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A Single Treatment for a Variety of Neurological Disorders

Multiple neurological diseases could be targeted by a single antibody treatment
Multiple neurological diseases could be targeted by a single antibody treatment (Credit:vampy1/Depositphotos)

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, is the buildup of misfolded protein clusters in the brain. A new antibody treatment developed by a team at the NYU School of Medicine has the potential to target a feature of these misfolded proteins shared by several different diseases, promising a possible single treatment for a variety of neurological disorders. read more

Please Help – My Friend Lost Everything in the Flood

09-06-17: John is back to work. Thank heavens is office made it through. He says keeping busy helps.Still reeling. He wanted to thank everyone for their generosity.

I want to make another plea to donate. We are close to the $1000 goal I set. I really want to get there for John.

 

**Update**

09-05-17: Spoke with John today. Needing money, he told me he was able to sell both his pickup truck and his motorcycle for a combined total of $3800. That was all the salvage guy would give him. Let’s help John. Please donate.

What would you do for a friend in need? And not just one in need – but a friend who has lost everything?

I told John when I started this for him I would be shameless and persistent to try to help him. So I’m asking again. I know everyone reading this can afford to give at least $5. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Please click on this link and donate.

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Thank you for those who have stepped up so far. I’ve been in constant contact with John and he needs our help.

Please give what you can and tell your friends.  Please Donate by clicking this link.

**Update**
9/1/17: John just told me his home will not be habitable  for at least 120 days. Here are just some of his possessions. A total loss!
My friend John Slaughter lives (or lived) in Kingwood Texas – northeast Houston. The area was devastated. From a distance (I live in New Hampshire),I promised him I would do what I can, so I’m asking for your help.

I’ve set up a GoFundMe page on his behalf:

I spoke with John on Tuesday. He said he was relatively dry but areas around his neighborhood were flooded. He was fine.

Wednesday afternoon I messaged John to ask how he was holding up. I was expecting him to say all was well – that the water was receding and he dodged a bullet. I did not expect what I heard.

His answer stunned me: “Not good,” John wrote. “Got evacuated by boat, lost everything. Trying to sort out a vehicle to drive and a place to live. Can’t get within two miles of my place.”

He also wrote: “Thank you very much for rescuing people” – that he’ll never forget the guy in the rescue boat from St Louis. “Thanks to all of you! HE had no idea what time it was or how long he’d been working…”

Please help – click on this link!

Like me, he’s a single dad with a daughter and two dogs. All are fine – or as fine as one can be in these circumstances.My friend is homeless. They have nothing and can’t get in to try to salvege. I’m doing what I can, but I need help.
Things got a lot worse!Please donate what you can to help John pick up the pieces.All the money donated will be used by him to purchase whatever he and his family needs – which is pretty much everyything.

Enough Broken Promises Mr. President

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Why are we wasting our time talking about DACA? As much as I hate giving up on an issue, this one is a waste of our energies. The 800,000 (to start) illegal aliens are here to stay. And make no mistake – they are illegal aliens. Whether they are said to be “protected” by an illegal presidential action appears to be irrelevant.

Obama knew, as do the majority of the political left, that it has become easy to just create an entitlement class. Obama simply used a “stop me if you dare” executive memo to do so. With no such authority, he singlehandedly established, what Michelle Malkin describes  as a new “deserving” class.

She frustratingly repeats the tiresome refrain of DREAMer advocates:

“They don’t deserve to be punished.”
“They deserve protection.”
“They deserve the American dream.”
Deserve, deserve, deserve.

And why? Well – there is no why. There no longer has to be. Obama and the left knew that all they needed was time. Enough time for our political class to grow comfortable with idea of a new entitlement group. Time is the friend of all entitlements. They knew that given enough time, the new entitlement would become the new normal. Once it is installed and a little time is allowed to pass, it’s there for good. read more

Nothing More Important than Saving DACA

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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President Trump appears to be as good as his campaign promise – to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegally instituted by Obama.

Well, he kind of did and kind of didn’t. Although some on the right are praising him for ending the amnesty program, he did so with a caveat.

It seems nothing can be done cleanly in Washington. There must always be an exception or fine print.

Although the DACA program will not accept new arrivals, and that’s good, Trump did give Congress the opportunity, with a 6 month deadline, to “fix it” by way of legislation.

This of course is the way any immigration policy should be defined – by a law – crafted and passed by Congress, which has sole purview over all matters concerning naturalization, and by extension, immigration.

CNN reports that, “Under existing law, before DACA, these children were just as subject to deportation as their parents, even though they were blameless in the decision to cross the border and most have known no other home besides the United States.” read more

Self-Sufficient Rotating Motorhome

The sCarabane concept offers a look at an innovative, self-sufficient caravan
The sCarabane concept offers a look at an innovative, self-sufficient caravan

While shows like the Australian 4×4 Expo and Overland Expo highlight  tough, no-nonsense trailers and motorhomes ready to get dirty right now, the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon dedicates some space to futuristic campers and technologies. And this year, the Volkswagen California XXL isn’t the only such concept camper wowing the crowds. France’s Green Cat Technologies has possibly the most head-turning concept at the show with a caravan that folds out into a roomy living space complete with solar and wind power generation. The sCarabane even rotates 360 degrees at camp, tracking the sun to generate electricity and hot water.

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Joke of the Day

It was many years ago since the embarrassing day when a young woman, with a baby in her arms, entered his butcher shop and confronted the butcher with the news that the baby was his and asked what was he going to do about it?

Finally he offered to provide her with free meat until the boy was 16. She agreed. read more

WND Exclusive – JE SUIS SELF-ABSORPTION AND HATRED

While immeasurable numbers of our fellow citizens are suffering the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, tone-deaf leftists are celebrating the end of summer at the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

The festival lasts for 10 days and runs through Labor Day. Oops – according to the website, it is not a festival, but a “community.” The irony is that as a literal wall of water was bearing down on Texas, a wildfire and dust storm almost canceled the non-festival festival.

Yet the self-indulgent set would not be deterred. They fought their way through and made it to Burning Man. Yay! read more