Daily Archives: January 5, 2016

Migrants Brawl in Central Cologne on New Year’s Eve

“On New Year’s eve, in Cologne and other cities, such as Hamburg and Stuttgart, dozens of women were assaulted, robbed and raped by groups of men with Arab and North African features. According to the police, the men knew each other and acted in groups. Cologne Police Chief Wolfgang Albers speaks of “a whole new dimension of violence.” ” click here

“Just five arrests have been made by German police after central Cologne was transformed into a war-zone on New Year’s Eve, as an estimated 1,000 migrants celebrated by launching fireworks into crowds and sexually assaulting German women caught up in the chaos.” click here for article

Obama Executive Gun Control to Disarm Senior Citizens

On January 4–the day before President Obama announced his executive gun control to the nation–the White House released an executive order fact sheet showing that a gun ban for some Social Security beneficiaries was being brought under the auspices of Obama’s executive action. Click here and here

Plasma Fluoride Increases as a Result of Exercise?

V Zohoori F, Innerd A, Azevedo LB, Whitford GM, Maguire A. Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adult humans: a pilot study. Scientific reports 2015 Nov 19;5:16905. doi: 10.1038/srep16905.

An understanding of all aspects of fluoride metabolism is critical to identify its biological effects and avoid fluoride toxicity in humans. Fluoride metabolism and subsequently its body retention may be affected by physiological responses to acute exercise. This pilot study investigated the effect of exercise on plasma fluoride concentration, urinary fluoride excretion and fluoride renal clearance following no exercise and three exercise intensity conditions in nine healthy adults after taking a 1-mg Fluoride tablet. After no, light, moderate and vigorous exercise, respectively, the mean (SD) baseline-adjusted i) plasma fluoride concentration was 9.6(6.3), 11.4(6.3), 15.6(7.7) and 14.9(10.0) ng/ml; ii) rate of urinary fluoride excretion over 0-8 h was 46(15), 44(22), 34(17) and 36(17) μg/h; and iii) rate of fluoride renal clearance was 26.5(9.0), 27.2(30.4), 13.1(20.4) and 18.3(34.9) ml/min. The observed trend of a rise in plasma fluoride concentration and decline in rate of fluoride renal clearance with increasing exercise intensity needs to be investigated in a larger trial. This study, which provides the first data on the effect of exercise with different intensities on fluoride metabolism in humans, informs sample size planning for any subsequent definitive trial, by providing a robust estimate of the variability of the effect.

White House Distorts Statistics to Push Gun Control

Mr. Obama continues in the wrong direction on security, this time taking executive action to control (aka take away?) guns rather than enforcing existing laws and complying with existing congressional legislation on border security.

“During a January 4 press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest cited debunked Everytown for Gun Safety statistics as one of the reasons behind President Obama’s decision to move forward with executive gun control.” click here