‘Terrible and disgusting’ | Unstable? | New Immune Cells found kill Cancer | No More ENDLESS War

At the moment of discovery last week, Rhonda Farrar, who is Tlingit, finds a genealogy of her family including Native names in a document from Juneau, Alaska. It has her great-grandparents in it. Farrar says, “I didn’t know all this stuff. [It’s] a surprise. Really, really special.” Information found includes her aunt’s tribal enrollment paper and other enrollment information. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
For many, it seems like a betrayal. The decision to pack up and move the National Archives at Seattle to Southern California and Kansas City, Missouri, has rattled those who have spent hours doing research in the mammoth facility.

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OMG: ‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states | The Seattle Times

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READ: New Book Sheds Light on Trump’s Dark Mind

“Oh, and that isn’t all. This self-absorbed, egomaniacal, arrogant, bag of Cheetos vomit even toyed with the idea of giving himself the Medal of Freedom.”

‘Stable Genius’ Authors Describe Trump Presidency As A ‘Den Of Destruction’

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Accident or Miracle?

Immune cell that kills most cancers discovered by accident by British scientist…The immune cells make a beeline for most cancers

20 January 2020

A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Researchers at Cardiff University were analysing blood from a bank in Wales, looking for immune cells that could fight bacteria, when they found an entirely new type of T-cell.

That new immune cell carries a never-before-seen receptor which acts like a grappling hook, latching on to most human cancers, while ignoring healthy cells. In laboratory studies, immune cells equipped with the new receptor were shown to kill lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, kidney and cervical cancer.

Professor Andrew Sewell, lead author on the study and an expert in T-cells from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine, said it was “highly unusual” to find a cell that had broad cancer-fighting therapies, and raised the prospect of a universal therapy.“

This was a serendipitous finding, nobody knew this cell existed,” Prof Sewell told The Telegraph.“ Our finding raises the prospect of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population.

BIG GOOD NEWS: Immune cell that kills most cancers discovered by accident by British scientists 

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In My Neck of the Woods

By LT

I don’t know about you but I am super-charged for change – and that change includes PEACE! A real big issue here in the US and really the world needs solving and fast. We should be done with bad history and secrecy and militarism (Germ Warfare included) and war (read below) but sadly, all still exist and persist. I just watched the 1980 Movie Virus with Glen Ford when civilization was destroyed by a secret military weaponized virus.  We have to do better as humans to understand we have been conditioned to accept WAR as the only answer to problems.

But five prestigious colleges near me are trying to fix some of it… Called Gathering at the Crossroads: Building Native American and Indigenous Studies at the Five College Consortium, the effort will allow the campuses to develop and establish a set of new academic pathways for students interested in Native American and Indigenous Studies – supported by new faculty, new courses and new course modules – as well as create new advising structures to guide students through these academic options. The grant includes funding to bring a variety of scholars and Indigenous experts to the campuses to collaborate in this work.

GOOD NEWS: Five College Consortium awarded $2.5 million for Native and Indigenous Studies | www.fivecolleges.edu

I hope we see real change in Native American history…

** This is also big news

River Stories 2020: Recovering Indigenous Voices of the Connecticut River Valleywill kick off this Saturday, Feb. 1, at Greenfield Community College with a traditional “Native American Social and Stomp,” a series of dances and talks led by members of the Abenaki and Wampanoag (the latter tribe was the first to make contact with the English settlers in 1620). This is just the first of about a dozen planned events that will be held up and down the Connecticut River Valley this year — at least one every month through November— mostly in Massachusetts but also in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. READ MORE

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Thinking about ENDLESS War

The U.S. military has over 800 bases ranging from torture sites to drone hubs in over 70 countries. US tensions are more intense that in any period of time with Iran, Syria and Hezbollah as Trump signed off on a new defense budget worth $738 billion including funds for his new Space Force. (source)

Doomsday Clock

In the early years of the nuclear age, Albert Einstein and other physicists warned of the danger of nuclear weapons. Now, with the Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight in 2020, a group of prominent scientists including Stewart Prager, Steve Fetter, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Frank von Hippel is again taking action. Read more.

** Militarism?

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.Martin Luther King, Jr.

World BEYOND War has been putting up billboards around the world.

 

 

 

Militarism Mapped 2019

Physicists mobilize to reduce the nuclear threat. Again.

FACTS: There is no military defense against atomic bombs (nukes), and none is to be expected. Other nations can rediscover our secret processes by themselves. Preparedness against atomic war is futile and, if attempted, will ruin the structure of our social order. If war breaks out, atomic bombs will be used, and they will surely destroy our civilization.

11 comments

    • That is interesting Pete. People need to know about these resources. I told my cousins in Illinois about the one in Springfield, IL – and a niece went to pick up a document for me. They are amazing places.

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