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Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured.

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler’s delayed-choice , which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. Wheeler’s experiment then asks – at which point does the object decide?

Common sense says the object is either wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it. But predicts that whether you observe wave like behavior (interference) or particle behavior (no interference) depends only on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey. This is exactly what the ANU team found.

“It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it,” said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-05-quantum-theory-weirdness.html#jCp

DR. QUANTUM – DOUBLE SLIT EXPERIMENT

Boeing Unveils Amazing, Slightly Terrifying New Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

Boeing Unveils Amazing, Slightly Terrifying New Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

Born into Generation X, I grew up with the threat of nuclear war — and all its corollaries, from visions of mushroom clouds to “duck and cover” drills in high school to Terminator movies, and of course, the ever-present worry that one day a sneaky Soviet satellite would detonate way up in the sky and fry all of our electronics with an “electromagnetic pulse.”

So imagine my surprise when the U.S. Air Force confirmed last week that it’s developed an electromagnetic pulse weapon of its own, and that Boeing (NYSE: BA  ) is helping to build it.

A CHAMP-ion idea
The weapon in question: Boeing’s “CHAMP,” short for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. It’s essentially the old nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapon that we used to worry so much about — but without the nuclear part. CHAMP carries a small generator that emits microwaves to fry electronics with pinpoint accuracy. It targets not nations or cities but individual buildings, blacking out their electronics rather than blowing up physical targets (or people).

Read more  http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/05/24/boeing-unveils-electromagnetic-pulse-weapon.aspx

It’s a war against child abuse, payback time for our abusers

It’s a war against child abuse, payback time for our abusers

 

From Carl – survivor

https://carlchass.wordpress.com/

 

£330,000 for a 20-minute speech at a world hunger event? Tony Blair is an inspiration to us all  So what if people aren’t happy that his appearance would have cost £275 per second?

£330,000 for a 20-minute speech at a world hunger event? Tony Blair is an inspiration to us all So what if people aren’t happy that his appearance would have cost £275 per second?

Over the weekend, it was reported that Tony Blair pulled out of addressing The World Hunger Forum in Stockholm because his £330k price tag for turning up and talking just couldn’t be met.

According to one source, the food company organising the event, Eat, dropped Blair because “his star power is fast diminishing”. But regardless of whether this is true or not, many agree that he was wrong to ask for such an astronomical payment in the first place. It was apparently going to be given to The Cherie Blair Foundation. So if his claim that he didn’t turn up and speak due to “prior commitments” is true, that’s a real shame; it would have been a huge donation.

But either way, I think it’s time we give the man a break. His impeccable record as a selfless public servant aside, Blair’s approach to life after his Downing Street days display the exact same values that both the government and opposition want us to tattooed on our foreheads: “aspiration” and “wealth creation”.

The next Labour leadership favourite, Andy Burnham, last week suggested “wealth creators must be valued as highly as NHS staff”. Burnham reckons these wealthy people are “everyday heroes”, in which case Tony Blair is basically Superman, creating cash money left right and centre.

Read more http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/330000-for-a-20minute-speech-at-a-world-hunger-event-tony-blair-is-an-inspiration-to-us-all-10289764.html

 

Certain medications cause people to commit murder… homicide risk increased by 31% to 200%… 100 million Americans take these drugs

Certain medications cause people to commit murder… homicide risk increased by 31% to 200%… 100 million Americans take these drugs

A new study published in the journal World Psychiatry (June 1 edition, not yet found on the web) found that several classes of prescription medications — including antidepressant drugs, tranquilizers and anti-inflammatory painkillers — markedly increased the chances of someone murdering another human being.

This link has long been suspect in antidepressants, which have been repeatedly linked to mass school shootings in the United States.

“I think that these chemical substances affect the impulse control of the person,” Dr. Jari Tiihonen, lead author and a professor, told Medical Daily. “The only surprising result was that painkillers also increase the risk.”

According to the study’s findings:

• Antidepressant drugs increased the risk of committing homicide by 31%.

• Tranquilizers increased the risk of committing homicide by 45%.

• Opioid pain relievers increased the risk of committing homicide by 92%.

• Anti-inflammatory painkillers increased the risk of committing homicide by 200%.

http://www.naturalnews.com/049921_psychiatric_medications_homicide_risk_drug_violence.html

Headache or homicide – or both?

 

Elderly care home patients given ‘chemical cosh’ drugs

Elderly care home patients given ‘chemical cosh’ drugs

Most of these psychotropic drugs are not authorised for use on over-65s or people with dementia because they can double the risk of death and treble the risk of stroke.

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Up to one-in-three residents in some Irish nursing homes are being administered psychotropic medication, based on previously unreleased pharmacy records and new research.

Psychologists and psychiatrists who work in the system have found a culture in which these drugs are used on a routine basis to control the disruptive behaviour of older people and those with disabilities.

The side-effects of antipsychotic drugs in Ireland may be linked to dozens of deaths and more than 100 stroke-like events each year, based on international research.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/elderly-care-home-patients-given-chemical-cosh-drugs-1.2232922

Kincora child abuse victim calls for wider inquiry

Kincora child abuse victim calls for wider inquiry

 

MPs’ pay watchdog Ipsa backs 10% pay increase for politicians to £74,000 by the end of June

MPs’ pay watchdog Ipsa backs 10% pay increase for politicians to £74,000 by the end of June

MPs will have their pay increased by over 10 per cent to £74,000 a year unless “new and compelling evidence” is presented to argue otherwise, a watchdog has said.

The independent authority which decides how much politicians get paid has launched a final review into the controversial matter, but warned that there is little that will change its view that MPs are not paid enough.

The majority of MPs themselves, including Prime Minister David Cameron, are against raising their salaries from the current level of £67,000 – a move that is also largely opposed by the general public.

But the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has said its proposals will raise the basic salary of MPs without costing the taxpayer “a penny more”.

Read more  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-pay-watchdog-ipsa-backs-10-pay-increase-for-politicians-to-74000-by-the-end-of-june-10291513.html

 

Danish Authority Calls Glyphosate a Human Carcinogen

Danish Authority Calls Glyphosate a Human Carcinogen

A Danish authority has now declared glyphosate a human carcinogen and says “don’t use it.” Will this declaration begin a rash of warnings from around the world?

Monsanto may have asked the World Health Organization for a retraction when one of their agencies declared glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide, Roundup, ‘probably carcinogenic,’ but they are going to have to start begging others too.

A Danish professor says not to use glyphosate. Philippe Grandjean, professor of environmental medicine at the University of Southern Denmark, commented:

“We know that glyphosate cause cancer in other mammals, but it has not been demonstrated in humans. This is because the effects have not been investigated thoroughly enough in people yet. But when we see that other mammals get cancer from glyphosate, we must assume that people who are exposed to the substance can also develop cancer.”

This comes during a time that the newly elected president of Sri Lanka decided to ban glyphosate effective immediately.

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Why my retelling of Oliver Twist for teens is about a paedophile ring

Why my retelling of Oliver Twist for teens is about a paedophile ring

When Steve Tasane set out to write Nobody Saw No One, a modern day thriller based on Oliver Twist, he found it impossible to dodge the issue of institutional child abuse that was dominating the news with Jimmy Savile and Operation Yewtree. Here’s why he thinks it’s so important to tell it and tell all – and not run scared

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jun/01/oliver-twist-child-sex-abuse-steve-tasane-nobody-saw-no-one