Bird Flu Virus found in Pigs
This is a pretty scary thing that is getting covered (maybe not enough yet) but is not being paid attention to by the people. I mean sure I've seen it get it's blurb on CNN and etc but it should be a growing concern.
The fact that they found more strains in pigs is leading to more fear of the ease with witch it could spread to humans. The strain which is H5N1 is the same that went from chickens to humans. It killed 36 in Vietnam and 12 in Thailand and 4 in cambodia.
Human contraction has been linked to direct contact with infected poultry but pigs are evry similar genetically to humans. The fear is that pigs may become sort of a mixing place for the bird flu and the human equivalent resulting in a stronger mutated version.
I guess we'll see....
Posted at 1:52 pm by JiVe
"Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvador Dalí - and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things this Salvador Dalí is going to accomplish today?" - Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí
Posted at 9:08 am by phscko
32 new Jackson Pollocks found
They were found in storage by the son of a close friend to the wild artist. They are all small scale pieces nothing like the mural size ones the inventive painter would make in his barn. Right now they are in a NY gallery but they plan a tour in 2006-2007. I for one am very excited. Pollocks paintings are some of the most inspirational things I've ever seen and always help get my creative juices flowing. We are lucky to have one in our Museum.
"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."
--Jackson Pollock US Abstract Expressionist painter (1912 - 1956)
Posted at 8:15 am by JiVe
hello again everybody... it's been a while huh? oh well now to the business at hand... i know you've noticed my absence but there were reasons which are still pending and all but i'm gonna try to stay here for the long run once again... i'm gonna blog just like i used to and bend your brains with my weird subjects and stuff... well i'll blog some more later i'm so tired....
Posted at 12:28 pm by phscko
Yellowstone a high threat for eruption
Yellowstone eruption threat high
That is according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey. In a very extensive new survey they ranked Yellowstone 21st most dangerous out of the Countries 169 volcano centers.
What else made the list? Kilauea in Hawaii (highest overall threat score), Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainer in Washington. For more on the list click the link.
Kilauea has been erupting since 1983 and most know that Mount St. Helens which erupted, causing catastrophic damage in 1980 started venting once again in 2004.
The interesting thing about this survey is that me and one of my friends have begun to have dreams of volcano eruptions causing great damage. Usually the place and damage were not very clear but on more than a few occasions they dealt with some part of the United States.
- "I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough."
--M. C. Escher Dutch artist (1898 - 1972)
Posted at 8:32 am by JiVe
a victory for the enviroment and NRDC
A letter from the NRDC and in my view a great victory:
A federal district court has just rejected the Bush administration's approval
of a massive copper and silver mine that would have despoiled the Cabinet
Mountains Wilderness in northwestern Montana.
This landmark decision is the result of an all-out legal battle we waged in
partnership with Earthjustice and our other environmental allies. Last week the
court sided with us in ruling that the Rock Creek Mine would jeopardize the
survival of one of the last five grizzly bear populations in the lower 48
states, as well as threatened bull trout.
These grizzly bears have been driven from their historic range by clearcut
logging and rampant development, and have found their last refuge among the
soaring peaks and forested valleys of the Cabinet Mountains.
The Rock Creek Mine project would have allowed the Revett Silver Company to
tunnel 900 feet beneath the wilderness area, set off deafening explosions and
then extract 10,000 tons of copper and silver ore seven days a week for 35
At the same time, the mining operation would have dumped three million gallons
of wastewater each day into the region's clear mountain rivers, where bull
trout spawn and rear their young. In approving this outrageous proposal, the
Bush administration demonstrated yet again its willingness to destroy our
public wildlands to please its industry allies.
Our court victory sends a clear message to the administration that we will not
surrender our last and greatest places without one heck of a fight. I want to
thank you again for taking online action to save the Yellowstone/Greater
Rockies region and the rest of our endangered BioGems.
John H. Adams
Natural Resources Defense Council
Posted at 3:22 pm by JiVe
Sony patents real life matrix
Japenese entertainment group Sony has patented an idea for transmitting data directly into the brain. This is all in hopes they will be able to watch movies and play video games in which they will be able to smell, taste and feel things.
This patent is not based on any real device or invention rather in theory. Most everyone has seen or heard of the Matrix movies. Two of which were truly painful to watch. In Sony's patent the technique would be non-invasive. It wouldn't use brain implants or other surgery to manipulate the brain.
As far as I can find there are few details on the patent. There is a device described as one that would fire pulses of ultrasound at the ehad to modify the firing patterns of nuerons in targeted areas of the brain--To create "sensory images".
Others have not dismissed the idea but arent sure about the safety of it yet. I think this is very fascinating but in a way very creepy. As far as I know the only ways of non surgical brain manipulation are very crude.
- "There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact." --Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)
Posted at 9:43 am by JiVe
Posted at 2:10 pm by JiVe
The censorship of information about sex and contraception of has plenty of health risks for American women, but let's take a moment to consider the deadly effects President Bush's anti-choice and pro-censorship policies are having on women in other parts of the world. This NY Times article details the heartbreaking realities of policies that promote abstinence and marital fidelity above all in AIDs-ravaged countries like Zambia.
I agree that abstinence is not a bad path to take but should it be the only one pushed? No all ways of controlling and protecting from sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies need to be taught and offered. It is easy for us all to say don't have sex but how many of us listened to that? I am all for marital fidelity, but what aid workers in Africa are finding is that for many women, fidelity is not nearly enough. I think this article is very interesting and worth a reading.
When Marriage Kills
"There are no such things as incurables; there are only things for which man has not found a cure."
--Bernard M. Baruch
Posted at 6:47 pm by JiVe
Frank Perdue, who transformed a backyard egg business into one of the nation's largest poultry processors using the folksy slogan has died.
He used the corny but charming slogan ''It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken,'' to win the hearts of consumers. He is credited with being the first to advertise chicken by brand. He went to the airwaves in commercials in 1971 and helped make the profits to over 1.2 billion in 1991. He was 84 years old and died after a brief illness.
Posted at 1:35 pm by JiVe
PhScKomy name is michele puentes, i'm female, 25, 5'2 lesbian born on 12-23-78, reside in hialeah, florida, i work full-time at a convenience store called stop & shop. i love most of my family and friends, singing, music, writing, the ocean, web designing, the paranormal, anything dealing with lucid dreaming and dreams, reading, tv, movies, video games, shooting pool, bowling, pirates, riding bike, driving fast, pepsi one, tea, chinese food, pizza, pissing people off & the list goes on... i try to stay away from ignorant, racist, dishonest, judgemental people & haters of any kind.
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1. misdrected hostility by 311 [lyrics]
I am jimi. I am a male and 27. My still alive day is August 6th. I am 5'5. I was born in Hialeah Florida but made a break from that hell and now live in Ohio. I am going to Cleveland State University. I write for the magazine there-'The Vindicator'. I am a writer, a poet, and a playwright. What do I like? Well most importantly my girlfriend *Sillie Bean* Writing, reading, chai tea, vanilla coke, taking walks, my family especially my two nephews. My favorite book is Catch--22, Authors are S.king and E.A. Poe, Poet is James Tate,Playwright is Sam Shepard. Dont like--Racist people. Purposely ignorant people, killing, G.w Bush, censorship, the fox news channel.
last update:// 10-13-04 @ 8:59 a.m.
doing:// reading the news
thoughts:// my knee hurts
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song of the day...
1. mr. jones by the counting crows[lyrics]
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