Tag Archives: Health

We will not bow to masters or pay rent to the lords!

2 Apr

You poor take courage you rich take care!

Oh Billy Bragg

New Zealand, we didn’t pay attention

27 Mar

I’ve surprised myself by being uncomfortable with the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. No not the city it’s self or the beautiful people in it, the name. The name bothers me to pieces, it’s obvious who founded the city but for some reason I can’t help but feel like I’m swearing when I discuss it… This is unimportant.

What is important is our Western medias casual shrug at Christchurh’s 6.3 earthquake, killing 75.

Allan Taylor once again provides The Atlantic moving photos of the shaken community:

Kissing

10 Oct
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The Misconception: Kissing is only an expression of love.

The Truth: Kissing transmits germs from the male to the female to bolster the female immune system before and during pregnancy.

Take a step back and pretend you’re watching animals in a zoo. Let’s go with groundhogs.

You see one groundhog walk over to another one and stick its tongue in the other’s mouth. They flop their tongues around for a minute and then go about their groundhog business.

Weird, huh?

Kissing, let’s face it, is sort of strange. Why so much passion? Why such overwhelming emotion?

Our mating behaviors are such an integral part of our behavior, we rarely consider why we think and feel the way we do. We know hamburgers are delicious, but why? We know we find breasts and biceps attractive, but why?

We love to kiss, and we do it instinctively. The urge to do it springs up from deep within – but why?

One of the answers is the cytomegalovirus.

It has been a hypothesis for a while, but recent research by Colin Hendrie from the University of Leeds may have pinned it down:

“Female inoculation with a specific male’s cytomegalovirus is most efficiently achieved through mouth-to-mouth contact and saliva exchange, particularly where the flow of saliva is from the male to the typically shorter female.”

Sexy.

Sperm just don’t cut it when it comes to transmitting immunity.

According to the research, kissing transmits germs from man to woman, and after about six months of it she becomes immune to the bad stuff in the man’s body. By the time the baby is born, it is immune to the things the parents are immune to.

The behavior is so deeply evolved in our brains that homosexual men and women still kiss, and they get all the latent benefits – connection, love, ribald desire, immunity from the partner’s germs.

You kiss babies and pets, sacred objects, the ground.

When it comes to kissing, you are not so smart, but you are healthy.

Links:

The Study on Kissing and Germ Transference

Kissing At Medicinenet

The Cytomegalovirus

I know of such happiness for I have never reached it.

5 Oct

http://youtu.be/9t7E4amWDqI

Above is a video made by John Green one of my favorite modern Novelists. John is also one half of a Vlogging duo on YouTube called the Vlog Brothers, which he shares with his brother Hank Green (See Hanks related video below).

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple host
Who took the flag to-day
Can tell the definition,
So clear, of victory!

As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

A common idea in Dickinson’s poems is that not having increases our appreciation or enjoyment of what we lack; the person who lacks understands whatever is lacking better than the person who possesses it.

The following video is Hank Green’s cheerfully truthful song about constant pain, deep emotions and Angler Fish.

http://youtu.be/cdjmNPlePVE

Vacation.

22 Sep

Cognitive behavioural therapy helps people correct negative thought patterns and better adapt to the world around them.

Quick, run out into a highly populated area and grab the closest stranger to you. You’ve got a “one in five” chance of grabbing a very depressed person.

I, a human being of the planet Earth do not agree with that percentage in the least (because I have eyes and ears, I don’t know about you). I’m aiming a bit higher, let’s say one in three at least. Anyway the point is that out of five very depressed people one of them apparently wants to end their life, or at least that’s what Ashley told me over the summer of 2003.

It’s a memorable summer mainly because two people I love snuffed it and I was entering my junior year of High School. Life moves on whether you’re ready or not and in no time I was too busy to reflect. Depression and suicide statistics were a distant memory and things were going well. Then they found her in a tree, and boom, Ashley  became the statistics she always spoke  of. I’ve often thought she might have chosen hanging not because it was easy (it isn’t) but because the statistics of hangings in America have dropped rapidly over the last twenty-five years.

So here’s to you Ashley. I’ve kept my promise, kept going this long. “Stick around till the good parts are gone”.

When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want I just react. I go against it. -KR

10 Sep

I’m doing research on Keanu Reeves right now. He’s extremely interesting to learn about actually. I’m researching him for a painting I’ve decided to do. I’m torn in between painting the meme “Sad Keanu” version (seen above) or finding something better.

I guess we’ll just have to see.

Keanu quotes:

  • [when told he’d have to “bite the bullet”] Yes, but I don’t have to eat the whole rifle.
  • I’m Mickey Mouse. They don’t know who’s inside the suit.

My favorite:

  • What would happen if you melted? You know, you never really hear this talked about much, but spontaneous combustion? It exists!…[people] burn from within…sometimes they’ll be in a wooden chair and the chair won’t burn, but there’ll be nothing left of the person. Except sometimes his teeth. Or the heart. No one speaks about this, but its for real.

/We/ are Anonymous. /We/ do not forgive. /We/ do not forget. /We/ are legion.

10 Sep
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Today I found the following:

Anonymous goes back to the terrorists that filled the Boston harbor with tea; the negroes that refused to be seated in the back of the bus. We are the worthless that stormed the Bastille, and then decapitated an empress; and the separatists that brought down the iron curtain. But this time, our revolution will not be betrayed. We will bow to no leader, we bow only to ourselves.

The anonymous masses have always been vilified by those that have everything to lose. Anonymous has everything to gain. Will we be the generation of apathy? No. We must take our world back.

We are forged from the secret rage and tempered with the will of a people oppressed. A work in progress like our brothers and sisters behind the great wall, and those at home who fight those who wish to demolish our rights.

We are the Anonymous accomplices. Acting for justice and having no leader, we are a social structure capable of absorbing all attacks upon us. You cannot hide from us, because we are among you, we are the majority and the minority. We are continually expanding and improving. We cannot be defeated, because to defeat us would be to defeat yourself.

“Knowledge is free.

We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expect us.”

join us

http://www.partyvan.info/index.php/Project_Chanology

The wrong thing to do about any given circumstance or situation is to do nothing.
—L. Ron Hubbard,