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NO DRIVE DAY

Imagine one day per year, then one day/month then one day/week!

This post is dedicated to the idea that we can have one day this year to not drive our fossil fueled cars. It should be a legal holiday in the sense that all fossil fueled cars are required to stay off public roads and highways. (Electric vehicles, public transportation and emergency services excluded.) Oct 10th is just a suggestion.

No Drive Day can be repeated until companies provide electric vans to pick up employees, employees take mass transportation or carpool with electric vehicle owners or work from home.

Industry and business will be against this and pressure congressional representatives with a thousand reasons it won’t work.
Will politicians do anything about it? Could they? Can you? Pass it on.

” Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. “
– Albert Einstein

Life extension update – how to slow aging

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers “showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and improve health, even when treatment was initiated late in life.  They now have shown that treatment of aged mice with the natural product Fisetin, found in many fruits and vegetables, also has significant positive effects on health and lifespan.

As people age, they accumulate damaged cells. When the cells get to a certain level of damage they go through an aging process of their own, called cellular senescence. The cells also release inflammatory factors that tell the immune system to clear those damaged cells. A younger person’s immune system is healthy and is able to clear the damaged cells. But as people age, they aren’t cleared as effectively. Thus they begin to accumulate, cause low-level inflammation and release enzymes that can degrade the tissue.

Robbins and fellow researchers found a natural product, called Fisetin, reduces the level of these damaged cells in the body. They found this by treating mice towards the end of life with this compound and see improvement in health and lifespan. The paper, “Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan,” was recently published in EBioMedicine.

Read the full article here:  https://www.med.umn.edu/news-events/university-minnesota-medical-school-researchers-have-discovered-how-slow-aging

Violent video games found linked to aggressive behavior

Violent video game play and aggressive behavior have a relationship according to reports in Scientific American and Dartmouth College.  Both reports are based on a study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1)

The Gig Harbor Times published a list of violent video games available for viewing on YouTube was in 2012 titled Fixing the mass murder mentality“.