Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jerusalem Post: A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists say they think they found one

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A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists say they think they found one
Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, January 28, 2019 23:14

A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer.

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi). ... “Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said.

... Aridor, chairman of the board of AEBi and CEO Dr. Ilan Morad, say their treatment, which they call MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) is essentially on the scale of a cancer antibiotic – a disruption technology of the highest order.

... Morad said that so far, the company has concluded its first exploratory mice experiment, which inhibited human cancer cell growth and had no effect at all on healthy mice cells, in addition to several in-vitro trials. AEBi is on the cusp of beginning a round of clinical trials which could be completed within a few years and would make the treatment available in specific cases.

Aridor added: “Our results are consistent and repeatable.”

Incredible. Here's hoping that the treatment works as well on humans as it has on mice.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Physicsfun: The right-pointing Arrow

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Right Pointing Arrow
Instagram @physicsfun, April 30, 2018

Right Pointing Arrow: spin this arrow 180 degrees and it still points to the right- only in a mirror will it point left (and only to the left). Another incredible ambiguous object illusion by mathematician Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan, the inventor of this illusion and art form. A clever combination of reflection, perspective, and viewing angle produce this striking illusion.

Click through to see the video showing how it works.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Judicial Support: Are Traffic Cameras Rigged Against Drivers?

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Are Traffic Cameras Rigged Against Drivers?
January 16, 2019

... One critic of the cameras, an engineer from Sweden, Mats Jarlstrom, who now resides in Oregon, decided to conduct his own investigation on the cameras and he was slapped with a fine from the state for having engaged in unlicensed practice of engineering because he isn’t a licensed professional in the eyes of the state of Oregon.

... Jarlstrom filed a federal lawsuit in defense, he argued that their crackdown equated to a violation of his 1st Amendment Constitutionally-protected right to free speech. After all, shouldn’t free speech apply to discussions about math? It took several years but recently the attorney general in Oregon allegedly admitted that they had violated his free speech rights with their actions. Jarlstrom has partnered with the Institute for Justice and he isn’t over yet because he says that he wants the law declared unconstitutional; he doesn’t want to see others fall victim just like he did for what should be considered protected speech.

We need more people like this in our society. Any time the government can use a legal technicality to silence legitimate criticism of the government (like Oregon fining an individual for making a science-based argument without a license from the state), it is an act of tyranny that can not be allowed to stand in a society that is allegedly based on laws designed to protect our inalienable human rights.

Tough Lawyer Lady: No good deed goes unpunished

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No good deed goes unpunished
Tough Lawyer Lady, Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. - January 11, 2019

... The story involves a homeless drug-addicted man, Johnny Bobbitt, who allegedly used his last $20 to help a young lady, Kate McClure, when she allegedly ran out of gas near the spot where Bobbitt was panhandling. In turn, McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, started a GoFundMe.com page for the purpose of helping Bobbitt with his drug addiction problems and finding him a home. The public responded graciously and $400,000 was raised to assist Bobbitt.

... This entire story fell apart as a court appointed lawyers to protect Bobbitt’s interests, and an investigation began. It appeared that all three of the players were in cahoots with each other from the beginning, spinning a false story, which disintegrated into three separate versions, placing blame on each other.

Read the full article for the details.

It is very sad when criminals pull scams like this. In addition to conning the public out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, many people will see this story and decide that all of the needy poor are scammers. People legitimately in need of charity will suffer because of what these three people did.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Adding Dell to the list of companies I will never again do business with

As you may know if you've been reading this blog for a while, I have zero tolerance for incompetence. Especially when it comes from large corporations that allegedly want my money and my business. So far, eBay and PayPal have both demonstrated themselves so incompetent that I will never do business with them ever again.

Today, we can add Dell to that list.

Here's the story of what they did to get me this angry and why I don't think anybody should do business with them ever again.