28 votes

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Darn.. and I was SO looking forward to NOT remembering any of this!
Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology (NO Drugs!) that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. Here

7 votes

"Currency Wars" or Coordinated Central Bank Manipulation?

Currency Wars ------> Trade Wars -----> World Wars

Is this true? or are "Currency Wars" just an often repeated urban meme?

Are central banks warring or coordinating their race to debase?



12 votes

New 3-D Printer Grows Objects From Goo

Radical New 3-D Printer Grows Objects from Goo
By Carl Engelking | March 17, 2015 1:34 pm

It seems hard to believe, but we may already need to start differentiating between “old-fashioned” and modern 3-D printing methods. Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D has emerged from two years of strategic hiding to blow our minds: Engineers there designed a 3-D printer that makes intricate objects, like a miniature Eiffel Tower, rise from a primordial pool of resin. Apart from looking awesome, Carbon3D’s technique also prints smoother objects and does it 25 to 100 times faster than 3-D printers currently on the market.

Most 3-D printers build objects by depositing thin sheets of material layer-by-layer — basically 2-D printing over and over again. Each layer of an object is typically 50 to 100 microns thick, so it takes a few hours to print something that’s just several centimeters tall. Furthermore, the end product usually has distinct ridges, like layers in the Earth’s crust, demarcating every deposit from the printer.

13 votes

Thoreau on What It Really Means to Be Awake

Thoreau on What It Really Means to Be Awake
by Maria Popova

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

“The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you,” Jackson Pollock’s father wrote in his beautiful 1926 letter of advice to his teenage son. But how does one become fully awake to the world, especially in our world, through which we increasingly sleepwalk on autopilot, in a trance of productivity? (How awake are we, really, when we’ve stopped bowling over in awe at the everyday miracle of clouds? Or the unexpected glory of wildflowers on the city sidewalk?) Wakefulness — that embodied attentiveness to life as it lives itself through us — seems as mysterious as our nocturnal escape into dreams, and often more elusive.

That’s what Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817–May 6, 1862) explores in a beautiful passage from Where I Lived, and What I Lived For another timeless treasure from the same Penguin Great Ideas series that gave us Seneca’s indispensable The Shortness of Life.

17 votes

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French Government Starts Blocking Websites With Views The Gov’t Doesn’t Like

We had been noting, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, how the country that then held a giant “free speech” rally appeared to be, instead, focusing on cracking down on free speech at every opportunity. And target number one: the internet. Earlier this week, the Interior Minister of France — with no court review or adversarial process — ordered five websites to not only be blocked in France, but that anyone who visits any of the sites get redirected to a scary looking government website, saying:

23 votes

Marshawn Lynch on Obama's Mandatory Voting Proposal

(CNN) The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too.

24 votes

Why I Took A Month Off

On February 19th, I said something very unkind to someone who was being unkind. The reason (on my side) was my recent concussion, which made me irritable, forgetful, with headaches and sleep issues. The irritability reared its ugly head and I decided to stop for a while.

I made it a point to not even visit to read, because I was and am ashamed at my behavior and, if I had been banned for it, I didn't want to know, yet.

I didn't even know that today was exactly a month, again due to the forgetfulness of the concussion. (And since I made it a point to not read, I couldn't check my “Recent comments” and see when it actually was. I did make two other comments that day after it, but later that day I was struck with the insensitivity of my behavior and chose to cut myself out for a while.) I'm actually somewhat surprised that the day I chose to take a look (not sure I would be able to post), was exactly a month.

16 votes

US may lift diplomatic shield for Israel at UN

Washington (AFP) - The White House on Thursday warned it may withdraw crucial diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied he had ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state.

Despite Netanyahu's backtracking over his campaign promise, skeptical American officials said the veteran Israeli leader would have to prove his commitment to negotiations for a two-state solution.

11 votes

Amazon Drones get FAA Approval: Cool or Not Cool?

Nerds everywhere rejoice! The FAA has granted approval for Amazon to begin experimental use of drones. I don’t know about you, but it’s good to see drones being used for something other than killing people and monitoring backyard BBQs. Watch and see what you may be seeing sooner than you think…


More: http://iroots.org/2015/03/19/coming-soon-amazon-drones-get-f...

22 votes

Obama Federalizes Police Forces in Six US Cities: COPS Program

Markus Wolf the Stasi Nazi would be proud. You do know that Bush brought him in to start DHS. Systematic deployment.

Their slogan is "building relationships, solving problems" uh-huh?

"Stay tuned for more information about the COPS FY 2015 funding opportunities!"


Obama Federalizes Police Forces in Six US Cities

In his most recent attempt to centralize the federal government’s grip on America, Obama has launched his “21st Century Policing” pilot program, COPS, in six cities across the country.

12 votes

Four States Are Close to Passing Legislation to Allow Constitutional Carry

Second Amendment supporters use the term constitutional carry when referring to the right to carry handguns without the requirement of a government permit. The phrase reflects the view that the Constitution is the law of the land, therefore states do not have the right to pass laws that violate the natural rights protected by the Constitution, and in this case the Second Amendment.

10 votes

Rand Paul Files For Presidency (hoax)

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has Filed with the Federal Election Commission as a presidential candidate:

It's (not) Happening!!! ...(yet)


7 votes

Marc Clair Interviews Dr. Mary Ruwart on the Lions of Liberty Podcast

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by the libertarian speaker, activist, and author of “Healing Our World: In an Age of Aggression”, Dr. Mary Ruwart! Mary describes how her political views evolved from her days in Catholic School to her more liberal college days until finally coming upon the ideas of liberty. Mary explains how she came to see aggression as the root of many of society’s ills, eventually leading her to write “Healing Our World.” Mary and I discuss how a free society actually benefits the poor, how government licensing stifles the market, and why we should not want the government to require mandatory vaccinations. As you might expect, I have some thoughts of my own in the post-show rant!

18 votes

NSA ‘WHISTLEBLOWER': We’re No Longer A Country With A Government, We’re A Government With A Country’

Former high-level intelligence official warns of "totalitarian" slide into a "controlled society"


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