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"The earlier we identify these destructive experiences and intervene with counseling and other support, the greater the likelihood the victim will achieve long-term health and well-being."

"The brains of children have a greater neuroplasticity than the brains of adults and the damage can be reversed more easily when we intervene early in children’s lives."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2015/04/16/can-we-stop-a-traumatized-child-from-becoming-a-traumatized-adult-2/
Every day a child somewhere will suffer from abuse and neglect. Such trauma can inflict psychological and physical damage that appears when that child grows into an adult and lasts the rest of his life. New research from the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study may finally point to a solution for the long-term effects of these "toxic" childhood exposures.
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Star Wars: Battlefront game reveal trailer

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#preorder #starwars #battlefront 
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Ladies, and Gentlemen Canada's Surveillance Bill Toting Prime Minister

#Harper  
Lawyers are attempting to block media organizations from unsealing documents containing allegations that the RCMP leaked secrets about Stephen Harper's family.
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ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close to Supermassive Black Hole | Illuminating the mysterious mechanisms at play at the edge of the event horizon | April 16, 2015: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has revealed an extremely powerful magnetic field, beyond anything previously detected in the core of a galaxy, very close to the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. This new observation helps astronomers to understand the structure and formation of these massive inhabitants of the centres of galaxies, and the twin high-speed jets of plasma they frequently eject from their poles. The results appear in the April 17, 2015 issue of the journal Science.

Supermassive black holes, often with masses billions of times that of the Sun, are located at the heart of almost all galaxies in the Universe. These black holes can accrete huge amounts of matter in the form of a surrounding disc. While most of this matter is fed into the black hole, some can escape moments before capture and be flung out into space at close to the speed of light as part of a jet of plasma. How this happens is not well understood, although it is thought that strong magnetic fields, acting very close to the event horizon, play a crucial part in this process, helping the matter to escape from the gaping jaws of darkness.

Up to now only weak magnetic fields far from black holes — several light-years away — had been probed [1]. In this study, however, astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology and Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden have now used ALMA to detect signals directly related to a strong magnetic field very close to the event horizon of the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy named PKS 1830-211. This magnetic field is located precisely at the place where matter is suddenly boosted away from the black hole in the form of a jet.

The team measured the strength of the magnetic field by studying the way in which light was polarised, as it moved away from the black hole.

“Polarization is an important property of light and is much used in daily life, for example in sun glasses or 3D glasses at the cinema,” says Ivan Marti-Vidal, lead author of this work. “When produced naturally, polarization can be used to measure magnetic fields, since light changes its polarization when it travels through a magnetized medium. In this case, the light that we detected with ALMA had been travelling through material very close to the black hole, a place full of highly magnetised plasma.”

The astronomers applied a new analysis technique that they had developed to the ALMA data and found that the direction of polarization of the radiation coming from the center of PKS 1830-211 had rotated [2]. These are the shortest wavelengths ever used in this kind of study, which allow the regions very close to the central black hole to be probed [3].

"We have found clear signals of polarization rotation that are hundreds of times higher than the highest ever found in the Universe," says Sebastien Muller, co-author of the paper. "Our discovery is a giant leap in terms of observing frequency, thanks to the use of ALMA, and in terms of distance to the black hole where the magnetic field has been probed—of the order of only a few light-days from the event horizon. These results, and future studies, will help us understand what is really going on in the immediate vicinity of supermassive black holes.”

This artist’s impression shows the surroundings of a supermassive black hole, typical of that found at the heart of many galaxies. The black hole itself is surrounded by a brilliant accretion disc of very hot, infalling material and, further out, a dusty torus. There are also often high-speed jets of material ejected at the black hole’s poles that can extend huge distances into space. Observations with ALMA have detected a very strong magnetic field close to the black hole at the base of the jets and this is probably involved in jet production and collimation.

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[1] Much weaker magnetic fields have been detected in the vicinity of the relatively inactive supermassive black hole at the center of The Milky Way. Recent observations have also revealed weak magnetic fields in the active galaxy NGC 1275, which were detected at millimeter wavelengths.

[2] Magnetic fields introduce Faraday rotation, which makes the polarisation rotate in different ways at different wavelengths. The way in which this rotation depends on the wavelength tells us about the magnetic field in the region.

[3] The ALMA observations were at an effective wavelength of about 0.3 millimeters, earlier investigations were at much longer radio wavelengths. Only light of millimeter wavelengths can escape from the region very close to the black hole, longer wavelength radiation is absorbed.

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

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#ESO   #Space   #Astronomy #Science #BlackHole #Supermassive #EventHorizon #MagneticField   #Polarization #PKS1830211 #Cosmos   #Universe #Astrophysics #ALMA #Atacama #Array #Chile #Artist #Impression #Visualization
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The Troops of Drones in Action
- A small scale vision of future monitoring of every location on the planet perhaps?
100% 3D Software. You need a controlled environment to achieve this. No wind and a bunch of sensors surrounding the swarm. GPS has a slight delay and that many drones so close. They would all smash into each other. Now that would be something to see...➔
#DronesNow #TheNewFighters #FutureisNow
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I know nothing about drones, but I do program. My guess is that the drones are flying as a group, and not being controlled individually from a ground location. This is what birds do, and it works well. If they're all running the same program, and know their place in the formation, this should work fine. Compensation for wind effects shouldn't be an issue.
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This isn’t just any garden. And this isn’t your average 84 year old.
www.nourishthenation.ca

Meet Wolverine. He is 84 years old, and lives in C’yele near Chase, BC, Secwepemc Nation.

Each morning, Wolverine gets up, and tends to a garden full of beans, squash, corn, tomato, carrots and potatoes, all traditionally grown without the use of GMO’s or pesticides.

Wolverine tends to a whopping 8 acres of land, and gives away almost the entirety of his harvest to elders in autonomous communities, single families, and to courageous camps of individuals defending their traditional territories against the onslaught of devastating extraction projects.

What makes this even more incredible? Wolverine attends to this insurmountable revolutionary project all by himself. Every single dollar that you donate will go towards the purchase of a small tractor, an irrigation upgrade, and fencing- all to keep this project alive.

We recognize that settler allies benefit directly from the theft and COLONIZATION of Indigenous lands, and as such can consider contributing a day’s wages as a symbolic gesture towards the assertion of Indigenous autonomous nationhood and decolonization.

https://youtu.be/y8GSHR434q8
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Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain claim to have created a graphene-based photodetector that converts light into electricity in under 50 quadrillionths of a second...
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Real-Time CERN Large Hadron Collider Displays at meltronx.com

This new web page can be programmed with your own customizable selection of CERN Large Hadron Collider displays.

Not affiliated with CERN, this is a Private LHC Fan Web Page. We carry no ads.
Customize Meltronx with any of over 100 CERN Real-Time, Clickable Panels. Panels Will Refresh In Secs. Meltronx ©2009-2015. A Real Frisco Kid Production, Site is not Affiliated with CERN LHC, Logo by +Dessislava Jeleva. You Can Choose 14 Panels From Any Of Those Shown Below ...
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This is excellent.
Oz is a bottom-dweller of the lowest order.
I certainly hope Columbia turfs his lying ass. 
Here's the letter they sent to the dean of the school of medicine and the university's reply.
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Photos from the Vancouver oil spill. My original post from April 10th vanished. (flagged?)  

1. The ship's captain was denying boarding access to the coast guard. That fine is going to sting on top of the spill cleanup costs.

2. The Coast Guard knew about the spill at 5pm and did not alert the city until 6am the following day. 

3. In 2013, under massive public & political disagreement, the historically worst Canadian Prime Minister (Angus Reid survey), Stephen Harper cut funding and shut down the busiest Coast Guard station in Canada. The only station that was fully trained to respond to oil spills at that location. They would have had a 6-15 minute response time. They station was located right at the oil spill site. 

https://twitter.com/shitharperdid

The Coast Guard station responded to over 300 calls per year, here is it's replacement: Stephen Harper has tried to appease vocal critics of the Kitsilano station closure with a new seasonal inshore boat rescue service stationed at Stanley Park from May to September. It is to be manned by one Coast Guard manager and two amateur students paid $14 to $18 per hour.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/02/outrage-over-abrupt-closure-of-kitsilano-coast-guard-station/

Search-and-rescue services will now be handled by the coast guard base at Sea Island, in Richmond, which is 17 nautical miles away.

Former Coast Guard commander casts doubt on 'excellent' 80% spill cleanup claim
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/national-observer/former-coast-guard-commander-casts-doubt-claims-excellent-spill-cleanup

“I’ve been in hundreds of spills and never seen an 80 per cent recovery," Moxey said. "Usually you recover 30 per cent at most, more like 10, and that’s with an immediate response and a trained crew with sponges and straw pulling the oil out by hand.”

Day Of Spill: 
City Officials still have not closed the beaches OR even bothered putting up warning signs. It is greased all over the reefs and beaches, and kids are out playing on it. That fuel is some nasty stuff, I didn't hang out long near it.

Bunker fuel is toxic @cityofvancouver GET BEACH SIGNS UP. 
Parents with children are walking on the exposed low tide reefs barefoot right where I was taking tarball photos. Warned them off but I have not seen any reaction involving safety and clean up by the City except their tweets. I've have only seen 2 ppl with safety vests and they are strolling on the seawall watching ppl run through the tainted sand not saying anything to them.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en   (English Bay)

Port Metro Vancouver Jurisdictional Map
http://www.portmetrovancouver.com/en/portusers/InteractivePortMap.aspx 

#bcpoli #cdnpoli #oilspill #vancouver #stephenharper   #rekt #vanfuelspill #englishbay #bunkerfuel #environment
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The producers who created The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet for the BBC are moving to Netflix for their next series, entitled Our Planet – but it’s not out until 2019

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/apr/15/planet-earth-netflix-our-planet
The producers who created The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet for the BBC are moving to Netflix for their next series, entitled Our Planet – but it’s not out until 2019
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via +Ihab A   "A collection of several independent Islamic clerics showing how Islam honors the women!" 

Thanks +mohamed yousri​
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Support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.

AC Grayling, philosopher, speaking on 'Humanism'
http://youtu.be/-LyTc7Vh8zo

BBC Produced Interviews Religion and Unbelief
http://www.openculture.com/2013/07/the-atheism-tapes.html

Historians unshroud jesus
http://youtu.be/hlTi95hun34?t=8m28s

The desease of islam, religious bigotry & extremism
http://vimeo.com/19598947


Freedom From Religion Foundation
http://ffrf.org
Freethought blogs
http://freethoughtblogs.com
Why there is no god
https://whynogod.wordpress.com
Richard Dawkins
https://richarddawkins.net
Sam Harris
http://www.samharris.org
The Reason Project
http://www.project-reason.org

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SECULAR PARENTING

Raising children in a non-religious household offers a number of unique challenges.

What should we teach our children about religion?
How do we teach our children to interact with religious peers and relatives?
How do we instill secular ethics?
What do we tell our kids about death?

Here are some resources to help.

Religion and Child Abuse
http://religiouschildabuse.blogspot.ca
Humanist Learning Lab – Humanist Community of Harvard
http://harvardhumanist.org
Parenting Beyond Belief
http://parentingbeyondbelief.com
Centre for Inquiry - Kids
http://centreforinquiry.ca/kids-for-inquiry
American Humanist Association
http://americanhumanist.org
Richard Dawkins Foundation
https://richarddawkins.net
James Randi Educational Foundation
http://web.randi.org/education1.html
For Parents – British Humanist Association
http://humanism.org.uk/education/parents
Camp Quest
http://www.campquest.org
Camp Inquiry
http://www.campinquiry.org
The Secular Parent
http://www.thesecularparent.com

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION

I am also an strong advocate on educating adults and children about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Statistically, in Canada & USA, 40% of abusers are family members. 95% of of abusers are known and trusted by the child and family, not "stranger danger". Coaches, teachers, babysitters. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys have been/will be sexually abused. Prevention classes are needed throughout the entire education system.

Paedophiles always use fear tactics on children to keep them quite. Most survivors never tell, it is up to adults to open the lines of communication to assure them safety, support and services to recover. It is important to talk to children about sexual abuse, emphasizing unconditional support for your children, no matter what happens, they can tell you anything.

Please pass along these educational links to parents and children at any opportunity you get.

http://www.littlewarriors.ca (Canada)
http://www.darknesstolight.org (USA)

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