Saturday, 24 March 2007

Dispatches - The Death Squads

Be warned, there's nothing funny in this video. At the same time, don't put your head in the sand n flick past it.... Dispatches looks into who actually runs Iraq, and the manners in which they do so.

NDE's - Life After Death / Near Death Experiences

Interesting hour long programme first aired on the BBC about clinical and scientific research into life after death experiences. From blind seeing for the first time to a lady who seemed to be totally done for due to the position of her annurism, but remarkably survived to be a near perfectly functioning human being again despite being clinically dead for over half an hour. Covers virtually everything an inquiring mind needs for an informed and balanced introduction to the phenomenon of NDEs.

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    Here's an interesting article a good friend passed me recently about resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients.... "The new science of resuscitation is changing the way doctors think about heart attacks—and death itself."

    May 7, 2007 issue - Consider someone who has just died of a heart attack. His organs are intact, he hasn't lost blood. All that's happened is his heart has stopped beating—the definition of "clinical death"—and his brain has shut down to conserve oxygen. But what has actually died?

    As recently as 1993, when Dr. Sherwin Nuland wrote the best seller "How We Die," the conventional answer was that it was his cells that had died. The patient couldn't be revived because the tissues of his brain and heart had suffered irreversible damage from lack of oxygen. This process was understood to begin after just four or five minutes. If the patient doesn't receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation within that time, and if his heart can't be restarted soon thereafter, he is unlikely to recover. That dogma went unquestioned until researchers actually looked at oxygen-starved heart cells under a microscope. What they saw amazed them, according to Dr. Lance Becker, an authority on emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "After one hour," he says, "we couldn't see evidence the cells had died. We thought we'd done something wrong." In fact, cells cut off from their blood supply died only hours later.

    But if the cells are still alive, why can't doctors revive someone who has been dead for an hour? Because once the cells have been without oxygen for more than five minutes, they die when their oxygen supply is resumed. It was that "astounding" discovery, Becker says, that led him to his post as the director of Penn's Center for Resuscitation Science, a newly created research institute operating on one of medicine's newest frontiers: treating the dead.

    Biologists are still grappling with the implications of this new view of cell death—not passive extinguishment, like a candle flickering out when you cover it with a glass, but an active biochemical event triggered by "reperfusion," the resumption of oxygen supply. The research takes them deep into the machinery of the cell, to the tiny membrane-enclosed structures known as mitochondria where cellular fuel is oxidized to provide energy. Mitochondria control the process known as apoptosis, the programmed death of abnormal cells that is the body's primary defense against cancer. "It looks to us," says Becker, "as if the cellular surveillance mechanism cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and a cell being reperfused with oxygen. Something throws the switch that makes the cell die."

    With this realization came another: that standard emergency-room procedure has it exactly backward. When someone collapses on the street of cardiac arrest, if he's lucky he will receive immediate CPR, maintaining circulation until he can be revived in the hospital. But the rest will have gone 10 or 15 minutes or more without a heartbeat by the time they reach the emergency department. And then what happens? "We give them oxygen," Becker says. "We jolt the heart with the paddles, we pump in epinephrine to force it to beat, so it's taking up more oxygen." Blood-starved heart muscle is suddenly flooded with oxygen, precisely the situation that leads to cell death. Instead, Becker says, we should aim to reduce oxygen uptake, slow metabolism and adjust the blood chemistry for gradual and safe reperfusion.

    Researchers are still working out how best to do this. A study at four hospitals, published last year by the University of California, showed a remarkable rate of success in treating sudden cardiac arrest with an approach that involved, among other things, a "cardioplegic" blood infusion to keep the heart in a state of suspended animation. Patients were put on a heart-lung bypass machine to maintain circulation to the brain until the heart could be safely restarted. The study involved just 34 patients, but 80 percent of them were discharged from the hospital alive. In one study of traditional methods, the figure was about 15 percent.

    Becker also endorses hypothermia—lowering body temperature from 37 to 33 degrees Celsius—which appears to slow the chemical reactions touched off by reperfusion. He has developed an injectable slurry of salt and ice to cool the blood quickly that he hopes to make part of the standard emergency-response kit. "In an emergency department, you work like mad for half an hour on someone whose heart stopped, and finally someone says, 'I don't think we're going to get this guy back,' and then you just stop," Becker says. The body on the cart is dead, but its trillions of cells are all still alive. Becker wants to resolve that paradox in favor of life.



    Monday, 19 March 2007

    UFO Conference - Mexico - 2006

    .... Jaime Musan does an hour or so long disclosure of footage collected over the past 5 years, by Mexican civilians and commercial personell, in and around Mexico.

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    Dispatches - Spinning Terror

    Thursday, 8 March 2007

    Wednesday, 7 March 2007

    Monday, 5 March 2007

    Dispatches: Meeting the Taliban

    Sean Langan The Brave risks his life to bring us these pictures of daily living in Afganistan. From on the seeimingly peacefull for the most part village streets, to heading up alone to the mountain pathways to hang out briefly with members of The Taleban to find out what makes them tick. What he films is a group of people who rule the country with fear, and who are outraged by Americas tresspassing in Islamic countries.

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    Sunday, 4 March 2007

    Dispatches - Iraq's Missing Billions

    Dispatches investigates the theft of billions of dollers of Iraqs money during the short space of time after the fall of Saddam. Money that the Bush administration vowed to help Iraq provide better hospitals and sewage systems with. Instead, the Bush Administration took control of Iraq's money away from The UK, and handed the responsability to The Pentagon. Dispatches attempts to find out exactly where that money went to.

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    Unreported World - Somalia

    A current look at Mogadishu Somalia under millitant control.

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    Saturday, 3 March 2007

    Queerer Than We Suppose - The strangeness of science...... Richard Dawkins Short Talk At Ted Talks

    Richard Dawkins is Oxford University's "Professor for the Public Understanding of Science." Author of the landmark 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, he's an evangelist for Darwin's ideas. In this talk, titled, "Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science," he suggests that the true nature of the universe eludes us, because the human mind evolved only to understand the "middle-sized" world we can observe. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 22:42)

    Evidence - UFOs - A Case For NASA

    Brilliant models struck on by chance. Well worth the watch. Dr David Sereda does an analysis of NASA footage & explains his theory of a model for travelling at many times the speed of light at zero-G. Persistently keeps in touch with NASA, and battles their awkwardly blind responses to explain his theorys and questions.

    100 out of 100.

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    Friday, 2 March 2007

    War On Science

    Attempts of some to embed religion into the science classroom and it's potential disastrous consequences are revealed and discussed by heavyweights such as David Attenborough.

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    Horizon - Human V2

    Horizon covers the likelyhood that mankind is reaching the point where it could be possible to store human characteristics and the actual human mind, inside computers so that ultimately machines can redesign the Human Race to create a better version of the species, or 'Human V2'.

    This video would be very high scoring, like 100/100, but there are small sections cut from it which have got to be important. In particular details of what methods of mind control The CIA were using on The Unabomber. That Mind Control project was called MK Ultra, and you can find out a little more about it here, in place of the cut in film, which may well have been accidental.

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    Inside Iran - Rageh Omaar

    Rageh Omaar embarks on a unique journey inside what he describes as one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, looking at the country through the eyes of people rarely heard - ordinary Iranians.

    It took a year of wrangling to get permission to film inside Iran but the result is an amazing portrayal of an energetic and vibrant country that is completely different to the usual images seen in the media. A country of contrasts

    Rageh soon discovers that Tehran is a complex place and uncovers a city of extremes of wealth and poverty, where some people survive on less than a dollar a day and others shop till they drop in glitzy shopping malls.

    Iran is a country that bans women from riding motorcycles but where 60 per cent of the student population is female. It is also a youthful place, with two thirds of Iran's 70 million population under the age of 30. Local stories

    Rageh meets with local people to hear their personal stories and feelings about the current state of affairs in Iran. There are stories of taxi drivers, wrestlers, business women, people working with drug addicts and the country's leading pop star and his manager - the 'Simon Cowell' of Iran.

    Rageh Inside Iran transcends images of angry demonstrations and burning flags to reveal a country that isn't without its problems but which is also fascinating, dynamic and hospitable.

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    Dispatches : The Killing Zone

    Report on Israeli violence in Gaza against not only Palestinian civilians, but international aid volunteers and foreign reporters as well. 50 mins run-time.

    The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out - Dr. RP Feynman

    Short 40 min documentary interview with Dr.RP Feynman - one of the greatest physicist of our times and a Nobel Laureate. Just generally talking about his life and learning.

    Thursday, 1 March 2007

    Dispatches : Undercover Copper

    Using secret cameras, an experienced policewoman spent four months undercover while serving as a police officer to conduct this revelatory investigation. Gaining unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to officers, her secretly-filmed footage unmasks a disturbing lack of respect and care for members of the public and incidences of dereliction of duty