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  • Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

    05/26/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | University of California - San Diego
    In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism. This is a colorized transmission electron micrograph of cellular mitochondria, which produce a small molecule called ATP. Inside cells, ATP serves as an energy source but released outside the cell, it acts as a danger signal. Suramin inhibits the signaling function of ATP, eliminating the cell...
  • Word For The Day - MISPRISION

    05/26/2017 9:24:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | 05-26-2017 | Red Badger
    ................It’s FRIDAY!................... In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. MISPRISION mis·pri·sion misˈpriZHən noun - historical The deliberate concealment of one's knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony. Origin: late Middle English: from Old French mesprision ‘error,’ from mesprendre, from mes- ‘wrongly’ + prendre ‘to take.’ Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day........
  • Vanity - Gianforte victory sets ground for Democrat losses!!!

    05/26/2017 8:34:34 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    The significant victory last evening garnered by Gianforte in Montana is the omen of things to come. The Republicans are now two for two in solid victories (Kansas & Montana). The POTUS, Trump base remains, strong and powerful!!! They will soon (June 20th - Georgia & South Carolina) be either four for four or, three for four in victories. I believe they, the Republicans, will be victors across the board!!! The Democrats, unless they change their game immediately, will suffer devastating, if not fatal, political defeats in the Mid-Term elections upcoming in 2016!! The handwriting is on the wall....your comments,...
  • Mainstream media errors (lies) in the Trump era:

    05/25/2017 7:30:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 5 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb 9, 2017, 5:08 | Becket Adams
    We didn't get to the point people find the press less credible than the Trump administration by some freak accident. The one thing that these reports have in common is that they fail to provide readers with a clear and indisputably accurate picture of what is really going on at White House. The press's most important role is to shine a light on those in power. Bad reporting only muddies the waters, and it gives powerful people more room to do as they please. After all, whom are you going to believe: the guy at the top or the...
  • Evidence of 2,000 year old Battle for Jerusalem Unearthed in City of David

    05/25/2017 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    jpost ^ | 5/25/17 | Daniel Eisenbud
    These finds tell the story of the last battle between the Roman forces and the Jewish rebels who had barricaded themselves in the city, a battle that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem, the Antiquities Authority said. This battle is described by the historian Flavius Josephus [born 37 CE]: On the following day the Romans, having routed the brigands from the town, set the whole on fire as far as Siloam (Josephus, Wars, Book 6:363). According to Nahshon Szanton and Moran Hagbi, directors of the excavation on behalf of the authority, the ballista balls were fired by Roman catapults used...
  • Traces of some of South Americas earliest people found under ancient dirt pyramid

    05/24/2017 8:21:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Science ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Lizzie Wade
    About 600 kilometers north of Peru, an imposing earthen mound looms over the sea. People began building the ceremonial structure, called Huaca Prieta, about 7800 years ago. But according to a new study, the true surprise lies buried deep beneath the 30-meter-tall mound: stone tools, animal bones, and plant remains left behind by some of the earliest known Americans nearly 15,000 years ago. That makes Huaca Prieta one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Americas and suggests that the regions first migrants may have moved surprisingly slowly down the coast. The evidence of early human occupation stunned Tom Dillehay,...
  • Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later

    05/24/2017 1:13:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | 05-24-2017 | Seph Lawless
    Walt Disney World's first water park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shut for more than 15 years. The park's pool was filled in with concrete last year. Seph Lawless, a Cleveland-based photographer whose work includes abandoned spaces like the inside of the vacant Chicago-area Lincoln Mall, took photos of the empty Disney River Country for a series available in his forthcoming book, "Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation." You can check out more of Lawless' work on his website, YouTube channel and Instagram. CORRECTION (May 24, 2017, 10 a.m.): Disney...
  • Jerusalem Day 2017 Movie In Our Hands Brings Liberation of Jerusalem to Life

    05/24/2017 12:49:02 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 24, 2017 | Miriam Elman
    Jerusalem Day 2017 – Movie “In Our Hands” Brings Liberation of Jerusalem to Life Posted by Miriam Elman    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00am | 5/24/2017 - 10:00am Christian Broadcasting Network Brings Israel’s 1967 Victory to the Big Screen in 700+ Sold-Out U.S. Theaters Today (May 24th) is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).The newest addition to the Jewish calendar and an Israeli national holiday, Jerusalem Day is held on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar—six weeks after the Passover seder and one week before the eve of the holiday of Shavuot.In June 1967, 28 Iyar was...
  • #SethRich COMPLETE TIMELINE - All the facts in one place

    05/24/2017 9:30:19 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies ^ | May 20, 2017 | reddit
    Facts Jan 3, 1989 Seth Conrad Rich born to parents Joel and Mary Rich in Omaha, Nebraska. Seth was 27 at time of death. "Seth slept with an American flag over his bed." (source) "Everyone seems to agree on Seth's fighting spirit" (source) "He's kind of known as a goofball, but to me it was very clear to me that there was so much more. It didn't matter who you were, where you came from or where you were going. If he thought you were in trouble, he wanted to help. If you were sad he was going to make...
  • What words do you use if you want to nullify ?

    05/24/2017 8:18:14 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    self ^ | May 24, 2017 | knarf
    Suppose you're on a jury, and you don't think the law being used to try a person is a correct law AS a law ... what do you say?

    A Scotland Yard police officer in London is now the first gender-fluid officer in the United Kingdom, switching between a male and female identity, depending on which particular one the officer feels like that day.
  • The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

    05/24/2017 4:43:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Prager U via Youtube ^ | 05/22/17 | PragerU
    When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.

    05/24/2017 12:28:04 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 26 replies
    Talk about Russia undermining our elections. They did it. Thisssssssss. began Nancy Pelosi, and it went downhill from there. Speaking at the hilariously-named Peter J. Peterson financial summit this week, the House minority leader literally seemed to hiss about Russia a scapegoat which Democrats are still frantically trying to pin their 2016 Presidential election loss on. But then, her embarrassment got worse. Pelosi appeared to believe the NRA the National Rifle Association is a department of intelligence in the Federal government. The uhdirector of the FBI or the DNI, the Director of National Intelligence, or the NRA.person...
  • If there's anyone from the Confederacy who deserves a memorial, it's Robert E. Lee

    05/23/2017 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    LA Times (really) ^ | May 23, 2017 | Murray Levine
    To the editor: So Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council of New Orleans feel that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was a public nuisance? (New Orleans removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its perch of 133 years, May 19) Good thing Landrieu is not mayor of Washington, where the Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents a period of public divisiveness. It has been called the memorial that nobody wanted except the Vietnam vets.
  • Texas Antifa to rally against statue of Sam Houston on June 10

    05/23/2017 11:32:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/23/2017 | TX Antifa
  • Father Corapi On socialism

    05/23/2017 8:28:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Fr John Corapi
    An EWTN video on Socialism in America & the Western World
  • First human ancestor not African, German research team claims

    05/22/2017 10:25:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 22 May 2017 20:00 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    The lineage of humans and apes possibly split at a point several hundred thousand years earlier than currently assumed and in the eastern Mediterranean rather than sub-Saharan Africa, a German research team claim. After studying the only two fossils found that belong to the hominid Graecopithecus freybergi, researchers at the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) in Tbingen came to the remarkable conclusion announced on Monday, and set to be published in the PLOS One magazine. Hominids include humans and our ancestors, plus apes and their predecessors. Scientists have still to definitively prove when the lineage of...

    05/22/2017 8:20:57 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 73 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 7:48 PM PDT | TMZ
    Sources connected to Ariana tell TMZ, she will not perform Thursday in London and has decided for now to put the entire European tour on hold. She was scheduled to perform in England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Ariana just tweeted, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." As we reported, Ariana is inconsolable ... "in hysterics" after the bombing. As one source said, she's incapable of performing for anyone. She and her team, we're told, are also deeply concerned about security.
  • Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

    05/22/2017 5:08:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 47 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 22 May 2017 | Sarah Knapton
    T he history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa. Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five million years before venturing further afield. But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago. The discovery of the creature, named Graecopithecus freybergi, and nicknameded El Graeco' by scientists, proves our ancestors were already starting to evolve in...
  • On this date in 1968

    05/22/2017 10:44:35 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 14 replies
    USS Scorpion SSN 589 sinks about 400 miles SW of the Azores Islands while enroute to Norfolk VA. All 99 crewmen were lost. The Navy has never determined an exact cause for the sinking of the submarine.