point of no return

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point of no return

A colloquial term for a critical biochemical event that indicates lethal, irreversible changes in cells following ischemic cell injury.
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The magazine is aided and abetted by the dogged efforts of Bob Woodward's book State of Denial, Mike Ruppert's epic investigation Crossing the Rubicon, David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbour and Barrie Zwicker's work Towers of Deception: The Media Coverup of 9/11, among others.
The expression "crossing the Rubicon" (making a commitment for which there is no turning back) is usually attributed to Julius Caesar's crossing that river from Gaul to Italy in 49 BC against the orders of the Roman Senate.
Because both knew that when Keane savaged his team-mates without Ferguson's consent he was crossing The Rubicon. He was challenging his boss to put-up or shut-up.
Crossing the Rubicon; the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil.
Ruppert, who has written a book titled "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil," sees a dreary future of resource-grabbing wars that involve not only the United States but also send nations such as China and Japan up against each other to compete for the remaining oil reserves.