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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. --Plato
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Researchers at USC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a brain prosthesis that is designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss.
The prosthesis, which includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain, has performed well in laboratory testing in animals and is currently being evaluated in human patients.

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4 Reasons Why The Wall Street Journal’s Attack on Bernie Sanders is Bogus http://robertreich.org/post/129306966350
The Journal’s number is entirely bogus, designed to frighten the public. Please spread the truth

Right wing propagandists are already starting to try to spread fear about +Bernie Sanders and the progressive reforms our nation so needs so badly. Bernie has proposed a national health care system focusing on health for instance that would eliminate the absurd and inadequate patchwork system based on profit we deal with right now.

Instead of paying an average of $10,000 per person per year (far more than any other developed nation and nearly twice the average) and still having tens of millions uninsured or underinsured, we could remove the age restriction on Medicare and open it up to every American to drop costs to an average of about $3k per year. By simply taking healthcare out of the hands of greedy private insurance corporations, MFA would save America $10 trillion over 10 years ($5t after expanding it). 

It does this by eliminating duplicative administration (bloat), overly lavish CEO compensation packages, massive advertising budgets, insurance research, etc. It will also save due to Economies of Scale (saving $ due to size), lower pharmaceutical costs, and being able to control cost increases, rolling in the VA, etc.

MFA would shrink budgets of state and local governments, since they would no longer have to fund the health care of state/local public workers. And perhaps best of all, it would remove the burden of health care costs for every business in America, lowering costs of their products for all consumers and increasing export competitiveness. Most nations have lower cost exports because their governments fund national healthcare systems already. 

In the end, conservatives want to kill Medicare, and Social Security, and everything else except the bloated military. We should expand Medicare to everyone. Why spend far more to get less from private corporations when MFA would literally save us trillions of dollars? Would you shop from the government store and save 50% or Walmart and pay 50% more?  Why not save $5-10 trillion for a superior health care product?

More Information:
An Open Letter to the Wall Street Journal on Its Bernie Sanders Hit Piece by the Economist cited, Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, UM Amherst
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gerald-friedman/the-wall-street-journal-k_b_8143062.html

 What ‘The Wall Street Journal’ Gets Totally Wrong About Bernie Sanders’s Agenda  http://www.thenation.com/article/what-the-wall-street-journal-gets-totally-wrong-about-bernie-sanders-agenda/

What is a Single Payer, Medicare For All system?  http://www.pnhp.org/facts/what-is-single-payer


#FeelTheBern   #GoodGovernment   #PublicDomain   #SocialSecurity   #Medicare   #MedicareForAll   #HealthCareReform   #Healthcare  
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// Electronic Frontier Foundation’s senior staff attorney Lee Tien said a win for the US would make everyone’s data “fair game” for governments outside the US. “Maybe your data goes to a country where they’re not as protective of data as the United States and they decide they don’t even need a warrant,” said Tien. //

This is very interesting and one of the few times I really hope Microsoft wins in court.  In this case the government is on the wrong side of the moral bounds of the law's reach.

#law   #legalissues   #privacy   #technology   #governmentoverreach  

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I agree with the general thesis that the "dark net" will be the future because of a single driving force we are caring more and more about:  privacy.

#internet   #encryption   #privacy   #jamiebartlett  

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Marvelous. 
Artificial photosynthesis could power homes in a few years, mimicking plant-based photosynthesis by using solar energy to convert water into hydrogen. If cheap nickel catalysts can be used… and 22% efficiency holds up… then toss it onto the pile of potential game-changers. Ah, but that pile had better be producing, big-time, soon.
 
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