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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1095 on: August 13, 2010, 01:39:21 AM »
Indeed the affects of attempting to mimic natural chemical compounds always has unforeseen consequences.  It is quite disconcerting in using medicine.  I agree Polonous we depend on other people's inventions as opposed to our own abilities to derive the same information from our surroundings.  We rely to much on everybody but ourselves.  I also totally agree with a necessary balance between the two.  We weigh business need and efficiency over our own personal well-being as a whole a majority of the time.

The whole medicine deal... if they are mimicking natural occurring things to produce synthetic medicine.  Why not just provide the natural occurring chemical? ...Oh wait nobody profits off that.  Your body can process a naturally occurring substance much more accurately than a synthetic substance made to mimic it more often than not.  It's kind of like all of the preservatives and hormone enriched food that we eat in USA causes issues.  Especially with the development process of the body, as you said.  It not only affects us but the livestock that we consume.  None of the livestock we eat can naturally reproduce anymore.  It all has to be done by machine... sadly.

We may see it as a benefit because it can be processed on a very large scale to feed millions of people.  However it negatively affects both sides, the consumer and the consumed.  As smart and convenient as we claim all of this is.  It has only been around for a very short period of time compared to Earth in the form we know it.  We base everything on very short tests and profitability (in USA).  We have genetically altered ourselves, the mammals we consume and a lot of the produce we consume as well.  All in the name of chemicals and convenience.  Most people don't even ask questions about it they just consume and keep doing it.  A huge majority don't know how to grow their own food, go buy it at the grocery store.  A huge majority couldn't raise a farm, go buy meat at the grocery store.  I'm not saying I could, it's just kind of strange in my eyes.  I'm making steps to process everything myself ... even water.  I live near a creek and have invested in a decent sized hand-cranked water filter.  Call it crazy I just want to be more in touch with nature... as I type on a computer :).  It's all about the balance.  I'm trying to learn stuff like you posted original Polonus about plants you can use to heal yourself.  I think it's all very interesting... technology and nature.  Everything is wonderful in moderation!
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1096 on: August 18, 2010, 04:03:05 PM »
DeviantArt brings free illustration tools to your HTML5-ready browser running on your laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android tablet with Muro---no plug-ins required.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1097 on: August 18, 2010, 04:08:54 PM »
DeviantArt brings free illustration tools to your HTML5-ready browser running on your laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android tablet with Muro---no plug-ins required.


Here's a sample created by a very talented artist: :)


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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1098 on: August 19, 2010, 12:13:27 AM »

The whole medicine deal... if they are mimicking natural occurring things to produce synthetic medicine.  Why not just provide the natural occurring chemical? ...Oh wait nobody profits off that.  Your body can process a naturally occurring substance much more accurately than a synthetic substance made to mimic it more often than not.  It's kind of like all of the preservatives and hormone enriched food that we eat in USA causes issues.  Especially with the development process of the body, as you said.  It not only affects us but the livestock that we consume.  None of the livestock we eat can naturally reproduce anymore.  It all has to be done by machine... sadly.
Many of the naturally occurring beneficial substances are present in very low concentrations and would have little if any effect if used in the natural form. Extracting the substances from the plants and concentrating them to an effective dosage level would be very costly, time consuming, and not eco-friendly. Many times, producing the compound synthetically makes more sense in every aspect. Take aspirin as an example.
 
I also don't think it's gotten to the point where livestock can't reproduce naturally. It just isn't left up to their whims and urges so insemination is done artificially to step up production levels. It doesn't have to be done by machine, it's just more efficient that way. There's also the fact that with beef cattle, very few of the male animals remain unneutered and there is only a small pool that is used for breeding purposes.

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1099 on: August 22, 2010, 06:21:46 PM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1100 on: August 23, 2010, 01:40:15 PM »
Odd But True!

http://www.draac.com/laughin/oddtrue.html

Thanks for the link. Made my morning. ;D

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Maybe true, but depends on location. It's stretching the truth a bit.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1101 on: August 24, 2010, 03:30:22 AM »
The Meadow Lake Parks Area Assn had it's 1st Open House on 08-21-2010
More than 600 people attended the event. We all had a great time. Some of us where just a bit
more tired than others. :)
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« Reply #1102 on: August 24, 2010, 05:49:55 AM »
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« Reply #1103 on: August 25, 2010, 05:24:44 PM »

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I'll never look at a pencil as just a pencil again.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1104 on: August 25, 2010, 06:22:06 PM »
lol pencil art
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1105 on: August 25, 2010, 07:59:00 PM »
Wow, that is intricate, Whilst there are many that are excellent works of miniature art, I thing image 7 is the most intricate (if not the most artistic) having even engraved what appears to be the date and other wording on the lead pieces.
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« Reply #1106 on: August 25, 2010, 08:00:06 PM »

I'll never look at a pencil as just a pencil again.
You have way too much time on your hands. ;)
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« Reply #1107 on: August 26, 2010, 03:18:10 PM »
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« Reply #1108 on: August 26, 2010, 03:22:08 PM »
Make and receive calls in Gmail
I see its for US Gmail users now. ;)
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« Reply #1109 on: August 26, 2010, 03:25:17 PM »
Make and receive calls in Gmail
I see its for US Gmail users now. ;)
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We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones” shows up in your chat list (you will need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already).
(I'm still waiting for the app to show up on my email account.)
Yes, you should be next and calls are free throughout the US and Canada.  :)
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