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Ongoing Mexico Revolution - Ignored by the Media Mexico, July 11, 2012. The largest protest in human history. USA and UK governments pushed the press not to publish. Google censored videos on youtube and restricted keywords on this event. The Mexican media has blacking out the protests against their new government, who have been accused of doing everything from buying votes to buying off the med
ia. If the corporate media won’t spread this story, then let’s spread the story. Share this all over your pages and your friend’s pages and help support the democracy movement in Mexico.

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Ongoing Mexico Revolution - Ignored by the Media

Mexico, July 11, 2012. The largest protest in human history. USA and UK governments pushed the press not to publish. Google censored videos on youtube and restricted keywords on this event.

The Mexican media has blacking out the protests against their new government, who have been accused of doing everything from buying votes to buying off the med

ia.

If the corporate media won’t spread this story, then let’s spread the story. Share this all over your pages and your friend’s pages and help support the democracy movement in Mexico.

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Virus Scares at a Glance:
A new outbreak of the Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 14 people in the last few weeks in Kibaale, Uganda, East Africa.
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) is the name of five known and incurable Ebola viruses. Symptoms of the Ebola virus include: fever, severe headache, chills, sore throat, weakness. Over time, the symptoms expand and become more severe including: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, and bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, eyes and ears.
A new seal flu could pose as much of a threat as H1N1, in time.
Autopsies of five of the 163 harbor seals which died last year off the coast of New England indicated the remains harbored a new viral strain of influenza that could potentially affect other animals and humans.
“Since it’s similar to the bird flu virus that has devastated U.S. avian populations, scientists suspect the seals may have caught the virus from birds. Once inside an affected seal, the virus then evolved to become the H3N8 flu. This new version of the strain has the ability to target a protein found in the human respiratory tract, say the researchers who published their report in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.”

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Virus Scares at a Glance:

  • A new outbreak of the Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 14 people in the last few weeks in Kibaale, Uganda, East Africa.
  • Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) is the name of five known and incurable Ebola viruses. Symptoms of the Ebola virus include: fever, severe headache, chills, sore throat, weakness. Over time, the symptoms expand and become more severe including: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, and bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, eyes and ears.
  • A new seal flu could pose as much of a threat as H1N1, in time.
  • Autopsies of five of the 163 harbor seals which died last year off the coast of New England indicated the remains harbored a new viral strain of influenza that could potentially affect other animals and humans.
  • “Since it’s similar to the bird flu virus that has devastated U.S. avian populations, scientists suspect the seals may have caught the virus from birds. Once inside an affected seal, the virus then evolved to become the H3N8 flu. This new version of the strain has the ability to target a protein found in the human respiratory tract, say the researchers who published their report in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.”
  • Read More

Tradegy at a Aurora, Colorado Midnight Screening of “The Dark Knight Rises”
"Numerous lives were taken and dozens were injured in a shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a movie theater outside Denver on Friday. The incident took place about 12:30 a.m. at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Police say 71 people were shot, twelve people were killed, ten of them at the theater. James Holmes, 24, was identified as the shooting suspect and arrested by police."
"The gunman, who was wearing a gas mask, reportedly set off a smoke or tear gas bomb then walked up to the front of the screen in one of the theaters and opened fire. When the movie patrons realized the attack was real and not part of the movie, pandemonium erupted and they began to flee. The film continued to play on the screen as bloodied customers took refuge outside. According to witnesses on the scene, some of the bullets also went through the walls of an adjacent theater, injuring patrons."
"Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates confirmed that the suspected shooter was James Eagan Holmes, who entered the theater during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" dressed in all black and with heavy body armor. He is believed to have used three weapons and had four with him in total. An assault rifle, a shotgun, and a .40-caliber Glock were found in the theater. Another handgun was found in Holmes’ car, which was parked at the back of the theater.
According to Oates, Holmes allegedly set off two devices to distract the crowd. The devices let out an “irritant or smoke.” He then started shooting. Some rounds, according to Oates, penetrated “into an adjoining theater” and hit one person.
The first call of a shooting came in 39 minutes after midnight, and police were on the scene between one and one-and-a-half minutes. Oates estimated 25 officers in total responded. Holmes was arrested in the back of the theater and “surrendered without any significant incident for our officers,” Oates said.
"We are not looking for any other suspects," he said. "We are confident that he acted alone."
Oates declined repeatedly to speculate on motive. He noted that Holmes had no prior criminal record, save a speeding ticket. He said the department had already conducted 200 interviews. He also said he could not answer a question about the legality of the weapons involved.
"I know we are working up the investigation of those weapons but I don’t know what their legal status is," he said.
Jim Yacone of the FBI said the agency has about 100 people on scene working with local police to investigate the shooting. The FBI is working to look at links outside the state, he said. “At this point we do not see a nexus to terrorism,” he said, but it is being investigated.”
"President Barack Obama, who is in Palm Beach, Fla., was notified of the shooting by Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan at 5:26 a.m. ET. He released the following statement:

"Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come."

Additional Details:
NY Police Commissioner said gunman told police he was The Joker
Shooter James Holmes, 24, dropped out from neuroscience PhD at University of Colorado in June
Holmes bought a movie ticket, entered with crowd and put on ballistic gear
Set off smoke bomb then fired indiscriminately with as many as four guns
59 people injured including three-month-old baby and six-year-old
At least 12 dead with youngest victim just 12 years old
Aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi among those killed
Shooter listened to one song on repeat before shooting
Questions over why young children and babies were at late-night screening
Man was arrested without incident in a car park nearby and told the police that explosives were stored at his home
Apartment block in north Aurora has been evacuated as police figure out how to disarm ‘sophisticated’ devices inside shooter’s home
Read more
NewsFeed of Today Statement: We would also like to offer our condolences to those and their families who have been involved with this unfortunate tragedy. Furthermore, this incident is an act of violence, not politics, perhaps other media outlets could offer more respect to the deceased and not whoever is running for the next presidential election.
To read more about the Aurora “The Dark Knight Rises” Tradgy, click here.

Tradegy at a Aurora, Colorado Midnight Screening of “The Dark Knight Rises”

"Numerous lives were taken and dozens were injured in a shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a movie theater outside Denver on Friday. The incident took place about 12:30 a.m. at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Police say 71 people were shot, twelve people were killed, ten of them at the theater. James Holmes, 24, was identified as the shooting suspect and arrested by police."

"The gunman, who was wearing a gas mask, reportedly set off a smoke or tear gas bomb then walked up to the front of the screen in one of the theaters and opened fire. When the movie patrons realized the attack was real and not part of the movie, pandemonium erupted and they began to flee. The film continued to play on the screen as bloodied customers took refuge outside. According to witnesses on the scene, some of the bullets also went through the walls of an adjacent theater, injuring patrons."

"Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates confirmed that the suspected shooter was James Eagan Holmes, who entered the theater during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" dressed in all black and with heavy body armor. He is believed to have used three weapons and had four with him in total. An assault rifle, a shotgun, and a .40-caliber Glock were found in the theater. Another handgun was found in Holmes’ car, which was parked at the back of the theater.

According to Oates, Holmes allegedly set off two devices to distract the crowd. The devices let out an “irritant or smoke.” He then started shooting. Some rounds, according to Oates, penetrated “into an adjoining theater” and hit one person.

The first call of a shooting came in 39 minutes after midnight, and police were on the scene between one and one-and-a-half minutes. Oates estimated 25 officers in total responded. Holmes was arrested in the back of the theater and “surrendered without any significant incident for our officers,” Oates said.

"We are not looking for any other suspects," he said. "We are confident that he acted alone."

Oates declined repeatedly to speculate on motive. He noted that Holmes had no prior criminal record, save a speeding ticket. He said the department had already conducted 200 interviews. He also said he could not answer a question about the legality of the weapons involved.

"I know we are working up the investigation of those weapons but I don’t know what their legal status is," he said.

Jim Yacone of the FBI said the agency has about 100 people on scene working with local police to investigate the shooting. The FBI is working to look at links outside the state, he said. “At this point we do not see a nexus to terrorism,” he said, but it is being investigated.”

"President Barack Obama, who is in Palm Beach, Fla., was notified of the shooting by Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan at 5:26 a.m. ET. He released the following statement:

"Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come."

Additional Details:

  • NY Police Commissioner said gunman told police he was The Joker
  • Shooter James Holmes, 24, dropped out from neuroscience PhD at University of Colorado in June
  • Holmes bought a movie ticket, entered with crowd and put on ballistic gear
  • Set off smoke bomb then fired indiscriminately with as many as four guns
  • 59 people injured including three-month-old baby and six-year-old
  • At least 12 dead with youngest victim just 12 years old
  • Aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi among those killed
  • Shooter listened to one song on repeat before shooting
  • Questions over why young children and babies were at late-night screening
  • Man was arrested without incident in a car park nearby and told the police that explosives were stored at his home
  • Apartment block in north Aurora has been evacuated as police figure out how to disarm ‘sophisticated’ devices inside shooter’s home
  • Read more

NewsFeed of Today Statement: We would also like to offer our condolences to those and their families who have been involved with this unfortunate tragedy. Furthermore, this incident is an act of violence, not politics, perhaps other media outlets could offer more respect to the deceased and not whoever is running for the next presidential election.

To read more about the Aurora “The Dark Knight Rises” Tradgy, click here.

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Soursop :: A Natural Cancer Killer
Extracts from the miraculous Graviola tree are 10,000 times stronger than chemo.
The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells”.
Also extracts from the tree were shown to effectively target and kill malignant cells in TWELVE (12) types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
Various parts of the graviola tree– including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.
Soooooooo i guess it couldn’t hurt to drink some soursop juice then huh?

the national cancer institute is mad late
folks have been eating and drinking soursop for years
I even wrote about this in one of my papers in the 4th grade. 
smh
[soursop smoothies are the best]

Guanabana mother f-ers!

My mother used to force me to drink this nastiness….the fruit I can eat…can’t drink the juice….

18-15n-77-30w:

blackwhitespanishgirl:

tranqualizer:

the-sweet-life-ja:

Soursop :: A Natural Cancer Killer

Extracts from the miraculous Graviola tree are 10,000 times stronger than chemo.

The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells”.

Also extracts from the tree were shown to effectively target and kill malignant cells in TWELVE (12) types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.

Various parts of the graviola tree– including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.

Soooooooo i guess it couldn’t hurt to drink some soursop juice then huh?

the national cancer institute is mad late

folks have been eating and drinking soursop for years

I even wrote about this in one of my papers in the 4th grade. 

smh

[soursop smoothies are the best]

Guanabana mother f-ers!

My mother used to force me to drink this nastiness….the fruit I can eat…can’t drink the juice….

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Simply stated, “ObamaCare” is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It’s a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. “After months of uncertainty about the law’s fate, the court’s ruling provides some clarity — and perhaps an alert — to states, insurers, employers and consumers about what they are required to do by 2014, when much of the law comes into force.”

That’s great, but what does “ObamaCare” mean for me?

The individual mandate was upheld by the Supreme Court, which makes American’s have to have health care. At the moment, it has been decided that if an individual does not have health care, they will get a tax.

What is everyone so upset about?

When it comes to many other countries, mandatory healthcare insurance has been required for decades and as a result, citizens of other nations may experience difficulty in understanding why requiring mandatory health insurance is even a debate.

As far as we understand, “opponents in the U.S. argued that requiring Americans to buy insurance is an intolerable intrusion into an individual’s right to purchase what he or she feels is necessary and amounts to a move to Socialism, which they reject.”

Also, when it comes to the GOP election, in 2008 President Obama said, “For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What its saying is: we’re not going to have other people carry your burdens for you.” But when it comes to politics, it’s likely the people of congress are going to insinuate that it’s the same thing.

So, U.S. citizens are getting a new tax…?

Pretty much, but, this is only if you don’t have health insurance. However, “the White House insisted Sunday the consequence for Americans not having health insurance is a penalty fee, despite the Supreme Court ruling that it is a tax, and said the debate on the Affordable Care Act should finally end.”

We view it similar to how we view car insurance – you have a license, a car and you need vehicle insurance. If you don’t have vehicle insurance, you’re going to get slammed with a fine if you get into an accident. Similarly, you have a body, the degree to which you’re healthy is determinable, and you’re going to need health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, you’re going to get slammed with a penalty fee disguised as a tax so that your community doesn’t have to carry your health burdens for you.

Now, why is this “penalty fee” disguised as a tax? Simply because it’s the only ‘legal’ way the Supreme Court can accept charging U.S. citizens for something, by calling it a tax.

How much is the penalty fee?

"In 2014, uninsured people will face a fine of $95 or one percent of their income, and in 2015, the penalties are even steeper. This fee is meant to encourage younger people in good health to take up insurance, and the money go towards funding for the older patients and those who aren’t in good health. Those exempt from this fine includes people make very little income, certain religious groups, and families who pay over eight percent of their income to insurance premiums even after employer contributions and federal subsidies."

Tell me the specifics. What is “ObamaCare” going to do?

  • "It allows the Food and Drug Administration to approve more generic drugs – which will place more competition on the market and will drive down prices.
  • Increase the rebates people get through Medicare.
  • Makes chain restaurants, like McDonalds, display how many calories are in all of their foods, so people can have an easier time making choices to eat healthy.
  • Increases a new 10% tax on indoor tanning booths.
  • Kids can continue to be covered by their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26
  • No more preexisting conditions for people under the age of 19
  • Insurers have less ability to change the amount customers have to pay for their plans.
  • Insurers can’t simply drop customers once they get sick.
  • Insurers need to have an appeals process for when they turn down a claim, so customers have some manner of recourse other than a lawsuit when they’re turned down. (Previously, you had to file a lawsuit.)
  • Reduces the costs for some companies that handle benefits for the elderly.
  • The court also substantially limited the law’s expansion of Medicaid, the joint federal-state program that provides health care to poor and disabled people.”

How will consumers fund the new law?

"In 2013, people who make more than $200,000 have to pay an additional 0.9 percent tax for the Medicare Part A payroll tax, on top of the 1.45 percent they already pay. This will help fund the healthcare changes. Those who make money through investments might have to pay a 3.8 percent tax on what they make on capital gains and dividends. The mandate to buy insurance or pay a fine will also help fund these new efforts."

When will the law go into effect?

"Actually, parts of the plan have already gone into effect. For example, new health plans are required to provide free preventative care for services like colonoscopies and mammograms, and young adults are covered by their family’s insurance plan until they turn 26. So parts of the plan have already been implemented, but with this ruling, we’ll see more changes to come. And many of the major changes will happen in 2014."

Is this law here to stay?

That’s hard to say. “It will stay in effect for now, but the future of the plan depends on the outcome of the November elections.”

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Spray-on lithium-ion batteries could shape the next generation of portable electronics
While battery technology has come a long way in recent years, it still places constraints on the size and shape of cellphones and other personal electronic devices. Researchers at Rice University are looking to solve this problem by developing a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface … and early results are promising.
Lithium-ion batteries are, in essence, a collection of five different layers, each with a specific function, that need to be in contact with each other to work properly. To maximize the area of contact the layers are usually tightly rolled up in a spiral, meaning the battery nearly always ends up shaped either as a cylinder or a rectangle, which limits the form factor in many electronic devices.
A team led by Rice materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has managed to reduce the five layers that characterize a lithium-ion battery (two collectors, two electrodes, and a separator) to a spray paint made from different materials that has the same functionality.
The researchers have shown this “paint” to be effective on a variety of surfaces - glass, stainless steel, glazed ceramic tiles and flexible polymer sheets.
In one demonstration, nine bathroom tile-based batteries were connected in parallel and the middle tile topped by a solar cell. Once fully charged, the tiles powered a LED array for six hours with a steady 2.4 volts. The batteries were also put through 60 charge-discharge cycles and exhibited only a very small drop in capacity.
The researchers have filed for a patent and are working on scaling up the spray-on batteries to improve performance. The possibility of integrating the device with paintable solar cells to create a very unique energy-harvesting solution is also being investigated. To achieve this, the team is now looking for electrolytes that would make the system work in the open air.
A paper detailing their work appears in Nature’s online journal Scientific Reports.

thegrazing:

Spray-on lithium-ion batteries could shape the next generation of portable electronics

While battery technology has come a long way in recent years, it still places constraints on the size and shape of cellphones and other personal electronic devices. Researchers at Rice University are looking to solve this problem by developing a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface … and early results are promising.

Lithium-ion batteries are, in essence, a collection of five different layers, each with a specific function, that need to be in contact with each other to work properly. To maximize the area of contact the layers are usually tightly rolled up in a spiral, meaning the battery nearly always ends up shaped either as a cylinder or a rectangle, which limits the form factor in many electronic devices.

A team led by Rice materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has managed to reduce the five layers that characterize a lithium-ion battery (two collectors, two electrodes, and a separator) to a spray paint made from different materials that has the same functionality.

The researchers have shown this “paint” to be effective on a variety of surfaces - glass, stainless steel, glazed ceramic tiles and flexible polymer sheets.

In one demonstration, nine bathroom tile-based batteries were connected in parallel and the middle tile topped by a solar cell. Once fully charged, the tiles powered a LED array for six hours with a steady 2.4 volts. The batteries were also put through 60 charge-discharge cycles and exhibited only a very small drop in capacity.

The researchers have filed for a patent and are working on scaling up the spray-on batteries to improve performance. The possibility of integrating the device with paintable solar cells to create a very unique energy-harvesting solution is also being investigated. To achieve this, the team is now looking for electrolytes that would make the system work in the open air.

A paper detailing their work appears in Nature’s online journal Scientific Reports.

Recently, it seems as though all of these attacks are pointing in the direction of a zombie apocalypse, at least this is what the media strongly suggests, but are they really? We, here at Newsfeed of Today, believe this increased enthusiasm began with the discussion and publicity of the Nodding Disease in Africa [Click here to read more], however, it’s not as though all of the symptoms of being a ‘zombie’ haven’t occurred somewhere in the medical history of humanity - they have, but perhaps not all at once.
In fact, here are five real disease that could make appear as a ‘zombie’: sleeping sickness, rabies, necrosis, dysarthria, leprosy, and we’re sure they are more out there; however the question is: do these diseases actually make humans fully represent the theatrical zombies horror film lovers have come to know? No, not at all. As a matter of fact, even the Centers for Disease Control took the time to make a public statement to reassure otherwise.
The CDC speaks out:
"After a week of bizarre crimes, the Centers for Disease Control would like to reassure Americans that a zombie-virus outbreak is exceedingly unlikely.
"Despite a string of grisly incidents throughout North America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared late last week that there is no evidence of a coming Zombie Apocalypse.
The CDC, based in the Atlanta area, has previously issued promotional materials on how to survive a zombie attack, but these were all “a tongue in cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages,” according to a new post on the agency’s website. Following a series of ghastly incidents in Canada, Florida, New Jersey, Washington and Maryland, the organization was actually forced to address (mostly online) concerns about back-from-the-dead monsters feasting on the flesh of the living.
“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” agency spokesperson David Daigle told The Huffington Post on Friday.
Zombie talk began May 26 in Florida after 31-year-old Miami resident Rudy Eugene stripped off all his clothes, attacked a homeless man and attempted to chew off his face. Eugene, naked and growling, only ceased his attack after police shot him several times, according to eyewitnesses.
A day later, a New Jersey man stabbed himself 50 times, cut out his own intestines and threw them at police. By the end of the week a Seattle man had killed six people, including himself, in a shooting spree that started in a local cafe and a Baltimore student was charged with slaying and eating the heart and brain of his housemate.
To make matters even more suspicious, a bear was caught eating the corpse of a convicted murderer last week in British Columbia, although until we hear otherwise we’ll assume it’s probably not a zombie bear.”
Even more, it has been reported yesterday, June 8th, that in Louisiana, a 43-year-old Carencro, La. resident Carl Jacqueneaux allegedly bit off a piece of a man’s face during an unspecified domestic dispute last weekend, according to ABC-affiliate KATC. As with the infamous Miami face-chewing incident that sparked a spate of Internet-fueled zombie rumors, this attack may have involved the now infamous synthetic drug “bath salts.”
While the CDC did make this statement, they also posted an article on preparing for a potential zombie apocalypse - we believe this to be publicity stunt or a way to inform the public on how to be prepared for any emergency.
Let’s section off these individual circumstances and reports to try to make logical sense of the matters at hand.
The Miami incident is said to be caused by bath salts, and let’s be honest here, if used in an unethical manner, many products can be used in the place of drugs and almost all drugs have bizarre side-effects.
For the New Jersey man and the Baltimore student, drugs or a mental illness could be the underlying cause.
For the bear, most bears are carnivorous and if given the opportunity, it has always been suggested that they will kill humans.
Finally, for the Louisiana man, in this incident, the word “allegedly” is significant enough that we’re not going to even both with assuming that Carl Jacqueneaux actually bit off a piece of a man’s face. However, to suit this article, we will contribute this happening to drugs, a mental illness, or uncontrollable anger.
So there you have it. In our opinion: if you believe there is a possibility of a zombie apocalypse, believe as you will and prepare yourself as you may. However, we believe that until there is significant, hardcore proof as to sights of a zombie apocalypse, we’re not going to rest our minds on information provided by word of mouth from humans waiting for the next  big event to occur - we’re waiting until there is better proof.

Recently, it seems as though all of these attacks are pointing in the direction of a zombie apocalypse, at least this is what the media strongly suggests, but are they really? We, here at Newsfeed of Today, believe this increased enthusiasm began with the discussion and publicity of the Nodding Disease in Africa [Click here to read more], however, it’s not as though all of the symptoms of being a ‘zombie’ haven’t occurred somewhere in the medical history of humanity - they have, but perhaps not all at once.

In fact, here are five real disease that could make appear as a ‘zombie’: sleeping sickness, rabies, necrosis, dysarthria, leprosy, and we’re sure they are more out there; however the question is: do these diseases actually make humans fully represent the theatrical zombies horror film lovers have come to know? No, not at all. As a matter of fact, even the Centers for Disease Control took the time to make a public statement to reassure otherwise.

The CDC speaks out:

"After a week of bizarre crimes, the Centers for Disease Control would like to reassure Americans that a zombie-virus outbreak is exceedingly unlikely.

"Despite a string of grisly incidents throughout North America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared late last week that there is no evidence of a coming Zombie Apocalypse.

The CDC, based in the Atlanta area, has previously issued promotional materials on how to survive a zombie attack, but these were all “a tongue in cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages,” according to a new post on the agency’s website. Following a series of ghastly incidents in Canada, Florida, New Jersey, Washington and Maryland, the organization was actually forced to address (mostly online) concerns about back-from-the-dead monsters feasting on the flesh of the living.

“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” agency spokesperson David Daigle told The Huffington Post on Friday.

Zombie talk began May 26 in Florida after 31-year-old Miami resident Rudy Eugene stripped off all his clothes, attacked a homeless man and attempted to chew off his face. Eugene, naked and growling, only ceased his attack after police shot him several times, according to eyewitnesses.

A day later, a New Jersey man stabbed himself 50 times, cut out his own intestines and threw them at police. By the end of the week a Seattle man had killed six people, including himself, in a shooting spree that started in a local cafe and a Baltimore student was charged with slaying and eating the heart and brain of his housemate.

To make matters even more suspicious, a bear was caught eating the corpse of a convicted murderer last week in British Columbia, although until we hear otherwise we’ll assume it’s probably not a zombie bear.”

Even more, it has been reported yesterday, June 8th, that in Louisiana, a 43-year-old Carencro, La. resident Carl Jacqueneaux allegedly bit off a piece of a man’s face during an unspecified domestic dispute last weekend, according to ABC-affiliate KATC. As with the infamous Miami face-chewing incident that sparked a spate of Internet-fueled zombie rumors, this attack may have involved the now infamous synthetic drug “bath salts.”

While the CDC did make this statement, they also posted an article on preparing for a potential zombie apocalypse - we believe this to be publicity stunt or a way to inform the public on how to be prepared for any emergency.

Let’s section off these individual circumstances and reports to try to make logical sense of the matters at hand.

The Miami incident is said to be caused by bath salts, and let’s be honest here, if used in an unethical manner, many products can be used in the place of drugs and almost all drugs have bizarre side-effects.

For the New Jersey man and the Baltimore student, drugs or a mental illness could be the underlying cause.

For the bear, most bears are carnivorous and if given the opportunity, it has always been suggested that they will kill humans.

Finally, for the Louisiana man, in this incident, the word “allegedly” is significant enough that we’re not going to even both with assuming that Carl Jacqueneaux actually bit off a piece of a man’s face. However, to suit this article, we will contribute this happening to drugs, a mental illness, or uncontrollable anger.

So there you have it. In our opinion: if you believe there is a possibility of a zombie apocalypse, believe as you will and prepare yourself as you may. However, we believe that until there is significant, hardcore proof as to sights of a zombie apocalypse, we’re not going to rest our minds on information provided by word of mouth from humans waiting for the next  big event to occur - we’re waiting until there is better proof.

As many know, cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. It’s a malignant growth or tumor resulting from such a division of cells. While there are treatments for cancer, not all types of cancer are curable.

Luckily, “new research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now.

At a weekend conference of more than 30,000 cancer specialists, scientists reported: -New “smart” drugs that deliver powerful poisons directly to cancer cells while leaving healthy ones alone.

Doctors have successfully dropped the first “smart bomb” on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone.

In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women with very advanced disease, the experimental treatment extended by several months the time women lived without their cancer getting worse, doctors planned to report Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago.

More importantly, the treatment seems likely to improve survival; it will take more time to know for sure. After two years, 65 percent of women who received it were still alive versus 47 percent of those in a comparison group given two standard cancer drugs.

That margin fell just short of the very strict criteria researchers set for stopping the study and declaring the new treatment a winner, and they hope the benefit becomes more clear with time. In fact, so many women on the new treatment are still alive that researchers cannot yet determine average survival for the group.

"The absolute difference is greater than one year in how long these people live," said the study’s leader, Dr. Kimberly Blackwell of Duke University. "This is a major step forward."

A warning to hopeful patients: the drug is still experimental, so not available yet. Its backers hope it can reach the market within a year.” [For specifics please read the article “Study: ‘Smart Bomb Drug Affects Breast Cancer”]

Furthermore, “an experimental cancer drug successfully shrank tumors in patients with different kinds of cancer, including typically hard-to-treat lung cancers, according to a new study. Oncologists said the research was encouraging, but more study was needed to know whether the drug would prolong life for cancer patients.

The study, led by Dr. Suzanne Topalian, was presented Friday at the Super Bowl of cancer professionals, a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In a small, early phase study, researchers used a drug targeting a portion of the body’s immune system, a pathway called PD-1, which usually works to stop the body from fighting cancerous tumors. By shutting down the pathway, the drug stokes the body’s immune system to fight tumor cells.

Researchers gave the drug to nearly 240 patients with advanced melanoma, colorectal, prostate, kidney and lung cancers. All the patients had tried up to five other treatments, which failed. After up to two years on the drug, tumors shrank in 26 of 94 patients with melanoma, nine of 33 patients with kidney cancer and 14 of 76 patients with lung cancer.

The drug was not without side effects. About 14 percent of patients in the trial reported conditions such as skin rashes, diarrhea or breathing problems.” [For specifics, please read the source article, “Study: Experimental Drug Shrinks Cancer Tumors”]

While these studies are proving to fight against cancer, we here at NewsFeed of Today sincerely hope the public will be informed of better and clear progress in the future. Overall, we wish good luck to all in the fight against cancer.

Are You Ready for the Transit of Venus This Tuesday?
"This Tuesday is probably the only chance in your lifetime to see Venus pass between the sun and the Earth, one of the rarest, cyclical, astronimical events. During this transit, Venus will appear as a small dot against the face of the sun for about 6 and a half hours.
Just how rare is the Transit of Venus? There has only been one other occurance in the last 100 years and after Tuesday, the next one won’t happen again until 2117. Transits of the planet Mercury are more common, the next one occursin 2016, but that planet is so small that it’s nearly invisible, not that you would want to be looking.
Like a solar eclipse, it’s not safe to view the Transit of Venus with the naked eye, or even sunglasses. You either need specially made eyeshades, a telescope with a solar filter mounted on the end, or Number 14 (NO.14) welder’s glass, which is extremely dark, or you can use a telescope to project the transit onto a piece of paper - that’s how the earliest know observer of the phenomen, Jeremiah Horrocks, viewed the transit in 1639.”

Are You Ready for the Transit of Venus This Tuesday?

"This Tuesday is probably the only chance in your lifetime to see Venus pass between the sun and the Earth, one of the rarest, cyclical, astronimical events. During this transit, Venus will appear as a small dot against the face of the sun for about 6 and a half hours.

Just how rare is the Transit of Venus? There has only been one other occurance in the last 100 years and after Tuesday, the next one won’t happen again until 2117. Transits of the planet Mercury are more common, the next one occursin 2016, but that planet is so small that it’s nearly invisible, not that you would want to be looking.

Like a solar eclipse, it’s not safe to view the Transit of Venus with the naked eye, or even sunglasses. You either need specially made eyeshades, a telescope with a solar filter mounted on the end, or Number 14 (NO.14) welder’s glass, which is extremely dark, or you can use a telescope to project the transit onto a piece of paper - that’s how the earliest know observer of the phenomen, Jeremiah Horrocks, viewed the transit in 1639.”

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As many know, the media doesn’t have a very good rap for providing through information for an informed reader. Luckily, we here with NewsFeed of Today try to make sure we are well-informed and get our point across.

Just today, Yahoo! News posted an article “Chagas: Is a tropical disease really the new ‘AIDS?’” and as per the usual with Yahoo! New, their information isn’t necessarily the greatest and appears to be designed to create a wide-set panic. The article claims, “There are a number of striking similarities between people living with Chagas disease and people living with HIV/AIDS,” the authors [of an editorial, published by the Public Library of Science’s Neglected Tropical Diseases] wrote, “particularly for those with HIV/AIDS who contracted the disease in the first two decades of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”

Yahoo! News also claims that “Both diseases disproportionately affect people living in poverty, both are chronic conditions requiring prolonged, expensive treatment, and as with patients in the first two decades of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, “most patients with Chagas disease do not have access to health care facilities.””

ALl of the information provided is shocking and not entirely correct.

According to U.S. National Library of Medicine – The World’s Largest Medical Library, “Chagas disease is an illness spread by insects. It is common in South and Central America. It is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi [the Kissing bug], a parasite related to the African trypanosome that causes sleeping sickness. It is spread by reduvid bugs and is one of the major health problems in South America. Due to immigration, the disease also affects people in the United States.”

“The symptoms of the acute phase include: fever, general ill feeling (malaise), swelling of one eye, swollen red area at site of insect bite. After the acute phase, the disease goes into remission. No other symptoms may appear for many years. When symptoms finally develop, they may include: constipation, digestive problems, pain in the abdomen, swallowing difficulties.”

However, as many people know, these various symptoms can occur for many different reasons and if they don’t clear up within a reasonable amount of time, then an individual should make haste to see a doctor. Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you think you may be infected with Chagas disease.

Now Yahoo! News claims there are similarities between people living with Chagas disease and people living with HIV/AIDS. That’s passable, but there are distinctions between Chagas and HIV/AIDS because Chagas does not affect the immune system, and it is only transmitted by blood or mother to child – human to human. Instead of HIV/AIDS, it is actually quite similar to Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus or Malaria, which are transmitted by insects and can be life threatening. ”While HIV/AIDS attacks the body’s immune system, Chagas afflicts the heart and digestive organs.”

To conclude, if you are experecing any health issues, it is probably best that you contact a doctor and set up an appointment for them to take a look at you. Unless you believe your symptoms require more urgency, then it is probably best that you immediately get to a local hospital/doctor. While the media industry tries its hardest to get releavet news to its readers/viewers, perhaps some media outlets should allow their viewers to make an informed decision, but this is just our opinion.

Are you ready for a solar/annular eclipse? I am!

“When the sun vanishes behind the moon for the first time over the United States in this century, what better place to enjoy the view than from one of the 154 national parks that stand in its path?

Astronomy lovers in the United States will be treated to a partial disappearance of the sun behind the moon this Sunday (May 20). Only the Eastern Seaboard will be totally exempt. The eclipse will occur in the late afternoon or early evening of May 20 throughout North America, and May 21 for observers in Asia.

Over the course of the solar eclipse, the sun won’t vanish completely, but will remain as a ring around the moon for what is known as an annular eclipse. When the eclipse occurs, the moon will be near its most distant point from Earth, making it appear smaller in the sky and thus unable to block the entire sun. But it will still be a stunning sight.”

Please keep in mind that if you are not within the area indicated on the map, this doesn’t mean you won’t be privy to a partial eclipse, just keep an eye out. “Also, the next major solar eclipse in the US won’t come until August 21, 2017, although Australia and parts of the South Pacific will see one later this year, on Nov. 17.”

Michigan Teen Makes A Starburst Wrapper Prom Dress
A high school student from Ishpeming, Michigan, Diane MeNease, fashioned eighteen thousand Starburst wrappers into a bodice for a homemade dress and wore it to prom on May 5th. it took her a year-and-a-half to collect all the wrappers and five months to create the dress which also features a black satin “ball gown” skirt layered with tulle. [Link to Yahoo! article]

Be Careful of What You Read
During the last week of April, several media outlets such as Yahoo News, The New York Daily News, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post and MSN, ran articles about a female, Polish dentist who ‘pulled all of the teeth of her ex-boyfriend.’ As it turns out, some of the bigger media distributors aren’t always sure of the facts and in some cases, tend to tilt the facts to their favor. In regards to this situation, Polish television news channel TVN4 published an article mocking foreign media’s coverage of the story, which it speculates began as a prank. [Link to first article on the Huffington Post] [Link to corrected article on MSN]

Tortured Afghan Teen Speaks on Attackers: ‘The same should be done to them.’
Last year, people around the world were outraged when they heard the story of Sahar Gul. Married at 13, Sahar Gul says her husband raped her and various in-laws tortured her. Three of her attackers were recently sentenced for 10 years. “Ten years is not enough. They should have been given 50 years,” she told CNN. (Please note: CNN does not usually reveal the identities of women and girls who allege they have been raped, but this young woman wanted to be seen and tell her story. [Link to article on CNN]

Warning: If you are not particularly fond of overly opinionated news articles, then this might not be the article for you.

“When a six-year-old boy kicked his school principal last week, the school called in police, not the parents.

The student had already been suspended for kicking and biting another official, when he allegedly threatened a teacher and kicked Principal Pat Lumbley. This time, the child was placed in police custody and charged with battery and intimidation.

“In the big picture … I have to look at school safety and have to look at student safety,” Lumbley, an Indiana elementary school administrator, told a local Fox affiliate. The county’s police lieutenant defended the decision, adding “putting him into the system can open up avenues perhaps the parents don’t have.” “

Alright, “looking at student safety” is a good response from a school administrator, at least, from my perspective; however, what about the safety of the child charged with battery and intimidation? Using scare tactics and intimidating a six-year-old child into obedience can have adverse affects to their psyche, when the child more than likely doesn’t fully understand the whole situation or even the meaning of having charges against him.

What I don’t understand is when I was in kindergarten and a child misbehaved, the teacher or their assistant would put the child in timeout and tell the parents at the end of the day. Then, the parents would handle the child by either further punishing them by taking away toys or ‘rights,’ or discussing the situation with the child, discussing how the child was in the wrong and should therefore, apologize. Why isn’t this happening anymore?

In the future, if I  have a child and I send them to kindergarten, I want my future child’s teachers to handle any situation involving children appropriately and not resort to extremes because the adult is too scared to put a child in a corner.

Personally, I am very confused as to how the penal system will be able to help a bratty child.

Apparently, many school officials feel that law enforcement is the only place to turn to help manage unsafe or disrespectful behavior. For instance: in Texas, an estimated 300,000 kids were give misdemeanors in 2010 (this number includes children as young as six, in Georgia, a 6-year-old was carted out of her kindergarten classroom in handcuffs after allegedly throwing a caustic tantrum, and over the past year, kids under the age of 13 have been arrested, or threatened with arrest, for giving wedgies, having a food fight and spraying perfume. In more serious circumstances, children are facing real prison time over hockey game fouls and threatening classroom notes. One 6-year-old was accused of sexual assault by school officials during a recess game of tag. In order to have the sexual battery charge wiped from his school record, the child’s parents had to hire a lawyer to prove that the charges had no legal basis.

“Everyone suffers when adults don’t have the skills and support to manage unsafe or respectful behavior such as kicking and tantrums effectively,” Irene van der Zande, executive director and founder of Kidpower, tells Shine. Her California-based non-profit program helps schools and parents teach kids safety, respect and tolerance independent of police intervention.

But many school officials feel law enforcement is the only place to turn for help. The rapid increase in school shootings since the Columbine tragedy has left administrators scrambling for better safety measures. Overcrowding, financial cutbacks and access to weapons in the information age are all conditions of new generation and a system struggling to adapt to it. As a result a higher percentage of students between the ages of 12 and 18, say they’re more afraid of attack or harm at school than away from school, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2010, 85 percent of public schools cited incidents of violence, theft, and other criminal activity. That same year, 60 percent of schools called in police for backup.

“Advocates of school policing believe crackdowns send a message to the student body, and help keep large underage populations in check and safe. Principal Lumbley feels he protected the rest of his elementary school’s student body by having a 6-year-old student arrested. But critics say those punitive measures are really designed to protect teachers.

“Teachers rely on the police to enforce discipline,” Kady Simpkins, a juvenile defense lawyer, told The Guardian. “Part of it is that they’re not accountable. They’re not going to get into trouble for it. The parent can’t come in and yell at them. They say: it’s not us, it’s the police.”

As for the Indiana 6-year-old student charged with battery and intimidation, it’s hard to believe he’s any wiser.

“I can’t imagine the prosecution being able to sustain a battery charge against a six year old,” a New York Family Law Attorney, who chose to remain anonymous, tells Shine. “There is a ‘mens rea’ or ‘state of mind’ element to all crimes and I can’t imagine a prosecutor being able to successfully argue that a six-year-old could meet the state of mind requirement for battery or any crime for that matter.”

That’s not to say that kids with severe behavioral problems should be dealt with the same way as other students, but child advocates believe that criminalizing their actions doesn’t solve any problems.

“Kids who have trouble behaving well in school can almost always be turned around with preparation, firm, respectful interventions, and a plan of action that gets school officials and parents working together as a team,” Kidpower’s van der Zande tells Shine. “When adults overreact, the harm done is not only to the child involved but also to other children who witness this.” “

It is incredibly unfortunate that parents, teachers, assistants, and school officials are unable to control a single six-year-old child, who is only just being to develop.