background preloader

Educate Yourself

Facebook Twitter

Timeline: What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Smoking AnonHQ. Health By now, we should all be aware of the damage smoking does to our bodies.

Timeline: What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Smoking AnonHQ

If you are a smoker, your risk of developing cancer, coronary heart disease, suffering a heart attack or stroke is significantly higher than those of a non-smoker. However, all hope is not lost as our bodies possess the incredible ability of self-healing. In fact, within minutes of finishing your last cigarette, the body will begin to stabilize itself and you can begin to reap its health benefits.

Outlined is a timeline that depicts the stages of improved health from the moment you quit smoking. 20 Minutes Blood pressure and pulse will return to normal and the temperature in your hands and feet will increase. 8 Hours In the blood, Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels will reduce by half. 48 Hours Carbon monoxide and Nicotine is eliminated from the body. 3 Months Lung function and circulation will have significantly improved.

Between 1 – 9 Months Sinus congestion and fatigue will have reduced. 1 Year 5-15 Years. Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa' The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

An international team of scientists say a "perfect storm" of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread. A feat of viral archaeology was used to find the pandemic's origin, the team report in the journal Science. They used archived samples of HIV's genetic code to trace its source, with evidence pointing to 1920s Kinshasa. Their report says a roaring sex trade, rapid population growth and unsterilised needles used in health clinics probably spread the virus.

Meanwhile Belgium-backed railways had one million people flowing through the city each year, taking the virus to neighbouring regions. John Oliver Goes Off On An Epic, Fact-Checked, Mic-Dropping Rant For 13 Minut... Address_text. 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries. I watch a lot of documentaries.

300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted.

Persons of Interest

Goshul Lobsang tortured with pain-inducing injections, leaves a defiant note after untimely death. Goshul Lobsang at his home a few weeks before his death Another source told TCHRD that police officers used sharp-pointed objects such as toothpicks to repeatedly pierce and penetrate into the tops of his finger nails and cuticles.

Goshul Lobsang tortured with pain-inducing injections, leaves a defiant note after untimely death

This stabbing, applied with force and consistency, resulted in severe bleeding, swelling and pain making Goshul Lobsang unable to temporarily use his hands. Goshul Lobsang riding a motorcycle an undated photo Normally, the use of techniques to make torture more painful does not result in any further violations of international law. This is because the fundamental question under international law is whether a person was tortured, not how much the victim was tortured.

Poisoned by Profit: How the Banana Trade Shaped History. Reposted from Socialist Worker In the first of a new series on commodities that shaped history, Simon Basketter looks at banana giant United Fruit Company Banana workers have faced exploitation and violence from firms such as Chiquita (Pic: Bradley Gordon on Flickr) In Gabriel García Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, the banana company brings modernity and then doom.

Poisoned by Profit: How the Banana Trade Shaped History

World War III: A status update. A continuation of thoughts from World War III: A picture and earlier A Stateless War Since the above articles in September 2012 and 2010, it has become abundantly clear that none of the world’s governments have any motivation or ability to stand up to the corporate multinational empires headquartered in the countries of the five eyes and their associates.

World War III: A status update

The UN vote in support of Palestine in November of 2012 was a symbolic rebellion, but in the end only proved how ineffective that rebellion would be as Israel instantly paraded their complete contempt for the world’s opinion. As Israel and the US promised, the vote changed nothing on the ground. A relentless stream of new treaties and laws is entrenching the corporate umbrella that now has legal control over the world’s governments.

Sovereignty is dead. People no longer accept, or even have any knowledge of, their governance or the laws controlling them. Empire on parade The world needs real journalism. “Guns don’t kill people!” Yom Kippur War. The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים‎ Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim or מלחמת יום כיפור Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر‎ ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين ḥarb Tišrīn), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973.

Yom Kippur War

The war began when the Arab coalition launched a joint surprise attack on Israeli positions in the Israeli-occupied territories on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which occurred that year during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Egyptian and Syrian forces crossed ceasefire lines to enter the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights respectively, which had been captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. Both the United States and the Soviet Union initiated massive resupply efforts to their respective allies during the war, and this led to a near-confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers.[44] Background According to Chaim Herzog: