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Close friend Van Jones spoke extensively about this and more on CNN today.


His advocacy often took place behind the scenes, but Prince envisioned a better future for kids of color, inspiring YesWeCode, an initiative whose goal is to teach 100,000 low-income kids to write code.

Prince told @VanJones68 : “Maybe you civil rights guys haven't created enough Mark Zuckerbergs.”
12:52 PM - 21 Apr 2016


Music was just a part of his greatness. CNN commentator @VanJones68 mourns the loss of his friend, #Prince. http://snpy.tv/1pmJ9I2
4:15 PM - 21 Apr 2016
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Apr 22, 2016, 12:41 AM (0 replies)

Link from Twitter.


Prince reveals he battled epilepsy as a child in rare interview...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:09 PM

LOS ANGELES - He's got the look - and a medical secret that helped shape his legendary music career.

Pop icon Prince revealed a childhood struggle with epilepsy during a rare, soul-bearing interview.

"I've never spoken about this before, but I was born epileptic," the Grammy winning singer said on the PBS show Tavis Smiley. "I used to have seizures when I was young. And my mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

Prince, 50, said the illness helped shape his over-the-top persona.

"From that point on, I've been having to deal with a lot of things, getting teased a lot in school," the Purple Rain singer said Monday night, wearing a high-collared white satin shirt and high-heeled black and white spats. "You know, early in my career I tried to compensate for that by being as flashy as I could and as noisy as I could."

A Jehovah's Witness who weaves spiritual themes through his songs, Prince said his faith also helped him cope.


MORE: https://patients.aan.com/go/prince

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 10:15 PM (0 replies)

TMZ: Giant Rainbow Over Paisley Park Home


Giant Rainbow Over Paisley Park Home
43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

A vibrant rainbow graced the skies above Prince's home Thursday ... hours after he died.

Mourners were paying their respects outside Paisley Park when the rain stopped, the skies opened and the rainbow appeared.


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 09:19 PM (1 replies)

3/16/16: Bill Ackman lost $1B in one day on Valeant


Bill Ackman lost $1B in one day on Valeant

Kaja Whitehouse, USA TODAY
3:54 p.m. EDT March 16, 2016

NEW YORK--Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman vowed to take a "much more proactive role" at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) amid a stunning stock decline that cost him more than $1 billion in a single day.

The drug company's stock closed down 51% to $33.54 a share Tuesday on disappointing financial news, including a warning that a late filing could lead to bond defaults that may hurt the company's ability to borrow money. The loss shaved a whopping $35.50 off each share.

For Ackman's Pershing Square entities, which own 30,711,122 Valeant shares, that translates to a paper loss of $1.09 billion.

The loss is even greater when taking into account Valeant's 63% decline this year. Ackman starting buying Valeant in February 2015 at a cost of $161 a share, he said in a recent presentation.


FICTIONALIZED MESHING OF $/MEDICINE on brilliant SHO BILLIONS in 'Magical Thinking' episode 11, season 1:
(perform page search for FDA)


(where government regulators do the right thing)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:58 PM (5 replies)

Posted 5 hours ago - RECOMMENDED.

VIDEO (42,177 Views): https://www.facebook.com/thinkingmomsrevolution/posts/866378590138849



Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP @JayGordonMDFAAP - April 15

We saw "Vaxxed" tonight. It's an excellent movie and you should see it. Happy to discuss it with you, but not until you've seen it.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:11 PM (1 replies)

Do some more reading. Developing...

Here's a book by David Lewis you ought to read: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/science-for-sale-david-l-lewis-phd/1117301377
Start with the B&N Overview.

Guess what? The book's intro was written by the hero of the Flint water crisis (Marc Edwards):

1) http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/03/professor-who-exposed-flint-crisis-says-greed-has-killed-public-science
2) http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/flint-and-the-long-struggle-against-lead-poisoning
3) http://chronicle.com/article/The-Water-Next-Time-Professor/235136
4) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/04/AR2010120400223.html

Sadly, Edwards fought the CDC for years, too. It's shocking to read.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 09:04 PM (1 replies)

I applaud the NIH Director's Blog for demonstrating tolerance for discussion/dissenting comments. nt

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:29 PM (0 replies)

Office of Inspector General (December 2009): CDC Lax in Policing Advisors’ Conflicts of Interest

FULL REPORT: http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-07-00260.pdf

Commentary behind paywall:


Office of Inspector General: CDC Lax in Policing Advisors’ Conflicts of Interest PDF
Bridget M. Kuehn

Topics: conflict of interest, centers for disease control and prevention (U.S.)
JAMA. 2010;303(5):412. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.40.


Medical News & Perspectives | February 03, 2010
Office of Inspector General: CDC Lax in Policing Advisors’ Conflicts of Interest PDF
Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2010;303(5):412. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.40.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 6, 2016, 03:10 PM (0 replies)

Define your terms. Oh, you can't without the total implosion of your framing/perspective?

ANYONE* who questions ANYTHING** is deserving of your inane epithet? Oh, really? Look around.

(including American Academy of Pediatrics March 2016 journal authors)*
(timing for example)**


**Representing whistleblowers coast-to-coast for 20 years


March 2016, VOLUME 137 / ISSUE 3
Childhood Vaccine Exemption Policy: The Case for a Less Restrictive Alternative
6 authors

Just my observation, but there is geographic overlap between the authors of the paper above and the medical center which published on their official website the stat that 1:20 children under 5 have epilepsy (link below). Think about it.

"About 5% of children younger than 5 years old have epilepsy. That is about one in every 20 children under 5."
SOURCE: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/brain-nervous-system-mental-conditions/epilepsy/
RELATED: http://www.examiner.com/article/parents-question-vaccines-as-epilepsy-rates-rise-to-1-20-children-under-five



The US infant mortality rate is 56th in the developed world in 2014.
SOURCE: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html

The CDC reported in 2011 that 1 in 6 children in the US had a developmental disability.
SOURCE: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/05/19/peds.2010-2989.abstract

More than half of American children suffer from chronic ill-health.
SOURCE: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876285910002500

RELATED: http://het.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/05/04/0960327111407644.full.pdf+html

Not a thing to do with infectious disease, so not concerned? Disgraceful.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Apr 5, 2016, 09:57 PM (1 replies)

Tom Brokaw, An American Story, 3/29/16.


"This is the first of what will become a regular series of American hero stories..."

via HEAR THIS WELL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HearThisWell
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:51 AM (0 replies)
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