Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Aspartame-FDA Approved but how and why?

Aspartane-FDA Approved but how and why?

Aspartame-FDA Approved but how and why?

Excellent series put together by a user on Youtube that discusses Aspartame, the poisoning of our water, air and foods and so much more. This is only part 1, you can click the link below for part 2 and from there, links to the other 100+ parts on this LONG video series. Parts of this series are taken from the Documentary “Sweet Misery- A Poisoned World”. a documentary is in the public domain available to the public

Fracking Hazards Obscured in Failure to Disclose Wells (Via OMB Watch)

Fracking Hazards Obscured in Failure to Disclose Wells (Via California Watch)

Fracking Hazards Obscured in Failure to Disclose Wells (Via OMB Watch)  (click to access article)

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Quotation: Herman Melville (1819-1891): on Weakness as Strength

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses,—for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771)


Sir Walter Scott (1771)

Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott is widely regarded as both the inventor of the historical novel and one of the genre’s greatest writers. His extremely popular “Waverley” series consists of more than two dozen romances of Scottish life. The first, published in 1814, was an immediate success, yet Scott continued to write anonymously until 1827. In 1825, his business nearly failed. By what means did he attempt to stave off bankruptcy, eventually achieving financial solvency after his own death? More… Discuss


This Day in History: KING MACBETH IS KILLED (1057)


King Macbeth Is Killed (1057)

Macbeth was originally a governor and military commander under Scottish King Duncan I, whose ancestors had seized power from the ancestors of Macbeth’s wife. Macbeth ascended to the throne by killing Duncan in battle in 1040 and ruled Scotland for the next 18 years. In 1057, Macbeth was mortally wounded at the Battle of Lumphanan by Duncan’s son Malcolm. Malcolm was crowned king the following year. Is Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about Macbeth historically accurate? More… Discuss



Fossils Confirm Existence of Other Human Species

In 1972, a team led by anthropologist Richard Leakey and his wife, zoologist Meave Leakey, discovered a human fossil in Kenya unlike any other. Dated to about two million years ago, the find suggested that at least two species of human coexisted in Africa at the time. The discovery of three new fossil specimens that share a number of features with the 1972 specimen, known as KNM-ER 1470, further confirms this hypothesis and strongly indicates that theevolutionary path from primate to modern human was not strictly linear but in fact included a number of branches. More… Discuss



Sword Swallowing

Dating to ancient times, sword swallowing is a performance art in which an entertainer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach. It is not an illusion. Because real swords are used, it is a dangerous practice that can take years of mental and physical training to safely master. Sword swallowers can suffer potentially fatal injuries, such as perforated organs, while performing. How have their unique abilities made them historically useful in medical researchMore… Discuss