This Day in History August 9

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This Day In History August 9
By W.P. Akins
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by Bobbie Stewart

 To all you antique car buffs, near this city, at the Museum of Automobiles is a vintage car and competition show each August.

Question: What Arkansas city is this show near?
 morrilton
1790 The first American ship to circumnavigate the Globe, was the Columbia Rediviva, with Captain Robert Gary when he returned to Boston today.
Captain Robert Gray www.oregonpioneers.com Captain Robert Gray, a Yankee trader, was born in Rhode Island in 1755. In his early twenties he served in the navy during the Revolutionary War, ...
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Captain Robert Gray, a Yankee trader, was born in Rhode Island in 1755. In his early twenties he served in the navy during the Revolutionary War, …
1829 The locomotive “Stourbridge Lion” is built in England and shipped to the United States. It became the first steam locomotive to operate in the United States between New York City and the coal fields around Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
Do I hear a Distant Train? | The James Manning House Bed and Breakfast www.jamesmanninghouse.com- Our train has been missed by the town of Honesdale and this is wonderful news. The Stourbridge Lion was first run in Honesdale in 1829.
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Our train has been missed by the town of Honesdale and this is wonderful news. The Stourbridge Lion was first run in Honesdale in 1829.
1848 The Free Soil Party merges with the United States Barnburners an anti- slavery party nominated Martin Van Buren for president of the United States.
Martin Van Buren - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org- Gubernatorial portrait of Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Gubernatorial portrait of Martin Van Buren
1904 To protect against check forgers, Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents the first check writing machine called “ the Protectograph”.
Mechanical Check Protectors 1900-1925 www.officemuseum.com- Patented 1896-1905 ~ Advertised c. 1904-1924. Beebe Check Protector Co. Rochester, NY Subsequently, Todd Protectograph Co., Rochester, NY (1924)
Mechanical Check Protectors 1900-1925
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Patented 1896-1905 ~ Advertised c. 1904-1924. Beebe Check Protector Co. Rochester, NY Subsequently, Todd Protectograph Co., Rochester, NY (1924)
1910  The first electric washing machine for the home was patented by Alva Fisher.
1910 Dowsell & Lees Co. Washing Machine | WASHING MACHINES | Pinterest www.pinterest.com- 1910 Dowsell & Lees Co. Washing Machine: Galvanized Metal
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1910 Dowsell & Lees Co. Washing Machine: Galvanized Metal
1930 A new cartoon animated figure was born by it’s creator Max Fleisher.  Betty Boop debuts in the “Dizzy Dishes” released by Paramount Pictures.
Pratt Institute www.pratt.edu- Myron Waldman's rendering of Max Fleischer's Betty Boop (1930
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Myron Waldman’s rendering of Max Fleischer’s Betty Boop (1930
1961 The first African American appointed to the Federal District Court of Northern District of Illinois was James B. Parsons.
Just The Beginning Foundation : Overview of the United States ... www.jtb.org- Judge James B. Parsons and President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966. In 1961, Judge Parsons became the first African American appointed as an Article III district ...
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Judge James B. Parsons and President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966. In 1961, Judge Parsons became the first African American appointed as an Article III district …
1974 When President Richard Nixon resigned as president, his Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn into office as the 38th United States President.  President Ford is the only United States President that was not elected by the voters.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov- - Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as the 38th President of the United States by Chief Justice Warren Burger as Mrs. Ford looks on, August 9, 1974.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov- – Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as the 38th President of the United States by Chief Justice Warren Burger as Mrs. Ford looks on, August 9, 1974.
Answer: Morrilton.

NASA to Share the Universe with Tumblr Users

Aug. 7, 2015 NASA
 

NASA is launching an official Tumblr profile that will give Tumblr users a regular dose of space in a blog-like format through text, photos, videos and more.

Tumblr is a social media platform that allows users to connect and follow other content creators in a collaborative micro-blog format. People are able to discover, share and create content that expresses their personality, hobbies and interests. The NASA Tumblr profile will share information, images and video about the agency’s missions of exploration and discovery.

To follow NASA’s new Tumblr account, visit:

http://nasa.tumblr.com

NASA now is on Tumblr
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Along with the new official NASA Tumblr account, astronaut Peggy Whitson will offer a behind-the-scenes look at an astronaut’s journey as she trains for a six-month mission to the International Space Station. It takes a NASA Village to train an astronaut, and Whitson’s Tumblr will highlight the many people who make human spaceflight possible.

To follow Whitson’s Tumblr, visit:

http://astropeggy.tumblr.com/

These two official NASA Tumblr profiles will be joined by two mission accounts. The JunoCam Tumblr will showcase Jupiter images from amateur astronomers and public-processed images from JunoCam on board NASA’s Juno mission. The Curiosity rover will share engineering, science and selfies from the surface of Mars.

To follow JunoCam and Curiosity on Tumblr, visit:

http://nasajunocam.tumblr.com

http://curiositymarsrover.tumblr.com

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the Juno and Curiosity missions for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

NASA engages and inspires the public by sharing unique content through social media. The agency continues to add new platforms like Tumblr to offer the public a comprehensive view of NASA’s missions, facilities and people.

For a comprehensive list of NASA social media accounts and platforms, visit:

www.nasa.gov/socialmedia

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Last Updated: Aug. 7, 2015
Editor: Karen Northon

In the Cage

This Day In History August 8

 

NCPTT | 3D Technology and the H.I. Hunley: Beyond Documentation …

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After the recovery and throughout the excavation, 3D technology has been instrumental in documenting the Hunley and establishing the site plan.
This Day In History August 8
By W.P. Akins
Images
by Bobbie Stewart
In August at Dardanelle, they hold a Hang Glider event.
Question: Which mountain near Dardanelle is suitable for this event?
 Mount Nebo
1786 The silver dollar and decimal system of money was adopted by the United States Congress.
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1844 After the death of Joseph Smith, the Mormon leader, Brigham Young was chosen as the new head of the Church.
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Mormon History reveals important facts
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1854 The invention of the metal bullet cartridge by Smith and Wesson, marks the end of the powder horn and the ram rod for rifles.
Guns www.cartertown.com- Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, Ct. .41 caliber. Serial number 1394. In 1854, Smith & Wesson designed a metallic case for the rocket ball bullet ...
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Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, Ct. .41 caliber. Serial number 1394. In 1854, Smith & Wesson designed a metallic case for the rocket ball bullet …
1876 The mimeograph was patented by Thomas Edison, which helps make offices faster on general correspondence.
 

On August 8, 1876, Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph: a device ... www.pinterest.com- On August 8, 1876, Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph: a device that allowed
On August 8, 1876, Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph: a device …
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On August 8, 1876, Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph: a device that allowed
1910 To replace the runner on the Wright Flyer, the US Army installed the first tricycle landing gear on the aircraft, this made it a little safer to land in a grass field.
Breguet's Aircraft ID Challenge #505 www.theaerodrome.com ... tricycle landing gear. (flight 1910, May 28)
Breguet’s Aircraft ID Challenge #505
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… tricycle landing gear. (flight 1910, May 28)
1911 The number of representatives in the United State House of Representatives was set today at 435 in Public Law 62-5 and goes into effect in 1913.
The Number of the Day: 435 | Mental Floss mentalfloss.com- Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the passage of The Apportionment Act of 1911 (AKA Public Law 62-5), which established 435 as the fixed number of ...
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Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the passage of The  Apportionment Act of 1911 (AKA Public Law 62-5), which established 435 as the fixed number of …
1946 The B-36 Peacemaker bomber built by Convair and designed by Ted Hall at a cost of 4.1 million  per unit in 1946 dollars.  If made it’s first flight on this date to become the first mass produced  six piston engine bomber with an unrefueled intercontinental range of 10,000 miles.
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Convair B-36 Peacemaker – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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1968 Richard Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican convention in Miami Beach, Florida.
 

Florida Memory - View showing supporters of Richard Nixon at the ... www.floridamemory.com- View showing supporters of Richard Nixon at the 1968 Republican National Convention - Miami Beach, Florida
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View showing supporters of Richard Nixon at the 1968 Republican National Convention – Miami Beach, Florida
1974 After Water Gate, President Nixon announced on national TV that he would be resigning his office on August 9th at 12:00 P.M.
1974 on Pinterest | Muhammad Ali, Ford Pinto and The Brady Bunch www.pinterest.com News Headlines, American History, Presidents Nixon, U.S. Presidents, Globes Democrat News, Watergate Scandal, Headlines News, 1960S1970S Teenage, ...
1974 on Pinterest | Muhammad Ali, Ford Pinto and The Brady Bunch
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News Headlines, American History, Presidents Nixon, U.S. Presidents, Globes Democrat News, Watergate Scandal, Headlines News, 1960S1970S Teenage, …
2000 After sinking a Union blockade ship in Charleston Harbor during the Civil War the H.L. Hunley, a submarine built by the Confederates, and the first to sink an enemy vessel while under water, was raised off the ocean floor to the surface on this date 136 years after sinking the Union ship.

Hunley-1.jpg futureforce.navylive.dodlive.mil Raised from its resting place off Charleston, South Carolina, in 2000, the Confederate submarine H.L. Huntley is still revealing secrets about the fate of ...
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Raised from its resting place off Charleston, South Carolina, in 2000, the Confederate submarine H.L. Huntley is still revealing secrets about the fate of …
Answer: Mount Nebo.

Fluoride: A Toxic Poison and the IQ Studies

 

At the Arkansas Department of Health quarterly board meeting on July 23, 2015, Sandra Young, M.D. spoke about fluoride lowering I.Q. as well as causing other chronic health problems.  This article is written from a doctor’s standpoint and will address those topics in more detail; it should especially capture the attention of our medical and scientific audience.

Michael Connett, son of Paul Connett, PhD-author of “The Case Against Fluoride”, has recently given an excellent talk reviewing results of 48 studies on the effects of fluoride on the brain. (We highly recommend watching it!) Michael’s presentation was given at the 2014 Fluoride Action Network Conference and addresses the mounting evidence that fluoride reduces IQ in children. The IQ studies are just the “tip of the iceberg” when other animal and human studies are considered. Research continues to support the idea that fluoride is a neurotoxin.

Fluoridation / Fluoride Toxic Chemicals In Your Water ← click here!

“Fluoride compounds which are put in water (fluoridation), toothpaste, and supplement tablets (including some vitamins) were never tested for safety before approval. [If you can find evidence to the contrary, email it to Secure Arkansas! info@securearkansas.com] Recent independent research by scientists not associated with dental trade organizations has shown the following”:

  1. Neurotoxic and lowers IQ

  2. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

  3. Causes cancer

  4. Changes bone structure and strength

  5. Causes birth defects and perinatal deaths

  6. Proven ineffective

  7. Impairs immune system

  8. Causes acute adverse reactions

  9. Causes initial stages of skeletal fluorosis

  10. Increase lead and arsenic exposure

  11. Fluoride causes osteoarthritis

  12. Contributes to the development of repetitive stress injury

  13. Causes permanent disfigurement of teeth in many children (dental fluorosis)

  14. Inhibits key enzymes

  15. Suppresses thyroid function (or conversely can cause hyperthyroidism if it stimulates the pituitary)

  16. Causes large number of acute poisoningsThis is why the FDA requires a poison warning on every tube of fluoride toothpaste sold in the U.S. (See picture below)

  17. Independent experts oppose dumping fluoride into water

  18. Unethical

  19. Banned in most of Europe and many other countries

To expand the 19 items above, click here.

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Medical Journal Designates Fluoride as Neurotoxin

In addition to the fluoride warnings published in the journal, a recent meta-analysis from Harvard found a correlation between fluoridated water and low IQ scores in children who grew up in the most fluoridated areas. For additional scientific information with comments from Dr. Philippe Grandjean, a physician and epidemiologist at Harvard University, CLICK HERE.

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Dr. Philippe Grandjean – Harvard Univ.

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Another study says that fluoride impairs learning and memory, and this separate study links fluorosis with brain cell apoptosis (cell death).  Other rat studies have linked brain damage with aluminum and fluoride in water.

Fluoride can also affect fetal brain development.  This was well known previously but has apparently been forgotten.  In the 1960s, the FDA banned the use of prenatal fluoride supplements based on its concern about possible untoward effects on the fetus.  Yu Y, et al. (1996). Click here to read about neurotransmitter and receptor changes in the brains of fetuses from areas of endemic fluorosis. Chinese Journal of Endemiology 15:257-259; re-published in Fluoride 2008, 41(2):134–138  Areas of endemic fluorosis have higher levels than should be in our water supply, barring some malfunction of equipment.  It is known that fluoride can cross the placenta from the mother’s blood to the developing fetus.  “The passage of fluorine through the placenta of mothers with chronic fluorosis and its accumulation within the brain of the fetus impacts the developing central nervous system and stunts neuron development.”  Du L. (1992). This article explains the effect of fluorine on the developing human brain. Chinese Journal of Pathology 21(4):218-20; republished in Fluoride 2008, 41(4):327–330.

Another Chinese study showed that fluoride retarded the growth and division of cells in the cerebral cortex.  Han H, et al. (1989): Effects of fluorine on the human fetus. Chinese Journal of Control of Endemic Diseases 4(3):136-138, 1989; republished in Fluoride 2008, 41(4):321–326.  A separate study showed that maternal exposure to fluoride resulted in damage to cell structures that was multifaceted. Cell membranes, mitochondria, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and nuclear membranes could all be damaged at the time of fluorosis.  Yu Y. (2000): Effects of fluoride on the ultrastructure of glandular epithelial cells of human fetuses.  Chinese Journal of Endemiology 19(2):81-83

In 2006, the National Research Council printed “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards.  A summary of the Neurotoxicity and Neurobehavioral Effects can be found at this link.

The NRC’s recommendations were:

  1. The possibility has been raised by the studies conducted in China that fluoride can lower intellectual abilities. Thus, studies of populations exposed to different concentrations of fluoride in drinking water should include measurements of reasoning ability, problem solving, IQ, and short-and long-term memory. Care should be taken to ensure that proper testing methods are used, that all sources of exposure to fluoride are assessed, and that comparison populations have similar cultures and socioeconomic status.

  2. Studies of populations exposed to different concentrations of fluoride should be undertaken to evaluate neurochemical changes that may be associated with dementia. Consideration should be given to assessing effects from chronic exposure, effects that might be delayed or occur late-in-life, and individual susceptibility (see Chapters 2 and 3 for discussion of subpopulations that might be more susceptible to the effects of fluoride from exposure and physiological standpoints, respectively).

  3. Additional animal studies designed to evaluate reasoning are needed. These studies must be carefully designed to measure cognitive skills beyond rote learning or the acquisition of simple associations, and test environmentally relevant doses of fluoride.

  4. At the present time, questions about the effects of the many histological, biochemical, and molecular changes caused by fluorides cannot be related to specific alterations in behavior or to known diseases. Additional studies of the relationship of the changes in the brain as they affect the hormonal and neuropeptide status of the body are needed. Such relationships should be studied in greater detail and under different environmental conditions.

  5. Most of the studies dealing with neural and behavioral responses have tested NaF. It is important to determine whether other forms of fluoride (e.g., silicofluorides) produce the same effects in animal models.

Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants — manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

Also, click here to read a paper by Varner et al in Brain Research (1998). We think you will relish reading it if you haven’t already. One of their many findings in a low-dose, long-term rat study was beta-amyloid deposits in rats exposed to either NaF or AlF3 (sodium fluoride or aluminum fluoride).  These are seen in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Given the numerous studies listed above and the cognitive impairments linked to fluoride, please consider saving this information and even printing it off for yourself… and to give to your dentist and medical doctor.

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