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Autism Nation: America's Chemical Brain Drain »

The linked article is interesting and disturbing.. Why is autism so high? Sure, we’re told that it’s because of ‘better screening.’ I am getting tired of the ‘better screening’ argument.. anyone with common sense knows that there are many more instances of severe autism hitting families across the planet.. especially America and other ‘industrialized nations’…

Counties and states killing weeds with sprays.. Food filled with chemicals.. BPA in plastics.. heavy metals, fluoride in water for babies who still don’t have their first set of teeth..

The article details toxins in food, air, and everything. Every place your child plays.. every place your baby in a womb goes.. 

The money quotes you should consider:

Americans are exposed to over 83,000 industrial chemicals as part of modern civilization. Virtually all pregnant women are walking chemical repositories. Tracking 163 chemicals, 99 percent of pregnant women tested positive for at least 43 different chemicals 

And

Other studies show that the average newborn enters the world on day one “pre-polluted,” harboring hundreds of chemicals and heavy metals acquired during intrauterine life, and many of those undoubtedly reach the brain during critical windows of embryonic development. None of those chemicals enhance the natural process of brain maturation; many of them are known to be toxic to neurons and brain tissue.

And this:

Most pesticides work by causing chemical disruption of the brain and nervous system of insects. In fact, many pesticides are merely derivations of chemical warfare agents of the World War I and World War II era, i.e. nerve gases. It should be no surprise, then, that human nerve cells could also be affected, especially when considering that at the critical embryonic stage, the human fetal brain is no larger than that of many insects. 

How ‘safe’.. 

Often I offer only bad news with no hope.

There may be hope today though, hope that wasn’t here before.

There could game changing positive breakthroughs coming.. 7 SAN DIEGO says this, 

Autistic stem cells are starting respond to experimental drugs in what San Diego researchers are calling a breakthrough in the disorder affecting one in 68 children.

UC San Diego scientists took stem cells from children with autism and reprogrammed them into brain cells.

Amazing times we live in.
But poisonous times, too..

While we work on the ‘cure’ for autism, we should also try to find the trigger. Or triggers. Or chemicals. 

The truth is out there… maybe in the air, water.. or land. But it’s there somewhere..

Take a bow..
The President is in Japan. He had time to meet ASIMO, the Advanced Step in Motivative Mobility. 
ASIMO is a robot. When President Obama met it, he bowed.The robot didn’t bow back..
Obama has been criticized in the past for bowing to world leaders—though he’s not the first.. Remember those photos of the Bush family exchanging hugs and kisses with Middle Eastern kings?
Nonetheless, the height of absurdity appears to be the leader of the free world with the poor middle class bowing to a machine.. 
The AP reports it this way:

The voice was slightly halting, childlike. “Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you.”
President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.
His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.
"It’s nice to meet you, too," Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Despite Obama’s background in constitutional law, there’s a presidential geek side that always seems charmed, if not bemused, by technological advances.
Asimo, made by Honda, announced “I can really run fast” before loping toward a soccer ball and informing Obama, “I can kick a soccer ball, too.”

The already bizarre photo op got weirder, it actually almost looked like Obama’s face was wincing in pain as he realized what a strange conundrum of PR he got himself into..
ASIMO then kicked a soccer ball at Obama.. the President’s face appeared to get a bigger smile but it seemed to be coupled with a clinched jaw of uncomfortable feelings..
In the end, the AP reports:

"I have to say the robots were a little scary," he said afterward. "They were too life-like."

Take a bow..

The President is in Japan. He had time to meet ASIMO, the Advanced Step in Motivative Mobility. 

ASIMO is a robot. When President Obama met it, he bowed.
The robot didn’t bow back..

Obama has been criticized in the past for bowing to world leaders—though he’s not the first.. Remember those photos of the Bush family exchanging hugs and kisses with Middle Eastern kings?

Nonetheless, the height of absurdity appears to be the leader of the free world with the poor middle class bowing to a machine.. 

The AP reports it this way:

The voice was slightly halting, childlike. “Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you.”

President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.

His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.

"It’s nice to meet you, too," Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

Despite Obama’s background in constitutional law, there’s a presidential geek side that always seems charmed, if not bemused, by technological advances.

Asimo, made by Honda, announced “I can really run fast” before loping toward a soccer ball and informing Obama, “I can kick a soccer ball, too.”

The already bizarre photo op got weirder, it actually almost looked like Obama’s face was wincing in pain as he realized what a strange conundrum of PR he got himself into..

ASIMO then kicked a soccer ball at Obama.. the President’s face appeared to get a bigger smile but it seemed to be coupled with a clinched jaw of uncomfortable feelings..

In the end, the AP reports:

"I have to say the robots were a little scary," he said afterward. "They were too life-like."

MH370: Radar Detected UFO Before Jet Goes Missing; Malaysian Air Force Head Reportedly Confirms Sightings »

Note the source on this article: The INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES..

However, the article is mocking in tone. The TIMES reports on internet conspiracy theorists and bloggers online who allege UFOs had some sort of nefarious action that abducted the plane from the skies..

But logical people—the ones who wear their tin foil hats a little loose on top—don’t bring up the UFO theory as one to claim the pilot and plane’s passengers were taken to the planet Pop Tart. They bring it up to imply a theory not mentioned much on any news story: That a meteor may have struck or potentially been near Flight 370 on the fateful night it vanished from radar and our world itself.. 

Early in this story, Malaysian officials said that they were investigating an ‘unidentified flying object’ around the time the plane vanished, as seen on this UK TELEGRAPH wrap of the timeline (see the page about halfway down) .. 

Early this morning some wreckage that ended up on Australia’s coast line was thought to be from Flight 370. As expected, this was not the case. Hours ago, that wreckage was ruled to  have nothing to do with flight 370..

Magazine cover featuring a breast-feeding Spider-Man dressed woman is being banned from Facebook and newstands.. HIP MAMA writes the story about its Mother’s Day cover here.. TIME magazine tested the breast waters back in 2012, but their image was tame compared to the fully nude HIP mag cover. There was even controversy in 2013 when the NEW YORK TIMES published the top half of a nipple on its font page... I think we, as citizens need to mature and realize what ‘porn’ actually is.. it’s certainly NOT a natural act of breast feeding a child,..  Why must our society continue to make innocent things perverse..?

Magazine cover featuring a breast-feeding Spider-Man dressed woman is being banned from Facebook and newstands.. HIP MAMA writes the story about its Mother’s Day cover here.. TIME magazine tested the breast waters back in 2012, but their image was tame compared to the fully nude HIP mag cover. There was even controversy in 2013 when the NEW YORK TIMES published the top half of a nipple on its font page... I think we, as citizens need to mature and realize what ‘porn’ actually is.. it’s certainly NOT a natural act of breast feeding a child,..  Why must our society continue to make innocent things perverse..?

No dissent allowed in the Philippines apparently.. fire hoses are now being turned on protesters in the nation as Filipinos protest President Obama’s visit to that nation.. 
NBC reports that some protesters had signs saying “OBAMA NOT WELCOME”.. Not a terrible or awful thing to put on a sign.. but fire hoses apparently are the only way to deal with those  who speak out against another nation’s dignitary.. 

No dissent allowed in the Philippines apparently.. fire hoses are now being turned on protesters in the nation as Filipinos protest President Obama’s visit to that nation.. 

NBC reports that some protesters had signs saying “OBAMA NOT WELCOME”.. Not a terrible or awful thing to put on a sign.. but fire hoses apparently are the only way to deal with those  who speak out against another nation’s dignitary..