Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lea's Story

they took my license fer not bein' able to pay child support because i am disabled 'n they didn't take that into account ---- i have been desperately tryin to get this mistake fixed fer 8 yrs now (4 yrs w/out dr license) ---- i was livin' in my vehicle and traveled to fairs 'n festivals fer my work --- now i am homeless w/ NO income and am supported by taxpayers money.”

I've left these words exactly as she wrote them. There will be more to this story as it is an ongoing saga, one of countless tens of thousands out there because not everyone can or will fit into some cookie cutter system devised by the few at the top to keep the rest of us in line so that they can ... rule over us. This woman is significantly disabled but the “authorities” in her state (OREGON) seem oblivious to this fact and have demanded that she pay up or she's lost her drivers' license, so she can't even go anywhere to get any money to pay them. This is STUPIDITY and must be exposed!

Please send the link to this story far and wide: make it go viral!

[UPDATE 8/30/15: "i met w/ child support DA this wk (w/ my advocate) to discuss makin' a real pmt agreement ----- the only agreement she will offer is the one agreein' to pay any amt fer first 6 mos. and then start full monthly pmts EVERY month ---- after 8 years of tryin' to come up w/ this and all the testin' 'n documentin' she KNOWS i have no way of gettin' that amount of money on a monthly basis ---- so she still holds my driver's license ---"

This is clearly an infamous extortion technique recognized by tens of thousands of people out there who have also been so affected.  Please spread this story widely and if you happen to live in Oregon, please send whatever short letters of complaint to get this STUPID and UNREASONABLE demand removed from this poor elderly woman and have her drivers' license restored so she can at least TRY and make a living!]


Monday, August 17, 2015

Why Fasting Bolsters Brain Power: Mark Mattson at TEDx JohnsHopkins University

Why Fasting Bolsters Brain Power: Mark Mattson at TEDx JohnsHopkins University
Published on Mar 18, 2014

Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

[My decision to post this video and subsequent notes should not imply or infer that I personally agree with anything and everything that issues forth under the TED banner.]