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02 April 2009

Autism, Pipelinestan , Robert Ogden

World Autism day
Aspies rock, NTs (Neurological Typicals) dont create. Without Spectrums, NT's would still be sitting around in caves, gossiping about interpersonal relationships.

“The Minnesota Department of Education said that in the Minneapolis' early childhood and kindergarten programs, more than 12 percent of the students with autism reported speaking Somali at home.” The report then goes on to say that “more than 17 percent of the children in the district's early childhood special education autism program are Somali speaking.”
Minneapolis Schools were seeing a higher rate of Somali children with autism than children of other nationalities.
two to seven times higher
Autusim phthalates to blame?..
Swedish families were asked..a variety of questions related to the indoor environment. ... 4,779 children between the ages of 6 and 8, 72 had autism,... 60 boys.
The researchers found four environmental factors associated with autism: vinyl flooring, the mother's smoking, family economic problems and condensation on windows, which indicates poor ventilation.
Infants... who lived in bedrooms with ... PVC, floors were twice as likely to have autism five years later, in 2005, than those with wood or linoleum flooring.
..Children in the study also were twice as likely to have autism if their mothers smoked cigarettes. The autistic children also were more likely to have asthma.
it appears they measured "autism spectrum disorder" which this sciam report is calling "autism"

Why are NZ military supporting Obama's Pipe-line route invasion?

the new Shia Family Law negates the need for sexual consent between married couples, tacitly approves child marriage and restricts a woman's right to leave the home, according to UN papers seen by The Independent.

We are propping up this government - a government which purports to legalise the abuse of women and children, and implements the gender slavery of Sharia law - with armed troops. It's long past time we stopped. Instead, the government has recently extended their deployment until 2010.

This raises the obvious question: how bad does Afghanistan's government have to get before we admit that it is not worth the life or time of a single New Zealander? With the US demanding a greater commitment to their war, it is a question we are going to have to answer - and soon.

given that the Taliban are a bunch of seminarians who have no idea on women's rights or health... surely intervention/regime change should have a time limit of 18-24 months? Why persist in failing? Why support robot planes bombing wedding parties, in aid of corrupt opium dealers? - Opium is a fine thing, but contraband dealers are not.

Even though Moscow never planned to occupy Georgia long-term in its 2008 war ... by briefly cutting off the BTC oil flow, Russian troops made it all too clear to global investors that Georgia wasn't a reliable energy transit country. In other words, the Russians made a mockery of Zbig's world.

For its part, Azerbaijan was, until recently, the real success story in the U.S. version of Pipelineistan. Advised by Zbig, Bill Clinton literally "stole" Baku from Russia's "near abroad" by promoting the BTC and the wealth that would flow from it. Now, however, with the message of the Russia-Georgia War sinking in, Baku is again allowing itself to be seduced by Russia. To top it off, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev can't stand Georgia's brash President Mikhail Saakashvili. That's hardly surprising. After all Saakashvili's rash military moves caused Azerbaijan to lose at least $500 million when the BTC was shut down during the war.

If it keeps on rainin, levees goin to break
between 1961 and 2003, sea level has risen 50 percent faster than computer models predicted.
In the Pliocene era 3 million years ago, the sea level was 131 feet higher

Rome could not break Persia
Psychobabble is the last resort of capitalist ideologues, academics, experts and financial page editorialists. Unwilling to face the breakdown of real existing capitalist markets, they write and resort to vague utopias such as ‘proper markets’ distorted by ‘certain mindsets’. In other words, to save their failed ideology based on capitalist markets, they invent a moral ideal the ‘proper capitalist mind and market’, divorced from real behavior, economic imperatives and contradictions embedded in class warfare.

fascinating how zionist is Obama

dogpatch great old Kauri houses in San Francisco

Stolen Generation
remembering the 60s - the early 60s
when thousands of young women who 'got into trouble' who got pregnant while not married, had their babies stolen.
In New Zealand and Australia, perhaps around the western world.
This was a 'rationalist' project - actually a christian project, hence the scare quote marks around 'rationalist'. The pregnant girls were sent a distant province. The newborn was taken from the mother, she was not permitted to hold the child. This was a rationalist project. Attachment was rationally not permitted to develop. The child was given out to adoption, the mothers were made to swear on a bible that they would never attempt to contact their children.
. This huge mass abduction of young is unique in human history.

. I see this 'rationalist' project as part of a policy to make poverty impossible. Not that people wouldn't be poor, but the poor lifestyle was being marginalised, driven out of the rationalist picture.
Poor culture deals with extra-marital pregnancies is a matter-of fact way by giving the baby to known, nearby, usually near family, women who can care for them. Just as poor culture deals with housing by ignoring 'rationalist' building codes, and simply building structures. Rendered hollow block, unpainted plywood partitions. rational shelter for loving, extended families.

My own family had a large house in central capital city. A succession of unwed mothers from the provinces became 'maids' in our household. I only clearly recall the last one "Trish" who was somewhat bolshie - unwed mothers were presumed to be ignorant working class. I dont recall how much housework Trish did. She had her own room, and got well fed in the high fat chops & dairy way of the early 60s. Way better than she would have got in the 'homes' - xtian boarding institutions that housed bulk pregnancies on slim rations.
. As a 12yrold I obviously had a crush on Trish, and got rather jealous when she developed an attraction to the butcher boy, who she would clandestinely meet in Aitkin street on the way back from Sunday mass at the Basilica.
. I sometimes think that father had a thing for pregnant women. He became an Ob/Gyn, Mother had 10 pregnancies. all those pregnant maids...

Robert Ogden, owner of fat 55m boat Masquerade which is docked in Wellington. Hope he is amongst the first to get the guillotine when we eat the rich.
I passed by his grotesque boat, lackeys were polishing it, I chucked some over-ripe bananas against the hull to give them something to do, since they jeered at me.
Seems the old villain made his initial pile with a "coal-washing" business. How suitably vile.
I might get some black paint to splash on his filthy rich hull.
The Guardian says he is a great guy, gave half a mil to poor lads in Yorkshire. Got a knighthood for charity to palliative care. I still hate anyone who private jets to wherever his stupid boat is docked.
I dont relish the Guardian toadying to a 'tycoon' (sic)
Guess Ogden has built a terrific image, well why wouldnt you give a million to youf if you had a billion..

leaf-cutter ants fancy biotics and anti-biotics

update: why would I link to 'nature' - that selfish organ of the Royal Society, which now seems dedicated to keeping knowledge from the masses?

Satellites whizzing around

Argentina, formerlly a major grain exporter, now a dust exporter.?

Cell Lab on a fluidic chip

..Massachusetts General ... lab-on-a-chip that can sample and analyze the circulating tumor cells from just a teaspoon of blood..
Most carcinomas shed malignant cells that enter the bloodstream ... These circulating tumor cells (CTCs) constitute just a tiny fraction of blood cells, often fewer than one in a million, ..The team has adapted microfluidics technology.. ... CTC-chip ... a silicon-etched chip fitted with microscopic columns, a chamber to enclose the fluid and chip, and a pneumatic pump. ...
The CTC-chip relies on 78,000 microposts to grab cancer cells from a mix of normal blood components ... The posts are coated with antibodies to the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM). Nearly all carcinoma cells bear EpCAM ... Normal blood cells lack EpCAM

In their first test of the chip, described in the December 20, 2007, Nature, the researchers used blood samples from 116 patients with lung, prostate, pancreatic, breast or colorectal cancer and successfully isolated CTCs in all but one case. The CTC-chip finds cancer cells as rare as one in a billion blood cells, making it at least 100-fold more powerful than the most widely used conventional method..

This is major important. In the future, we will spend a big part of our time and attention feeding small blood/saliva/sputum samples into hand held fluidic logic devices that will check the immune & MHC markers on selected leukocytes. Sounds weird, but this will be a daily thing. Various synthetic viral vectors will be shooting stop codons into endogenous retroviral chromosomal spots, and squirting anti-sense RNA strips into cells we dont like. Good sequences will be gold. Proven N5H1 antibodies will be flash loaded into B memory cells. Why rely on stochastic random antibody production from vaccines. Simply shoot the good script straight into your bodies repertoire.

Ashley has to be the favourite twin