Turkey’s Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians Destroyed by ‘30-year Genocide’

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Turkey’s Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians, which predominated in the region before its colonisation by Turkic Muslims, were subjected to a “staggered campaign of genocide” from 1894 to 1924, which reduced them from 20 per cent of the population to less than 2 per cent, according to Israeli researchers.  Read More


Amazon is selling a tiny house that you can build in your backyard in just 8 hours


The house kit can be assembled in just 8 hours by two able adults and be purchased via Amazon.

“[The] Solvalla garden house kit is made from high quality solid Nordic wood,” the company posted on its website. “This timeless design is an alternative to classic log cabin styled structures. It works well in a variety of surroundings and can be a guesthouse, home office, granny flat, or even a retail space. Versatile Solvalla can also be set up on rooftops of multi-story buildings. Assembly of this solid wood structure takes a full day for two adults. Do it yourself simple step-by-step directions come with the kit and only minimal tools are needed.”

Doctor's notes reveal bizarre medical cases from 400 years ago

1Early 17th-century England, Simon Forman and Richard Napier became well known for their apparent ability to diagnose and cure medical ailments -- from delirium and depression to gonorrhea and "bloody flux" -- by studying the positions of planets and stars.

Reams of their handwritten notes on 80,000 cases survived, but filled with cryptic scribbles, mysterious astral symbols and prescriptions for curious treatments involving tobacco and horse dung, they'd be hard for most people to decipher.

That changed on Thursday. To mark a decade of the University of Cambridge's Casebook Project, aimed at digitizing one of the largest surviving sets of private medical records in history, researchers released transcriptions of their 500 favorite cases online, put into accessible English for anyone to browse.

1Richard Napier's case notes for John Wilkingson, a 28-year-old bachelor who "violated another's wife" and got gonorrhea. The transcription notes that at the time Wilkingson came to see the astrologer-doctor, "it is of Sun in Capricorn Moon separating from Mercury in Aquarius."  

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There are many treasures to be found here. Joan Broadbrok, 40, has a throbbing headache and "thinks her children to be rats & mice." Edward Cleaver's worrisome ill thoughts ("kisse myne arse") may stem from the witchery of a neighbor who suckled a puppy.

The project "opens a wormhole into the grubby and enigmatic world of 17th-century medicine, magic and the occult," Professor Lauren Kassell of Cambridge's History and Philosophy of Science Department and one of the project's leads, said in a statement.

"Channeled through the astrologers' pens are fragments of the health and fertility concerns, bewitchment fears and sexual desires from thousands of lives otherwise lost to history."

Indeed, the transcribed cases, which include patients' names, ages, locations, occupations and symptoms, offer a fascinating and sometimes sordid snapshot into the afflictions of patients from infants to seniors living hundreds of years ago.

The language in the cases reflects another era (28-year-old John Wilkingson, for example, was most unfortunate to have "a rapier in his privy parts," aka venereal disease, while Ellen Mariot, 25, experienced a "swimming in her head & did swoon"). But many of the ailments are the same ones that bring patients into the offices of doctors and therapists today: colds, fevers, chest pain, headaches, miscarriages, broken bones, dog bites, insomnia, anxiety, heartbreak and unhappy marriages.

Reads the case of one Elizabeth Church, 46: "Was much troubled in her mind for one that she had loved long & ago who is now married & she meeting him of late told him that if her old husband dies that then she will marry him, but she meant it not as she told me because that his wife is living. Her husband is 80 years old & does whip her & scourge her black & blue egged on by his child."   MORE

Could we soon be able to detect cancer in 10 minutes?

Pioneering methods are being developed to find traces of tumours quickly in small blood samples...

Cancer diagnosis using blood tests would be earlier and less invasive.
Cancer diagnosis using blood tests would be earlier and less invasive. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH//Alamy

About seven years ago, researchers at the US DNA sequencing company Illumina started to notice something odd. A new blood test it ran on 125,000 expectant mothers looking for genetic abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome in their foetuses returned some extremely unexpected signals in 10 cases. Chillingly, it dawned on them that the abnormal DNA they were seeing wasn’t from the foetuses but was, rather, undiagnosed cancer in the mothers. Cancers of different types were later confirmed in all 10. “This was not a test developed for cancer screening,” says Alex Aravanis, then Illumina’s senior R&D director. “But it was evidence that it might be possible.”

In 2016, Illumina created Silicon Valley-based spin-off company Grail, with Aravanis as chief scientific officer. Backed by more than $1.5bn in funding, including money from Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Grail is on a quest to detect multiple types of cancer before symptoms, via a single, simple blood test. The test looks at cell-free plasma to find fragments of so-called circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) sloughed off by cancer cells. Detecting cancer sooner – before symptoms – means you can intervene earlier and people are less likely to die. While doctors can screen for breast, colon and lung cancer, most varieties of the disease can only be detected after symptoms appear.

To date, there is one company offering a blood test based on ctDNA for early cancer detection: Epigenomics began offering its test for colon cancer in 2016 based on detecting biochemical modification of a single gene.


Travel in Luxury-The Best Hotels

Forbes Travel Guide reveals the world's best hotel rooms for 2019

They are the hotel rooms that are, according to the inspectors - 'perfect'. Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its list of the world's best hotel rooms for 2019 - and they all received maximum marks. Undercover reviewers stayed at hundreds of properties across the globe assessing them on comfort, convenience, cleanliness and maintenance. And according to Forbes, those on the best-of list have 'rooms and bathrooms that are not only beautiful, but exceptionally comfortable, functional and elegantly appointed with special touches such as high-quality linens, an array of luxurious bath amenities and well-designed technology'. Pictured clockwise from top left: The Wynn Macau; Bulgari Hotel London; The Encore Macau and the Park Hyatt New York.

WATCH World Events!

By Bob Barney

Lev26I hope America will yet wake up and see what is happening; and what we must do to really fix it. First off, if your congressperson voted for the bailout of the rich and famous back in 2009, throw them out of their office! If your guy (or gal) voted to keep the Patriot Act, or worse yet another Free Trade Bill with Asia, then throw them out. NAFTA is the reason why the middle class is in trouble, and the manufacturing base of this nation has been destroyed.   I don't care what party they belong to. A yes vote simply meant that they are probably on the payroll of big business and big banks. Frequent readers already know that I have been on a rampage against big government AND big business for years. Today, we almost had the end of the American way of life. 6 years of Obama, and Democrat rule, coupled with Republican spinelessness has taken its toll on the nation. We have a president who hates American, and what we stand for, almost as much as he hates whites and supports only black causes. He is a racist, who is worse than Richard Nixon could have ever imagined, when it comes to an imperial presidency. He has broken more laws than the average mobster.

It is important to grasp that we must watch world events very carefully because God prophesies that there will be a worldwide set of plagues that will eventually bring us a global, Hitler type dictator that will lead the entire world to Armageddon and the return of Christ. I do not think that this is that time, but do not be fooled! It very well could be that time, and we must stay prepared for the signs that God will send us when that day draws near. A global depression, resulting in famines in the USA, Europe and most of the modern world is a pivotal event to look out for. This will, like 1930's Germany, give rise to a beast of a ruler that much like Obama will promise to fix the entire world's pandemics. I do not think Mr. Obama is that leader. I think the leader will come out of Germany. A second Hitler type. Obama, if elected (and I strongly doubt it) the only role in world events would be to totally destroy America, which the Bible clearly depicts will happen! You are not told this by our leaders, or in our schools but the United States of America is the lost tribe of Israel called Joseph! (plaintruthtoday@aol.com  e-mail  for a free article showing exactly that this can be proven!)

God says that in the end days, America will go into a captivity and the aliens in our own land will RULE OVER US! Check Leviticus 26! It's right there! If we wake up and stop our leaders from selling this country to our enemies and committing treason against us, we can delay this from happening. AMERICA, wake up! Read the stories every day in The Plain Truth. In tomorrows The Plain Truth, I will have a story from Germany, and what they are saying about the future of America and you will be amazed to see that they agree with what I am saying!


End Times......

Abomination of Desolation

Christ warned, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:…For then shall … Read More