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                A company called “Caliber Biotherapeutics” has some great technology for quickly mass producing the Ebola treatment ZMAPP.  They are in discussions with the US government to do this!
 
Now there is another company called Vaxxas that makes a device called a “Nanopatch”.  The nanopatch has two excellent benefits over traditional needles.  First, the way that it introduces a treatment to a patient requires less of the treatment to get the same response.  This is critical in the case for Ebola because there is a severe shortage of ZMAPP.  Second, no “cold chain” is needed for the nanopatch unlike medicines that require needles.
 
                There is obviously work to be done to get the nanopatch to work with an Ebola treatment like ZMAPP but the benefits are obvious and so I think that it is worth the time and effort to develop this capability.  Check out the two following links.
 
http://www.caliberbio.com/solutions.html
 
http://www.vaxxas.com/nanopatch-technology/benefits  
 
Contact Us. Phone: 979-314-7740. Email: info@caliberbio.com. Mailing Address: P. O. Box 15922. College Station, Texas 77841. Physical Address: Main Office, Caliber Biotherapeutics 8800 HSC Parkway Bryan, Texas 77807. Your name: Your E-Mail: Subject: Your message: Contact ...
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The Ebola crisis is terrible so many people are suffering and dying.  When you know death is close at hand it becomes very clear what is important and you try anything that offers even a glimpse of hope to save your father, wife, or uncle.  Believe me this is miserable, it is like an unstoppable train crash into a crowd of families and friends and even though it will take a 2 or 3 months there is little that can be done to stop it.  My heart is deeply saddened for these people.

Of course give them medicine but this is really crazy.  Even properly tested drugs can have serious drawbacks.  These measures that the WHO are taking are desperate and I fear that much of these efforts will be ineffective, have serious side effects and try your best and fight on but this is a catastrophe.

To those who are suffering.  I am so sorry, I too have suffered the premature loss of close family members.  So there is some solidarity in the suffering of the human condition.

In our moments of health need we needed all of the many years of medical research.  It is critical to have the medical researchers to be well funded continuously for decades prior to our hour of need.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/business/as-ebolas-toll-rises-drug-makers-race-to-test-medicines.html?ref=science
Options include experimental treatments that have never before been tested on people and some of the world’s most widely used drugs.
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http://www.spacex.com/news/2014/04/29/eelv-right-compete

As we all know satellites are key to many science projects and to national security.  Everyone know corruption creeps into even the best system.

Americans need to pay attention to EELV: THE RIGHT TO COMPETE. 

What good reason could there be to exclude SpaceX from competing to fill the EELV program requirements.

"SpaceX currently provides launch services for NASA as well as numerous commercial customers—we stand ready and able to reliably provide launch services at an estimated cost savings of 75%."
On April 28, 2014, SpaceX filed a bid protest in the United States Court of Federal Claims to challenge the U.S. Air Force’s latest Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) contract with United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The long-term contract, which guarantees the purchase of 36 rocket cores from ULA to be used in national security launches, was granted to ULA on a sole-source basis without any competit...
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A company has patented the two BRCA genes that tell women their level of risk of getting breast cancer and they are charging an outrageous $4000 for the test.  Their profit margin is huge!
When we can sequence 20,000 genes for $1,000, why should it cost nearly $4,000 to analyze just two?
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the idea that you can patent a gene is no bueno :(

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Greece's finance minister revealed a black hole in the country's budget in October 2009 – the first sign of a debt crisis that has shaken markets and sparked unprecedented austerity and protests
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"maybe you’ll run into someone with a terrific investment idea, who won’t go forward with it because of the tax he would owe when it succeeds. Send him my way. Let me unburden him." - Warren E. Buffett 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/opinion/buffett-a-minimum-tax-for-the-wealthy.html?_r=0
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This Op-Ed is an interesting position but it emphasizes revenues, obviously entitlements need to be addressed.

The heart of the issue is to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, that we ensure that the government is "the right size" and that the entitlements that the government pays for are simple but reasonable.  We need to have a balanced budget that continually runs a surplus, makes sizable payments against the debit until we are debit free.
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My employer, Peregrine Semiconductor, has been bought by Murata for $465 million!

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/peregrine-offer-murataelectronics-idINL4N0QS3F020140822
Aug 22 (Reuters) - Murata Electronics North America Inc saidit would buy the rest of chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp it does not already own in an all-cash deal valued at$465 million.The offer
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This is a really cool video.  It uses current scientific understanding to discuss how deterministic our thoughts are or are not.  Free will vs. predetermined outcomes.  :o)

What is NOT Random?
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Totally AWESOME drone video of Independence Day Fireworks!!!  Must see in HD highest resolution with surround sound!

Fireworks filmed with a drone 
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Babe, that was so grand!!!

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I worked very hard to do an isolation investigation to get the desired performance for this part!  :o)
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The Internet democratizes information.  There are many reasons that it is vital to protect from attempts to filter and control the Internet.
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This research statistics provided by fox business news based on educational data from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey!
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