Tuesday, December 15, 2015


By Karl Denninger at Market-ticker.org 

Nothing like flatly ignoring the Constitution's due process protections, right Malloy?
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to sign the first executive order in the nation to ban the sales of guns to people on federal government watch lists.
"We intend to prevent, by executive order through my powers as governor, those on government watch lists from obtaining a permit to purchase a firearm in Connecticut," the Democratic governor said in a news conference Thursday.
That might pass muster if you'd been convicted of a crime.

Or even if you were indicted.

But..... that's not how it works.

If you're on a "watch list" you probably don't know you're on one, until you try to fly.  Then you can't.

After you bought the ticket, which is now forfeit.

Study: Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Increase Risk of Autism in Babies by 87%

According to a report published Monday in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, pregnant women taking antidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) including Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, have an increased chance of giving birth to children diagnosed with autism.

The recent study found that children whose mothers took antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy were 87% more likely to be diagnosed with autism.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Study: Drinking Milk Linked to Parkinson's

According to an article in Time magazine (December 9, 2015), new studies have found connections between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease. Reporting in the journal Neurology, Robert Abbott, from Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan, and his team studied 449 brains and recorded the density of neurons in specific areas of the brain known to be affected by Parkinson’s. 

They found that men who reported drinking more than two glasses of milk a day (16 oz) showed the thinner nerve networks in areas of the brain affected by Parkinson's compared to men who drank little or no milk. The milk drinkers also had residues of organochlorines called heptachlor epoxide.

Although Abbott says that he and his team did not have samples of the milk the men drank, it was a reasonable explanation of the source of the pesticides they found in the mens’ brains. Heptachlor epoxide is no longer used as an insecticide in the U.S. but it still found in soil and water. Abbott also found heptachlor epoxide in goat and cow milk in Ethiopia. Other organochlorines have been detected in the milk supply in Italy. 

There are many other reasons not to drink milk besides this study.