The author of a new 452-page book that decimates the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) for crippling commercial free speech and consumer choice, says the regulation should be taken to European courts by the end of July this year.
This title and author are recommended by me in the self improvement recommended reading section of this web site.
~ Uncle Russ
“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested. It is said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, in the language of the desert, ‘one dies of thirst just when the palm trees appeared on the horizon.’” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Ibn al-Haytham’s 11th-century Book of Optics, which was published exactly 1000 years ago, is often cited alongside Newton’s Principia as one of the most influential books in physics. Yet very little is known about the writer, considered by many to be the father of modern optics.
I just completed a short book entitled: ‘WHAT IS HONOR? A Question Of Moral Imperatives’ by Alexander Welsh. A link may be found under self improvement recommended readings, on this web site.
You are about now asking: “Where in the world is Uncle Russ going with this one?”
As I recently mentioned, for the first time in my frequent travels and talks for Zija®, each of us has a core moral imperative to do what Ken Brailsford has asked each of us to consider; “sharing” the opportunity of wellness for every single person you know, or come in contact with.
Zija® International is simply a direct referral and distribution business, with the most lucrative compensation plan ever offered, as well as most efficacious nutrient dense and bioavailable botanical products, ever known to science.
“No Big Deal!” the naysayers and critics will daily hurl in your face, and try to chip away at your confidence, if not your soul.
Ours is a world that too often seems falling apart, as demonstrated by the unfolding events of Egypt, and the Middle East, that my family and I have just returned from, only a few short weeks ago (friends of our Coptic hosts lost family, friends, and loved ones, in the bombing in Alexandria).
Yet, within blocks of an utter evil act of terrorism, stands the most advanced and sophisticated library in the world (and I have been in many) only about 200 meters from the destroyed ancient library of Alexandria, Egypt.
Elisa, my bride and best friend in this life, a brilliant linguist and librarian, was in complete awe, at both this immense international achievement (recently completed) that is a modern temple to collective human knowledge, yet equally in shock, like myself, as to the striking disparity directly outside the edifice’s door, somewhere out of the third century.
I have know hunger, and have seen it throughout my decades of globe trotting; it only makes me more resolved as to the moral imperative and OBLIGATION we each have to share the Zija® message next door, and globally.
Heroics is term a much over used, if not worn out, in an age of hyperbole.
What you must really understand is that honor really centers around respect for yourself and others.
Honor is respect that is in our core nature as children of God, and we must morally rise to this occasion, dare I say mission, to an identity with a brand of products in an efficient business model, desperately needed in a broken world, that truly reflect its slogan: “DRINK LIFE IN®!”
All The Best,
ScienceDaily (Dec. 18, 2010) — Researchers have created a powerful new approach to scholarship, using approximately 4 percent of all books ever published as a digital “fossil record” of human culture. By tracking the frequency with which words appear in books over time, scholars can now precisely quantify a wide variety of cultural and historical trends.
THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA—
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.
Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.
There is a lot of work ahead, but we can’t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s the history lesson we all wished we’d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)
DRINK LIFE IN!
~ Uncle Russ
In today’s excerpt – flies, elephants, cities, and ideas:
“Scientists and animal lovers had long observed that as life gets bigger, it slows down. Flies live for hours or days; elephants live for half-centuries. The hearts of birds and small mammals pump blood much faster than those of giraffes and blue whales. But the relationship between size and speed didn’t seem to be a linear one. A horse might be five hundred times heavier than a rabbit, yet its pulse certainly wasn’t five hundred times slower than the rabbit’s. After a formidable series of measurements in his Davis lab, [Swiss scientist Max] Kleiber discovered that this scaling phenomenon stuck to an unvarying mathematical script called ‘negative quarter-power scaling.’ If you plotted mass versus metabolism on a logarithmic grid, the result was a perfectly straight line that led from rats and pigeons all the way up to bulls and hippopotami. …
“The more species Kleiber and his peers analyzed, the clearer the equation became: metabolism scales to mass to the negative quarter power. The math is simple enough: you take the square root of 1,000, which is (approximately) 31, and then take the square root of 31, which is (again, approximately) 5.5. This means that a cow, which is roughly a thousand times heavier than a woodchuck, will, on average, live 5.5 times longer, and have a heart rate that is 5.5 times slower than the woodchuck’s. As the science writer George Johnson once observed, one lovely consequence of Kleiber’s law is that the number of heartbeats per lifetime tends to be stable from species to species. Bigger animals just take longer to use up their quota. …
“Several years ago, the theoretical physicist Geoffrey West decided to investigate whether Kleiber’s law applied to one of life’s largest creations: the superorganisms of human-built cities. Did the ‘metabolism’ of urban life slow down as cities grew in size? Was there an underlying pattern to the growth and pace of life of metropolitan systems? Working out of the legendary Santa Fe Institute, where he served as president until 2009, West assembled an international team of researchers and advisers to collect data on dozens of cities around the world, measuring everything from crime to household electrical consumption, from new patents to gasoline sales.
“When they finally crunched the numbers, West and his team were delighted to discover that Kleiber’s negative quarter-power scaling governed the energy and transportation growth of city living. The number of gasoline stations, gasoline sales, road surface area, the length of electrical cables: all these factors follow the exact same power law that governs the speed with which energy is expended in biological organisms. If an elephant was just a scaled-up mouse, then, from an energy perspective, a city was just a scaled-up elephant.
“But the most fascinating discovery in West’s research came from the data that didn’t turn out to obey Kleiber’s law. West and his team discovered another power law lurking in their immense database of urban statistics. Every datapointthat involved creativity and innovation – patents, R&D budgets, ‘supercreative’ professions, inventors – also followed a quarter-power law, in a way that was every bit as predictable as Kleiber’s law. But there was one fundamental difference: the quarter-power law governing innovation was positive, not negative. A city that was ten times larger than its neighbor wasn’t ten times more innovative; it was seventeen times more innovative. A metropolis fifty times bigger than a town was 130 times more innovative.
“Kleiber’s law proved that as life gets bigger, it slows down. But West’s model demonstrated one crucial way in which human-built cities broke from the patterns of biological life: as cities get bigger, they generate ideas at a faster clip. This is what we call ‘superlinear scaling’: if creativity scaled with size in a straight, linear fashion, you would of course find more patents and inventions in a larger city, but the number of patents and inventions per capita would be stable. West’s power laws suggested something far more provocative: that despite all the noise and crowding and distraction, the average resident of a metropolis with a population of five million people was almost three times more creative than the average resident of a town of a hundred thousand.”
Author: Steve Johnson
Title: Where Good Ideas Come From
Date: Copyright 2010 by Steven Johnson
The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is Islamism, whose sophisticated forces have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but also to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy offers a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.
Despite the human race’s extraordinary capacity for invention and progress, we clearly have a millennia-old blind spot in one all-important area: We don’t understand evil — what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives. Put another way, we don’t understand ourselves.
More evidence of BIG PHARMA FRAUD….
~ Uncle Russ
In this fascinating critical look at drug and biotech companies, Goozner pulls back the curtain on the process of new drug development and answers two important questions: “where do new drugs come from?” and “what do they cost to invent?”
The University of California (UC) system is threatening to boycott Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG’s) journals to protest a hefty subscription price hike. In a strongly worded response, NPG decries the UC libraries’ “sensationalist” tactics and argues that they have been receiving a large and “unfair” discount for years. The company says it is merely trying to bring charges in line with those for other libraries.
UPDATED: University of California Considers Boycott Against Nature Journals
If you do not GET, how really EVIL China is from their so-called ‘great’ leader, on down, after reading this, you never will.
~ Uncle Russ
The U.S. government is now practically screaming that a new avian super-flu will likely kill millions of Americans. The mainstream media is entirely onboard, as are drug companies and other corporations poised to benefit immensely off the paranoia. But there is NO coming bird flu pandemic. It’s an elaborate scheme contrived by the government and big business for reasons that boil down to power and money.
Presenting eye-opening evidence that casts serious doubt on the truthfulness of reports about the virus’s ability to transmit, and its mortality rates around the world, renowned physician Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals the secrets about the great bird flu hoax. In compelling fashion he provides you the real facts you need to know to protect you from a far greater ill – corporate and governmental greed.
By JOSEPH MERCOLA PAM KILLEEN
Copyright © 2007 Dr. Joseph Mercola with Pam Killeen
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