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Promising New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

An illustration of a healthy neuron, with its sausage-link-like myelin sheath
An illustration of a healthy neuron, with its sausage-link-like myelin sheath(Credit:tigatelu/Depositphotos)

In multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system attacks and damages myelin, which is the insulating layer on nerves in the spinal cord, brain and optic nerve. This causes the nerves to short-circuit and cease functioning properly. In “a potential game-changer,” scientists have now demonstrated that a synthetic molecule can restore compromised myelin. read more

The Lie of Nordic Socialism Exposed

The left loves to trumpet the Nordic countries as socialist success stories. But as Dane, Otto Brons-Petersen explains, they couldn’t be more wrong. In some ways Denmark is less socialist than is the United States. I like to call the Nordics, cuddly capitalist countries. They’re private sector is free market capitalism, but they pay very high taxes to maintain the socialist type safety nets.

But Petersen explains that as we in the U.S. march further toward socialism, Denmark is fast rejecting it, returning things like social security to the private sector.

Enjoy this episode of Prager University: Is Denmark Socialist? read more

Marvel Studio to Ruin the Super Hero Franchise

Fresh out of Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig, the next crop of marvel Super Heroes will be gay and overweight. After a long string of can’t miss box office smashes, it seems Marvel Studio’s new goal is to go from first to worst. can’t wait to see Kevin James in spandex and a cape.

from NewsBusters:

Marvel President: Movies Will Go ‘Inclusive,’ Adding ‘Gay’ and ‘Body Positive’ Heroes

Phase II of the Marvel comic book cinematic universe is going to involve a few less of our classic superheros in favor of a bold new array of diverse and inclusive characters. Yes, Marvel’s going a lot more ethnic, and a lot more gay because what’s cooler than finding out that your new favorite Avenger enjoys his skintight latex suit for far more than just crime-fighting purposes? read more

Ancient Urine Tracks Human History

The Aşıklı Höyük site in Turkey, where researchers have studied urine salts to estimate human and...
The Aşıklı Höyük site in Turkey, where researchers have studied urine salts to estimate human and animal populations over time(Credit: Güneş Duru)

One of the most important transitions in human history was when we stopped hunting and gathering for food and instead settled down to become farmers. Now, to reconstruct the history of one particular archaeological site in Turkey, scientists have examined a pretty unexpected source – the salts left behind from human and animal pee. read more

When is a Baby not a Baby?

I wonder if anyone asked the Boston College student, in the following article, if she just happened to be the great granddaughter of Josef Mengele. It does sound like something he would say while “experimenting” on prisoners at Auschwitz.

‘It’s not a baby’: Student says a baby born alive after a botched abortion should not receive medical care

During a recent event sponsored by Boston College’s Pro-Life Club, a female student stood in front of a microphone and said a baby born alive during a botched abortion should not receive medical care — and, in fact, isn’t a baby at all, LifeNews said. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Making Soldiers and Tanks Invisible

3ABCT equipment going green for Atlantic Resolve

Christoph Koppers, Training Support Center Grafenwoehr

The U.S. Army says it will develop technology to block the heat signatures of ground troops and armored vehicles. Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley said the future of warfare, in which soldiers will operate in a “highly lethal” environment, demands that the service develop the means to hide its soldiers. read more

Supreme Court May Side with Trump Administration on Census

I guess we’ll find out in June. Heaven knows why it takes a month and a half to deliberate. Aren’t these 9 Justices supposed to know the Constitution back to front? And I take a bit of umbrage to calling them supreme Court “conservatives,” as if it’s just another political appointment.

from the Washington Examiner:

Supreme Court conservatives appear poised to support Trump administration in census dispute

An ideologically divided Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed likely to back the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

For roughly 80 minutes, the justices heard arguments in a challenge to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision to include a question about citizenship on the census form, which lower court judges have found to be a violation of federal law and the Constitution.

But the court’s five conservative justices appeared poised to allow the question to remain on the census and seemed sympathetic to the Trump administration’s argument that a citizenship question was needed to bolster enforcement of the Voting Rights Act read more