Saturday, May 26, 2007

Back To Captions And Single Post Photos

No text post for right now, too busy. The photo lighting from the last post was from the film projector at the SCAW house, where last week Eabha and I watched on of her movies...ON A WALL!

Tonight...we watch the Ewoks movie..I'm totally looking forward to it.

That's it for now,

John D

Meet 'Wendy'. Sister Of Kyna, Companion Of Tasha, Owner Of Ball

Eabha Landing Her New Jet Pack

Eabha Landing Her New Jet Pack

Eabha Landing Her New Jet Pack

Eabha Landing Her Jet Pack

Eabha Landing Her New Jet Pack

Eabha Landing Her New Jet Pack

And She's Off..




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Nearing The Finish

Slow And Steady Wins The Race

A Yarrrgh And A Snap!

..And The Pitch..

On A Tear


Me and Emily

Eabha And Tasha Set A Blanket On The Commons


Eabha Took This (posed) Photo!

Eabha Took This Photo!

Food For Thought

Intelligent children are more likely to become vegetarians later in life, a study says.

A Southampton University team found those who were vegetarian by 30 had recorded five IQ points more on average at the age of 10.

Researchers said it could explain why people with higher IQ were healthier as a vegetarian diet was linked to lower heart disease and obesity rates.

The study of 8,179 was reported in the British Medical Journal.

Twenty years after the IQ tests were carried out in 1970, 366 of the participants said they were vegetarian - although more than 100 reported eating either fish or chicken.

Men who were vegetarian had an IQ score of 106, compared with 101 for non-vegetarians; while female vegetarians averaged 104, compared with 99 for non-vegetarians.

There was no difference in IQ score between strict vegetarians and those who said they were vegetarian but who reported eating fish or chicken.

Researchers said the findings were partly related to better education and higher occupational social class, but it remained statistically significant after adjusting for these factors.

Vegetarians were more likely to be female, to be of higher occupational social class and to have higher academic or vocational qualifications than non-vegetarians.

However, these differences were not reflected in their annual income, which was similar to that of non-vegetarians.

Lead researcher Catharine Gale said: "The finding that children with greater intelligence are more likely to report being vegetarian as adults, together with the evidence on the potential benefits of a vegetarian diet on heart health, may help to explain why higher IQ in childhood or adolescence is linked with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in adult life."


However, she added the link may be merely an example of many other lifestyle preferences that might be expected to vary with intelligence, such as choice of newspaper, but which may or may not have implications for health.

Liz O'Neill, of the Vegetarian Society, said: "We've always known that vegetarianism is an intelligent, compassionate choice benefiting animals, people and the environment.

"Now we've got the scientific evidence to prove it. Maybe that explains why many meat-reducers are keen to call themselves vegetarians when even they must know that vegetarians don't eat chicken, turkey or fish."

But Dr Frankie Phillips, of the British Dietetic Association, said: "It is like the chicken and the egg. Do people become vegetarian because they have a very high IQ or is it just that they tend to be more aware of health issues?"

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. ~Albert Einstein

Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Few Random Photos, New Email Address, New Car Situation

Rain, rain, rain and more rain. Nothing too much more to report. The Pheonix will not rise from the ashes after all. That car is toast. Gonzo. I'm looking into financing a newer car this week. We're also thinking about moving as soon as this summer! Perhaps to Wolfville!!

School is getting crazy as the year winds down. I'll be looking forward to a change in pace for the summer.

I changed my email address. I'll be checking the riseup account for a while longer, but to get my new email address you can comment me for it here on the blog or ask me through facebook or by calling me.

I'm enjoying mobilizing against Atlantica, it's good to be politically active again.
I'll be doing media work during the Conference and counter demonstrations and facilitating a workshop on civil disobedience.

That's it for now, have a good week!

John D

Nap Time

Dadad Reads A Book

Dadad Reads A Book



All aboard


Catch of the day

A different perspective

Dadad, come get me I'm stuck

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Three, A Good Number To Be.

Eabha's Birthday went quite well, despite being small in terms of both number and average size of people. Here are some photos I took; the first photo above is from an all ages (clearly) show where Emily's band "Rule of Thumb" was playing.

I don't know what else to'm enroling in some upgrading courses from Athabasca University (online) and..oh yeah..with the generous help of my parents my car (known from now on as 'Phoenix' or 'The Phoenix') will once again rise from the ashes, perhaps this comming week.

Yeah, well...that's it for now. Take Care.

John D