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Hank Berrien, Daily Wire • Tue 2018 Jun 5, 8:17pm

…a 49-year-old woman whose breast cancer had metastasized through her body so far that she was planning her own death has been completely cured by treatment that used her own immune cells to destroy the cancer cells. …has now been cancer-free for two years after the treatment…

Diana Stancy Correll, Wash Examiner • Wed 2018 May 2, 8:00am

…In Caputo’s closing statement obtained by the Washington Examiner, he said the panel's investigation “forced” his family out of their home and “crushed” his children due to mounting legal costs associated with the inquiry.

"Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up,” Caputo said. “Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money — more than $125,000 — and making a visceral impact on my children."…

votermom, Ace of Spades • Wed 2018 Apr 25, 8:58am
Re: study showing transfer of gut bacteria (poop) can relieve depression…

…not eating any plants at all improves one's mood.
basically starving most of your gut bacteria to death
don't need them to digest meat

Megan Fox, PJ Media • Mon 2018 Apr 23, 8:44am

On Monday, April 23, parents all over this nation will keep their kids home from public schools and speak to the media at protests over the gender-bending and perverse sex ed programs being implemented in the schools by Planned Parenthood. …Four countries are taking part in the mass walkout that started in the U.S., then spread to Canada, Australia, and, recently, England.…

Long time inroads made in education by the teachers of evil; long road back.
FenelonSpoke, Ace of Spades • Fri 2018 Apr 20, 4:01pm

…If you subscribe to this newsletter "Nutrition and Healing" nutrition and I think they will send you this book-Cured 81 natural cures for Diabetes, Alzheimers and more. … It has chapters on every subject you can think of including autoimmune diseases and arthritis and cancer… I have chronic pain and tried some of their remedies including not eating nightshade vegetables, sugar, and taking SAME and some other vitamins and minerals and in several weeks I am feeling much better than I was before and am pain free.…

@votermom, Ace of Spades • Fri 2018 Apr 20, 3:55pm

OT from the blog of Jordan Peterseon's daughter Mikhaela:

For those of you who don't know, Dad and I had extremely severe depression/anxiety. We managed to get most of it under control with the extremely strict original diet. No cheating. AT ALL. I would say it worked better for me than for dad mood-wise. It fixed his autoimmune symptoms, he lost 50 pounds, got rid of his snoring and GERD, so it helped, but it wasn't good enough to completely remove the anxiety-ridden mornings. And anxiety-ridden is putting it mildly. He was experiencing a doom-y feeling in the mornings that would slowly fade by the evenings. No way to live really.)

Anyway, he went from eating meat and greens to only eating meat and felt better in TWO days. TWO. DAYS.

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel • Fri 2018 Apr 6, 2:39pm

…trying some recipes… One of those things is beef stroganoff.…

Recipe at link
Tom Servo, Ace of Spades • Wed 2018 Apr 4, 11:04am

…It wasn't about the facts in the case - it was about the fact that the 9th Circuit ruled that the Officer should have known Judicial Precedent was against him, because of a decision that they handed down some months AFTER the shooting. Seriously, that was the 9th Circuit's reasoning.

The Supreme Court, in a surprising 7-2 margin, took this rather insignificant case about a lawsuit just for the chance to once again publicly slap down the 9th Circuit and tell them they are all ignoramuses who wouldn't know a legal precedent if it jumped up on the table and danced and sang a little song saying "I am a Legal Precedent!"

Lloyd Marcus, Noisy Room • Sun 2018 Mar 25, 9:32am

…Meeting countless families with children in my 10 years of traveling as a political activist, I learned to immediately recognize home-schooled children. They were happy, calm, polite, articulate, filled with information and confident; always looking me in the eye when speaking to me.

Until parents get their act together and begin taking back public education; running for school boards, putting their feet down, and more, homeschooling is the way to go — the best hope for America’s future.

BourbonChicken, Ace of Spades • Sun 2018 Mar 18, 10:13am

No man is moral in his own right. We are made of crooked timber. The system the founders sought was not one intended to elect the right people to do whatever they thought best, but rather one to prevent and restrain any man from doing what his nature would naturally bid him to do. The Constitution isn't a writ of authority, it is a restraining order. And we have watched the elites for generations trying to shed the shackles that the Constitution had rightly placed upon them. And the overbearing government we now possess is precisely the result we should expect now that they have largely shed those constraints and are acting exactly as the founders feared.

Quoted by commenter. Not sure of the original source.
Confused Clock
Captain Hate, Ace of Spades • Mon 2018 Mar 12, 1:53pm

Fuck Daylight Savings, the capricious and tyrannical ability of the state to impose its will on us.

Echoes my attitude, phrased concisely and in Captain Hate style.
Michelle's Mirror • Sun 2018 Mar 11, 1:07pm

…It’s easy, delicious and most likely good for you: everything government is not.…

Alex, Weird Universe • Sun 2018 Mar 4, 12:11pm

…a buildup of cement-like ear cerumen. Lacking access to professional equipment for its removal, ingenuity was required. A child's Super Soaker Max-D 5000 proved to be the solution… filled with body-temperature water and then mildly pressurized using the blue hand-pump.…

Actually better in some ways than "standard ear-syringing equipment."
Sean Ingle, Guardian UK • Sun 2018 Mar 4, 12:06pm

• Bannister set world record by running mile in 3min 59.4 secs
• Former athlete died in his sleep [age 88] surrounded by family
…at the Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954 …Bannister, then a 25-year-old medical student, had broken a mark many felt was impossible. His record stood for just 46 days but his place in history was instantly assured.…

I was but a toddler when this happened, but even when I was grade-school age, this was still held up as (a) example of humans achieving what "couldn't be done," and (b) once someone broke the barrier, somehow, it was exceeded repeatedly.
Melanie Dadourian, Fox News • Sat 2018 Mar 3, 9:22am

A Parkinson’s patient lived an incredible moment when doctors were able to stop the severe tremors she had endured for the last seven years.

Surgeons in India were able to cut into the woman’s brain while she was awake and destroy a key pathway, instantly stopping the involuntary movements.…

"These tremors do not respond very well to medicines, so to get the precise 'spot' during surgery is 'critical' to get near-perfect results…”

Wow. Just, wow. (Don't know why they'd put the little quotes around "spot" and "critical.")
Dianny, Patriot Retort • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 3:44pm

…Turning policy decisions over to Tide-pod-eating, ultimatum-issuing, lie-on-the-sidewalk-to-get-our-way children would be laughable if it wasn’t so insane.…

Dianny's turn of phrase can be mighty sharp.
Okla Flag
KFOR-TV & K. Querry • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 1:26pm

…A Senate bill, which would adopt Daylight Saving Time as Oklahoma’s year-round standard time, has passed a Senate committee.…

No. No! No! No! No! NO!
Joy Pullmann, Federalist • Mon 2018 Feb 19, 1:05pm

…Direct instruction (DI), also described as “clear teaching,” refers to a curricula that systematically teaches discrete concepts step by step towards a clearly established academic goal. Students are required to master foundational concepts before moving on. This kind of teaching lends itself to subjects that can be broken down into concrete steps and systematically taught, such as reading, math, grammar, and spelling, so is a strongest fit overall for grade-schooling. …

Why won’t schools use it?
Caleb Parke, Fox News • Mon 2018 Feb 19, 12:41pm

…“Parents, it’s time to step up!” Raley urges. “Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough ‘friends’ at school. Be their parent. Being the ‘cool mom’ means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME.”…

Florida Teacher of the Year's gun violence post goes viral after school shooting
Michelle's Mirror • Sat 2018 Feb 17, 4:35pm

…They used to called these puppies “little sandwiches” but nowadays they are referred to as “sliders” so I’ll follow suit. Don’t tell me I’m resistant to change.…

Victor Tango Kilo, Ace of Spades • Tue 2018 Feb 6, 11:57am

Justin Trudeau has become Captain Soyboy of the Tide-Pod Army

Just too funny not to quote.
Chriss W Street, Breitbart • Tue 2018 Feb 6, 10:32am

Stanford University researchers have reported 97 percent laboratory success eliminating metastasized tumors in mice by injecting vaccines directly into tumors to activate T cells.…

Investors Business Daily • Sat 2018 Feb 3, 2:37pm

For decades, the federal government has been telling people to cut fats and increase carbs in their diet, relying on supposedly settled nutrition science. A new study shows that the advice has been completely wrong.…

Wait... The Government was Wrong? SHOCKED FACE
Dr Everett Piper
Dr. Everett Piper, Washington Times • Wed 2018 Jan 31, 6:58pm

…in a column titled “Teaching lechery and getting lechers” I averred that today’s long list of Hollywood and Washington miscreants might have something in common — they are products of our nation’s schools and, as such, they might just be acting out the failed ideas they have been taught at their respective alma maters.

In other words, garbage in and garbage out. Teach sexual license and get sexual licentiousness. Tell young boys that sex is amoral and don’t be surprised if they grow up to be young men who behave immorally.…

But, for suggesting such possibilities of cause and effect, the Bartlesville Education Association (BEA) issued the following demand on Dec. 11, 2017, in Bartlesville’s local newspaper: “Bartlesville Public Schools [must] refrain from accepting student teachers for any training in our classrooms until Dr. Everett Piper publicly apologizes for [his] personal attack on our [teachers].”…

Dr Everett Piper is president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Anna Puma, Anna's Clue Tank • Tue 2018 Jan 30, 6:44pm

…To look at 79-year old Ted Rubin nowadays, one would come face to face with a slight soft-spoken man with earthy wit and graying hair. Beneath this unassuming façade, beats the heart and soul of a heroic and just man. He has personally suffered evil and deprivation, but still remains a good man that you would be honored to talk with even if you did not know his story. And what a story it is.…

This was first published in 2009. I've read it before, and maybe even blogged it once upon a time. Still worth a read or a re-read.
Pick your city, Ace of Spades • Thu 2017 Dec 28, 2:42pm

The idea of lower priced cities for government departments is great. Some suggestions:

Energy-Houston, TX
Education-Fargo, ND
EPA-Fairbanks, AK
Agriculture-Des Moines, IA
HUD-Detroit, MI…

'Specially like that last one.
Dallas Franklin, KFOR • Thu 2017 Nov 30, 4:37pm

Oklahoma man accused of raping young teen girl reportedly said he was “teaching her about sex”…

Uh-huh! And that's just some of it. Scroll down for his picture, but not before or during a meal.
Alex, Weird News • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 8:15pm

…doesn't actually cancel out the noise. When it detects a slurping noise it causes your phone to make a louder, wave-crashing sound…

Video 3:00
Tom, OKUB • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 2:07pm

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
--Robert King Merton, sociologist (1910-2003)…

Sunny Skyz • Tue 2017 Oct 24, 4:25pm

"…a nice illustrated story about photographer and a mother and young daughter who come into his office…" -FS