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15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

THNKR ·Published on Nov 16, 2012

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15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.

Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/karen-kilberg/kpei-ragga

Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn (http://www.adamcohn.com/) and Paula Aguilera

PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them.

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The Daily Show: Recap - Week of 3/10/14

Comedy Central ·Published on Mar 14, 2014

Jordan Klepper reveals his true source of employment, Samantha Bee wrangles a penis pump, Fox News gets schooled on their own programing, and Anita Hill talks gender equality and social justice.

Fracking Chemicals' Secrecy Questioned

Wyoming high court reverses judge’s decision on disclosure

Friday, March 14, 2014

-- The question of the public’s right to know what is in fracking fluids now awaits a district court decision. The Wyoming Supreme Court decided on Wednesday to reverse a district court judge’s decision that let the chemicals be secret and send the case back to him.

Several groups had challenged the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission’s withholding of certain fracking chemical information from public disclosure and review. In its opinion, the high court ruled that the withholding of information must fall within the defined label of trade secrets.

The justices also said the Oil and Gas Commission must be able to prove it has a justified reason for withholding the data. The court decided that when information is being pursued under the Wyoming Public Records Act, the definition of trade secrets is the same as it is under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

According to the Freedom of Information Act Guide from May 2004, a trade secret protection is recognized for:

    “(P)roduct manufacturing and design information but has been denied for general information concerning a product’s physical or performance characteristics or a product formula when release would not reveal the actual formula itself.”


The Evolution of the Butterfly

Abraham Heisler·Published on Apr 5, 2012

Renowned cellular biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton narrates the process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly over a milieu of imagery in "The Evolution of the Butterfly". The film combines first hand footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement with stylized portraits of the recent economic collapse and gives a backdrop of hope to sometimes bleak reality.

For more information on the caterpillar and butterfly, humanity and society, see Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future And A Way To Get There From Here - http://www.brucelipton.com/spontaneous-evolution-overview/

For more info on Occupy Wall Street, visit http://www.occupy.com

Produced, Directed, Edited by Abraham Heisler - http://www.AbrahamHeisler.com
Associate Producer - Steve Bhaerman - http://www.wakeuplaughing.com
Interview with Bruce H. Lipton, PhD - http://www.brucelipton.com

Additional Footage by
Mike McSweeney - http://vimeo.com/mikemcsweeney
Mark Benson - http://www.suncoastphotography.ca/
Michael Premo - http://michaelpremo.com/
Jesse Johnson

Animation by Brian Wilson - http://brianowilson.com/

Peter Menchini
Anamika & Arunima Stoller

Websites that are hosting the film:

Several FDA-Approved Anti-Cancer Drugs Induce Stem Cell Tumors, Perhaps Thwarting Therapy

Troubling side effect seen by UMass Amherst and Harvard team

March 10, 2014

Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – Using a new approach to systematically test chemotherapy drugs in an unusual animal model, a research team led by University of Massachusetts Amherst molecular biologist Michele Markstein, with Norbert Perrimon at Harvard Medical School, report that several have a serious side effect: Inducing hyper proliferation in stem cells that could lead to tumor recurrence.

Markstein says, “We discovered that several chemotherapeutics that stop fast growing tumors have the opposite effect on stem cells in the same animal, causing them to divide too rapidly. This was a surprise, because it showed that the same drug could have opposite actions on cells in the same animal: Suppressing tumor growth on one cell population while initiating growth in another. Not only is the finding of clinical interest, but with this study we used an emerging new non-traditional tool for assessing drugs using stem cells in the fruit fly gut.”

She adds, “We did these experiments in the fly because Drosophila stem cells, in the intestine, are very much like the stem cells in our intestine, and it’s a lot easier to do experiments in flies than humans or even mice.” Their paper appears in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Further, Markstein explains, “When it comes to stem cells, it is important to conduct studies in living animals because stem cells are acutely attuned to the other cells in their microenvironment. Indeed the side effect that we observed is caused by damage that the chemotherapy drugs cause to cells in the stem cell microenvironment. The stem cells respond to this damage by hyper proliferating.”


- How many more people will the FDA kill before they're stopped?

Fukushima: Plan to send residents home 3 years after nuclear accident labelled 'irresponsible'

Source: ABC - 7.30

ABC - 7.30
By North Asia correspondent Matthew Carney
Updated 1 hour 39 minutes ago

Officials monitor radiation levels near Fukushima
(ABC 7.30)

A nuclear industry insider has told the ABC that the situation at the stricken Fukushima reactor is still not under control, three years after the disaster there. Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced he wants 30,000 residents to return to their homes and the reactors to be switched back on within two years.

But a Fukushima insider and two former prime ministers have told the ABC's 7.30 program that such a move would be irresponsible. At the risk of losing his job if his identity is revealed, a man who worked at TEPCO's Fukushima plant for more than 20 years says the situation at the reactor is not under control and no-one knows how to fix the problem. "There are too many systems and they all have problems," he said.

"For example, too many water tanks with too many lines - it's very difficult to operate. It's made worse because all the experienced workers have reached their radiation limits, so TEPCO has to rely on staff that don't know the site and who aren't trained."

The whistleblower says mistakes are made weekly, and contaminated water leaks into the Pacific Ocean every day. "The other day when contaminated water overflowed from a tank, an alarm was ringing but they didn't go and check. I couldn't believe it. It was ringing for nine hours and they thought the alarm was out of order."

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-10/plan-to-send-residents-back-to-fukushima-meets-opposition/5311046

- So who do you think should get sued for giving people cancer at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the Japanese government, the IOC, or both?

Congressman vs DEA: Rep. Steve Cohen Calls Out DEA Official On Marijuana BS

The Young Turks ·Published on Mar 10, 2014

"A senior U.S. drug enforcement official refused to state whether alcohol was more or less dangerous than marijuana during a House oversight committee hearing on Tuesday.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) asked DEA deputy director Thomas Harrigan about recent comments made by his colleague, DEA administrator Michele Leonhart.

At the National Sheriffs' Association's annual meeting in January, Leonhart blasted President Barack Obama for saying that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. She added that the hemp flag flown over the Capitol on July 4 was the lowest point of her career."

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/05/watch-senior-dea-official-refuses-to-say-whether-weed-is-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/anakasparian) of The Young Turks discuss this story.

- So if cannabis is presently residing upon the Schedule I listing of prohibited drugs, meaning that it has absolutely no medicinal value whatsoever -- then why is the Federal government issuing patents to pharmaceutical companies for synthetic derivatives of cannabis' constituents that will then later be used for medicinal purposes?

Oh, I keep forgetting -- that's right. It's because we have a bunch of weak-ass, lying POS's who're running things now. I keep forgetting that because I'm hoping that this is all a nightmare and I'll wake up........

''Not telling the truth to someone…in my opinion...is a crime. But what is a bigger crime is knowing that we are being lied to and turning our head the other way. We become the bigger liars.''

~Christina Rasmussen

Molecular Biologist Dr. Christina Sanchez Explains How THC Kills Cancer Cells

Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, her research led to the findings that THC does indeed kill cancer cells! She sat down with us to explain her work...

The Fat Drug

NYT - SundayReview|Opinion
MARCH 8, 2014

IF you walk into a farm-supply store today, you’re likely to find a bag of antibiotic powder that claims to boost the growth of poultry and livestock. That’s because decades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds. Manufacturers brag about the miraculous effects of feeding antibiotics to chicks and nursing calves. Dusty agricultural journals attest to the ways in which the drugs can act like a kind of superfood to produce cheap meat.

But what if that meat is us? Recently, a group of medical investigators have begun to wonder whether antibiotics might cause the same growth promotion in humans. New evidence shows that America’s obesity epidemic may be connected to our high consumption of these drugs. But before we get to those findings, it’s helpful to start at the beginning, in 1948, when the wonder drugs were new — and big was beautiful.

That year, a biochemist named Thomas H. Jukes marveled at a pinch of golden powder in a vial. It was a new antibiotic named Aureomycin, and Mr. Jukes and his colleagues at Lederle Laboratories suspected that it would become a blockbuster, lifesaving drug. But they hoped to find other ways to profit from the powder as well. At the time, Lederle scientists had been searching for a food additive for farm animals, and Mr. Jukes believed that Aureomycin could be it. After raising chicks on Aureomycin-laced food and on ordinary mash, he found that the antibiotics did boost the chicks’ growth; some of them grew to weigh twice as much as the ones in the control group.

Mr. Jukes wanted more Aureomycin, but his bosses cut him off because the drug was in such high demand to treat human illnesses. So he hit on a novel solution. He picked through the laboratory’s dump to recover the slurry left over after the manufacture of the drug. He and his colleagues used those leftovers to carry on their experiments, now on pigs, sheep and cows. All of the animals gained weight. Trash, it turned out, could be transformed into meat.

You may be wondering whether it occurred to anyone back then that the powders would have the same effect on the human body. In fact, a number of scientists believed that antibiotics could stimulate growth in children. From our contemporary perspective, here’s where the story gets really strange: All this growth was regarded as a good thing. It was an era that celebrated monster-size animals, fat babies and big men. In 1955, a crowd gathered in a hotel ballroom to watch as feed salesmen climbed onto a scale; the men were competing to see who could gain the most weight in four months, in imitation of the cattle and hogs that ate their antibiotic-laced food. Pfizer sponsored the competition.


- If there's anyone wondering how it was that they could get away with openly experimenting on someone's children like this, see also:

The St Louis Experiments

Unethical Human Experimentation In The United States

Government Secret Experiments

Nazi Style Human Experimentation By U.S. Government

Pastor To Women: Lose The Panties, God Can't Get In

The Young Turks ·Published on Mar 9, 2014

"A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord's Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ.

The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as "Reverend Njohi" claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be "free," and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply.

According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at the church, located in the eastern suburb of Dandora, the following Sunday without any undergarments on under their clothing."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from CBS / AP: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/03/03/kenyan-church-pastor-bans-female-parishioners-from-wearing-underwear-bras/

- Make a universe from nothing? No problem. Split a sea in half? Sure, why not? Raise a fellow from the dead? That's yesterday's news. But get past women's panties? Jesus, you're gonna need a preacher to help you with that one..........

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