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Scientists Claim 40% of Population is Infected with “Mind Control Parasite”

Recently a team of scientists made a statement claiming that up to 40% of people are infected with brain parasites that have the ability to alter human behavior.

By JG Vibes | Intellihub.com | March 28, 2013

Joanne Webster, professor of parasite epidemiology at Imperial College London, explains that many parasites favor the brain, “because it shelters them from the full fury of the immune system”. But, she says, “it also gives them direct access to the machinery to alter the host’s behavior”.

The Telegraph reported that:

“There is a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which is found in domestic cats, and is estimated to infect 350,000 people a year in Britain. Its effect on humans became the obsession of Jaroslav Flegr, professor of evolutionary biology at Charles University in Prague, who linked it with disturbed behaviours such as reckless driving and a greater risk of suicide. Rats infected with Toxo, as scientists at Imperial College discovered, actually like the smell of cat urine, instead of being terrified by it. And studies at Stanford University in California have revealed the neural changes that lay behind this transformation.

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not from cats

this headline needs to read from "fruits and vegetables"

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21948336

the likelihood of cat is probably about 1%

Sad.. or might it be humerous? Not when the freedom fight...

... is at stake!

Lately it seems DP is acquiring more posts reminiscent of that infamous grocery store check out stand rag, The National Inquirer!

I am reminded of one of it's less flamboyant headlines... "Women gives birth to elephant...".

Uh-hmm... isn't it time to get into the precincts for liberty? How far we have digressed in focus.

Sad!

Lately?

This was posted in March 2013...

And as far as I'm aware, there have always been these kinds of posts on DP.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry

Obama Voters..

Just kidding..

Jeremy

I thought it ended up being a

I thought it ended up being a myth that this comes from cats?...

Huh ! That explains it.

Ever since I stopped watching MSM News, I find cat urine repulsive.

Parasite tales

Suicidal wasps, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

This Article is Based on Complete Nonsense.

This article is complete nonsense. Human beings are self-determined individuals. Is anyone here going to blame the passage of ObamaCare on a parasite? Was it parasites that caused the US Congress to give us NDAA and the Patriot Act? Complete Nonsense.

Does anyone following The Daily Paul seriously believe they have so little self-determinism that they would allow a parasite to cloud their thinking?

The "scientists" behind this nonsensical study apparently believe the brain is involved in thinking. It is not. Just go get some brains at a butcher shop and see how much thinking you can get out of some brains. Thinking in humans is done by the soul, ie human spirit. That thought process cannot be delegated to the brain any more than driving decisions can be delegated to one's car. Nor can a decision to fire a firearm be removed from the responsibility of the human spirit to the brain any more than it can to the firearm itself. Decisions lie in the ability of the human spirit to make decisions. Drugs and injuries can cloud those decisions. Drugs and injuries can make clear decisions more difficult to make. But all human decisions do lie with the human spirit, not some parasite or bacteria.

Biological parasites can certainly cause damage in an individual's body. The pain and loss surrounding that damage can cause one to make irrational decisions. However, the power to make self-determined decisions is still there, though one's decisions may be clouded by his loss and / or injury.

Our freedoms depend on our ability to make our own self-determined decisions, independent of outside influences such as parasites or the New York Times of some politician. The moment we give up the idea that we are self-determined individuals, we start to lose our freedoms.

That's strange..

wouldn't your argument be the same as saying brain tumors won't change the way a person thinks or acts? If so, isn't that most definitely a false statement? Whether it be injury, tumor, or parasite, anything screwing with your brain can change the way you think. They all cause inflammation and pressure. Of course you proved yourself pretty silly when your main argument is that DEAD brains don't think.

I would have to agree, there

I would have to agree, there are many things that can effect the brain and it's chemistry that would alter a person's behavior, parasites included.

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Uhm...

"The "scientists" behind this nonsensical study apparently believe the brain is involved in thinking. It is not. Just go get some brains at a butcher shop and see how much thinking you can get out of some brains."

It's dead, butchered matter that's not connected to the body at that point. No shit it's not going to be doing any thinking.

A signature used to be here!

I would say it's

I would say it's 95% and its the garbage designed by Jews behind the Frankfurt School.

Read Kevin Macdonald's Culture of Critique.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

Dang, I thought it was at

Dang, I thought it was at least 75%.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Metaphor for government/society

Government lodges in the thinking centers of a population, alters population's behaviors.

This study is another example of...

the propaganda parasite emitted by Western science and media. They warn us about cat litter while ignoring the real parasitic threat posed by mind control propaganda. Corrupt elites are at the top of the parasite food chain and they use propaganda to implant parasites in minds of "common folk". Then the elitist parasites feed off the labor and ingenuity of their hosts.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

I think this story could be used as...

metaphor to describe the parasitic effects of propaganda on the human mind. For example, if Hitler represents the smell of cat urine, Nazi propaganda attracted the German population to the smell of cat urine and this attraction led to the slaughter of many Nazi rats.

In the U.S., the Fed and its bipartisan constituents represent the smell of cat urine, and all those who think they're benefiting from the Fed's fascist policies while ignoring the risks, are the suicidal rats.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Detached retina

A friend of mine was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis when her vision suddenly changed. She was found to have a detached retina and at the time they believed it had been transmitted by years of cleaning out her roommate's cat's litter box. She never had any psychological presentation and is doing well now although she won't get within 10 feet of a cat.

Litter boxes are considered a prime source of infection and after this I kept a face mask handy and washed my hands well when I had an indoor cat.

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

too bad. the likelyhood that it was a cat is about 1%

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Neurotransmitter control

established?

"...we’ve shown for the first time how the parasite behaves in the body of its host, by which I mean how it enters the brain and manipulates the host by taking over one of the brain’s neurotransmitters.”

So if they've figured out the parasite does it, perhaps the next step is
being able to initiate/control the process. Or maybe they've already figured
it out - that would explain a lot.

Gee, that stuff used to scare me, now I feel all warm and fuzzy when the
DHS patrols come down my street in their APC's...

How Convenient!

We now have a thousands year old cat virus in us that incredibly manifests itself exaclty like the side effects SSRI drugs!

Now we know why these suicides and shooters exist! It's not psychotropic drugs!It's because they are cat owners!

Jackson Galaxy just became the new Osama bin Laden.

Toxoplasma is real. If you

Toxoplasma is real. If you took 5 minutes to investigate you would realize that.

Wonder if Big Pharma gave

Wonder if Big Pharma gave funding to write this article. Sorry, just don't trust media much anymore. Not saying the test isn't true. But I guess all cat owners are now in the target of big government. I say eat some cloves and black walnut hull every once in a while and don't worry about the parasites unless problems start to occur. Native Americans used black walnut hull to control parasites in the gut; not sure if they'd be useful in other parts of the body.

Not News

That was an editorial, not a news article. I really prefer to get my science from more neutral sources.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

"parasite" it's called a TV

"parasite" it's called a TV (aka brainwash box) and it's more than 40% that are "infected"

thanks for clearing that up.

do they also belch or excrete fluoride?

I've read in wired magazine

I've read in wired magazine articles that toxoplasma gondhii is also linked to schizophrenia as well as turning some women into sex kittens.

...

Can you prove this statement about women?

I would like to do an in depth interview with some of these alleged 'sex kittens'. Got any phone numbers? Addresses? For entirely scientific reasons, of course!

This explains some of the sheep, but seriously, -

"reckless driving and a greater risk of suicide"

sounds more like emotion/inhibition (like alcohol & certain drugs), than (mind)"control"

Some additional info on Toxoplasma gondii:

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/safefood/newsltr/v7n4s01.html

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/

Interesting to note the infection numbers between the sources. Seems no one really knows.

If reckless driving is a symptom, then 99% of Texas in infected.

At least those driving on IH35.