Monthly Archives: April 2016

From Atlas Obscura: Over Half a Ton of Ancient Roman Coins Unearthed by Construction Workers

‘Over 1,300 pounds of ancient Roman coins were discovered by a construction crew laying pipes on Wednesday in southern Spain. The coins, many of which were minted with the likenesses of the emperors Maximian and Constantine, were found in 19 amphoras, sealed … Continue reading

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Elon Musk, Crony Capitalist by Veronique de Rugy

While I prefer the term racketeer, “Elon Musk, Crony Capitalist”, is a good article about Musk’s multi billion dollar rackets. ‘Creating something that people want is how one gets wealthy in a market economy. Sadly, there’s another way to get … Continue reading

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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 650 – Fascism: The Career of a Concept

‘How about that: fascism has a definition after all, and isn’t just a term for whatever people happen to dislike. In his new book, Paul Gottfried traces the meaning of the word and how it’s been used over the years … Continue reading

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From Fight Aging!: It Looks Like UNITY Biotechnology is Taking the Drug Development Path to Senescent Cell Clearance

‘UNITY Biotechnology and Oisin Biotechnologies are both early stage startups working on commercial development of therapies capable of clearance of senescent cells. Since accumulation of senescent cells is one of the root causes of aging and age-related disease, periodic removal … Continue reading

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A Superior Vision by Walter Williams

‘Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I … Continue reading

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From The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: 93 percent of advanced leukemia patients in remission after immunotherapy

‘… 93 percent of participants with B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL, who went into complete remission after their T cells were re-engineered into cancer killers — even though multiple other treatments had already failed them.‘ ‘The CAR T-cell infusion … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: What Russian Trade?

“What Russian Trade?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from February 16, 1959. Here, Hazlitt shows how the gullible or useful idiots believed Soviets boasts about the strength of its export sector. It is interesting to speculate if … Continue reading

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