Ukraine: Activist Leader Missing | Human Rights Watch

Kill some – offer power “sharing” to some but not all to split opposition – all the usual steps by a wannabe dictator or shill for Russia.

(Kiev) – One of the leaders of Kiev’s protest movement has been missing since January 22, 2014. Dmitri Bulatov, 35, is the third protest activist who has disappeared in the past week. Human Rights Watch called on Ukrainian authorities to urgently undertake a thorough investigation to locate him and ensure his safety and well-being.

via Ukraine: Activist Leader Missing | Human Rights Watch.

Vitamin D fails in study – Life & Style – NZ Herald News

Vitamin D supplements provide little – if any – health benefits, a study shows.

The Auckland University report analysed multiple existing studies focused on the effects of vitamin D.

It found they failed to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer or bone fractures in the general population by more than 15 per cent.

Vitamin D supplements are commonly associated with better health and the prevention of various medical conditions. However, an emerging body of research is beginning to debunk these beliefs.

A study published last month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal concluded low levels of vitamin D were a result, rather than a cause, of ill-health.

The latest study, led by Dr Mark Bolland from the university\’s Department of Medicine, analysed comparisons of individuals who took calcium with their vitamin D supplements and those who didn\’t. Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth.

Some of Bolland\’s research indicates an increased risk of hip fractures with vitamin D supplementation.

It follows studies that showed vitamin D supplements made no difference in preventing osteoporosis in most healthy adults.

via Vitamin D fails in study – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

“All It Takes Is One Good Man With A Gun……” – ‘There Has Been An Average Of One School Shooting Every Other School Day So Far This Year’

We are an effing dumb nation to be held hostage like this!

The Last Of The Millenniums

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‘Though the sample size is far too small to draw any definitive conclusions, 2014 is off to a deadly start’:

‘In the first 14 school days of the year, there have been at least 7 school shootings’.

‘For sake of comparison, there were 28 school shootings in all of 2013, according to gun violence prevention group Moms Demand Action’.

‘That number could have been even higher were it not for several near-misses’.

  • ‘An eighth grader was arrested in Georgia last week after he brought a gun to school on consecutive days and robbed a classmate’.
  • ‘On Tuesday, Portland police rushed to an area high school after a student was reportedly showing off his gun to a fellow classmate during lunch’.
  • ‘And early on Wednesday four teenagers were arrested after they were seen pointing a gun at a school bus in Norfolk, Virginia’.

From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/01/23/3192911/normal-school-shootings/

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Where Eagles Fly #TanRenga #photography #poetry

penned in moon dust

moon contrail

flight of the eagle
stepping into the world of dreams –
a silent cry

(c) Chèvrefeuille

spirited up to the clouds

drawing lines with the sky

(c) MDW

A Tan Renga is a duet of sorts where one poet echos the primary poet. Kristjaan at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is constantly stretching the writers to soar with  the eagles.

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Three Years of Female Struggle

Men in Egypt are good and bad – the problem is that good men do little to halt the actions of oafs, rapists, and bullies who target women for abuse to make these weak fools seem strong.

Egyptian Streets

By Nora P. Knobloch, contributor, EgyptianStreets.com
Is there any reason to celebrate the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution? It is important to ask: what, in human rights, society, or politics, progressed and what has regressed?

It is crucial to observe the complexities in the political struggles that Egypt has witnessed over the past three years. It is also crucial to not become silent that the rights of Egyptian women are continuously ignored.  

Two months ago, Egypt was labeled the “worst Arab country for women” in a (study of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. According to the report, public places increasingly became a commonplace of sexual violence and abuse, especially during the last three years. Another report by the UN declared that more than 99 percent of the female Egyptian population has experienced sexual harassment.

Thus it is important to ask, in relation to the female populace: Where did the progression…

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