Watermelon seeds help in improving male fertility.

2015-04-03-watermelon-seeds-tea-2-fb-2Watermelon: Symbolizing the Supposed Simplicity of Slaves

Watermelon seeds,

are good sources of magnesium vital for normal heart functioning, maintenance of normal blood pressure, supporting metabolic process and protein synthesis. It is also beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension besides controlling blood pressure and diabetes.Roasted watermelon seeds are served as a snack or used to garnish salads. In Nigeria they are used in certain soups. Watermelon seed oil is extracted from these seeds which is beneficial for your hair and skin. To say the least, watermelon seeds are edible and can be a healthy option.

watermelon seeds

are a rich source of nutrients and minerals and therefore, should not be discarded. These seeds have a hard outer covering so they should be chewed before swallowing to get their nutritional content. Some of the health benefits of watermelon seeds are given below. http

Watermelon seed tea is considered to be a natural diuretic helpful for kidney cleansing.

Watermelon

Food historians believe that African slaves helped introduce the watermelon, now the most consumed melon in the US. The fruit eventually became a major symbol in the iconography of racism in the United States through the “watermelon stereotype”. In various images, the fruit was used to paint African Americans as a simple-minded people who were happy when provided watermelon and a little rest.

Watermelon seeds can be baked with salt for a protein-rich and tasty snack, which has a similar flavor and consistency to pumpkin seeds, or prepared in a tea to maximize its diuretic effects.

How To Make Watermelon Seed Tea

Ingredients

  • 30-40 watermelon seeds, fresh or dried
  • water

Instructions

  1. Crush 4 tablespoons of fresh watermelon seeds using a mortar and pestle, or grind them up in a food processor.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes in two litres of water over high heat.
  3. Drink the entire two litres of tea over a period of two days for full effect.

This tea is especially good for those with digestive issues, or those who are prone to urinary tract infections. So instead of opting for seedless watermelons – which are less flavourful than watermelons with seeds and are part of a relatively new strain of watermelon mass-produced for consumers – or spitting out the seeds and throwing them away, the next time you eat watermelon, consider saving the seeds to roast or brew in a tea. Your body will ultimately thank you for providing it with such a nutritious snack or beverage.Watermelon-eathealthylivefit_com

Watermelon, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 127 kJ (30 kcal)

7.55 g

Sugars 6.2 g
Dietary fiber 0.4 g

Fat

0.15 g

0.61 g

Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

(4%)

28 μg

(3%)

303 μg

Thiamine (B1)

(3%)

0.033 mg

Riboflavin (B2)

(2%)

0.021 mg

Niacin (B3)

(1%)

0.178 mg

(4%)

0.221 mg

Vitamin B6

(3%)

0.045 mg

Choline

(1%)

4.1 mg

Vitamin C

(10%)

8.1 mg

Trace metals
Calcium

(1%)

7 mg

Iron

(2%)

0.24 mg

Magnesium

(3%)

10 mg

Manganese

(2%)

0.038 mg

Phosphorus

(2%)

11 mg

Potassium

(2%)

112 mg

Sodium

(0%)

1 mg

Zinc

(1%)

0.1 mg

Other constituents
Water 91.45 g
Lycopene 4532 µg Watermelon seeds contain lycopene which is good for your face and also helps in improving male fertility.

 

Chiara de Blasio Tells Her Story Obama Care

De Blasio’s Daughter Reveals Substance Abuse

Days before her father’s inauguration, the 19-year-old daughter of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio disclosed a history of drug and alcohol abuse .

 Chiara de Blasio spoke in candid terms about a battle with depression throughout her adolescence that led to drinking and drug use, habits that worsened when she was attending college in California last year.

“It didn’t start out as like a huge thing for me, but then it became a really huge thing for me,” Ms. de Blasio said in the five-minute video, in which she sat alone on screen, accompanied by soft piano music.

The de Blasio team framed the video as an effort to help those who might be suffering from similar issues during the holiday season. But the timing and nature of its release suggested that the mayor-elect and his family were intent on describing Ms. de Blasio’s substance abuse, long a subject of speculation in the New York political world, on their own terms.

Mr. de Blasio, unlike many office seekers, propelled his beaming, charismatic children to the forefront of television advertisements and public speeches. Still, for months, Mr. de Blasio’s aides declined to respond to repeated inquiries from journalists about his daughter’s drug use.

In a brief and solemn appearance on Tuesday outside their rowhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Mr. de Blasio, surrounded by his family, said he was deeply proud of his daughter’s willingness to speak out about her experience, which included group therapy at an outpatient treatment center in New York City.

“If you look at this video, it speaks to a whole set of challenges that we face in our society,” the mayor-elect said. “She speaks to it with incredible courage and clarity and, you know, with a voice that really suggests an incredible wisdom for someone who’s only 19 years old.”

“I hope that everybody watches the video,” she said. “I think it speaks for itself.”

Ms. de Blasio had wanted to speak out about her substance abuse during the mayoral campaign, but her parents were concerned about how that might affect her recovery, according to an individual familiar with the discussions who requested anonymity to speak frankly about private conversations. Such a disclosure may also have been a political distraction, even as Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, enjoyed a 50-point lead over his Republican opponent, Joseph J. Lhota.

speaks in typical teenage cadences about the stresses that led to her drinking and drug use, and describes her effort to become sober as “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

She described a sense of “physical insecurity” after leaving her parents’ home in Brooklyn for Santa Clara University in 2012, where, she said, she grew dependent on marijuana and alcohol.

“It made it easier, the more I drank and did drugs, to share some common ground with people that I wouldn’t have,” Ms. de Blasio said.
Her parents, Ms. de Blasio said, were “very emotionally committed” to her recovery, even as she acknowledged the demands of the high-profile political work of her father, who formally announced his mayoral bid midway through his daughter’s freshman year in college.

“My mom was trying really hard to help me, just like, any little thing she could,” she said. “My dad was doing the same, but obviously he was really busy.”

Such is the celebrity of Mr. de Blasio’s children that Ms. de Blasio’s announcement on Tuesday was met with a statement from the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, who praised her “tremendous bravery in speaking out about her recovery.”

Patrick Gaspard, a close friend and political adviser to Mr. de Blasio, said in an interview that the mayor-elect — whose father was an alcoholic who battled depression — considered his family his first priority.

“Bill has always been very, very clear that the interests of Dante and Chiara supersede anything else,” said Mr. Gaspard, who is also the United States ambassador to South Africa.

Mr. Gaspard said that Mr. de Blasio’s ability to deal with a difficult private matter, while maintaining a high-pressure job, is “the kind of balance that any family has to confront. It just so happens that Bill was running for mayor.”

Mr. de Blasio’s mayoral bid was punctuated by all manner of intimate revelations, and he and his staff, at times, appeared caught off guard by the personal nature of the coverage.

At the start of Mr. de Blasio’s campaign, his wife, Chirlane McCray, was asked about reports that she once identified as a lesbian. When a newspaper was poised to report that Mr. de Blasio’s father had committed suicide when the mayor-elect was 18, Mr. de Blasio had to broach the issue for the first time with his teenage son, Dante.

But the deeply personal nature of Mr. de Blasio’s campaign struck a chord with a wide swath of New Yorkers, who were accustomed to the impersonal and intensely private departing mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

Hank Sheinkopf, a political consultant, said the city had elected a family when it chose Mr. de Blasio in November, and that New Yorkers should expect his wife and children to continue to play a prominent role.

“Now, every one of those members of that family is part of our lives, and will continue to be for as long as Bill de Blasio is in office,” Mr. Sheinkopf said. “They will be part of our daily New York drama, whether they like it or not, and whether we like it or not.”

Reporting was contributed by Michael Barbaro, Matt Flegenheimer, N. R. Kleinfield and Eli Rosenberg.
A version of this article appears in print on December 25, 2013, on page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: De Blasio’s Daughter Reveals Substance Abuse.

#ALEC MILITARY/ #PRISONINDUSTRY CONTRACTOR CORPORATIONS SLATED FOR 58% OF UNITED STATES BUDGET

18 L.A. County Sheriff’s Gang Banging deputies Caught in the Headlights Of FBI arrested relieved of duty without pay pending the outcome of the investigation

LA supervisors criticize Sheriff Lee Baca amid FBI jail probe for unlawful institutional Policies By Gang Banging Officers;

 

and for hiring thugs. ( Like Darrell Issa)

No greater criminal offender not doing life in Prison Industry

No greater criminal offender not doing life in Prison Industry

Lieutenant Gregory Thompson, who oversaw LASD’s Operation Safe Jails Program, and Lieutenant Stephen Leavins, learned that an inmate was an FBI informant and was acting as a cooperator in the FBI’s corruption and civil rights investigation.

Those allegedly involved in the obstruction scheme took affirmative steps to hide the cooperator from the FBI and the United States Marshals Service, which was attempting to bring the inmate to testify before a federal grand jury in response to an order issued by a federal judge. As part of the conspiracy, the deputies allegedly altered records to make it appear that the cooperator had been released. They then re-booked the inmate under a different name, and then told the cooperator that he had been abandoned by the FBI.

In 2010 and 2011arrested or detained five victims – including the Austrian consul general – when they arrived to visit inmates at the Men’s Central Jail (MCJ).

The pattern of activity alleged in the obstruction of justice case shows how some members of the Sheriff’s Department considered themselves to be above the law. Instead of cooperating with the federal investigation to ensure that corrupt law enforcement officers would be brought to justice, the defendants in this case are accused of taking affirmative steps designed to ensure that light would not shine on illegal conduct that violated basic constitutional rights.”

Michael Holguin, an inmate at Men’s Central Jail in 2009, says he endured an unprovoked beating at the hands of deputies.

“If I were to beat somebody like that on the street, they’d arrest me for that. But it’s OK because they’re wearing a badge,” said Holguin.

Holguin says one the deputies arrested on Monday was involved in his case.

“Justice just may prevail. If everybody has to answer to the law, why shouldn’t they?” he said.

Read More at: 18 L.A. County Sheriff’s Gang deputies Caught in the Headlights arrested relieved of duty without pay pending the outcome of the investigation

 

The Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence, in its 2012 report, said deputies used force against inmates even “when there was no threat at all,” and referred to “a culture of aggression among some deputies in the jails.”

Beaver County Sheriff Arrested For Two Alleged Threats

 

Read the entire criminal complaint here: (Warning, contains explicit language)

California cops go on trial for beating mentally ill homeless man to death

Cops charged with murder of California man

More Myths and Facts About the Affordable Care Act

Why poor and middle class republicans vote against their Own Interest If you can convince the lowest white man He’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket.Hell, give him someone to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you–Lyndon Johnson

GOP, Alec,

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Facts Vs Myth Sign

 

Does this cut Medicare by $500 billion?

No. That statement has been taken out of context and probably refers to a $500 billion reduction in the future growth of Medicare over 10 years. The law stipulates that guaranteed Medicare benefits won’t be reduced, and it adds some new benefits, such as improved coverage for pharmaceuticals (www.cbo.gov; http://www.factcheck.org).

Isn’t this going to increase the deficit?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the Affordable Care Act will have a net savings in comparison to there being no bill. The CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) now estimate the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net decrease in federal deficits of $2 billion over the 2012-2021 period (www.cbo.gov; http://www.jct.gov).

Is the Affordable Care Act causing insurance rates to go up?

The largest cost driver in what people are paying does not have anything to do with health care…

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Children taken away too soon; Many times forever USA #PrisonIndustry

ALL WE NEED IS TO BRING CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING SKILLS INTO THE CLASSROOM

MEASURING TRIANGLES OUR FAVORITE THING

The Algebra Project

Marvin Gaye asked “What’s Going on”

 

Children in Prison Industry

 In the beginning stages of Vernon’s incarceration it was hard especially being only sixteen amongst grown men, murderers, gang bangers and robbers.  It wasn’t no Disneyland, but he made it and as they say “Only the Strong Survive” and he’s done just that…..Survive!

From Jr. High School to #PrisonIndustryFaking for stripes

Born in Los Angeles, California Vernon Steward was a young active go hard in the paint type of juvenile.  He started writing as a hobby, really just the lyrics of his own raps.  He always was inspired by 2Pac and his wisdom and his big cousin taught him a few things too.  After getting in some trouble and going to prison so young Vernon realized it was a major blow to himself and his family.  However while being incarcerated He grew up to be a man, a great man, an intelligent young black man at that!
Vernon’s writings didn’t begin until he started his struggle day in and day out using it as a form of positive release.  It wasn’t until later that he realized he could really do something with it, and being incarcerated did not always have to be the end.  Incarceration at an early age for most may have been the end of the road.  However Vernon used life’s lessons as inspiration and motivation to put a pen to a piece of paper and allow his own thoughts and experiences to flow making for incredible pieces of literary greatness.

CASH FOR KIDS

 

Children  taken away too soon; Many times forever USA #PrisonIndustry

Closing the PipeLine

The United States #PrisonIndustry stands alone worldwide in imposing sentences of life without parole on juveniles. The U.S. achieved this unique position by slowly and steadily dismantling founding principles of the juvenile justice system. Today a record number of people are serving juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentences in the U.S. for crimes committed before their 18th birthday. Sentences of life without parole are often erroneously believed to translate to a handful of years in prison followed by inevitable release. The reality is that a life sentence for a child without parole means that the Baby will die in prison. Copyright @ 2012 by The Sentencing Project. Reproduction of this document in full or in part, and in print or electronic format, only by permission of The Sentencing Project

Mississippi is a state long recognized for it’s systemic and systematic racism and bigotry, particularly towards Black Americans.

The findings by theMississippi Department of Justice expose this latest case of Jim and Jane Crow-ism to the world with its findings that Black students were being disproportionately targeted for a ‘School to Prison’ pipeline.

The Equal Justice Initiative reports:

Meridian police automatically arrest public school students when called by school officials, often without determining if there is probable cause. Students are then put on probation, sometimes without proper legal representation, and are required to serve any subsequent suspensions from school in the juvenile detention center.

The system has led to students being incarcerated in the detention center for dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect.

“The students most severely affected by these practices are black children and children with disabilities in Meridian,” the Justice Department said in a letter to Mississippi’s governor, attorney general and various officials in Meridian and Lauderdale County.

“These entities, working in conjunction, help to operate a school-to-prison pipeline that routinely and repeatedly incarcerates children for school disciplinary infractions,” the letter alleged.

If the matter isn’t corrected soon, the Department has said it will sue the Lauderdale County Youth Court, the Meridian Police Department and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services, a division of the state Department of Human Services.

This article was written by JG Vibes and originally published at The Intel Hub

On Wednesday civil rights lawyers filed a lawsuit against the local government of Meridian, Mississippi, and other defendants for operating what has been called a school-to-prison pipeline in which students are denied basic constitutional rights, sent to court and incarcerated for minor school infractions.

The lawsuit says children who talk back to teachers, violate dress codes, and commit other minor infractions are handcuffed and sent to a youth court where they are denied their rights.

According to CNN:

“Also among the defendants were Lauderdale County, judges of the county’s Youth Court and the State of Mississippi Division of Youth Services.

About 6,000 mostly African-American students attend grades kindergarten through 12 in a dozen schools in the Lauderdale County School District.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin said Wednesday that Mississippi officials had failed to cooperate with the eight-month investigation.

“We had no choice but to file suit,” Austin said, giving examples of what he alleged are unconstitutional actions taken by the school district and court which include:

• Children are handcuffed and arrested in school and incarcerated for days at a time without a probable cause hearing.

• Children detained wait more than 48 hours for a hearing, in violation of constitution requirements.

• Children make admissions to formal charges without being advised of their Miranda rights.

• Children are not routinely granted legal representation during the juvenile justice process.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.         Summary of the Recommendation 

This recommendation encourages the federal government, states, and school districts to pass laws and implement policies that will secure the right of every child to a high-quality education.   It also encourages attorneys and bar associations to help secure that right through improvements in state and federal law, representation of students, parents, and organizations, and community legal education.

2.         Summary of the Issue that the Resolution Addresses

Despite widely shared belief that every child deserves a high-quality education and ever growing recognition that a good education is essential both for individual opportunity and for societal well-being, fulfillment of that right remains out of reach for many, and disproportionately so for children of low-income families, children of color, children with disabilities, and other distinct groups.   And while some existing laws require that certain elements of a high-quality education be provided to at least some students, those provisions of law are often not well understood, implemented, or enforced.  The setting of standards for what students should achieve and for measuring whether students achieve it must be accompanied by actions to identify, and ensure that students get, the quality education that will enable them to achieve.  Without that, the goals remain unreached and the right unfulfilled.

3.         Please Explain How the Proposed Policy Position will Address the Issue

The recommendation seeks to address the barriers to making the right to a high-quality educational program a reality by calling upon state and federal legislative bodies and state, federal, and local education agencies to adopt and implement laws and policies that: (a) define the contours of that right, i.e., the core elements of a high-quality educational program to which every child is entitled; (b) ensure that schools provide those elements and have the resources to do so effectively; (c)  focus the functions of the agencies which oversee schools — federal Department of Education, state education departments, and school districts — on fostering schools’ provision of those elements of quality; (d) improve implementation and enforcement of existing provisions of law related to the provision of high-quality education; (e) enable students and their families to  and strengthen their voices in decisions that affect the quality of education they receive.   The recommendation calls upon attorneys and bar associations to help facilitate these efforts in seeking improved laws and policies, in representing children and their families to remedy denial of rights to high-quality education, and in community legal education and other assistance to help parents, students, schools, school systems and others understand and obtain improved implementation of laws advancing the right to high-quality education. Those very basic actions – defining the right and then aligning the programs of schools, the functioning of overseeing education agencies, implementation and enforcement of relevant existing laws, the voice of beneficiaries, and the active engagement and support of the bar – are necessary to attain that right.

#SIAD , Man Alleged TO Show Video of Tortured Mayor Smoking Crack– Jailed, Stabbed BUT NO CRIMINAL RECORD #TORONTO #CANADA

SIAD SCAPEGOAT DOOMED

SIAD SCAPEGOAT DOOMED by long Reach of Mayor Ford:

“That one” — he pointed to the hooded man with the beer bottle — “is Anthony Smith. He was killed outside Loki night club last week.” the young man on the far right side of the photo had been shot in the same incident. Anthony Smith’s death had them scared.

Ford was exploiting them, he told me.

PROBLEM:   If the mayor of Toronto, the man in charge of the fourth largest city in North America, one of the largest governments in Canada, and a $10-billion budget, was in fact using crack cocaine, the implications were endless. He opened himself up to blackmail. It called into question his judgment, his state of mind, his health. How can a man mixed up in crack cocaine and the underworld of Toronto have partial control over the police budget? BREACH OF CONTRACT

At the time, Siad (a newlywed with no prior record) is charged with three counts of participation in a criminal organization, 14 counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, four counts of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in firearms, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and possession of firearm obtained by the commission of an offence.

https://twitter.com/AlgebraPoints/status/401507689101934592

 

#OBAMACARE 2Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills /addiction could reduce killings, curbing gun violence/ murders.http://nyti.ms/17c2lJu 

 

 

Man Who Showed Video of Toronto Mayor Smoking Crack Gets Stabbed in Jail.