THINK! America – Weekend of Oct. 22, 2016 – Show #1
Topics, October 22, 2016 - Show #1, Guest: Jonathan Williams, VP of Center for State Fiscal Reform and Coauthor of "Rich States, Poor States".
Topics & Guest – October 22, 2016 – Show #1
Breaking this week: 100 new pages of FBI documents show a “quid pro quo” discussed between Patrick Kennedy (StatevDepartment under Hillary Clinton) and FBI. Kennedy urged FBI to change classification of Hillary’s email from “Classified “ to “B-9” (for geographic intelligence) and archive all her Classified emails to the basement of State never to be opened. In return for this favor, the State Department would grant FBI permission to go into countries where the FBI is currently prohibited to go. Lawmakers this week have assured the public that regardless of who wins the election, a criminal probe of this will ensue. Do you have faith in today’s FBI especially after Director Comey gave Hillary a pass on criminal indictment with all this. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/16/new-fbi- files-contain-allegations- quid-pro- quo-in- clintons-emails.htmlcontain-allegations- quid-pro- quo-in- clintons-emails.html
Folk songwriter/singer Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This came as a surprise to many who say he is hardly Hemmingway or Steinbeck. Yet, others point to the NobPrize for Peace going to Obama, and if Obama can win, why not Dylan? A Nobel prize still has prestige and cache, but do you care? What do you think of the Nobel prizes?
Interview: Jonathan Williams, Vice-President of Center for State Fiscal Reform, (American Legislative Exchange Council. Co-author of books with Grover Norquest and Steven Moore including “Rich States, Poor States.” Frequent guest on national TV and Radio, and Recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics. Topic: Economic flatline in United States.
Public Abuse of Children: in public spaces. There are many examples of what appears to be child abuse by a parent(s) or guardians– in stores, libraries, amusement parks, subways. When should you intervene? How should you intervene? What would you say are best practices, so that you stay within the law and don’t enflame the situation?
CYLT: Change Your Life Technology: Solution to antibiotic resistance without Antibiotics.
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial kill on average kill 700,000 people each year, but recent studies suggest that this number could rise to 10 million by the year 2050. Most attempts to fight antibiotic-resistant bacterial has been to use new antibiotics against it, but recent developments have shown that another approach may be beneficial.
A 25-year-old PhD student at the University of Melbourne in Australia has developed a star-shaped polymer that can kill SIX different superbug strains without the use of antibiotics. One way the star-shaped polymer simply rips apart the bacteria’s cell walls. The destruction of the cell walls puts a lot of stress on the bacteria, which causes the bacteria to start killing itself.
These polymers are called SNAPPs, which stands for Structurally Nanoengineered Antimicrobial Peptide Polymers. These SNAPPs provide a great alternative to antibiotics because the SNAPPs, so far, do not seem to have any effect on health cells – which antibiotics do. Right now, SNAPPs have only been tested in the lab and on mice, but the results have been promising enough to move forward soon. While most researchers have been looking for new forms of antibiotics to deal with the antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, the answer may end up being something completely different!