Bryan Urraca, Albert Robledo & Johan Cruz &
Edited and produced by Jonathan Vega AKA #TrippyJ.

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars(A Maceo Smith New Tech High School)
This is a great example of how a bunch of technologly students let go of their fears, trusted their teacher and got down to Uptown Funk!!!


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